Wamego native returns internal medicine practice to his hometown
January 21, 2014Patients in need of quality care will soon have another resource at the Wamego Health
Center and Family Clinic — a provider who has long been an important thread in the
fabric of Wamego.
Dr. Dane E. Ditto, doctor of internal medicine, is returning his expertise to Wamego after
practicing in Manhattan, Kan., for 15 years. Dr. Ditto, a longtime local resident, said he
is looking forward to practicing through both hospital care and daily clinic hours. He
originally practiced in Wamego in 1994.
"I'm excited and proud to once again work in the same town I call home," said Dr. Ditto.
"Primary care physicians are uniting under one roof, allowing patients to receive the
care they need in a convenient location."
The American College of Physicians calls internists the "doctor's doctor," as they often
are called upon to act as consultants to other physicians. Dr. Ditto's expertise is focused
on preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases that affect adults.
Solutions to challenging medical issues are available without leaving town. Dr. Ditto's
current patients will enjoy the ease of no longer making the drive to Manhattan, and new
patients will have effortless access to care, said Shannan Flach, Wamego Health
"Patients can be admitted right here in their hometown where their families are, and that
makes a difference," said Flach. "Dr. Ditto will be a wonderful resource for both patients
and fellow medical professionals. As a longtime resident of Wamego, he understands
not only our facility, but the needs of residents."
Dr. Ditto will officially begin seeing patients Feb. 1. He and his wife home-school their
four children in Wamego, as well as care for two dogs, two cats, and two guinea pigs.
After graduating from Wamego High School, he attended Baker University, followed by
medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
When he's not conquering medical dilemmas, you may find Dr. Ditto conquering
opponents on the tennis court. He is involved locally with Awana and Community with
Three Rivers Inc, and also enjoys gardening and the Flint Hills.
The Wamego Health Center is a full-service hospital supporting Pottawatomie,
Wabaunsee and surrounding counties. The hospital partners with Mercy Regional
Health Center and is a Via Christi Health member. For more information about the
Wamego Health Center and Family Clinic, visit wamegohealthcenter.com, or call 785-