Dr Wagner, a disabled veteran, completed a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and then went to Medical school at Columbia University, graduating in 1974. He completed his residency in surgery at St Lukes Hospital in New York City and has been practicing medicine since 1977. When Dr. Wagner first came to Sussex County in 1978, he worked for Milford Hospital as an Emergency Room Physician. He started Milton Family Practice in 1978, and at one time had offices in Camden, Milford and Milton. Since then, he has decided to centralize in the Lewes/Milton geographical area. In 2014, Milton Family Practice became Wagner & Prigg.
Dr. Wagner’s medical achievements, accomplishments, and postitions include:
1. An original founder of Principal Health Services of Delaware.
2. 1993 Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Medical Center of Delaware Foundation and Member of the Board of Directors 1993 – 1995
3. 1993 Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Medical Center of Delaware Foundation and Member of the Board of Directors 1993 – 1995
4. President of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians – 2004-2005.
5. Presently the Medical Director of the Milford Center, a Genesis owned rehabilitation center.
Some of Dr. Wagner’s other professional accomplishments are:
1. Established many patents in electronics dealing with energy conservation.
2. Awarded a U.S. Department of Energy, National Award for energy innovation in 1985.
3. Invented and awarded patents and grants to produce the Powerkuff Monitor.
4. Established Powerkuff, Inc to produce and sell the “Powerkuff Monitor” which easily, and inexpensively monitors the amount of electricity your home or business uses at any one time.
5. Past President of Milford Chamber of Commerce.
The Della Bear
Dr. Wagner, a commercial pilot, also owns a hot air balloon, The Della Bear, and many Delawareans have silently floated across the Sussex County fields and woods with Dr. Wagner as their pilot. You may see the Bear Chaser. No, Dr. Wagner does not chase bears across the country, it is a customized van, outfitted to launch and retrieve Della Bear.
Dr Wagner lives in Milford with his wife Patt and their animal family which includes their two English Spaniels, Sarah and Max, many laying hens, and five water buffalo which produce milk for mozarella cheese.