Dr. Wendel Ellis has been with Greeley County Health Services since 1993. He is Board Certified in Family Practice as well as a doctor of osteopathy certification.
Dr. Ellis is a past president of the Midwest Clinician’s Network and a founding member of the Kansas Clinician’s Network. He has also served as the President of the Joint Medical Executive Committee in addition to many community roles. Dr. Ellis is the current Medical Director for Wallace County and the Good Samaritan Prairie Manor Nursing Home. He is the Medical Director for the all volunteer Wallace County Emergency Medical Technicians and was instrumental in writing protocols for this group. Additionally, Dr. Ellis is a deputy district coroner for Wallace County as well.
He graduated from Greenville College in 1986 and then from the Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990. Dr. Ellis completed an internship at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri in 1991 and a Family Practice Residency at Smoky Hill Family Practice in 1993 where he served as co chief resident.
Dr. Ellis currently serves as a volunteer assistant clinical professor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. He has received special awards and recognition from the National Health Service Corp with an Award for Excellence in 1995 as well as 100 percent Access recognition from the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved. Dr. Ellis was also recognized with the Resident Teacher Award at Smoky Hill in 1992 and 1993. Dr. Ellis is a strong champion of the National Health Service Corps having served as a loan repayor for two terms. Following this involvement, he continues to remain active with the NHSC, speaking at conferences and advising new members. He even founded a separate foundation in support of the NHSC alumni called the Foundation for Health Care Access.
Largely through these efforts and because of the strong partnership with Dr. Robert Moser, Greeley County Health Services was chosen as one of only four communities across the nation to serve as a host for the NHSC’s 25th anniversary celebration social reconnaissance and research site. This opportunity helped to lay the foundation for much of the program building and grants that have been received through the organization to date.
Dr. Ellis also includes memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Ellis is currently a member of the Kansas Medical Society and the Southwest Kansas Medical Society.
Dr. Ellis’ practice includes obstetrics with cesarean section delivery, traditional clinic based services as well as hospital-based services. Hospital services include emergency room care, inpatient, outpatient and skilled swing bed admissions in addition to esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy examinations. He places an emphasis on addressing access and disparity issues and has a special interest in technology and computer science.
Practice Philosophy: Dr. Wendel Ellis describes his practice philosophy best when he says, “I believe in personal integrity, responsibility for ones self and service to the community. I believe that every individual has value and deserves compassion and respect, regardless of their station in life.”