Kenneth Wayne, MD, an internal medicine and pulmonary medicine physician with UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Physicians & Clinics in Ottumwa, was recently named "Physician of the Year" by his colleagues at Ottumwa Regional Health Center (ORHC).
The award is given annually by the hospital's staff to honor the physician they feel provides outstanding, high-quality patient care. The award was presented to Dr. Wayne at a ceremony on April 2, 2012 in Ottumwa.
Nominations for Dr. Wayne noted his 'kindness and compassion for patients' and his ongoing collaboration with hospital staff to provide optimal patient care. Dr. Wayne also frequently holds teaching clinics for ORHC staff.
"I am deeply committed to my patients and to the high-quality staff I work with," said Dr. Wayne. "Working together, we'll continue to provide optimal medical care here in southeast Iowa."
Dr. Wayne practices at the Ottumwa Internal Medicine North clinic, 1005 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ottumwa. A native of Illinois, he graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL, completing his residency and pulmonary fellowships at University of Michigan Medical Center and University of Arizona Medical Center. Dr. Wayne practiced in California before coming to Iowa and also served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon.
Dr. Wayne is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine. His clinical interests include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, lung disorders, restless leg syndrome, and sleep disorders.
About UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Physicians & Clinics
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Physicians & Clinics is a dynamic patient-centered multispecialty group offering patients more than 100 clinic locations in Iowa and western Illinois. Primary Care is our anchor, with more than 80 percent of our physicians practicing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and urgent care. We also provide patient care in more than 14 medical specialties.