Warren Hutchings, M.D., ‘90 named 2013 Practitioner of the Year by the National Medical Association (NMA). The Award will be conferred on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the NMA Conference in Toronto, Canada.
This honor is awarded to those who have dedicated their life to improving the health of others. Dr. Hutchings is being recognized for his dedication and tenacious efforts in educating physicians and health care providers; and for all his work impacting the minority community.
Warren S. Hutchings, M.D. is a native of Macon, Georgia and a practicing family physician in his hometown. Dr. Hutchings entered Vanderbilt University to pursue a career in medicine. After completing his junior year, he entered a premed summer program at Howard University which strengthened his interest in medicine. He chose Morehouse School of Medicine due to its strong commitment to primary care. After graduation in 1990, he returned to Macon, Georgia to complete his residency in Family Medicine. Since 1993, he has been a family physician in Macon Georgia.
In 1993, Dr. Hutchings reorganized the Macon Academy of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy and founded the Middle Georgia Medical Society. Under the leadership of Dr. Hutchings as its president from 1997-2000, the Middle Georgia Medical Society was voted National Medical Association Local Society of the Year, Small Chapter for 2000.
Dr. Hutchings served on the NMA Board of Trustees from 2002-2004 as NMA Region III Chair. He served as Convention Chair and Moderator for the NMA Region III Scientific Program at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2004. Dr. Hutchings currently serves as CEO of the Middle Georgia Medical Society, as a member of the NMA Council on Medical Legislation, and as President-Elect of the Georgia State Medical Association. Dr. Hutchings will serve as GSMA President 2010-2012.
The professional career of Dr. Hutchings began with him working with his twin brother and his oldest brother in a family medicine practice for 13 years in Macon, Georgia. He joined Mercer University School of Medicine in 2006 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Hutchings serves as Medical Director of the Mercer Student Health Center, and is a team physician for Mercer University Athletics. He also serves as IPA of Georgia’s Medical Director for Middle Georgia. Since 1993, Dr. Hutchings has been Board Certified in Family Medicine. He has received numerous awards which include Distinguished Alumnus Award, Morehouse School of Medicine in 1999, NMA Region III Outstanding Service Award in 2005, and GSMA Presidential Commendations in 1996, 2001, and 2006, the Dr. George A. Johnston Sr. Community Service Award in 2004 and 2008, and the Middle Georgia Medical Society Outstanding Leadership Award in 1996 and 2000. He has performed research as an investigator for “The Asthma Control Test and Asthma Control in African-Americans in Rural, Urban, and Suburban Georgia” 2005-2006. He appeared numerous times on The Herbert Dennard Show discussing the MGMS Foundation’s Save Our Students project addressing the youth violence crisis in America.
Active in his community, Dr. Hutchings is a charter member of 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia. He is a member of Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church and works with the Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church’s Health Mission. Dr. Hutchings speaks to local high school and college students to nurture their interest in health careers. He is married to Tami Hutchings and they have twins of their own, Sydney and Weldon Hutchings. Dr. Hutchings enjoys exercise, music, and travel. He encourages young physicians to become more involved in organized medicine as he did early in his career.