George Ford, M.D.
When I was 10 years old, I went to a clinic provided by a pediatrician for low-income and underserved children. He impressed me with his compassion and care, and when my mother and I left his office, I told her that one day I was going to be a pediatrician like him and help all kids have the care they need. I became a pediatric endocrinologist because I truly want to be an advocate for children and provide them with the care they need to live healthy and productive lives. Pediatric Endocrinology offers a unique opportunity to ameliorate hormone and glandular issues that are so important for a growing and developing child. My philosophy for treating patients is to provide the best possible care while avoiding unnecessary treatments or tests that might be a burden for the family. I also seek to ensure that every patient knows they are important and cared for. Listening is such a critical skill, and I have found that as I take the time to listen attentively to my patients and their families, I am able to provide more effective care. My favorite thing about being a physician is being able to dramatically change a child’s life by providing necessary treatment. My wife and I have been married for almost 15 years and have four children. Our family enjoys board games, dance parties, movie nights, hiking, cycling and exercising in the outdoors. Prior to moving to Johnson City, we lived in Washington State, Vermont and most recently, Oregon. We love the South because of the beautiful waterfalls and natural beauties of this region, but we especially love the amazing and wonderful people here. We regularly attend our Christian church and are very active in our faith.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
- Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University (Pediatric Endocrinology)
- Residency: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
- Medical Degree: University of Washington
- American Board of Pediatrics
- American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Endocrinology
- Niswonger Children’s Hospital
- Johnson City Medical Center