Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dr. Nancy Witham - Health Dept. Medical Director

LABELLE, FL. - The Health Departments in Hendry and Glades Counties welcomes Dr. Nancy Witham as the new Medical Director. 

Dr. Witham has had a life-long interest in public health. She has been a resident of Southwest Florida since 1992 and established a small pediatric clinic in LaBelle. During her time in LaBelle, she worked closely with Hendry County School Board and the establishment of the Healthy Kids program in Hendry County – one of the first in the state!

She is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Now called the Perelman School of Medicine). She received her Pediatric specialty training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania).

Dr. Witham has always served her community and country throughout her life. During her time as a primary care pediatrician, she cared for many children from Hendry and Glades counties. She stated that she is thrilled to be able to continue to help them in a different role.

Prior to her medical training, she was a schoolteacher with the US Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa. After her medical training, she served 4 years in the US Navy, overseas in Indonesia, and then as a pediatrician and faculty member at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. 

She joined Lee Physician Group in 1995. She provided care for children in Lehigh and Fort Myers. While mostly in Lee County during that time, she had opportunities to work with the dedicated staff at the health department in Hendry and Glades. She said, “Now that I am retired from primary care, I can devote more time to my passion with public health and I can’t think of a better group to help serve and protect the health needs of our area.”

“We are very excited to have Dr. Witham as part of the team. Her years of experience and passion for public health make her a valuable addition”. said Jennifer Hood, Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties.

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