Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Edward Dodge, Doctor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of medicine.
Growing up in Angola with his missionary parents, Ralph Edward and Eunice Elvira Edward, Dr. Dodge has been inspired by Dr. Alex Kent, the mission doctor in Angola. Dr. Dodge wanted to help others and committed himself to this pursuit of medicine, earning a Bachelor of Arts from Taylor University in 1958 and a Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University in 1962. In between attending these institutions, Dr. Dodge served as a lieutenant commander for the US Public Health Service from 1964 to 1966. He then earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1967 and holds certification from the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Dodge believes his combination of family practice and preventative medicine set him apart from others and would like to be remembered as a caring physician who spent time with his patients.
Dr. Dodge has dedicated himself to numerous pursuits, both domestic and abroad. Most recently, he has been an adjunct professor with the faculty of health sciences for the Africa University of Zimbabwe from 2010 to 2015. He worked at a private practice in Inverness, FL, from 1975 to 1996, has been a physician for the emergency department of the Waterman Memorial Hospital in Eustis, FL, from 1974 to 1975 and the medical director for the Citrus-Levy County Health Department in Inverness, FL, from 1971 to 1974. Dr. Dodge has also held the essential positions of staff physician for the Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, KY, from 1970 to 1971 and resident in general preventive medicine for the School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from 1966 to 1969. He has been a rotating intern for Los Angeles County General Hospital from 1962 to 1963 and has worked for the US Public Health Service Bureau of Prisons at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in Ohio from 1964 to 1966. Furthermore, Dr. Dodge Clinical enjoyed his time as an assistant professor for the University of Florida from 1994 to 1998 and as medical director of Citrus Primary Care Network from 1994 to 1996.
Sharing his expertise with the world, Dr. Dodge has written “Tim’s Story: A Spiritual Perspective of Health,” “Dan’s Story,” “Be Healthy” and “Family: A Family Doc’s Memoir of Life in Africa and the US.” He has been the editor of “Florida Family Physician” and a newspaper columnist for Life and Health and Health Simplicity, currently writing the column A Passion for Health. Lauded for his accomplishments, he has been awarded The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in 1976 and the Community Service Award from the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Inverness in 1978. He has also received the Citizen of Year Award from the Citrus County Chronicle in 1987 and the Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Inverness in 1998. Dr. Dodge has been involved with numerous organizations, including the George A. Dame. Community Health Center, the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, the North Central Florida Health Planning Commission and the Citrus County Association for Retarded Citizens.
Related to his career, Dr. Dodge is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Lifestyle Medium. He has been affiliated with the American Medical Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, serving on the board of directors at various times. Dr. Dodge has also been a member of the Florida Medical Association and the Citrus County Medical Society, serving as president, secretary and treasurer of the organization. Dr. Dodge has had a long and full career, considering a highlight to be winning one of the six surgical residency positions with the University of Southern California. However, he realized he did not want to be a surgeon, instead, he studied public health which proved useful to him. Additionally, Dr. Dodge had been recruited by Dr. Bissell, Dean of the Public Health College in Ethiopia, to teach in Ethiopia. Dr. Dodge and his wife were unsure about moving to Ethiopia as they had two small children at the time, but they ultimately decided he would take the position. Dr. Dodge worked as an assistant professor of public health at Haile Sellassie University in Gondar, Ethiopia, from 1967 to 1969, considering it to be a marvelous time. Recognized for his excellence, he has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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