April 2016 NewsFlash

Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic Hires New Physician

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) is pleased to announce that J. Jeffrey Ryan, MD, board certified family physician, is now providing primary care services at the Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic.
“Dr. Ryan comes to us with over 30 years of experience in family medicine as well as 26 years of military service,” stated Frederick Jackson, executive director, WMCHC. “His medical expertise coupled with an expansive career in the United States Army make him an outstanding choice to give the very best of care to our area veterans.”
Dr. Ryan earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in family practice medicine at Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital, Fort Ord, CA and is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. Much of Dr. Ryan’s career has been spent practicing in Hawaii and California where he and his wife, Catherine, who holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree and practiced as a certified nurse midwife, balanced raising a family while achieving their individual career goals. Prior to relocating from Hawaii to Pennsylvania, Dr. Ryan spent 10 years in private practice and 6 years as a family physician at the Veteran’s Administration Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu. He was most recently employed by the Syracuse Veteran’s Administration’s community-based outpatient clinic in Binghamton, NY.
“Always loved it here,” explained Dr. Ryan. He speaks fondly of his familial connections to Northern Wayne County and summers spent visiting relatives in Lakewood, PA where he has many extended family members still living in the area.
The Ryans eventually purchased a house in Lakewood as a summer home. However, they found themselves spending more time including holidays such as Thanksgiving and New Year’s in Wayne County. In May of 2014, the couple decided to make Northern Wayne their permanent residence.
The Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic, located within WMCHC’s Honesdale Family Health Center, Suite 2 of the Stourbridge Professional Complex offers eligible veterans access to a continuum of care including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Phlebotomy, EKG, and an injection clinic are offered on site as well as treatment utilizing tele-mental health and tele-nutrition. Patients needing specialty care are referred to the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA. For more information, visit or call 570-251-6543.

Photo: J. Jeffrey Ryan, MD, Board Certified Family Physician, Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic

Maria Diehl Wayne Memorial Hospital Public Relations Specialist 601 Park Street Honesdale, PA 18431 Phone (570) 253-8390 Fax (570) 253-8993 Like us on Facebook

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