xThe Emergency Department (ED) wait times are approximate and provided for information purposes only. It is approximate, and based on a rolling average that is updated four times an hour and does not represent actual activity in the ED waiting room.

The ED wait time represents the time it takes from arrival until a patient is initially seen by a medical professional (Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner). Patients are triaged upon their arrival in the ED. They are seen by a medical professional in an order based on their condition, complaint, and reason for their visit.

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Intensivist & Pulmonologist

James D. Heddleson, DO

Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine

phone 419-462-4588


Accepting New Patients

Employment: This provider is employed by Avita Health System


  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Bronchoscopy


Pulmonary Services performs all aspects of respiratory care including acute and long-term administration of respiratory therapy. Pulmonary Services maintains life support equipment and responds to all emergency situations. Our registered and certified therapists, along with the physicians, care for all respiratory diagnoses.


Critical Care physicians, or Intensivists, direct the care of patients who have life-threatening illnesses or conditions. An Intensivist is important in a smalltown hospital because unstable conditions require intensive monitoring, a highly trained nursing staff, and an experienced subspecialty-trained physician to improve the quality of care and lessen the chance of a transfer to another hospital.


  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Chief Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine through Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH; Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine through Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI
  • Certification: Board-certified in Internal Medicine


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