Lenard Wagner, MD (Medical Director)



Dr. Wagner received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Union College in Nebraska and a medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. He completed his family practice residency at Wesley Medical Center at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine.


Prior to joining the team at Presbyterian Medical Services, Dr. Wagner was a family practice physician in the NorLea Hospital District based in Lovington. In addition to his position at HFHC, Dr. Wagner serves as Medical Director of Gentiva / VistaCare Hospice in Hobbs.

Asked why he became a physician, Dr. Wagner replied, “During my teenage years, I read an article entitled, ‘Young Man, Young Woman, Become a Doctor!’ It was meant to call young people to be physicians in rural areas. I’ve loved my work as a family practice physician. I decided to join Presbyterian Medical Services since it’s the best opportunity for a physician in this community. Together with my team at Hobbs Family Health Center, I look forward to growing the Presbyterian Medical Services primary care presence in Lea County.”

Dr. Wagner is married to a Master’s trained school nurse in Hobbs. “My wife and I have parented four sons and two new daughters adopted from Guatemala. I’m also actively involved with a family farm in Kansas and a low-power digital television station in Hobbs. In other words, I stay fairly busy!”

Lenard Wagner, MD