John Paulson

Citing unforeseen medical issues with his wife, John Paulson, DO, has resigned from his position as family medicine physician at the Texas County Memorial Hospital Family Clinic in Licking.

Paulson, who has been a TCMH employee since July 2010, said his resignation was necessary for his family.

“Crissy needs a level of specialized medical care that is not available here, and we need to be closer to our families,” Paulson said.

“A town can’t treat a doctor better than I’ve been treated here. The hospital and my clinic staff have been great.”

Wes Murray, chief executive officer at TCMH, expressed his disappointment.

“TCMH hates to see any physician leave a rural area, and it’s especially hard to lose someone like Dr. Paulson that had found his niche at TCMH and in the Licking community,” he said

Murray explained that TCMH supported Paulson’s decision.

“TCMH would not be the organization it is today if we didn’t understand the importance of taking care of your family first,” Murray said.

Paulson will continue to see patients at the clinic through July 14. Kimberly Olving, PA, also sees patients full-time at the clinic.

“We will continue to try to see sick kids the same day,” Paulson said, “and I hope to see as many of our established patients as possible before I leave.”

Murray and the staff at TCMH are already working on a plan to continue to provide physician coverage at the clinic after Paulson departs. A search for a full-time physician for the clinic is under way.

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