John Wironen

LEEDS — DFD Russell Medical Centers recently hired board-certified physician assistant John Wironen.

Wironen received his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of New England in 2021 and spent the past two years as a primary care provider at Sebasticook Family Care in Pittsfield. He also holds a Ph.D. in material science and engineering and a master’s degree in elementary education, both from the University of Florida.

Wironen practiced professionally as an engineer for seven years, becoming director of research and development at a medical device firm. He holds over 65 patents for devices and materials used in medical practice today. From 2004-17 he taught math and science for grades one through eight after serving as an adjunct professor and director at Florida’s Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes.  

“I believe that preventative care is the most important form of health care,” he said. “There are three prescriptions which can help every patient: Exercise, a healthy diet, and a healthy social life. Most health problems stem from an issue associated with some dysfunction in one of these pillars of health.”  

Wironen specializes in family and rural medicine, with a particular interest in pediatrics, diabetes and weight management, and orthopedics. He has worked with orthopedic surgeons around the world for over 28 years, observing and advising on certain aspects of materials and procedures. He is certified in advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, and NIH Stroke-Scale 1st Certification.

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