Board Certified Family Practice Physician Martin Waldron, MD, has been named medical director for Oswego Health’s Central Square Urgent Care Center, located at 3045 Main St., in the village.
A resident of Bernards Bay, Dr. Waldron said he was looking forward to practicing close to his home.
“This is really exciting for me because I am able to provide care in a small setting, something I have wanted to return to for some time,” Dr. Waldron said.
When he first began his medical career, Dr. Waldron provided care in small hospitals, urgent care centers and emergency rooms that were part of the well-known Mayo Clinic headquartered in Rochester, Minn. During his years with the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Waldron served as director of family practice at the Albert Lea Medical Center.
In addition, Dr. Waldron ran his own private family practice for several years in Syracuse.
Most recently, he has been providing care in the emergency room of Syracuse’s St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Dr. Waldron earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany and his medical degree from Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine. While at medical school, he served as president of his medical class and was presented the Walter B. Ordelheide Award for outstanding achievement in family medicine.
He graduated in the top five percent of his class.
The new medical director completed his residency in family practice medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
Christine Close, RN, clinical manager of the urgent care center at Central Square, said the staff was pleased to welcome Dr. Waldron to their team.
“He is an experienced physician with many ties to the local community and I know our patients will find him knowledgeable and caring,” Close said.
In addition to providing care at the Central Square urgent care, Dr. Waldron will occasionally work at Oswego Hospital’s emergency room.
When Dr. Waldron isn’t providing care, he enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, local sports and woodworking.
The Central Square urgent care center is open daily, including weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.
The urgent care center is part of the Central Square Medical Center, which also offers lab, medical imaging and physical therapy services.
The medical center can be reached by calling 668-5212.