Robert L. Wergin, MD
Dr. Wergin is a practicing family physician in the town where he was born and raised. He practices the full spectrum of family medicine at the Milford Family Practice Center, from obstetrics to geriatrics. He also serves as medical director of Crest View Care Center.
Growing up in a rural setting, Dr. Wergin learned the importance of community involvement. He has served on the board of the Milford Public Schools Foundation, as medical director for the Milford volunteer fire department, a team physician for Milford Public Schools and a sideline physician for the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. He also serves as Milford city physician, and is an instructor of advanced cardiac and advanced trauma life support. In addition, Dr. Wergin is a volunteer faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, teaching medical students and residents on their rural rotations.
At the national level, Dr. Wergin has been an active member of the AAFP since 1982. He served as a delegate and alternate delegate to the AAFP’s Congress of Delegates for 12 years, a former member of the AAFP’s Commission on Membership and Member Services, and the Website Advisory Committee. He ultimately was elected as the President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, serving for a three year term from September 2013 to September 2016.
At the state level, Dr. Wergin has been an active member of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians since 1989, where he has served in numerous leadership positions, including president and board member. He was instrumental in passing LB-396 in the Nebraska legislature, which established the state’s first Medicaid medical home pilot project. He has also been an active member of the Nebraska Medical Association, where he served as councilor for the 6th District.
Wergin was awarded the Nebraska Family Physician of the Year award in 2002, and Nebraska Nursing Home Medical Director of the Year in 2012.
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska, Kearney, with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, and he completed his family medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he served as an assistant director. Wergin also served as assistant director of the Lincoln Family Practice Residency, which is affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Wergin is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.
Dr. Wergin serves the ABFM on the Professionalism Committee, Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Knowledge Assessment Committee as its Chair.