Ryan M. DeCort is originally from Portage, PA. After high school, Ryan attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, minor in Psychology. After undergrad, he attended Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and while there, received the health professional's scholarship from the United States Army. While in the Army, Ryan graduated medical school in 2010, and from there, he went to William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine.
Dr. DeCort served nine years of active duty, being discharged at the final rank of Major. After discharge, he transitioned into the Army reserves, where he continues to serve today. Dr. DeCort also received his master's in business administration with a focus on health care management. He served as the Medical Director for all outpatient primary care services for the Army in the state of Alaska. Upon discharge from active duty, Ryan relocated to the Chambersburg Area, where he currently works for Wellspan Summit Physician services and serves as the Medical Director for post-acute care.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time traveling, is an avid dog lover with three of his own (Abby, Jax, and Ella), spending time with his family, and becoming more active serving his community by volunteering for several non-profit agencies in Chambersburg.
Irrespective of what one is struggling with, Ryan’s personal motto is that it is possible for one to overcome addiction. In quoting the words of Benjamin Alire Saenz, “If it forces in quitting for even a day, it is again still possible for you to even quit for a lifetime”. Ryan further believes that an individual should do what is possible when it comes to ensuring the recovery from drug addiction; you should be selfish towards yourself, engage people, and consider sharing your thoughts with others. Finally, make use of the smallest steps if it forces you. Every step indeed counts. Kindly remember that each day counts with regard to recovery from drug addiction.