(Licking) – Texas County Memorial Hospital has announced that they have signed a four-year deal this week with Joshua Wolfe, MD, a family medicine physician and obstetrician.
Wolfe is a third-year resident at North Colorado Family Medicine Residency in Greely, CO, and he will join TCMH as a full-time employed physician on August 1, 2013 after his residency program ends. Wolfe and his wife, Melissa, and their three children plan to relocate to Texas County next summer.
Dr. Wolfe grew up in Tennessee and Colorado, and Melissa Wolfe spent part of her youth near Warrensburg, Missouri. They specifically sought post-residency employment for Dr. Wolfe in rural America, and they say they are looking forward to raising their family in the Ozarks.
The Wolfes visited TCMH and Texas County in mid-June. Dr. Wolfe sought a place to practice medicine with inpatients and outpatients from birth to the end of life, including practicing obstetrics with surgical privileges.
Wes Murray, chief executive officer at TCMH, expressed his excitement in signing Wolfe, saying that he has the type of skills that are desired in hospitals across the nation, and that TCMH is very fortunate to bring him and his family to Texas County to live and to build a practice.
The Licking clinic has not had a full-time physician practicing obstetrics in eight years. TCMH has many obstetrics patients that travel from the Licking are to deliver to the hospital’s obstetrical unit.
Wolfe will fill a role being vacated by Dr. John Paulson in mid-July. Kimberly Olving, physician assistant at the TCMH Family Clinic in Licking, currently patients of all ages in the clinic, and she will continue to practice at the clinic five days a week. Dr. Jonathan Beers, an internal medicine physician at the TCMH Medical Complex in Houston, and Dr. Diana Koenig, a family medicine physician at the Summersville Community Clinic, will also see patients at the Licking clinic until Wolfe arrives next summer.
Dr. Wolfe has an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine.