John Ford named among top doctors in New Hampshire

LANCASTER — Dr. John Ford of Weeks Medical Center has been named as one of the top doctors in the state of New Hampshire.

Ford was recognized as one of the best family medicine doctors in the annual survey published by New Hampshire magazine.

Annually, the magazine works with national medical research firm Castle Connolly Medical to determine the best doctors in the state. Castle Connolly surveys physicians, hospital staff and health-care executives to determine the doctors considered outstanding in their medical specialties.

Doctors cannot nominate themselves for recognition.

In 2017, the magazine recognized 273 doctors statewide. Ford was among 15 physicians recognized in the family medicine category.

"We are fortunate to have the Dr. John Ford as part of the Weeks community," said Mike Lee, president of Weeks Medical Center. "His skill and experience in primary care/family medicine is extensive and he is well respected by staff and patients alike. This recognition as one of New Hampshire’s top doctors is well deserved and represents his dedication to providing quality health care. I congratulate Dr. Ford on behalf of all of us here at Weeks."

Ford is a primary care/family medicine provider at the Weeks Medical Center Physicians Office in Whitefield. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and served his residency at Washington Hospital in Washington, Pa. He joined Weeks Medical Center in 1999. In addition to his family medicine duties, Dr. Ford attends to his patients who have been admitted to the hospital, assists in the Weeks Emergency Department, and also provides prenatal care and baby delivery at Littleton Regional Healthcare.

"John is an all-around hard working nice person and a great doctor," says Rona Glines, director of physician services at Weeks Medical Center. "He takes good care of his patients. He works well with staff. Our patients love him. You would go far to find anyone who had a bad word to say about John Ford. I’m so pleased that he has received this recognition as a New Hampshire top doctor."

This year’s top doctors were selected by a physician-led research team that carefully reviewed the credentials of every physician being considered. The review included scrutiny of medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, malpractice, and disciplinary history.

For more information, contact Irene Nadeau at Weeks Medical Center at (603) 788-5050.