WICHITA — Growing up, as Timothy Wolff planned a career in medicine, he thought about the business side, too.
Later this week, his plans finally will be realized when he breaks ground on a new home for his Rock Ridge Family Medicine at the northeast corner of 53rd and Rock Road in Bel Aire.
“This has kind of been a dream of mine ever since I was in high school,” he says. “Something that I can call my own.”
Wolff is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and currently is at 9050 E. 29th St. North, where he’s been for six of the 16 years he’s been in practice.
As a native of rural Nebraska, Wolff says he’s always liked the idea of the small doctor’s office on the corner.
“The mom-and-pop-type practice is kind of what I’ve always wanted to do,” he says. He thinks a doctor’s office “should be someplace where somebody can walk in and know who they’re seeing. They don’t have to worry if they’re going to have to retell their story over and over again.”
Wolff achieved that by opening his own place, but owning the building takes him to the next level, he says.
“That concreteness of having something there when it’s all said and done is enticing.”
The building, which he breaks ground for on Thursday, will be almost 4,000 square feet and should be ready this spring.
“Right now, there’s really nobody else up there in that area,” Wolff says of other doctors.
It’s a business move but a personal one as well.
“It’s closer to home for me, too,” says Wolff, who owns about 20 acres north of Park City.
“I’m a farm boy at heart.”