Dr. Alexander “Beau” Wielaard M.D. has dedicated his career to confronting the unique challenges of delivering emergency care in a diversity of locations as a passionate and intrepid physician-traveler. He has developed a unique sense of adaptability through his experience working in a wide variety of practice settings from Anchorage, Alaska to Liberia, Africa. He earned his medical degree in 2007 from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), where he joined a team of volunteers doing medical mission work in the Philippines. In 2010, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center, and Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Over the last several years in practice, he has worked at inner city trauma centers, suburban community hospitals, and rural critical access facilities in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Anchorage, Portland, Albuquerque, and Kailua-Kona. As a member of the non-profit organization Cross Cultural Care, he has collaborated with the Liberian Ministry of Health on a project to develop emergency services in the resource-limited setting of Roberstport, Liberia. He gained valuable experience treating a diversity of orthopedic injuries and altitude-related illnesses while working seasonally in Vail, Colorado at the base of the ski area.
Dr. Wielaard dug out of the snow to visit the beautiful island of Guam and has found a home here at GRMC since 2016. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and is an enthusiastic advocate for modern evidence-based and patient-centered emergency care. His hobbies include sailing, diving, soccer, football, snowboarding, and mountain biking.