Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060
June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

For Immediate Release                                                                                                 CONTACT: Ron H Graham, (440) 350-2543

June 22, 2017                                                                                                                   LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISRICT



The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) is pleased to announce that Nora Colburn, MD, MPH has been named the new Lake County Medical Director. Dr. Colburn assumed her new role as Medical Director in early June 2017.

This part-time position carries many responsibilities, including serving as the county Tuberculosis Clinic Physician, reviewing and updating medical standing orders as necessary, and direction concerning public health emergency planning.

Dr. Colburn is currently a physician partner with ID Consultants in Beachwood, Ohio. She received her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Colburn provides inpatient consultation services in Infectious Diseases at Hillcrest Hospital and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.   She provides outpatient consultation services for general Infectious Diseases and HIV medicine at her office in Beachwood, Ohio. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the Podiatric Medical Surgical Residency of University Hospitals. Dr. Colburn currently resides in Willoughby Hills in Lake County.

Dr. Colburn noted, “I am honored to serve as the Medical Director of the Lake County General Health District. Lake County has strong public health programs and initiatives that are critical in controlling and preventing diseases in the community. I look forward to working with the excellent team at the Health District to continue to improve the health, safety, and well-being of the residents of Lake County.”

The position of Medical Director is required by Ohio Revised Code Section 3709.11 A Medical Director must be a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio and can furnish medical direction of all LCGHD personal health and nursing services.

More information on LCGHD and their programs and services can be found


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