Dr. Word has been practicing medicine since coming to Columbia in 1995. He obtained a B.S. from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. Dr. Word received his M.D. from Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. He is a founding partner of The Columbia Medical Group and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Word is an NCQA Recognized Physician.