Rising Sun Native Walcott Comes Home To Practice Family Medicine
Press release from Dearborn County Hospital
(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The words “family” and “medicine” take on a renewed meaning as Dr. Christopher Walcott returns home this week to practice medicine at the Rising Sun Medical Center. A native of Ohio County and a Rising Sun High School graduate, Dr. Walcott is excited to be coming home to practice family medicine in the community he knows so well.
“It’s not every physician who has the opportunity to settle down with their wife and son and open a full time practice in their hometown. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to do what I love, which is to practice medicine, in the community I love,” noted Dr. Walcott.
“My parents and much of my extended family, along with many of my childhood friends and acquaintances, still live in the area so practicing medicine here is much more than a job. It’s like a special calling to give something back to my hometown and to all of the region.”
Dr. Walcott is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and recently completed a three year residency in Family Medicine at the Community (Hospitals) Health Network in Indianapolis, where he served as a Chief Resident.
“I am looking forward to working with Drs. Gary Scudder and Phumeza Msikinya, along with Family Nurse Practitioner Vanessa Longacre and the entire staff at the Rising Sun Medical Center,” added Dr. Walcott. “Together, I am sure we can accomplish great things as we work to keep our patients healthy and our community safe.
“Being an excellent doctor involves more than making correct diagnoses and ordering the proper treatment. It requires good two-way communication with the patient so they feel comfortable in asking questions or addressing concerns. Seeing your family medicine physician should be a pleasant experience, almost like seeking the advice of a respected friend.
“I believe that helping patients to understand their disease or their potential for disease goes a long way in empowering them to make healthy choices in almost all aspects of their lives.”
A member of DCH Physician Partners, Dr. Walcott is currently welcoming new patients to his practice at the Rising Sun Medical Center, 230 Sixth Street. Same day appointments may be available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Center at 812/438-2555.