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Dr. Paul Van Ausdal is retiring at the end of September after practicing medicine 34 years in the village.

Dr. Paul Van Ausdal is retiring at the end of September after practicing medicine 34 years in the village.

Dr. Van retires his stethoscope

Dr. Paul Van Ausdal will retire after 34 years keeping villagers healthy at the end of September. His last day will be Friday, Sept. 27, and he will be honored that day at his Xenia Avenue office with an open house for the community from 2 to 4 p.m.

“I’m grateful to the community, and enjoyed working with villagers for 34 years,” he said in a recent interview.

Dr. Van Ausdal will be replaced by Dr. Neha Patel, who previously worked in Miamisburg.

Van Ausdal came here in 1979 from Minnesota to join Community Physicians, which at that time also employed Dr. Harry Berley and Dr. Carl Hyde. Dr. Berley died several years ago, and Dr. Carl Hyde has retired; his son Dr. David Hyde now works at the office, which has become a part of the Kettering Health Network. Van Ausdal, who grew up in Beavercreek, had received his medical training at Ohio State University, then did a family practice residency at University of Minnesota. He practiced for a short time in the small town of Granite Falls, Minn.

Van Ausdal and his family, which included four children, three adopted from Korea, chose to live in Yellow Springs due to its racial diversity and the strong music program in the schools, he said.

See the week’s News for a more detailed article.

 

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