It is our goal to help you obtain and manage the care you need.

Make an appointment onlineWomen’s Health and Family Medicine patients can securely access their own medical records online, schedule appointments, review test results, request prescription refills and exchange non-urgent emails with their physicians using My WVU Chart. For more information about My WVU Chart, please check out the My WVU Chart website at or inquire at your next appointment.

203 East Fourth Street
Ranson, WV 25438
(304) 725-6343

Now accepting new patients
Call 304.725.6343 to schedule an appointment.
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Women’s Health and Family Medicine can be your families choice for primary healthcare in Jefferson County. We provide the full range of primary healthcare, for infants, adolescents, men and women. We also provide obstetrical and gynecological care too.

Women’s Health

We provide important well-woman health exams, screening tests, and are devoted to offering quality and individualized healthcare to women. Many minimally invasive procedures can be performed in our office; our physicians can provide surgical care in a hospital setting at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson.

Services we offer…
• Well-Woman Care
• Adolescent Gynecology
• Birth Control
• Preconception Counseling
• Routine & High-Risk Pregnancy Care
• Infertility Assessment
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Pelvic Pain & PMS Management
• Sexual Dysfunction Treatment
• Incontinence Treatment
• Menopausal Care

We believe in putting your care, comfort, and well-being first with a caring, compassionate approach. At Women’s Health and Family Medicine, you have an entire, highly experienced OB-GYN team right here in your community.

Family Medicine

We treat all ages of patients from infants to geriatric adults. We are trained to diagnose and treat the full range of medical problems people experience – from a sudden illness, to hypertension, to working with you to manage your daily health.

• Preventive health services for all ages
• Children’s health services including sick visits, well child exams & immunizations
• Complete physical examinations – personal, school, sports, camp and employment
• Evaluation and management of acute conditions including sinusitis, ear infections, sore throat, headache, hemorrhoids, tendonitis, skin rashes and many others
• Evaluation and management of chronic illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, arthritis, allergies, asthma, chronic lung disease
• Prostate Exams
• Cancer Screenings – such as breast, uterine, colon, prostate
• Adult Immunizations, including Flu Shot, Tetanus, and Pneumonia
• Minor procedures such as skin biopsies and joint injections

Women’s Health & Family Medicine




Shannon Riston

Medical Office Supervisor, Patient Registration

Brandyce Lyons

Business Manager, Primary Care Department

Jennifer Gamino

Assistant Administrator, Primary Care Department

1. Do you only take care of pregnant women?

We provide the full scope of women’s health services including: general well-woman care from adolescence to menopause and beyond, pre-conceptual counseling, preventive care, such as Pap test, breast exams, cholesterol screenings, sick visits, etc.

2. Do you have evening hours?

Evening hours may be available upon request. Please ask the Patient Service Representative about them when you call to make an appointment.

3. How am I notified about test results?

Patients will receive test results by mail or telephone 10-14 business days after we receive the results. If your physician feels the test requires your immediate attention, you will be contacted by the physician. If you have not received notification after 14 business days, please contact our office at 304-725-2038

4. How can I get a refill for a prescription?

Contact your pharmacy to request medication refill. The pharmacy will send us the request. Please allow 72 hours for the request to be processed, both by our office and the pharmacy. All controlled substance medications require a written prescription from your physician.

5. If I use Women’s Health & Family Medicine for my obstetrical care, where will my child be born?

All of the physicians (and midwife) have full admitting privileges with University Healthcare. Childbirth occurs in a warm and comfortable, family-centered environment. Spouses, partners, or family members are encouraged to support and share in the birth experience throughout your stay.

6. Are epidurals available at Jefferson Medical Center?

Yes, epidurals are available 24/7 at WVUH-East/Jefferson Medical Center.

7. Are there any foods that I should avoid during pregnancy?

A well-balanced diet is essential when you’re pregnant. Your developing baby requires a variety of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. As with anything question you have during pregnancy, it is a good idea to discuss any concerns you have with your physician, however in general our recommendations are as follows:

* Alcohol
* Raw meat or fish (including uncooked seafood like oysters or clams, and undercooked beef or poultry)
* Smoked seafood
* Deli meats (possible exposure to Listeria)
* Raw eggs (sometimes used in homemade ice cream, salad dressings and homemade mayonnaise)
* Soft cheeses (including Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, Feta, Gorgonzola, Queso blanco and Queso Fresco)
* Unpasteurized milk
* Any fish that’s exposed to industrial pollutants or mercury (bluefish, striped bass, salmon, pike, trout, walleye, shark, swordfish, mackerel, and tilefish)
* Caffeine can be consumed in moderation (less than 300 mg per day) AFTER the first trimester. During the first trimester, it is safest to avoid all caffeine.
* All raw vegetables should be thoroughly washed before eating to avoid possible exposure to toxoplasmosis. Which may contaminate the soil where the vegetables grow.

8. Tell me more about Gestational Diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. It usually goes away after delivery. It is treated by controlling blood sugar. Some women can do this with a special diet for diabetes and staying active. Other women will need help from medication to control it. Gestational diabetes can cause the baby to get too big — 9 pounds or more. A baby that is too big can cause problems during delivery and can result in the baby can having breathing problems or blood sugar that is too low at birth.

However, women with gestational diabetes can give birth to healthy babies by keeping their blood sugar under control.

For more information click on the link below:
Gestational Diabetes

9. Is elective labor induction recommended?

A woman and her doctor or midwife can decide to start labor near the woman’s due date by a choice made together. “Elective” means that it is done for reasons other than a problem with the pregnancy. Elective induction of labor is starting labor near your due date but before your body has gone into labor on its own, usually by medication.

It is a complex issue and generally not recommended for women before 39 weeks of pregnancy (1 week before your due date). The decision should only be made after a thorough discussion with your doctor or midwife.

For more information, click on the link below:
Elective Labor Induction

Please Contact our Office to Make an Appointment

Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

203 East Fourth Street
Ranson, WV 25438
(304) 725-6343

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Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine
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Angela Petry, FNP-BC

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Nurse Practitioner, Department of Family Medicine - Eastern Division; Geriatrics Nurse Practitioner
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Jessica Roelkey, MS, PA-C

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Gretchen Sprouse, MD

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Family Medicine Physician, Department of Family Medicine - Eastern Division; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
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Ryan Sprouse, MD

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Family / Sports Med Physician, Eastern Division; Family / Sports Medicine Physician , Department of Family Medicine - Eastern Division; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
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