Fountainview family celebrates the career of Dr. Gary Wheeland

Letter submitted by staff members and residents of Golden Living Center – Fountainview Terrace of LaPorte

Fountainview resident and council President Donna Smith thanks Dr. Wheeland on behalf of the residents and staff.

“If not me, then who?”

That’s the mentality of an incredibly compassionate and caring individual. Now, envision that remarkable person being your doctor … You have struck gold!

That is the way all of us at Golden Living Center – Fountainview Terrace in LaPorte feel about Dr. Gary Wheeland. We have been exceptionally lucky and grateful to have been able to hold onto our “gold” for the last 24 years as he carried the title of our Medical Director. Needless to say, when he retired at the end of 2017, he left an enormous void in our facility as well as the community.

Dr. Wheeland at his retirement party with Fountainview Director of Nursing Jill Scott and Executive Director Debbie Tanksley.

Dr. Wheeland graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1981 and selected Family Medicine for his specialty. He began to establish himself in LaPorte County after completing his residency in 1984. Almost immediately, he was considered to be one of the most knowledgeable, approachable and kind-hearted doctors in the area.

He was a huge part of our lives here at Fountainview Terrace.

We are appreciative for his remarkable determination and dedication to our facility and the family within it.

Congratulations on an amazing 37-year career! We could not have asked for better and you will be truly missed!

Happy Doctor’s Day, Dr. Wheeland!

8 Responses to “Fountainview family celebrates the career of Dr. Gary Wheeland”

  1. Kandi

    Mar 30. 2018

    Thank you for all you have done for Fountainview Terrace! Hope you are enjoying your retirement! 🙂
    We miss you!

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  2. Vicki Zeisig

    Mar 30. 2018

    He was the very best!!

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  3. john zakes

    Mar 30. 2018

    he is missed by a lot of others also. I went to him for over 30 years and lost not only a trusted doctor but also someone with whom I was able to discuss many things. he deserves his retirement and yes-he was the best.

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  4. Mary Barbara Backer

    Mar 30. 2018

    Dr. Gary–Congratulations on your retirement. You have been a wonderful asset to the medical community and your patients.

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  5. Paula Nieman

    Mar 31. 2018

    Simply the best! Thank you so much for blessing so many patients, families and others with your knowledge, kindness, support and compassion.

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  6. Roger Workman

    Mar 31. 2018

    I started going to Dr. Wheeland when he came to LaPorte , great man and doctor … Trying to find new doctor now very very difficult .. Enjoy your well deserved retirement …..

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  7. Julie Kessler

    Apr 02. 2018

    A big disappointment for us when you retired, but so grateful you were our doctor — and of course we’re happy for you to be enjoying a well-deserved retirement!

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  8. Mary Lake

    Apr 07. 2018

    What a treasure Dr. Gary Wheeland has been to our community! We are all blessed to have had him, and will certainly miss his talent, dedication, and compassion for his patients.

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