Dr. William Lucas graduated from Lima Senior High School (Ohio) in 1987, before joining the Marines. He used the GI bill to attend classes at University of Illinois in Chicago. In 1998, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Fluor Daniel/Engineering and Construction Firm for two years before starting as Loyola Strich School of Medicine.
In 2002, Dr. Lucas graduated from med school, earning his M.D. degree. He then traveled to Washington to complete his training at the Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency program at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington. He was selected to be the chief resident during his third year.
In 2005, Dr. Lucas became nationally board certified in Family Medicine. His first assignment was as a staff physician in the family medicien department at Navel Hospital Naples in Italy. There, he saw patients in his clinic, cared for patients admitted to the hospital, delivered babies, performed C-Sections, and for the last year he was there, worked full time in the Emergency Department.
Ready to enter private practice in 2009, he joined Dr. Peffley at Oregon Family Health. Since arriving he has become very involved in the community with vounteer activities. Additionally, he has taken on many roles within West Valley Hospital.
Aside from seeing patients in clinic, he performs the duties of hospitalist at West Valley Hospital, is the Chair of the Peer Review Committee, is the Chair of the Hospitalist Service, and is the Chair of the Medicine Department. In his spare time, he serves as a flight surgeon in the Air Force Reserve.
Will Lucas grew up in Lima, Ohio, the oldest of five children. He played football, wrestled and played baseball throughout high school. Less than a year after graduating from high school, he joined the marines where he functioned as a navigator on a C-130. He flew in and out of countless US air bases as well as 20 foreign countries.
Although he was able to use the GI Bill to pursued his chemical engineering degree in Chicago, he worked full-time as a bartender and restaurant manager during those six years. In his free time, he enjoyed all that Chicago had to offer including theater, restaurants and watching the Cubbies.
It was during residency that Will met the woman he'd eventually married. She was his boss (of sorts) at Naval Hospital Bremerton. In December 2004, the two were married.
Will and Rebecca were fortunate to have been stationed in Italy following completion of Will's residency. From Italy, Will and Rebecca traveled at every possible opportunity, visiting most countries in Europe. They also traveled to Africa and successfully summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro.
It was in Italy when the Lucases adopted Charlie ... a calico cat. Unfortunately, this cat ran away, but another one came by. They named it Charlie as well. Sadly, they had to leave Charlie (II) in Italy; but luckily, shortly after building their home in Dallas, they were able to adopted two more Charlies who live in their barn. They also have two dogs who keep the Lucases pretty busy.
Since becoming office mates during residency, Will and Billy have shared many adventures together including taking a road trip through Tuscany, watching the Bears play at Soldiet Field, playing craps in Las Vegas, and constantly searching out new restaurants in Oregon.