28 ANNUAL JOSE I. RICARD, MD FAMILY MEDICINE & SPORTS MEDICINE CONFERENCE

28TH ANNUAL JOSE I. RICARD, MD
FAMILY MEDICINE &
SPORTS MEDICINE CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 13 - 16, 2014
Pullman Plaza Hotel
Huntington, West Virginia
Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
650 Main Street, Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: (304) 733-6485 Fax: (304) 733-6486
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.fmfwv.org
We are in our 101sstt
Year of Delivering
Compassionate,
Quality Healthcare
to the People we
Serve.
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Dr. José I. Ricard, a native of Cuba and a 1960 graduate of
the University of Havana Medical School, served as the Cuban
Olympic Team Physician and the Cuban Sports Medicine
Director before fleeing the communism of Cuba in 1963 to
come to West Virginia. The Cuban native fought the war
against Fidel Castro as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps from
1950 - 1959.
Dr. Ricard is the only physician who is a member of the
Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame and is responsible
for starting Marshall University’s Sports Medicine program.
As Team Physician of the Thundering Herd since 1981, Dr.
Ricard was a key component to the rise of Marshall athletics.
As a Family Physician, Dr. Ricard provided care to thousands
of patients through his private practice. He also served as a
past President of the West Virginia Chapter of the American
Academy of Family Physicians and was awarded the
Academy’s highest honor, the prestigious “Family Doc”
Award in 1994.
Dr. Ricard served as the Vice President of the Family
Medicine Foundation of West Virginia for over 30 years and
was instrumental in the success of the Foundation’s annual
conference. To honor his tireless and dedicated efforts, the
conference’s name was changed in 2008 to the Annual Jose I.
Ricard, MD Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference.
Dr. Ricard’s achievements in the Tri-State area include helping
to establish the Marshall University Medical Center and the
Marshall University Sports Medicine Hall of Fame. He served
as Co-Chairman of the Marshall University School of
Medicine Family Practice Sports Medicine Department, where
he was also an Associate Professor. Dr. Ricard also received a
Lifetime Member Recognition Award by the Big Green
Scholarship Foundation and was a major contributor to several
of Marshall University’s booster programs.
His lifelong achievements go well beyond the Tri-State area,
and his impact has been felt throughout the world. He was
well-known for his accent and infectious smile, and he is
remembered and missed by many in the Tri-State area. The
Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia is proud to
honor his commitment to the Tri-State area, to Marshall
University, and to the practice of Family Medicine.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents &
Board/Committee Meetings….………..……….13
Assessments / Conference Objectives…….……14
Accreditation…………….....……….......………15
Program Chairs / Committee Members…….....16
Chairpersons / Moderators / Cancellations…...17
Special Event - Buffet……………………..……18
Educational Contributors……………………...19
Foundation Corporate Sponsors………………20
Program………………………………………....21
Faculty…………………………..……………….29
Faculty Disclosures……………….………….…31
Sports Celebrity……………………………...…33
Exhibitors……………………………….………34
Door Prizes…………………..…………….........44
ESP Scholarships……………...……………..…45
Tully Scholarships……………………….……...46
Foundation Officers and Trustees……....……..47
BOARD/COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Thursday, November 13, 2014
5:00 pm
Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
Board Meeting – Executive Board Room
ASSESSMENTS
Includes registration, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and buffet.
After Oct. 1, 2014
Physicians (MD, DO)
3 Days
2 Days
1 Day
$550
$485
$250
NP, PA, PT, OT
3 Days
2 Days
1 Day
$380
$280
$160
Pharmacist, RN, PTA
3 Days
2 Days
1 Day
$315
$250
$150
AT, ATC, Coaches
3 Days
2 Days
1 Day
$195
$150
$ 85
Chiropractic Physicians
Sunday Only
$200
Residents, Med Students, Student Trainers
$ 45
Thursday’s drug diversion lecture (w/ meal)
$ 90
CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
To provide health care professionals with an update on the
diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered problems.
As a result of attending this Conference, participants will
review current clinical concepts in core areas of Family
Medicine and Sports Medicine, acquire practical, clinical
information helpful in the diagnosis and management of
medical problems, and enhance and advance knowledge, skills,
and professional performance, thereby furthering excellence in
health care in West Virginia and the surrounding region.
ACCREDITATION
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This live activity, the 28th Annual José I. Ricard, MD Family
Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference, with a beginning date
of November 13, 2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for
up to 26.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of
Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American
Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1
credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. When
applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be
reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
Approved for 26.58 contact hours of continuing education
(which includes 16.29 hours of pharmacology) by the American
Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1401006. This
program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards
and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
Approved for 26.50 credits of AOA Category 2-A continuing
education by the American Osteopathic Association.
Accepted for Physician Assistant CE credit by the West
Virginia Board of Medicine.
Approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for
Registered Professional Nurses. Provider Number: WVBRN
No. WV1996-0101RN.
Sunday program is approved for 7.25 hours of continuing
education by the West Virginia Board of Chiropractic.
Approved for 26.50 contact hours by the West Virginia Board of
Physical Therapy. Approval # FMF-F14-01. Approval of this
course does not necessarily imply that the WVBPT supports the
views of the presenter or sponsor.
Approved for 26.5 Category-1 contact hours by the Kentucky
Physical Therapy Association. Approval # 05-IPKPTA-14.
Approved for 26.5 hours by the Kentucky Board of
Occupational Therapy. Approval # 2014-5.
Approved for 24.25 hours of continuing education by the Ohio
Physical Therapy Association. Approval # 14S0161.
Approved for 24.5 contact hours by the Occupational Therapy
Section (Approval # 150002) and the Athletic Trainers Section
(Approval # 150001) of the Ohio Occupational Therapy,
Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board.
Approved for up to 26.5 hours by the Board of Certification for
Certified Athletic Trainers (the Sunday program is approved for
7.25 contact hours/CEUs). Approved Provider # P657.
Approved for 16.29 general hours (Approval # WV2013-12-03CEG) by the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia would like to
thank the following volunteers, who have donated their valuable time
to serve on the Planning Committee for the 28th Annual Jose I.
Ricard, MD Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference:
Program Co-Chairman, Robert B. Walker, MD, MS
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
WV Higher Education Policy Commission
Program Co-Chairman, Joe Leaman, MS, ATC
Director of Sports Medicine / Athletic Performance
Mountain River Physical Therapy
Parkersburg, WV
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
David Bailey, MBA, Assistant Dean, CME
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Tom Belmaggio, MS, ATC, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer
Marshall University Athletics Department
Lisa Breeden, MSIR, Hospital Services Representative
St. Mary’s Medical Center – Huntington, WV
William B. Ferrell, Jr., Volunteer, Secretary/Treasurer
Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
Kendra Hannahs, Vice President
Travel MD, Huntington, WV
Linda Holmes, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Doug Korstanje, Director of Marketing
St. Mary’s Medical Center – Huntington, WV
Doug Sheils, Director of Marketing
Cabell Huntington Hospital – Huntington, WV
Anne Stevens, Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
Jeff Stevens, Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
Jack Taylor, Director of Business Development & Outreach
Cabell Huntington Hospital – Huntington, WV
Molly Watson, Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
Stephen M. Petrany, MD, Chairman
Department of Family Medicine
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Matt Walker, Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
Judy Watters, Department of Family & Community Health
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
EXPRESSING OUR GRATITUDE
The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia would like to
thank those who have contributed so generously to make our 28th
Annual Jose I. Ricard, MD Family Medicine & Sports Medicine
Conference a success.
CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Program Chairmen – Dr. Robert B. Walker and Joe Leaman
Meeting Promotion – Dr. Stephen M. Petrany
Registration – Maresa Frame, Kendra Hannahs, Anne Stevens, Molly
Watson, Brandy Walker
Publicity – Doug Korstanje, Doug Sheils
Booth Visitation – Dr. Robert B. Walker
Hotel Arrangements / Menus – William B. Ferrell, Jr.
Audio Visual / Lecture Hall Arrangements – David Bailey
MU Faculty, Resident, and Student Participation – Judy Watters,
Brenda Lucas, Betty Adkins
Sports Medicine Program – Joe Leaman
MODERATORS
Johnny Walker, MD
Jennifer Rose, DO
Family Practice Resident
Marshall University Joan C.
Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
Family Practice Resident
Charleston Division
WVU Family Medicine
Charleston, WV
Manuel Guerrero, MD
Thomas M. Stevens, DO
Family Practice Resident
Wheeling Family Practice
Residency Program
Wheeling, WV
Family Medicine Resident
Clarksburg Family Practice
Residency Program
Clarksburg, WV
Karah Cloxton, MD
Robin Tolbert, DO
Family Practice Resident
Marshall University Joan C.
Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
Family Medicine Resident
Marshall University Joan C.
Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
CANCELLATIONS
To encourage pre-registration, a 100% refund will be
given if requested by the last day of the Conference on
Sunday, November 16, 2014.
SPECIAL EVENT
Friday, November 14, 2014
Polynesian Buffet
Patio Room & Lobby Area
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In loving memory of Dr. Jose I. Ricard, MD
Food and refreshments compliments of
Drs. Joseph and Omayma Touma
Touma Hearing Centers
MENU
Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings
Salmon Platter
Polynesian Chicken
Sweet & Sour Pork
Vegetable Medley
Rice Pilaf
Rolls & Butter
Pineapple Cake
Coconut Cream Pie
Lemonade, Iced Tea, & Coffee
Wine/Beer
Registrants / Exhibitors / Spouses / Guests
Please wear nametag for admittance
Please RSVP – limit 200 registered guests
Entertainment – “Lost Cause Band”
Compliments of
Department of Family Medicine
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards
School of Medicine
EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTORS
The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia would like to
acknowledge the following companies for educational grants or
speaker support. Without this support, it would be financially
impossible to continue the high quality of CME/CE for which this
conference has provided for the past 28 years: (in alphabetical order)
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Supported by an educational grant from Alcon
Supported by an educational grant from Alkermes, Inc.
Supported by an educational grant from Allergan
This Activity is supported by an educational donation provided
by Amgen
Battling Ropes
Supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb
and Pfizer, Inc.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Supported by an educational grant from Daiichi-Sankyo
Supported by an educational grant from EMD Serono
EMR Legal
Supported by an educational grant from Forest Laboratories
Generations Physical Therapy
Highmark West Virginia
Johns Hopkins Hospital
University of Kentucky Medical Center
The Kyle Group
Marshall Health Departments of Pediatrics, Orthopaedics,
and University Eye Surgeons
Marshall University – Biological Sciences
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute
Mercy Health Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Mizes Psychological and Alternative Health Solutions
Mountain River Physical Therapy
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine – ARHI
Diabetes Center
Supported by an educational grant from Purdue Pharma L.P.
The Schneller Group / Auburn University
Scott Orthopedic Center
St. Mary’s Medical Center
St. Mary’s Women and Family Care
Supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals
Travel MD
Supported by an educational grant from Zogenix, Inc.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
West Virginia Family Health
West Virginia University Departments of Family Medicine
and Neurology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Wirt County Health Services
WVU Healthcare
CORPORATE SPONSORS
Cabell Huntington Hospital
CAMC LabWorks
Camden Clark Physician Corporation
Charleston Area Medical Center
Drs. Joseph and Omayma Touma
Touma Hearing Centers
Marshall Health
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards
School of Medicine, Department of Family &
Community Health
Paul Ambrose Charitable Trust Foundation
RBC Wealth Management
Saint Francis Hospital
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Valley Health Systems
West Virginia Family Health
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) & Lipid
Panel will be performed as a professional courtesy
for all registrants on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
from 7:00 am to 8:30 am by CAMC LabWorks in the
Upper Mezzanine Area, 2nd Floor
SPONSORS:
Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia,
Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall
Health - Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The educational topics included in
this Conference will provide health care professionals with an update
on the following medical conditions:
 Drug Diversion and Best Practice Prescribing
of Controlled Substances (Thursday)
 Atrial Flutter and Fibrillation
 Diagnosis and Treatment of Cataracts
 Clinical Approach to Type 2 Diabetes in 2014
 Improving Stroke Care in West Virginia
 Principles of Geriatric Care
 Common Women’s Health Issues
 Multiple Sclerosis
 ChemoID® Assay for Personalized Cancer Treatment
 Diagnosing and Controlling Asthma
 Drug Design and Discovery: Ebola
 Prospective Care Management:
Better Care and Better Outcomes Objectives
 Managing Depression in the Primary Care Office
 Recent Advances in Joint Replacement
 Appropriate Antibiotic Use in Primary Care
 The Evolution of HIPAA Compliance
 State of the State – Family Medicine Perspective
 Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis – What’s New/What’s Next
 Therapeutic Dry Needling for Musculoskeletal Pathology
 MRSA in the Locker Room
 Concussion: Collaborative and Comprehensive Approach
 Athletes/Patients with Eating Disorders and/or Body Image
Disorders: Practical Strategies in Primary Care
 Developing Physical Capacity for the Athlete
 Medical Time Out – Safe High School Sports Play
 Return to Sports Conditioning Post-Injury
MORNING SESSION
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:00 am Complimentary Blood Drawing and Chemistry Profile
For Registrants – 2nd Floor, Upper Mezzanine Area
Courtesy of CAMC LabWorks
7:00
Registration / Breakfast / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
7:50
“Welcome & Conference Overview”
Robert B. Walker, MD, MS, CIME, Program Chairman
Steve Williams, Mayor of Huntington
7:55
“Overview of Morning Topics”
Moderator - Johnny Walker, MD
Family Practice Resident
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
8:00
“Atrial Flutter and Fibrillation”
Esam N. Baryun, MD
Huntington, WV
8:50
“Diagnosis and Treatment of Cataracts”
Russell L. Fry, II, MD
Huntington, WV
9:40
Refreshment Break / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
10:00
“Clinical Approach to Type 2 Diabetes in 2014”
Frank L. Schwartz, MD, FACE
Athens, OH
10:50
“Improving Stroke Care in West Virginia”
John F. Brick, MD
Morgantown, WV
12:05 pm Joseph T. Skaggs, MD Memorial Luncheon
Sponsored by Charleston Area Medical Center
Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
AFTERNOON SESSION
Friday, November 14, 2014
12:50 pm “Overview of Afternoon Topics”
Moderator - Jennifer Rose, DO
Family Practice Resident
Charleston Division
West Virginia University Family Medicine
Charleston, WV
1:00
“Principles of Geriatric Care”
Cindy Pinson, MD, CMD
Huntington, WV
1:50
"Common Women’s Health Issues"
Amber Kuhl, MD
Huntington, WV
2:40
"Multiple Sclerosis"
Shiv Saidha, MBBCh, MD, MRCPI
Baltimore, MD
3:30
Refreshment Break / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
3:50
“ChemoID® Assay for Personalized Cancer Treatment"
Pier Paolo Claudio, MD, PhD
Jagan Valluri, PhD
Huntington, WV
split
lecture
4:40
“Diagnosing and Controlling Asthma”
Meagan Watts Shepherd, MD
Huntington, WV
5:30
5:45
Audience Question & Answer Session
Adjournment
Dinner
Buffet
In loving memory of Dr. José I. Ricard
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (by reservation only – only 200 guests)
Featuring the Lost Cause Band
Compliments of the Department of Family & Community Health
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Sponsored by:
For more information, please visit: www.toumahearing.com
MORNING SESSION
Saturday, November 15, 2014
7:00 am Complimentary Blood Drawing and Chemistry Profile
For Registrants – 2nd Floor, Upper Mezzanine Area
Courtesy of CAMC LabWorks
7:00
Refreshment Break / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
7:55
“Overview of Morning Topics”
Moderator - Manuel Guerrero, MD
Family Practice Resident
Wheeling Family Practice Residency Program
Wheeling, WV
8:00
“Drug Design and Discovery: Ebola”
Stewart Schneller, PhD
Auburn, AL
8:50
“Prospective Care Management:
Better Care and Better Outcomes Objectives”
Mary Goessler, MD, MPM
Pittsburgh, PA
Joyce Landers
Parkersburg, WV
split
lecture
9:40
Refreshment Break / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
10:00
“Managing Depression in the Primary Care Office”
Paul Glaser, MD, PhD
Lexington, KY
10:50
“Recent Advances in Joint Replacement”
Vivek Neginhal, MD, MB, MS
Huntington, WV
12:05 pm Lunch Buffet / Exhibit Visitation
Foyer Area & Grand Ballroom – 2nd Floor
Sponsored by:
For more information, please visit: www.wvfh.com
AFTERNOON SESSION
Saturday, November 15, 2014
12:55 pm “Overview of Afternoon Topics”
Moderator – Thomas M. Stevens, DO
Family Practice Resident
Clarksburg Family Practice Residency Program
Clarksburg, WV
1:00
split
lecture
“Appropriate Antibiotic Use in Primary Care”
Guillermo “Memo” Sanchez, MSHS, MPH, PA-C
Atlanta, GA
Carrie A. Thomas, PhD
Charleston, WV
1:50
“The Evolution of HIPAA Compliance”
Jonathan P. Tomes, JD
Overland Park, KS
2:40
“State of the State – A Family Medicine Perspective”
Tracy Hendershot, MD
Elizabeth, WV
3:30
Refreshment Break / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
3:50
“Post-menopausal Osteoporosis What’s New and What’s Next”
Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACP, MACE, CCD
Cincinnati, OH
5:30
Audience Question & Answer Session
5:45
Adjournment
Please visit the osteoporosis Scientific Exhibit, which will
be located in the upper mezzanine area, courtesy of
PAUL W. AMBROSE, MD
SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM
Paul W. Ambrose, MD, a dedicated family doctor, died
tragically at the age of 32 as a passenger on American Airlines
Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11,
2001. Paul grew up in Huntington, West Virginia and
attended Marshall University, as well as the Marshall
University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at
Dartmouth University and received a master’s degree in public
health from Harvard University. Paul was a Senior Clinical
Adviser in the Office of the Surgeon General and a Fellow at
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After his
passing, Paul received the U.S. Surgeon General’s Medallion,
the federal department’s highest honor.
Paul was an avid outdoorsman and was keenly interested in
sports medicine, obesity, and overall physical health. At the
time of his death, Paul was flying to Los Angeles, CA for an
adolescent obesity conference, a program that was fittingly
dedicated to Paul, posthumously. The Family Medicine
Foundation of West Virginia is privileged to honor the
memory of Paul W. Ambrose, MD.
MORNING SESSION
Sunday, November 16, 2014
7:00 am Complimentary Blood Drawing and Chemistry Profile
For Registrants – 2nd Floor, Upper Mezzanine Area
Courtesy of CAMC LabWorks
7:00
Registration / Breakfast / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
7:55
“Overview of Morning Topics”
Moderator - Karah Cloxton, MD
Marshall Sports Medicine Resident
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
8:00
“Therapeutic Dry Needling for Musculoskeletal Pathology ”
Justin Kiger, PT, DPT
Wheeling, WV
8:50
“MRSA in the Locker Room”
Gregory S. Hendricks, MD
Huntington, WV
9:40
Refreshment Break / Exhibit Visitation – 2nd Floor
10:00
“Concussion: A Collaborative and
Comprehensive Approach”
Travis Tarr, PT, MS, DPT
Milton, WV
split
lecture
Heather L. Bowles, PTA, SDPT
Winfield, WV
10:50
“Identification of Athletes/Patients with Eating Disorders
and/or Body Image Disorders: Practical Strategies in
Primary Care”
J. Scott Mizes, PhD, ABPP, FAED
Morgantown, WV
11:40
Audience Question & Answer Session
12:05
Lunch Buffet / Visit Exhibits
Foyer Area & Grand Ballroom – 2nd Floor
Seating Available in Grand Ballroom
Conference attendees will be served the Pullman Plaza
Hotel’s outstanding Sunday Brunch, free of charge.
Poster presentations courtesy
of Marshall University College
of Health Professions athletic
training students
AFTERNOON SESSION
Sunday, November 16, 2014
12:50 pm “Overview of Afternoon Topics”
Moderator - Robin Tolbert, DO
Marshall Sports Medicine Resident
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
1:00
“Developing Physical Capacity for the Athlete”
John Brookfield
Pinehurst, NC
1:50
“Medical Time Out Safe High School Sports Play”
Jim Kyle, MD, FACSM
Beckley, WV
2:40
“Return to Sports Conditioning Post-Injury”
Joe Leaman, MS, ATC
Parkersburg, WV
3:30
Audience Question & Answer Session
4:30
Adjournment
4:35
Door Prize Drawing for CME Registrants
Mezzanine – 2nd Floor
You must be present to win.
Thanks to our Sunday sponsors:
FACULTY
(in alphabetical order)
Esam N. Baryun, MD
St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute
Huntington, WV
Heather Bowles, PTA, SDPT
Doctoral Candidate - University of Findlay
Winfield, WV
John F. Brick, MD
Stroke Director, Neurology Chair
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
John Brookfield
Battling Ropes
Pinehurst, NC
Pier Paolo Claudio, MD, PhD
Director Translational Laboratory
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute
Huntington, WV
Russell L. Fry, II, MD
Marshall Health – University Eye Surgeons
Huntington, WV
Paul E.A. Glaser, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Research in Psychiatry
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY
Mary Goessler, MD, MPM
Medical Director
Highmark West Virginia
Pittsburgh, PA
Tracy Hendershot, MD
Wirt County Health Services
Elizabeth, WV
Gregory S. Hendricks, MD
Marshall Health – Orthopaedics
Huntington, WV
Justin Kiger, PT, DPT
Mountain River Physical Therapy
Wheeling, WV
Amber Kuhl, MD
St. Mary’s Medical Center – United Health Professionals
Huntington, WV
FACULTY
(continued, in alphabetical order)
Jim Kyle, MD, FACSM
The Kyle Group
Beckley, WV
Joyce Landers
Director of Provider Relations
Highmark West Virginia
Parkersburg, WV
Joe Leaman, MS, ATC
Director of Sports Medicine / Athletic Performance
Mountain River Physical Therapy
Parkersburg, WV
J. Scott Mizes, PhD, ABPP, FAED
Mizes Psychological and Alternative Health Solutions
Morgantown, WV
Vivek Neginhal, MD, MB, MS
Scott Orthopedic Center
Huntington, WV
Cindy Pinson, MD
Travel MD
Huntington, WV
Shiv Saidha, MBBCh, MD, MRCPI
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections
Baltimore, MD
Guillermo Sanchez, MSHS, MPH, PA-C
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA
Stewart Schneller, PhD
The Schneller Group
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Frank L. Schwartz, MD, FACE
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
James O. Watson Chair for Diabetes Research
Athens, OH
Meagan Watts Shepherd, MD
Marshall Health – Pediatrics
Huntington, WV
FACULTY
(continued, in alphabetical order)
Travis Tarr, PT, MS, DPT
Director of Rehabilitation Services
Generations Physical Therapy
Milton, WV
Carrie A. Thomas, PhD
Healthcare Associated Infections Coordinator
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Charleston, WV
Jonathan P. Tomes, JD
EMR Legal
Overland Park, KS
Jagan Valluri, PhD
Marshall University – Biological Sciences
Huntington, WV
Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACP, MACE, CCD
Director, Mercy Health Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Cincinnati, OH
FACULTY DISCLOSURES
(in alphabetical order)
The following speakers have disclosed that they have no financial
interest, arrangement, or affiliation with any commercial
organization, and will not be discussing any products which they had
a role in developing. These speakers have also disclosed that they
will not discuss any off-label use or unapproved or investigational
use of any product:
Esam N. Baryun, MD
Heather Bowles, PTA, SDPT
John F. Brick, MD
John Brookfield
Pier Paolo Claudio, MD, PhD
Russell L. Fry, II, MD
Paul E.A. Glaser, MD, PhD
Mary Goessler, MD, MPM
Tracy Hendershot, MD
Gregory S. Hendricks, MD
Justin Kiger, PT, DPT
Amber Kuhl, MD
Jim Kyle, MD, FACSM
Joyce Landers
Joe Leaman, MS, ATC
J. Scott Mizes, PhD, ABPP, FAED
Vivek Neginhal, MD, MB, MS
FACULTY DISCLOSURES
(continued)
Cindy Pinson, MD
Shiv Saidha, MBBCh, MD, MRCPI
Guillermo Sanchez, MSHS, MPH, PA-C
Stewart Schneller, PhD
Frank L. Schwartz, MD, FACP, FACG
Meagan Watts Shepherd, MD
Travis Tarr, PT, MS, DPT
Carrie A. Thomas, PhD
Jonathan P. Tomes, JD
Jagan Valluri, PhD
Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACP, MACE, CCD
Dr. Frank Schwartz disclosed an affiliation with Medtronic
Minimed Corporation, who sponsors some of his clinical research
studies, as well as a consulting relationship with sanofi-aventis U.S.
He disclosed that he may discuss products in which he had a role in
developing.
Dr. Nelson Watts disclosed a relationship with OsteoDynamics as
co-founder, stockholder, and director, as well as speaking and
research relationships with Amgen, Merck, AbbVie, Amarin, BristolMyers Squibb, Corcept, Endo, Imagepace, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis,
Noven, Pfizer/Wyeth, Radius, NPS, and sanofi-aventis U.S.
Sports Celebrity – John Brookfield
Sunday – 1:00 pm
John Brookfield is the founder, creator, and developer of the
Battling Ropes System, as well as multiple world record holder and
author. John has been a leader in the strength and fitness world for
many years, and is known around the globe for his amazing feats of
strength and endurance. He has trained hundreds of professional
athletes on developing physical capacity. He has been on television
with shows like Regis and Kathie Lee, The Today Show, and Good
Morning America, just to name a few. John has been featured in
the Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the Guinness Book of World
Records, as well as several publications including MMA
Sports, Fighters Only, and The Washington Post. John has authored
four books, including Mastery of Hand Strength. Although John is
52 years old, he feels that he has not yet reached his potential when it
comes to his fitness level. By finding and developing the Battling
Ropes system, John has found a new motivation to climb higher due
to results that the system produces.
Several notable feats:

John recently pulled a truck weighing 24,000 pounds a distance
of one full mile in one hour and 23 minutes. The mile pull was
done without the use of any pulling ropes.

John rolled up one-quarter mile of steel nonstop in 59 minutes.
The world record was done by using 62 20-foot steel bars. Each
bar was laying on the ground and had to be rolled up so tight
that they fit into a small suitcase.

John and Jon Bruney pulled a semi-truck weighing slightly over
32,000 pounds a distance of one full mile in one hour and 36
minutes. Much of the route had an upgrade.

John tore 100 decks of plastic-coated poker cards in half in two
minutes and 15 seconds. John tore 60 decks of plastic-coated
poker cards in half in one minute exactly.

John performed 1,200 kettlebell snatches in one hour exactly
using a 53-pound kettlebell.

John performed 302 kettlebell snatches in ten minutes using a
53-pound kettlebell.

John bent 520 nails into a U-shape in one hour and 42 minutes.
The nails were 60-penny nails.
EXHIBITORS
(in alphabetical order)
The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia would like to
thank our exhibitors for their continued support. Lecture and event
times have been scheduled to allow our registrants to spend more
time visiting the exhibits and speaking with exhibitors.
AbbVie Inc.
Booth 24
Stephanie Neil, Rob Jarrell
AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company
which combines the focus of a leading-edge biotech with the
expertise and structure of a long-established pharmaceutical leader.
AbbVie is committed to using unique approaches to innovation to
develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the
world's most complex and serious diseases.
Alcon Laboratories Inc.
Booth 22
Matt Murphy
Alcon Laboratories, Inc., the world leader in eye care, with a focus
on research and development for the preservation of sight, markets a
comprehensive line of prescription therapeutics for physicians and
their patients. Please visit our exhibit where representatives will be
discussing CIPRODEX® Otic Suspension, VIGAMOX® Solution,
PATADAY™ Solution and PATANASE® nasal spray!
Alford Home Solutions, Inc.
Booth 18
Chris Alford, Wayne Pauley, Scott Elswick,
Nicky Richard, Debbie Pauley
At Alford Home Solutions, we provide environmentally responsible,
reliable, and superior services for homes and businesses. Whether
you have a flooded basement or it needs to be remodeled, a nasty
crawl space, foundation problems, or pest problems, we have the
solutions needed to create a happier, healthier habitat.
Amgen
Booth 1B
Dr. Kim Apollony
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for
patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing,
manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. A
biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has reached millions of
patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines
with breakaway potential.
Amramp
Booth 60
Jason Vandevander
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Arbor Pharmaceuticals
Booth 30
Keisha Randolph
Arbor Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company with
three divisions: cardiology, pediatrics, and hospital. Cardiology
products consist of two hypertension medications, Edarbi and
Edarbyclor, indicated for tough to treat hypertension. Bidil, is the
second product indicated for African-American patients with heart
failure.
Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
Booth 52
Justin O'Reilly, Natalie Zigmond, Brooke Enochs, Donnie Jones
Astra Zeneca puts patient's health first. We represent Diabetes
products, Cardiovascular products, and Respiratory products;
Bydureon Pen, Farxiga, Onglyza, Cvestor, Symbicort.
Athenahealth
Booth 26
Sam Haldeman, Steve Santmyer (Advantage Technology)
Athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for EHR,
practice management and care coordination, named the Best in KLAS
#1 Overall Software Vendor for 2013. With a cloud-based network of
more than 50,000 providers, Athenahealth helps caregivers thrive
through change and stay focused on patient care.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
Booth 35
Angela Glotzbach
Auxilium engages in the global development, marketing, and sales of
ethical pharmaceutical products that maintain functionality in an
aging male population.
Auxilium’s continued focus is in
developing/acquiring novel molecules with viability in the urological
field.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Booth 20
David Wells, Jeff Welch, Paula Perry, Kelley Meyer
Boehringer Ingelheim's product range is mainly focused on
pharmaceuticals. In prescription medicines Boehringer Ingelheim has
built on its traditional areas of expertise: Cardiovascular Disease
(Hypertension, Stroke), Disease of the Central Nervous System
(Parkinson Disease), Diabetes and Respiratory Disease (COPD).
Boston Heart Diagnostics
Booth 4A
Frank McCutchan
Boston Heart Diagnostics is a heart health management company
providing integrated diagnostic & patient management solutions that
are advancing cardiovascular disease risk assessment, monitoring &
treatment.
Cabell-Huntington Health Department
Booth 19
Elizabeth Ayers, Kathleen Napier, Casey Napier, Andy Rice
We will be promoting all of the public health services that we offer to
residents of Cabell County. Our primary focus will be to educate
clinicians about our clinical services!
CAMC Health Education &
Research Institute
Booth 63
Jay Ripley, MS; Robin Rector, MA; Rose-Ann Prince
Information will be available on upcoming continuing medical
education programs, along with a list of enduring medical education
programs that can be accessed on the CAMC Institute
website: www.camcinstitute.org.
CAMC LabWorks
Booth 1A
Greg Lane, Al Grubb
Since 1983 we have been known as SVI Laboratory Services, but on
July 1, 2013 we have a new name, CAMC LabWorks. Over the years
we have grown to become one of the premier hospital outreach
laboratory services in the country, providing reference testing
services to physicians and other healthcare providers. All of us at
CAMC LabWorks pledge to continue the tradition of providing
quality laboratory services right here in your own community.
Camden Clark Physician Corporation
Booth 46
Sean Smith
Camden Clark Physician Corporation is part of the Camden Clark
Medical Center. The corporation employs providers in all areas of
medicine. We are currently looking for Orthopedic Surgery,
Gastroenterologist, Hospitalist, and Rheumatologist.
EECP of West Virginia
Booth 28
Dr. Steve Zekan, John Zekan
EECP (Enhanced External Counter Pulsation) therapy is an
outpatient treatment for angina and heart failure.
Eisai, Inc.
Booth 6A
JD Adkins, Dwayne Perdue, Tim Rinker, Steven Richards, Scott Byrne
Eisai pharmaceuticals is committed to enhancing the lives of patients
and their families by maximizing the value of multiple global brand
products. Of these products, BELVIQ is an FDA-approved
prescription weight-loss medication that, when used with diet and
exercise, can help some overweight adults with a weight-related
medical problem, or obese adults, lose weight and keep it off.
EMR Legal
Booth 61
Patrick Head, II
EMR Legal has helped over a thousand health care providers become
and remain HIPAA compliant. Let us assist you in developing an
overall HIPAA security plan, preparing your required Risk Analysis,
select the appropriate security measures to address those risks, and
write the dozens of required policies. Our Business is to Make Your
Business HIPAA Compliant.
Express Employment Professionals
Booth 16
John Adams, Angela Adams, Alaisha Daniels, Kathryn Garrett
Express Employment Professionals serves local businesses with both
full-time and temporary staffing and job placement in addition to
providing human resource services and consulting.
First Choice
Booth 49
Patty Deutsch, Stephanie Southall
First Choice operates (2) important helplines. 1) The Problem
Gamblers Help Network of WV. 2) The RX quitline - help for
prescription drug abusers. Both lines are answered by trained
professionals 24/7. We provide resources and referred to treatment
for addicts and/or their loved ones. Services are free.
Flexible Footwear Company
Booth 9
Marie Gumbert
Working long hours on a hard surface takes a toll. Protect your legs
and feet with Flexible Footwear®, a non-injurious, handmade leather
comfort shoe. The expertly engineered design, patented technology,
high quality materials, and superior craftsmanship will intrigue you.
Imagine walking all day on your own personal anti-fatigue mat that
covers the world; every step is cushioned. Feeling is Believing®, so
please stop by and try them on. Discover why thousands of
physicians claim this is a phenomenal work tool and the best
investment they have made in a decade.
Friday Night Medical Timeout
(The Kyle Group)
Mezzanine
Sunday Only
Dr. Jim Kyle, Alicia Besenyei
The Friday Night Medical Time Out is designed to prepare
Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Team Physicians,
Athletic Trainers, and anyone designated as responsible for the
medical well-being of athletes or spectators on game day to simply be
aware, prepared and educated.
Highmark West Virginia
Booth 37
Alana DeJesus, Jamie Ray
As West Virginia’s largest private health insurance company,
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia is committed to
providing high-level service to our members, groups, providers,
communities and the State of West Virginia. While our fundamental
business remains centered on healthcare benefits and related services,
we recognize our overall corporate responsibility for playing a
greater role in improving the overall health status of West Virginians.
This must be done if we are to be successful in maintaining an
affordable and effective healthcare system.
HIMG Regional Medical Center
Booth 62
Patty Dickey
HIMG is a thriving multi-specialty group practice founded in 1969
now consisting of more than seventy-five (75+) physicians, physician
assistants and nurse practitioners including primary care, medical
subspecialties and general surgery. The physician group is considered
to be the premier group practice in the tri-state area including and
around Huntington, West Virginia with a proven track record in
attracting high caliber, qualified physicians. HIMG provides
additional services in Teays Valley, including Cardiology,
Endocrinology, and Nephrology.
Hospice of Huntington
Booth 15
Bryan Gilpin, Kelli Mankin
Hospice of Huntington provides compassionate physical, emotional,
and spiritual care for those with a life-limiting illness, and continued
support for their families.
Humana
Booth 2
Michelle Powell, Cheva Ising
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading
health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products
and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated
approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its
core business, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for
existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further
enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the
nation with whom the company has relationships.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Booth 59
Debbi Casto, Brian McCann, Samantha George, Steve Morris
Marshall Health/
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Booth 8
Leah Payne, Linda Holmes, Josh Dorsey
Marshall Health is the largest, most comprehensive medical group in
the region featuring more than 200 physicians readily available in
more than 60 specialties and subspecialties. We are the faculty
practice plan for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and as
such are committed to excellence-excellence in medical education
and excellence in patient care. Marshall Health cares for patients at
more than a dozen locations in the region. Offering the latest in highquality, multi-disciplinary health care, we serve patients from nearly
29 counties in three states. We are…Marshall Health!
MD Labs
Booth 3
Colin Myers
MD Labs was founded in 2011 with the goal to specialize in prescription
monitoring toxicology and serve physicians across the US. Our founders,
Matthew Rutledge and Denis Grizelj started the company with the goal of
creating a more provider-friendly testing service that prides itself on
delivering prompt, accurate, reliable and easy to understand results.
Employing state of the art technology and testing for a wide array of analytes,
our team of PhDs and clinical technologists is able to keep ahead of the needs
of our community. Constantly adding services based on client requests and
pharmacotherapeutic trends allows us to provid quick, accurate, and costeffective drug testing while enhancing patients’ prescription adherence and
overall patient care. In 2014, MD Labs began offering pharmacogenetic
(PGX) testing as a way for providers to better understand individual patients
responses to prescription medications and reduce adverse drug reactions.
MedExpress Urgent Care
Booth 64
Jan Bailey, Dr. Chris Howard
At MedExpress Urgent Care, we believe a more satisfied physician
can deliver better quality care and higher patient satisfaction. We
practice the science of medicine and the art of patient care in more
than 125 welcoming, state-of-the-art facilities in multiple states.
Come help us lead our revolution in patient care.
Medical Practice Management Solutions
Booth 34
Pat Burrows, Emily Cornwell, Ian Wiley, Justin Williams
MPMS is a practice services company located in Huntington, WV
that provides a wide array of services for physicians such as practice
management and electronic medical record software, IT services,
billing, and accounting services. The company provides business
consulting and assists practices in attaining stimulus funds to pay for
EMR systems.
Novo Nordisk
Booth 57
Novo Nordisk Changing life with diabetes. Featuring a portfolio of
products specific for diabetics: Victoza, Levemir, Novolog and
Novolog Mix 70/30.
Office Managers Association
Booth 5
Stacie Spotloe
The Office Managers Association of Healthcare Providers, Inc., is an
organization consisting of members who manage the offices of
healthcare providers and facilities. Our members are from states
including West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. We
have six chapters statewide including Beckley, Charleston,
Clarksburg, Huntington, Morgantown, and Beckley. Visit us @
www.stateoma.com.
Pfizer
Booth 4
Trent Wilson, Brenda Liston, Jerry Heuter, Tammy Thomas
Raleigh General Hospital
Booth 58
Dave Schaeffer, Kevin McGraw
Raleigh General Hospital is Southern West Virginia's largest and
most technically advanced heathcare provider. We are actively
seeking talented family practice physicians to deliver high quality
care to the people of Southern West Virginia.
Scott Orthopedic Center
Booth 56
Diane Perry
Established in 1929, Scott Orthopedic Center is a multi-faceted
medical practice devoted to diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and
prevention of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
Our mission is to provide unequaled quality and compassionate care
to our patients. We are dedicated to achieve the best possible
outcome for every patient. “Our Patients Are Our Guests.”
St. Mary's Medical Center
Booth 55
Lisa Breeden, Jennifer Deel, Tedra Cremeans-Chapman,
Betty Arthur, Cindy Hale, Nancy Bryan, Lisa Bradley
St. Mary's Medical Center is the largest private employer in Cabell
County, with more than 2,600 employees. At 393 beds, it is among
the largest healthcare facilities in West Virginia, with centers of
excellence in cardiac care, cancer treatment, emergency/trauma
services, neuroscience, and joint replacement.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America
Booth 54
Jason Carney, Ashley Griffy, Joanna Stover, Kim Davis
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is focused on premier patient healthcare with
an emphasis on Diabetes, Gout and Obesity.
The Gideons International
Booth 36
Peggy Geary, Barbara Miller
The Gideons International is an interdenominational association of
Christian business and professional men and their spouses who are
members of Protestant/Evangelical churches. Our members are
dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and
distribution of God’s word in more than 190 countries around the
world.
Three Gables Surgery Center
Booth 53
David A. Proctor, Amy Ash, Vickie Sigman
Three Gables Surgical Hospital located in Proctorville, Ohio. We
strive to create an environment where we provide compassionate,
comprehensive, efficient care using our technologically advanced and
efficiently run services. We provide the following Ancillary services;
New State of the Art MRI GE 450Wide System, Computed
Tomography (CT) and Digital X-Ray.
Touma Hearing Centers
Booth 27
Touma Hearing Centers provides comprehensive specialized hearing
care by a team of experienced audiologists, audiology assistants, and
a fellowship trained otologist (ear surgeon). While anyone can sell
you a hearing aid, our audiologist and otologist take time to
thoroughly evaluate you, answer questions and find the best hearing
solution that fits your needs. Not all hearing loss is treated with
hearing aids. With locations in Huntington and Ashland, we are
conveniently located to take care of your needs.
Tug River Health Association, Inc.
Booth 25
Parr Thacker, Tim Crofton, Sharon Waldren
Tug River Health Association, Inc. meets the high standard expected
of a Federally Qualified Health Center. We have a community based
Board of Directors composed of persons who receive care at the five
practice sites: Gary, Northfork, Mount View, Pineville, and the
Fitness Center. There are approximately 23,000 patient visits per
year. Many patients have chronic disease and multiple health
problems. A coordinated program of Medical, Dental, Black Lung
and Weight Management is aimed at addressing obesity,
cardiovascular and hypertension problems, which are prevalent in
McDowell County.
VA Medical Center
Booth 43
Rob Carter, Pat Ward
The Huntington VA Medical Center is a fully accredited 80-bed
acute medical and surgical care facility offering primary and
subspecialty outpatient care with over 1,100 employees and nearly
400 volunteers dedicated to serving our veteran population;
Affiliated with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall
University.
Village Caregiving
Booth 2A
Andrew Maass
Village Caregiving is a privately owned in-home care company,
offering quality and affordable in-home care services in the tri-state
region. We offer the most affordable, professional, and high-quality
services for your loved ones. Accepting private payment, long-term
care insurance, Medicaid Aged & Disabled Waiver, Medicaid
Personal Care, and VA Aid & Attendance.
WV Association of Physician Assistants
Booth 32
Nicholas Vance
The WVAPA serves the needs of Physician Assistants and Physician
Assistant Students who work or reside in the state of West Virginia.
Wolters Kluwer Health
Booth 39 & 41
Anne Ashworth
Wolters Kluwer is the world's leading medical publisher.
WV Army National Guard
Captain Will Hargis
Mezzanine
Sunday Only
National Guard members can receive a Medical Corps commission
and be recognized as a military officer and a medical professional.
They can advance their career, have outstanding benefits, earn an
additional retirement, and be eligible for bonuses and loan
repayments while serving their Community and Nation.
WV Disability Determination Section
Booth 13
Allyson Pugh
The Disability Determination Section (DDS), in agreement with the
Social Security Administration, determines medical eligibility for
Social Security Disability for West Virginians. These benefits include
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) claims. While administered in West Virginia
by the state Division of Rehabilitation Services, the DDS is federally
regulated and funded entirely through the Social Security
Administration. The volume of claims is substantial, yet
our DDS staff takes pride in providing individualized, accurate
services to all who apply for assistance. Our mission is to process
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security
Income disability claims in a manner that is accurate, timely,
compassionate and cost-effective.
WV Mutual Insurance Company
Booth 3A
Andy Malinoski, Elizabeth Bridgeman
The West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company remains the premier
medical professional liability insurer in West Virginia. The Mutual is
a stable and predictable commercial insurance company that has
substantiality reduced policyholder premiums since it began in 2004.
DOOR PRIZES
HD flat-screen television, microwave,
Blenko Glass, and over 50 other great prizes!
Door prize drawings are for CME registrants; must
be present to win.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
following lectures
Upper Mezzanine Area – 2nd Floor
Support the Family Medicine Foundation of
West Virginia!
$10.00 per chance to win a beautiful, hand-made
Appalachian Quilt
Drawing – Sunday, November 16, 2014
following lectures
You do not have to be present to win the quilt.
EXHIBITOR DOOR PRIZE
HD flat-screen television – donated by the FMFWV
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 3:50 pm
Exhibit must be on display at time of drawing.
ESP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
ESP Fund is a medical student scholarship program
designed to help and encourage family physicians to
practice in West Virginia. The fund originated in
1978-1980 when the nearly 15,000 members of the
West Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs (dba
GFWC West Virginia) raised over $60,000 for ESP
(Educational Seed for Physicians). On May 1,
1991, the ESP Fund was transferred to the Family
Medicine Foundation of West Virginia.
ESP is now governed by the Family Medicine
Foundation of West Virginia Board with a selection
committee composed of representatives from the
Foundation Board, GFWC West Virginia, and the
medical profession. In April of each year, the
Selection Committee selects recipients from among
2nd, 3rd, or 4th year medical student applicants.
Scholarships to individual recipients are $5,000 per
year for a possible $20,000 for four recipients to be
awarded on the basis of need and interest in Family
Medicine.
A student receiving an ESP Scholarship promises to
specialize in the field of Family Medicine, and upon
completion of his or her intern or residency training,
he or she promises to practice in the state of West
Virginia for two years. If the ESP Scholarship is
granted to a 4th year student, the recipient would
only be required to practice in the state for one year.
TULLY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Dr. C. Carl & Margaret Tully Medical Student
Fund was created from a Charitable Remainder
Unitrust established by the Tullys. It is governed by
the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia
Board with a Tully Fund Selection Committee
composed of representatives from the Foundation
Board, GFWC West Virginia, medical schools, and
the medical profession.
In April of each year, the Selection Committee
selects recipients from among the qualified
applicants. Scholarships to individual 3rd and 4th
year medical students in the amount of $5,000 per
year, or a total of $10,000 for 3rd year medical
students, are awarded on the basis of need and
interest in Family Medicine.
A student receiving a Tully Scholarship promises to
specialize in the field of Family Medicine in the
state of West Virginia for one year upon completion
of his or her intern or residency training. After one
year of practice is completed, the Family Medicine
Foundation of West Virginia Tully Fund agrees to
waive repayment.
FAMILY MEDCINE FOUNDATION
OF WEST VIRGINIA
OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
2014 -- 2015
OFFICERS
A. Paul Brooks, Jr., MD - President (2011-2015)
5000 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Michael R. Hess, MD - Vice President (2011-2015)
1511 Johnson Avenue, Bridgeport, WV 26330
William B. Ferrell, Jr. – Secretary/Treasurer (2012-2016)
1660 Scotts Fork Bonnie Road, Exchange, WV 26619
DIRECTORS
John E. Beane, MD (2013-2016)
23 Meadowcrest Circle, Parkersburg, WV 26604
Gregory Elkins, MD (2012-2014)
7400 Lynn Avenue, Hamlin, WV 25523
Kelly M. Pitsenbarger, MD (2010-2014)
P.O. Box 1437, Shady Spring, WV 25918
Samuel K. Roberts, MD (2013-2016)
1200 Harrison Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241
Matthew R. Walker, JD (2012-2015)
650 Main Street, Barboursville, WV 25504
Robert B. Walker, MD (2012-2014)
6014 Gideon Road, Huntington, WV 25705
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
John Parker, MD – WVAFP Liaison
122 Center Street
Clay, WV 25043
ADVISORS
Paul Frederick, DM – Pharmaceutical Industry Advisor
5054 Bennington Drive, Cross Lanes, WV 25313
David Miller, AWM – Financial Investment Advisor
RBC Wealth Management
704 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
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