Infectious disease physician to see patients at PCH

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Beginning in June, Dr. Jim Richardson will join the Putnam County Hospital outpatient clinic schedule as a representative of the Comprehensive Infectious Disease of Indiana team.

He will see patients every Wednesday afternoon in the third-floor outpatient clinic area inside PCH.

Dr. Jim Richardson

Dr. Richardson graduated from the IU School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the IU School of Medicine. He completed his infectious disease fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 1996 and began his private practice in 2004.

In addition to being a successful physician, Dr. Richardson has received awards, including Distinguished Service Award from the Church of the Nazarene for his mission work and the National Medal of Honor from Nicaragua for his humanitarian work.

Currently a member of the Hendricks County Health Board, he has served as the TB contract physician for the Indiana State Board of Health for five years and was also on Anthem's P&T Committee for 15 years.

In his spare time, Dr. Richardson goes on a ministry trip every year to help others through Christian organizations. He has traveled to more than 30 international countries to provide medical care to those in need. Richardson also serves as a Boy Scout leader and raises Shetland sheep.

Dr. Richardson is married to his wife, Melodie, and has three children, two stepchildren and one stepgranddaughter.

He lives on his family farm where he has built an open-air amphitheater which hosted three benefit concerts within the past year. He plays valve trombone in a blues band and will also stage three charity concerts at the amphitheater again this summer.

"You are really blessed if your children magnify your passions and faith," Dr. Richardson says, and although he has traveled the world, he's proud to call Indiana home.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson, persons may call 317-745-3333.

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