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Update for patients of Dr. Wayne Wilson

Dr. Wayne Wilson

(Updated July 15, 4:40 p.m.)

A local physician has closed his doors, and all of his patients will need to make other arrangements for medical care, prescription refills, and transfer of medical records.

The medical practice of Dr. Wayne V. Wilson, MD, in the Bethlehem Community, closed Friday, July 15, at 12 noon, in preparation for Wilson to report July 18 to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin serving an 18-month sentence in a Medicare fraud conviction.

A staff member with Dr. Wilson’s office told The Times that the physician has several thousand patients at the practice who will be affected. Patients of Dr. Wilson had not been informed of the office closure, the staff member stated.

However, Dr. Wilson has made arrangements with Catawba Valley Medical Group in Hickory. CVMG is in the process of taking possession of the medical records of Wilson’s patients, according to Brian McGinnis, CVMG Executive Director. Patients do not have to choose a provider in the CVMG network unless they wish to do so.

If you are a former patient of Dr. Wayne Wilson, CVMG staff ask that you be aware that CVMG is in the process of obtaining access to all of Dr. Wilson’s patient files. Medical records dated prior to November 2013 are being stored with an outside facility and we will able to access those records by August 1, 2016. Records dated November 2013 through July 2016 are stored electronically and staff are working diligently to gain access to those files.

Catawba Valley Medical Center/Catawba Valley Medical Group is the custodian of the medical records for Dr. Wilson’s former patients.

If you are a patient who would like to request a copy of your medical records, please call 704-325-2071.

If you need assistance finding a new primary care provider, please call the Catawba Valley Medical Group Physician Referral Line at  828-326-2876. You may also visit their website at


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