MOUNT VERNON — Today marks the end of a long and distinguished medical career as Dr. Richard Ogle hangs up his stethoscope after nearly 38 years in practice.
His final few weeks at Ogle Family Practice have seen a procession of patients and friends dropping in to offer their congratulations and say their goodbyes, and although he says he’ll miss his patients and colleagues, Dr. Ogle is retiring without regrets. He turns 65 on Friday, and has his fishing rods and golf clubs at the ready.
“The last 10 years have been the most enjoyable of my career,” the genial physician told the News at his South Mulberry Street office on Monday. He was referencing 2001, the year his son, Brent, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, joined his practice and literally put the family into the family practice.
“I’m leaving things in good hands,” he said, “and they will do just fine.” Brent and Jennifer are graduates of Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Jennifer was elected as Knox County Coroner in 2009.
Ogle and his wife, Lynn, plan to split their time between Mount Vernon and Central Florida, where they have purchased a home in the town of Sebring. They’ll return to Mount Vernon for the Christmas holidays and the warm weather months.
The Ogles love both Mount Vernon and Sebring and share a passion for bass fishing and golf. But for a happy happenstance, however, they would likely never have even seen Mount Vernon.
Dr. Richard Ogle reminisces over his long career in medicine. He retires today after nearly 38 years of medical practice in Mount Vernon.