John Ragsdale, MD
Dr. Ragsdale is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Georgetown University. Following residency he joined the faculty at East Carolina University as Assistant Residency Director. In 2006, he moved to Providence Rhode Island and joined the faculty at Brown University and completed a Leadership Fellowship while there. He joined Duke in the summer of 2008.
Dr. Ragsdale is the current Medical Director for Duke Family Medicine. He continues his role as Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, working with the Obstetrics Department as liaison between the two departments. Dr. Ragsdale continues to deliver babies when his schedule allows. He works with the residents and students in performing IUD placement and removal, colposcopies and endometrial biopsies.
"I cannot tell you how excited I am to be at this one-of-a-kind family medicine program! This program attracts passionate people who seek to be leaders in family medicine. It is not your typical program by any stretch. The outpatient focus, commitment to community research, and the programís willingness to help you create a tailored residency experience are things that no other program offers. Having the resources available at Duke, and opportunity to work with renowned physicians is second to none. As an intern there is much to learn, but the other residents, faculty, and staff are all here to support you and guide you along the way. Durham is an exciting city with so much to do, and I couldn't have asked for a better group of co-interns and residents to spend my 3 years with. If you are looking for a different program that emphasizes outpatient care and are passionate about changing the dynamic of family medicine, this is the program for you."
Jonathan Bonnet, MD