My father was a Marine resulting in much travel and 10 different schools until graduating in 1982 from West Springfield High School in West Springfield, VA.
82/83 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
83/85 West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV. I attended with my parents, whom were one year behind me. I entered medical school without an undergraduate degree. Only 1 percent of medical students have this distinction.
85/89 West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown. I attended the last two years at the Charleston division at Charleston Area Medical Center.
89/92 Pediatrics at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV.
93 Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics. Re-certified in 2000 and 2007.
American Academy of Pediatrics. F.A.A.P. means a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Active staff at the Charleston Area Medical Center.
Assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Charleston division of the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
7/15/92 to 9/15/95 in solo private practice.
9/16/95 to 6/30/1999 in group practice with Carepoint Physicians, Inc. Carepoint disbanded.
7/1/99 to present in group practice with ABC Pediatrics, PLLC
I have practiced at the same location since 1992, only the
practice name and business arrangement has changed.
My daughter Lauren was born 3/13/95 and Kelsey was born 3/18/98. My son Joseph was born 11/14/00 and William was born 2/13/2002. My wife Pamela and I were married April 5, 2010 in Disneyworld. Pamela has two daughters, now my step daughters, Bree born 6/23/1999 and Lela born 8/24/2006.
Featured in two nationally circulated videos produced by Cambridge Career Products involving childhood immunizations and routine well baby check-ups.
Appeared on numerous special reports on WCHS channel 8 news, WVAH channel 11 news, and occasional stories on WSAZ channel 3.
From 7/00 to 4/2015 I appeared in a "pediatrician on call" segment on WCHS and WVAH Tv in Charleston WV.
I was featured on over 100 weekly health segments called "Babysteps" with Jenifer McAndrews on WCHS / WVAH covering all aspects of pediatric health. The segment won several awards.
Charleston Area Medical Center
Medical Audit Committee: member 1995, 1996, 1997
Computer Information System Co-process owner for
Clinical Documentation, Orders and Results Reporting 1997 to March 2003
Documentation Quality Committee: Chairman
Formerly Medical Audit Committee, July 2000 to March 2003
Physician Advisory Group for Computer Information System: Chairman
1997 to March 2003, member after 2003
Carelink Insurance Credentials Committee: member 1997
Carepoint Physicians, Inc.
Operations Committee: member 1995, 1996, 1997
Finance Committee: member 1997 to 1999
Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME):
Designated by the Federal Aviation Administration in 1997
(specially authorized by the FAA to perform flight physicals for pilots and air traffic controllers).
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medical Advisory Committee: member 1/2000 to 2009
Credentials Committee: member 3/2000 to 2009
American Academy of Pediatrics, West Virginia