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L. Wayne Coats, DO, FACOI

Division Chair, Inpatient Medicine

Internal Medicine,
Primary Care
Phone Number:
(740) 779-8840
Fax Number:
(740) 779-8849

Additional Information

Medical School
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Grandview Hospital & Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio
Grandview Hospital & Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio
American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships
American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists
Clinical Interests
Married, has four children, enjoys fishing, sports and trains


Teamwork between Dr. Wayne Coats, DO, and his patients is the first priority of this internal medicine physician who practices with Adena Internal Medicine in Chillicothe.  As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Coats incorporates a simplistic, down-to-earth approach with all his patients, using best practices to ensure a patient’s physical and mental needs are met.  Best practices are the use of medical guidelines and personal experience to achieve the best results for his patients.

Patients know Dr. Coats focuses on disease prevention first and foremost and they highly recommend him to their family and friends.  Dr. Coats enjoys the challenge of unsolved medical issues and is persistent in finding an answer for his patients. He uses the latest research when working with patients to control high blood pressure and diabetes.  As an internal medicine doctor, Dr. Coats is abreast of current treatment options in adult medicine.  Dr. Coats and Internal Medicine offer high quality treatment options for treating heart disease, women’s health issues and common problems of eyes, ears and skin.

Dr. Coats enjoys his family and the outdoors, bringing that personal balance with him into his practice. He believes the practice of internal medicine is a unique responsibility that gives him the opportunity to help patients when they are sick but also to work with them to maintain health throughout life. 

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