For the second consecutive year, Amy Butts, a WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital endocrinology physician assistant, has been named America’s top PA (physician assistant) in endocrinology for 2021 by the POCN (Point of Care Network).
Just 10 PAs from around the country receive the top honor in various specialties. POCN is the largest network of nurse practitioners (NPs) and PAs in America and started America's Top PAs three years ago with the goal of recognizing and celebrating influential and impactful PAs practicing today.
The nominating process started in March allowing PAs and NPs to nominate a fellow PA who is demonstrating excellence in care quality and delivery, professional and practice development, and community outreach and involvement.
“We are honored to have someone like Amy working for us,” hospital President and CEO Douglass Harrison said. “With the prevalence of diabetes in the region, Amy does a wonderful job in keeping our patients healthy.”
Butts, who is a certified diabetes educator and board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management, sees patients at the hospital’s Wellsburg Clinic. She is a graduate of the Health Sciences Honors Program at Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA. She also earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Sciences there.
Before working for Wheeling Hospital, Butts was associated with Dr. Sean Nolan in Weirton. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Diabetes Educators, the ADA, the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants.
Butts has been invited to address numerous conferences, taught group education classes and served on primary care advisory boards.
In 2019, Butts was nominated and approved as a member of the editorial board for Clinical Diabetes, a publication of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Butts’ hours at the Wellsburg Clinic, located at 1423 Commerce St., are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 304-737-0816.