medicalservicesimage2

Who is Family Medicine For?

Family Medicine is For Everyone!

In the increasingly fragmented world of health care, one thing remains constant: Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.

Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focusing on integrated care. Providing patients with a personal medical home, family physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family medicine integrates care for patients of both genders across the full spectrum of ages within the context of community and advocates for the patient in an increasingly complex health care system.

Athletes of all Ages

“Exercise is good medicine” and family physicians are specially trained in sports medicine including pre-exercise medical clearance to the evaluation and care and of injured athletes.

Our doctors are ready to be your “Team Physician” – from varsity athletes, youth soccer stars, little league sluggers, weekend golfers, marathon runners and neighborhood walkers.

Athletes of All Ages Services Include:

  • Pre-participation exams
  • Special Olympics Physicals
  • Individualized exercise advice
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Sport Injuries
    • Concussion management
    • Sprains and strains
    • Tennis elbow, Runner’s knee, Turf Toe
    • Back pain
    • Foot pain
  • Sport psychology
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Sprains and strains
    • Choking
    • Little league parent syndrome
  • Sport illnesses
    • Exercise induced asthma
    • Sport related rashes and infections
    • Heat illness and muscle cramps
    • Nutrition counseling
    • Overtraining syndromes
    • Chest pain and syncope (passing out)

Hospital Services

From heart disease, stroke and hypertension, to diabetes, cancer and asthma, family physicians provide primary care for the nation’s most serious health problems. Our physicians are qualified and credentialed to deliver care to our practice’s hospitalized patients. We provide 24 hour hospital inpatient service, work closely with specialty consultants, and can arrange transfer to tertiary care settings when needed to ensure safe, quality care.

Hospital Services Include:

  • A Faculty and a Resident physician staff are always on call 24 Hours, 7 Days a week for inpatient hospital care at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
  • All of our practice’s physicians participate in staffing our Family Medicine Hospital Team to care for you while you are ill and in the hospital.
  • Family Medicine Hospital Team members
    • WVU Lead faculty family medicine physician
    • WVU Hospital dedicated family medicine resident physician
    • WVU Pharmacy faculty – assists team in assuring medication appropriateness and safety
    • WVU Behavioral Health clinical specialist – assists team in addressing hospital patient emotional health issues and medications
  • The hospital team will keep your personal physician informed as to your condition and progress in the hospital.
  • Specialists will be consulted when their expertise is needed for your medical or surgical condition.

Below are the various hospital units where we care for our patients, and the typical conditions that we treat in those units.

Intensive Care Unit

  • Heart attacks
  • Heart arrhythmia management
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Emphysema and Ventilator care
  • Stroke care

Medical/Surgical Unit

  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration and kidney illnesses
  • Diabetes care
  • Asthma, COPD, and Pneumonia care
  • Medical care of the post-surgery patient

Newborn Nursery

  • We see our newborns right after birth
  • We attend the births of our newborn who have Cesarean section deliveries
  • We assist our Pediatric physicians in diagnosing and stabilizing critically ill or premature infants who require transfer to regional Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Pediatrics

  • Asthma
  • Dehydration
  • Croup
  • Pneumonia
  • OB-GYN Unit

OB-GYN Unit

  • We deliver babies!

Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Unit

  • Stroke recovery
  • Fractured hip or joint replacement rehab
  • Skilled rehabilitation from acute medical illnesse

Infants and Children

Pediatricians and Family Physicians at Harpers Ferry work collaboratively to provide your child care from the moment of birth and at all times there after. We perform and attend vaginal and cesarean deliveries at Jefferson Memorial and tend to the new birth as well as the mother.

If your child was born elsewhere we can assist at any time with the continuing needs of well child and developmental exams; school, camp, and sports physicals; immunizations; and referrals to community and regional specialists if needed.

We are also available to handle the sick day care in the clinic and if needed in the hospital setting. Our Pediatricians and Family Physicians are all Board Certified and have trained at some of the top institutions, bringing care and expertise to a small community.

These Include:

  • Infant and Children’s health services including sick visits, well child exams & immunizations.
  • Women’s health including family planning, contraception management, office gynecology care, Pap smears and pelvic exams.
  • Preventive health services for all ages.
  • Complete physical examinations – personal, school, sports, camp, employment, DOT and executive physicals.
  • Evaluation and management of acute conditions including allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections, sore throat, headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, urinary tract infections, hemorrhoids, back pain, joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, skin rashes and many others.
  • Evaluation and management of chronic illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, ADHD, arthritis, allergies, asthma, chronic lung disease

Infants and Children Services Include:

  • Newborn hospital care
  • Pediatric inpatient care
  • Pediatrician on staff
  • Common infant illnesses
    • Jaundice
    • Colic
    • Respiratory illnesses
  • Well baby check ups
  • Immunizations
  • RSV Preventive Injections for premature infants
  • Sports Physicals
  • Vision and Hearing assessments
  • Developmental Delay assessments
  • Well Child Exams
  • Acute childhood illnesses
    • Strep throat
    • Earaches (otitis media)
    • Bronchitis and pneumonia
    • Vomiting and Diarrhea illnesses
    • Childhood rashes
  • Chronic childhood illnesses
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Allergies
    • Attention Deficit Disorder

Men and Fathers

Men’s Health is a high priority at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine. As Family Physicians we appreciate your role as fathers, care givers, workers, and individuals desiring not just care for illnesses, but as people desiring guidance to optimal health. We focus on wellness- nutrition, exercise, mental health, smoking cessation, appropriate screening for early disease, and family planning.

These Include:

  • Infant and Children’s health services including sick visits, well child exams & immunizations.
  • Women’s health including family planning, contraception management, office gynecology care, Pap smears and pelvic exams.
  • Preventive health services for all ages.
  • Complete physical examinations – personal, school, sports, camp, employment, DOT and executive physicals.
  • Evaluation and management of acute conditions including allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections, sore throat, headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, urinary tract infections, hemorrhoids, back pain, joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, skin rashes and many others.
  • Evaluation and management of chronic illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, ADHD, arthritis, allergies, asthma, chronic lung disease

Men and Fathers Services Include:

  • Health Maintenance Exams
  • Prostate Exams and Cancer Screening
  • CDL and DOT Physicals
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • EKGs and Cardiac Exercise Stress Testing
    • Cholesterol / Lipid management
    • Blood Pressure/ Hypertension management
    • Diabetes Management
    • Weight/obesity management
    • Smoking Cessation
  • Sport and Work Injuries
    • Lacerations
    • Sprains and minor fractures
    • Splinting and casting
    • Back and knee pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Acute and Chronic Illness Care
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Behaviroal Health Services
    • Depression

Seniors and Grandparents

Quality of life and maintaining our ability to function are important as we enter our later years. Our family physicians are expert in managing multiple chronic conditions and working closely with families and the entire team of health care providers often needed in the care of our elderly patients. HFFM is the medical home for your comprehensive and coordinated geriatric medical care.

Seniors and Grandparents Services Include:

  • Medicare physicals
  • Nursing Home care
  • Home visit program
  • Acute and Chronic Illness care
  • Diabetes management
  • Protime/Coagulation management
  • Memory problems
    • Is it Alzheimer’s?
    • Is it still safe to drive?
  • Arthritis, bursitis and gout
  • Cancer screening
    • Breast
    • Cervical
    • Prostate
    • Skin
    • Colon
  • Heart Health Care
    • Heart Attack care
    • Congestive heart failure care
    • EKG and Exercise Stress Testing
    • Hypertension/blood pressure management
    • Cholesterol/Lipid management
  • Hearing Problems
    • Ear wax removal
  • Adult Immunizations
  • Sleep Disorders and Insomnia
  • Behavioral Health Services
    • Grief and Bereavement
    • Depression
  • Urinary Problems
    • Incontinence
    • Prostate enlargement
  • Skin Conditions
    • Skin cancers
    • Biopsies
  • Individualized exercise advice

Teens and Adolescents

We wish to make your teen feel welcome in our clinic. We can provide all their sick and well care, advise on immunization boosters appropriate for the teen years, and provide confidential advice on sensitive issues if needed.

We wish to optimize their physical and mental health at this critical time. Our young physicians and resident physicians have a special skill with the teen patients.

These Include:

  • Infant and Children’s health services including sick visits, well child exams & immunizations.
  • Women’s health including family planning, contraception management, office gynecology care, Pap smears and pelvic exams.
  • Preventive health services for all ages.
  • Complete physical examinations – personal, school, sports, camp, employment, DOT and executive physicals.
  • Evaluation and management of acute conditions including allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections, sore throat, headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, urinary tract infections, hemorrhoids, back pain, joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, skin rashes and many others.
  • Evaluation and management of chronic illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, ADHD, arthritis, allergies, asthma, chronic lung disease

Teens and Adolescents Services Include:

  • Annual health maintenance exams
  • Sports Physicals
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pre-College Physicals and Immunizations
  • Contraception
  • Behavioral Health services
    • Adjustment problems
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Eating disorders
  • Menstrual Problems
    • Counseling
    • Pelvic exams and PAP smear

Women and Mothers

Family Physicians at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine provide prenatal care and deliver babies. We desire to personalize your care and allow you to design and follow your birth plan to its fullest potential. We aim to give you a personal physician for the course of your pregnancy who will be there with your family at the time of birth….to care not just for you but for your newborn.

We provide the personal care of days long gone combined with the modern touches such as ultrasound in the clinic. We are proud to deliver our babies at Jefferson Memorial Hospital (link) where you have one on one care through the entire labor process.

These Include:

  • Infant and Children’s health services including sick visits, well child exams & immunizations.
  • Women’s health including family planning, contraception management, office gynecology care, Pap smears and pelvic exams.
  • Preventive health services for all ages.
  • Complete physical examinations – personal, school, sports, camp, employment, DOT and executive physicals.
  • Evaluation and management of acute conditions including allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections, sore throat, headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, urinary tract infections, hemorrhoids, back pain, joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, skin rashes and many others.
  • Evaluation and management of chronic illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, ADHD, arthritis, allergies, asthma, chronic lung disease

Women and Mothers Services Include:

  • Complete Prenatal care
    • Pregnancy testing
    • Ultrasound exams in office
    • Fetal heart monitoring
  • We Deliver Babies
    • Vaginal delivery
    • Assisted delivery
    • Cesarean Section delivery
  • PAP smears and Breast exams
  • Contraception
    • Birth control pills and patches
    • DepoProvera injections
    • Diaphragm and IUD
  • Colposcopy and biopsy for abnormal PAP smears
  • Endometrial biopsies for abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Women’s Health Screening
    • Cholesterol/Lipids
    • Diabetes
    • Osteoporosis
    • Blood Pressure
    • Weight management
    • Smoking Cessation
  • Infertility evaluation
  • Behavioral Health Service

Additional Services

Harpers Ferry Family Medicine is equipped with state-of the art diagnostic tools and the capability for many common outpatient medical and minor surgical procedures. “I didn’t know you did that here !” is commonly heard by patients delighted that our clinic brings such technology and skill to their personal medical home.

Additional Services Include:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • OB Ultrasound exams
  • Electrocardiograms – EKG
  • Exercise (Treadmill) EKG Stress Testing
  • Removal of warts and moles
  • Abscess drainage
  • Hearing and Vision Screening
  • Pediatric and Adult Immunizations
  • Colon Cancer Screening with Occult Blood Blood testing
  • Full Lipid / Cholesterol testing
  • Diabetes testing (blood sugar, Hemoglobin A1C, urine microalbumin)
  • Splinting and Casting for sprains and minor fractures
  • OMT (Osteopathic manipulation therapy) by our DO physician staff
  • Preoperative physicals
  • Travel Medicine advice