Dr. Scott Cisar Retires from Practice
Dr. Scott Cisar Retires from Practice

Dr. Scott Cisar Retires from Practice

Family Medicine

Dr. N. Scott Cisar plans on trading some baseball cards from his extensive collection now that he has retired from Sycamore Medical Associates after practicing medicine for 37 years.

After serving Sycamore Medical Associates and the Wyandot County area for 37 years, N. Scott Cisar, MD, retired from family practice.

Dr. Cisar joined father-son duo Dr. F.M. Smith and Dr. D.P. Smith at SMA in 1983 to care for patients of all ages. The native of Solon had received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Miami University in Oxford, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and served a family practice residency at the Toledo Hospital before taking the position at SMA.

Dr. Cisar said he was in his third year of residency when he learned about the practice opportunity in Sycamore. Dr. D.P. Smith had phoned the residency director and invited Dr. Cisar and his wife Claudia to visit.

“I really liked Dr. Smith,” Dr. Cisar noted, “the location was half-way between my mother and Claudia’s mother, and the community looked like a nice place to raise a family.”

When they moved to Wyandot County, daughter Megan was 18 months old, and the family grew even more with the subsequent arrivals of Michelle, Kelly and Brett. The Cisar family has grown to now include eight grandchildren ranging in age from newborn to 13.

“It’s a night-and-day difference,” Dr. Cisar said of the changes he has experienced during his career. “There were no pagers and no cell phones,” he laughed of his early days, “so we were called at home when we were needed at the hospital. If we went out to eat, we told where we were going in case of emergency.

“One constant remained throughout my 37 years – exceptional nurses and staff at SMA and WMH,” he added.

In addition to caring for patients at SMA, Dr. Cisar served several clinical committee appointments at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He was the youngest member of the hospital’s Board of Governors for 33 years, which included three important building renovation and expansion projects. He was Mohawk’s football team physician for 15 years, helped coach high school girls’ tennis for 7 years and was involved in numerous other community projects.

Dr. Cisar said he and Claudia have already tackled cleaning out the garage since he retired and he continues to enjoy gardening and caring for the many backyard birds. He is carrying on his long-time service to John Stewart United Methodist Church as a member of its leadership council and leader of the men’s praise team, and hoping to get back into golf, tennis and bowling if his health allows. He also plans on resuming trading some baseball cards from his extensive collection and spending more time with the grandchildren.

A retirement celebration for Dr. Cisar will be held at a later date due to the pandemic. Former patients, co-workers and friends are welcome to wish him well by mailing a card or letter to him at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Attention Dr. N. Scott Cisar, 885 N. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

“I’ve already received numerous notes,” Dr. Cisar mentioned, “and am touched by the sentiments shared – especially that they considered me their friend. That brings me a great sense of accomplishment, as I set out to care for my patients like my family.”