Dr. Troy A. Edwards Transitions from Clinical Practice

Dr. Troy A. Edwards is transitioning away from direct patient care at Colonnade Medical Group and is taking on a new administrative position leading the education and development of future physicians at Mount Carmel Health System (MCHS) in Columbus.

“It is with mixed emotions and a heavy heart that I announce my transition away from clinical practice,” said Troy A. Edwards, DO, FACOI, CMD, founder and president of Colonnade Medical Group. “This decision was very difficult for me, but I take solace knowing there is a team of talented and compassionate medical providers at Colonnade Medical Group who will continue providing our community with outstanding care.”

Dr. Edwards has played an integral role in bringing medical talent to our community. He started the Internal Medicine Residency program at Fairfield Medical Center and has served as the program director since its inception. As the Director of Medical Education, he oversaw the family and internal medicine residencies in the Graduate Medical Education Department at FMC. His leadership has brought physicians to our community to train and he has helped encourage them to stay in the community to practice medicine. 

“During my time with FMC’s GME program, I developed an even greater passion for helping train and educate residents,” he said. “This passion for guiding the future of medical training is what led me to this full-time administrative position, Director of Medical Education at MCHS. In this new role I will be responsible for all residencies at MCHS, which will allow me to contribute even more to our future generations of physicians in various specialties during their residency training.”

Dr. Edwards has also served in leadership positions throughout the community. He has served as medical director at AlternaCare Home Health, Genesis Homestead Care & Rehab and Lanfair Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care. He serves on the board of directors for FairHoPe Hospice, the Centers of Osteopathic Research and Education, and served on the Lancaster Festival board. Dr. Edwards also served in a founding role of the Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute at FMC, and has served in several medical staff leadership positions.

Dr. Edwards is adjunct or associate clinical professor at several regional colleges and medical schools, including Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner College of Medicine, Kettering, Otterbein, Medical University of South Carolina, Duke, Marietta and others. He is actively involved in scholarly activities including participating as principal investigator in regional, national and international clinical research studies.

Dr. Edwards has served as the president of Colonnade Medical Group for the past 12 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and a Certified Medical Director. He received his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and moved to Ohio for his residency training at Doctors Hospital. He served honorably in the United States Air Force as a major in the medical corps, and served in the Air National Guards of Oklahoma and Ohio. He received many awards and recognitions during his military service.

“It has been an honor and a privilege serving the health care needs of this community – our community, over the past 20 years,” Dr. Edwards said. “I have gotten to know patients and their families, and have developed many life-long relationships. I will undoubtedly miss direct patient care, but I’m excited to give back to the medical community in this new role by helping prepare our future physicians.”

Effective September 29, 2017, Dr. Edwards will no longer see scheduled patients. All other Colonnade Medical Group providers – Troy Hampton, D.O.; Steven Kapetansky, M.D.; Paul Schorr, PA-C; Sonya Saffell, CNP; Sara Sargent, CNP; and Mackenzie Jacobson, CNP – are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment with any Colonnade Medical Group provider, call 740-654-0232.

Welcome, Mackenzie Jacobson!


Welcome, Mackenzie Jacobson!

We are proud to welcome Mackenzie Jacobson to our established team of medical providers. Mackenzie is a certified nurse practitioner who can provide primary, acute and specialty healthcare services to patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.

“We’re excited that Mackenzie has joined our team of providers,” said Dr. Troy Edwards, founder and president of Colonnade Medical Group. “Mackenzie has diverse clinical experience and has continued her clinical training to become a nurse practitioner. We’re also thrilled that she, as a Baltimore native and current Lancaster resident, shares a passion for caring for our community.”

Certified nurse practitioners are becoming an increasingly valuable and reliable partner in the medical provider teams of physician groups across the country. A certified nurse practitioner (CNP) is an autonomous clinician whose role is to manage their patients’ health conditions and prevent disease. They undergo advanced clinical training that enables them to examine patients, diagnose illnesses, treat conditions, order or perform diagnostic testing, prescribe medications and provide evidence-based education to their patients. In Ohio, CNPs work under a collaborating physician.

“I’m honored to join the Colonnade Medical Group team and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with my patients,” Mackenzie said. “I like to connect with my patients on a personal level and value being able to put them at ease, and ultimately, to helping them feel better. I am excited to make an impact in the overall health of our community.”

Jacobson is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 740-654-0232.