Elton Amos, M.D., was born in the state of Mississippi, and at 3 years old migrated with his family to Fort Wayne, Indiana. There he was raised in the Church Of God In Christ, the church of his nativity and of his forefathers. Fluent in German and Spanish, his career path was solidified when an agreement with God was made that if allowed to enter into Medical School, he would never forsake the Gospel. Married in 1979, called to preach in 1981, graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1984, ordained in 1986, in private practice in 1987 and sent to pastor in 1990, Dr. Amos has had a life of intensive service to family, mankind and the church. Dr. and Missionary Amos have 2 sons and one daughter, a thriving, ministry-driven church in downtown Fort Wayne and a newly planted church in Indianapolis.
ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
9/2005 to Present – State Medical Director, Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) who manages the healthcare and policy for all offenders in Indiana’s Prison; Oversee the contract with IDOC’s private healthcare vendor
2004 to 9/2005 – Medical Director at Rockville Correctional Facility and Physician Provider at Indiana State Farm for Prison Health Services
1987 to 2002 – Physician/Owner Elton Amos, MD, PC Anthony Medical Center Family Practice Office of Fort Wayne, Indiana I provide family medical care for all ages; all diseases treated
1987 to 1990 – (Private Contractor) Care Unit of Fort Wayne – Provided the medical care for all the men and women admitted to the treatment center. This also included the treatment of withdrawal, acute intoxication and preventive health
1995 to 2004 – Medical Director for Community Home Health Care, Inc. Medical oversight is given to this agency’s patient panel, as well as policy and protocol development for this company.
2000 to 2004 – National Healthcare Director for the Church Of God In Christ under leadership of Bishop G. E. Patterson. This organization recognized the need for the church to be a gateway to treatment and recovery for persons of all walks of life. This responsibility involves the development of referral protocols for Pastors and persons in ministry who have occasion to encounter people with rehabilitation needs. Also, a primary responsibility was to produce a feasibility study of the costs to develop and maintain a substance abuse treatment facility at the churches’ retreat center in Lexington, Mississippi, whose referrals would come from pastors and persons in ministry from around the country.
1985 to 1987 – Family Practice Residency, Fort Wayne Medical Ed. Program
1984 to 1985 – Family Practice Internship, Fort Wayne, Medical Ed. Program
1979 to 1984 – Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
1977 to 1979 – Post-graduate studies at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
1973 to 1977 – Bachelor the Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Academic and Community
German and Spanish – fluent in speech, reading and writing
Music (keyboards, trombone)
Annual Volunteer for the Multiple Dystrophy Association fundraiser in Allen County, Indiana