Meet Our Medical Doctors - Wilmington, OH

 
John W. Merling, M.D. - Family Practice and Obstetrics
Tina M. Gabbard, M.D. - Family Practice and Obstetrics
Dr. Tina Gabbard joined Wilmington Medical Associates in 1988. She graduated from Wright State University College of Medicine in 1985. She completed her residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of the Clinton Memorial Hospital staff as well as the Ohio State Medical Association, American Medical Association, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Gabbard and her husband, Dr. Jeff Manser, have two daughters and three sons. Her hobbies include travel and horses.
 
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John W. Merling, M.D. - Family Practice and Obstetrics
Dr. John Merling was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He met his wife Mary Ann in his undergraduate years at Xavier University, and both subsequently received their medical degrees from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his Family Practice Residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, and is trained in Obstetrics.

Dr. Merling is Board Certified in Family Practice and is a Fellow in ... Read more
 
 
Anita Wantz, M.D. - Family Practice
Anita Wantz, M.D. - Family Practice
Dr. Anita Wantz is a board certified family physician who graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1985 and completed a 3-year residency in family medicine at Grant Medical Center in Columbus in 1988. After practicing for 16½ years in Marysville, Ohio, she moved to Wilmington in 2005 and joined Wilmington Medical Associates. She and her husband, Dave, who is a pharmacist at Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, have 3 children.

Dr. Wantz has special interests in preventative ... Read more
 
J. Manser, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Jeffrey Manser, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Manser has practiced with Wilmington Medical Associates since August of 1988. He is a graduate of Wright State University and completed his Pediatric Residency at the Children's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Manser's special interests include asthma, genetic disorders and newborn intensive care medicine. Dr. Manser and his wife, Dr. Tina Gabbard, live on a farm with their five children outside of Wilmington. His hobbies include gardening, hiking, horseback riding, water sports and tennis.
 
 
M. Merling, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Mary Ann Merling, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Mary Ann Merling joined Wilmington Medical Associates in October of 1990. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. She is Board Certified. Dr. Merling was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and now lives with her husband, Dr. John Merling, in the heart of Wilmington. They have six sons and three daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, girl scouts, camping and other outdoor activities.
 
R. Dooley, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Ruth Dooley, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Dooley joined Wilmington Medical Associates in January of 1996 after serving in the United States Air Force as the Director of the Newborn Nursery and Staff Physician in the 92nd Medical Group at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and did her Pediatric Internship and Residency at the David Grant Medical Center in California. Dr. Dooley is Board Certified. She and her husband, Mike, live in Wilmington with their three children. She enjoys family activities, gardening and reading.
 
 
L. Ziemnik, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Lisa Ziemnik, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Ziemnik joined Wilmington Medical Associates in July of 2006. She earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed Residency with Wright State University Integrated Pediatric Program at Dayton Children's Medical Center. She is Board Certified. Dr. Ziemnik's special interests include adolescent medicine, behavioral pediatric development, pediatrics including ADHD and mental health. Dr. Ziemnik and her husband, David, live in Waynesville with their four sons.
 
Mary L. Inwood, M.D. - Internal Medicine
Mary L. Inwood, M.D. - Internal Medicine
Dr. Mary L. Inwood joined Wilmington Medical Associates in July of 1989. She is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1986. Her Residency in Internal Medicine was completed at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Inwood is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is currently the Director of Credentialing at Clinton Memorial Hospital. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the ... Read more
 
 
L. Ziemnik, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Regina J. Lahmann, FNP - Nurse Practitioner
Regina graduated from Otterbein University with her Masters of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011. She is coming from Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Dayton, where she provided treatment to the geriatric population of the VA Community Living Center. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and the American College of Nurse Practitioners. Regina and her husband live in rural Wilmington with their children. She enjoys cooking, sewing, gardening and most anything creative.
 
L. Ziemnik, M.D. - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Ross Wickstrom, FNP-C – Family Nurse Practitioner
Ross was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Xavier University in 2010. Ross then served 4 years as an Active Duty Nurse in the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with his Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016. Ross and his wife Jessica, who is also a nurse, have two sons. His hobbies include spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, especially football and soccer.
 
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