Dr. Ed Boland
I’m thrilled to join the Direct Primary Care Community after 25 years of Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health practice. As both doctor and patient, I’ve experienced the impersonal, hurried, often sub-par healthcare of the insurance-based system. Practicing medicine “the old-fashioned way” with time to know my patients and their families has been my dream since medical school.
A little about me, so you’ll know who you’re dealing with:
I graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1983 and was commissioned in the Field Artillery. After serving three years as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, I transferred to the Army Medical Service Corps to work as an environmental engineer and pursue admission to medical school.
In 1994, I graduated with a doctorate in Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, re-entered the Army, and completed a Family Practice residency at Fort Gordon, GA.
In 2000, I earned a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, and in 2001 completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at Fort Lewis, WA.
I am board-certified by the American Boards of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Obesity Medicine.
I retired from the Army as a Colonel in 2011 and became the medical director of Live Healthy MD, a multi-disciplinary clinic designed to deal with the diseases associated with weight.
My medical interests include all types of prevention, especially the treatment of obesity-associated diseases, tobacco use cessation, travel and dive medicine.
I am an active member of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church and have been on mission trips to Peru, Mexico and Haiti.
In my free-time, I am an avid SCUBA diver and serve on the Columbia County Dive Rescue and Recovery Team. I also enjoy underwater photography.
My high school sweetheart, Mandy, and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary last June. We are the proud parents of three daughters and two sons-in-law. We also have a grandson.