WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The OhioHealth Medical Specialty Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Randy Hinkle, DO, to Westerville Primary Care in the Westerville Medical Campus.
A longtime Westerville practitioner, Dr. Hinkle adds to the practice a third board-certified physician in family medicine; he is scheduled June 30 to join Marvin Im, DO, and Connie McCoy, DO.
"This is a great fit for me," said Dr. Hinkle. "Westerville Primary Care is a growing practice that needed another physician to meet demand, and I wanted to stay in Westerville and continue to serve the community I had been taking care of for the past 13 years."
Since 1997, Dr. Hinkle has practiced in Westerville at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital - where he served as assistant director of the Mount Carmel St. Ann's Family Practice Residency Program, and saw patients at the St. Ann's Family Practice Center. He will continue teaching at OhioHealth as a faculty member in the Grant Family Practice Residency Program. "I love teaching because it keeps me on top of the latest advances in medicine," he said.
Westerville Primary Care offers acute and chronic illness intervention, disease prevention and wellness services for the entire family, from newborn to elder care. It is devoted to compassionate, holistic care philosophy that considers the physical, emotional and psychological health of patients.
A native of Marengo, Ohio in Morrow County, Dr. Hinkle earned his degree in medicine from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in the Mount Carmel Health System. He has special interests in disease prevention, pediatrics, sports medicine and women's health.
Dr. Hinkle resumes his professional career after taking a one-year leave of absence to fight cancer. He was diagnosed on June 2, 2009 with acute myelogenous leukemia, has since received chemotherapy and is in remission. "I feel great and can't wait to get back to work," he said.
The experience made him a better physician, he said. "I got to see how the healthcare system operates a little more inefficiently than I thought. As a consequence, I am more involved in office management, trying to maintain more control over my own little area in the system so my patients don't experience any more stress than they already have."
Dr. Hinkle lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wife and the couple's 10-year-old son.