Dr. Robert J. Winn is a Philadelphia area family physician with over fifteen years of experience. Throughout his career, Dr. Winn’s primary focus has been serving and providing care to populations that face barriers to healthcare access. As a medical professional he particularly cares about the country’s healthcare laws and believes that every American should have equal access to healthcare so that they can live healthy and productive lives.
In 1991 Dr. Winn graduated from Furman University, which is located in Greenville, South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Upon graduating college, Dr. Winn decided to pursue a career in psychology by enrolling in Villanova University’s General/Experimental Psychology Masters of Science program. While completing his work in graduate school, Robert J. Winn soon realized that he wanted a broader career option, so he decided to become a physician.
After graduating from Villanova University in 1993, Dr. Robert J. Winn enrolled in Hahnemann University School of Medicine’s Doctor of Medicine program. Dr. Winn has always been motivated by the desire to help others who need the most assistance yet cannot get the care that they need due to their circumstances. Dr. Winn believes that this motivation is partly due to his background and interest in the field of psychology.
In 1998 Dr. Robert Winn earned his Doctor of Medicine and started his residency at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine. Dr. Winn quickly realized how important communication is when it comes to discovering a patient’s barriers to being healthy. Sometimes all it takes is a simple conversation to help a patient began a journey to better health.
Many of the people that Dr. Robert J. Winn treats are members of populations that society shuns or tries to forget about, such as people who suffer from drug addictions. Consequently, these patients receive sporadic care throughout their lives. Dr. Winn’s goal with his patients is to get them engaged with their care and encourage them to think about long-term issues like disease prevention. The best part of being a family physician is seeing people who face tremendous barriers overcome those obstacles, start eating healthy, and reach their goals.
Committed to Patients
In many cases, the largest barrier to becoming healthy and remaining healthy is figuring out how to do so with limited resources. This is one reason why Dr. Winn cares deeply about healthcare reform. The process of selecting healthcare and receiving care from a physician should be simple, easy, and affordable for all patients—regardless of their background or income bracket.
As a result of his dedication and commitment to his patients, Dr. Robert J. Winn has received numerous awards over the course of his career. For example, he was awarded the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Community Service Award, the May 1998 Hahnemann University School of Medicine Community Service Award, and he was nominated for the Robert Wood Johnson Community Leadership Award in 2003. From 2004 until 2006 Dr. Winn worked as a Soros Physician Advocacy Fellow. The prestigious fellowship program helped Dr. Winn advocate for patients who face obstacles to care.
Outside of his career, Dr. Robert J. Winn is dedicated to nutrition and fitness. He also enjoys cooking for his family and hiking on vacations.
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