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New surgeon brings versatile skills, patient focus to Huntington, Wabash

HUNTINGTON, IND. – Jan. 22, 2024 – Jeremy Wilson, DO, FACOS, has joined the Parkview Physicians Group (PPG) – General Surgery team and is providing expert surgical care for residents of the Huntington-Wabash area.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Dr. Wilson to Parkview,” said Deb Potempa, market president, Parkview Health South. “Our surgical patients in Huntington and Wabash counties can be confident they are in the hands of an experienced professional who has their well-being in mind.”

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Dr. Wilson has served the central Indiana region for nearly 20 years as a surgeon/endoscopist in Markle, Bluffton and, more recently, Marion. During his time practicing in Grant County, he received accolades including Marion General Hospital’s “Physician Friend of Nursing” Award, and he was voted “Greatest Surgeon in Grant County” for five years in annual polls by the Marion Chronicle-Tribune.

Wilson also served as Wells County health officer for three years from 2007 to 2010, and he has guided aspiring medical students as clinical assistant professor of surgery at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis since 2013.

Wilson is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and holds additional membership in the American Osteopathic Association and the Indiana Osteopathic Association.

He completed his internship and medical residency at Grand Rapids’ Metropolitan Hospital through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Wilson received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating at the top of his class.

He pursued his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, where he received his bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the university’s School of Health Science. During his college years, he began his medical career by working as a hospital phlebotomist and, later, as a medical technologist at a blood bank.

Wilson grew up in Marion and has extended family in the area and other parts of east central Indiana. The calling to service through medical careers runs deep in his family.

“My uncle went to medical school when I was in middle school, and I thought it was about the coolest thing ever,” Wilson said. “Also, my mom and sister are nurses. Since I’ve been in practice, another cousin has gone to medical school. Yet another cousin is married to a nurse, and a third is married to a CRNA.”

As a general surgeon, Wilson performs a full spectrum of surgical procedures, including gallbladder, hernia, lipoma, skin lesion and other procedures, and surgery for breast issues and other medical conditions. He also performs upper and lower endoscopies.

He describes his approach to patient care as holistic.

“I try to treat each patient as a whole person rather than a set of symptoms,” he said. “Treating patients as I would want to be treated myself is my goal. A professor in medical school once told us to use the "Your Mother Test." If you wouldn't want someone to treat your mother that way, you shouldn't do it to anyone else.”

Outside of work, Wilson enjoys ice hockey, weightlifting and playing guitar, as well as spending time with family. He and his wife of 30 years, Nicole, have four adult sons and six cats.

Wilson is currently performing procedures at Parkview Huntington Hospital. For information, call the PPG – General Surgery office in Huntington at 260-454-0425.