The Family Medicine faculty and staff are a dedicated group of physicians and health professionals involved in the medical education, professional development and well-being of the residents and students on our campus. They are highly motivated and involved in all areas of residency training, the hospital and the community.

Eric J. Radcliffe, M.D.
Program Director

With more than 25 years Graduate Medical Education experience, Dr.  Radcliffe has been a Program Director for 20 years. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Wheeling Hospital. He is ABFM board certified. Prior to UHC, his experience includes private practice in Buckhannon WV and serving as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at West Virginia School of Medicine.

As UHC Medical Director, Dr. Radcliffe is an active member of the UHC Medical Staff, serving on the Medical Executive Committee, Quality Improvement Committee and Chair of the Hospital Patient Safety Committee. Dr. Radcliffe is the primary preceptor for clinic procedure days. Other interests include hospital medicine, resident career development, and primary healthcare in West Virginia.

S. Whitney Courtney, D.O.
Osteopathic Program Director

Dr. Courtney is a graduate of the UHC Family Medicine Residency Program. Originally from Fayetteville, West Virginia, she holds a B.S. in Biology from Concord College and obtained her D.O degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a member of the AAFP, AOA and ACOFP and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

As the Director of Osteopathic Education, Dr. Courtney participates in and oversees OPP/OMM training within the Osteopathic Track. She also works closely with Dr. Ashley Yelinek on the Sports Medicine Prep Track. Research, scholarly activity and faculty development are other areas of interest and responsibility within the residency program.  She also enjoys providing oversight and guidance to her resident advisees and all Osteopathic residents. Dr. Courtney participates with Healthy Harrison in Healthy Lifestyle choices education to students in Harrison County. In addition to being the Chairman of the hospital Ethics Committee, Dr. Courtney’s professional interests include women’s health, preventive medicine, and the care of children. She enjoys playing the piano and traveling with her family. She, her husband, and their three children, reside in the Bridgeport area.

Elizabeth H. Hess, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Dr. Elizabeth Hess, a native of Grafton, WV, graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at UHC, where she served as chief resident. She is ABFM board certified and a member of the AAFP and Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She also served as an American Board of Family Medicine test reviewer. Dr. Hess is an active member of the hospital medical staff and serves as the Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

 

Her love of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle promotion made Dr. Hess the natural leader of the Integrative Medicine track and Physician Wellness program. Establishing base-line milestones for few residents, development of the rotation block schedule and board preparation are among her areas of focus as a faculty member, as well as, mentoring her resident advisees. With more than 15 years of faculty experience, Dr. Hess leads resident evaluation and progression of the Family Medicine Milestones as the Chairman of the Clinical Competency Committee. Her professional interests include disease prevention through lifestyle choices, behavioral issues in pediatrics, child and adult learning theory, wilderness medicine and endocrinology. She is actively involved in community wellness efforts including promotion of clean indoor air and childhood obesity prevention, including participation with Health Harrison and the Harrison County Board of Education. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, as well as exploring the outdoors of WV and running road races and marathons.

Victorico A.Singzon, M.D.
Clinical Director

Originally from Beaumont, Texas, Dr. Victor Singzon joined the UHC Family Medicine team as a faculty member in 2014. Dr. Singzon graduated from Baylor University and St. Luke’s College of Medicine. He completed residency training at UHC Family Medicine, where he was chief resident. Following residency he entered a solo primary care practice for three years in Philippi, WV before returning to the Family Medicine team as a faculty physician.

Like the other core faculty he supervises and teaches on the inpatient service and in the clinic and mentors a group of resident advisees.  As Clinical Director for the Family Medicine Center clinic, Dr. Singzon’s professional interests include quality measurement and improvement, patient safety, Patient Centered Medical Home activities, and the EPIC electronic medical record. Dr. Singzon has a passion for improving healthcare with technology.  His enthusiasm is contagious.  He serves as the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and is the Chief Medical Information Officer for United Hospital Center.  He also sits on the Accountable Care Organization Board for WVU Medicine, UHC Medical Executive Committee and Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.

Dr. Singzon, his wife and daughter reside in the Bridgeport area. His interests outside the office include youth soccer, spending time with family, traveling, tennis and eating.

Justin A. Teubert, D.O.
Faculty

Joining the faculty team in 2018, Dr. Teubert is an alumnus of Fairmont State University, the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine and was Chief Resident at UHC Family Medicine. He is ABFM and ACOFP board certified and a member of the AAFP and AOA. As do all Family Medicine faculty, Dr. Teubert supervises residents in the hospital and clinic and mentors a panel of resident advisees. Dr. Teubert developed and oversees the Inpatient teaching curriculum and also develops monthly schedules for residents on various rotations like MDS, Emergency Medicine and Inpatient Peds. Other areas of focus include OPP/OMM, evaluation of resident performance, rotation curriculum design and recording of resident experience. Medical interests include antibiotic stewardship and inpatient medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Teubert enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and golf.

Brittanie N. West, D.O.
Faculty

A graduate of West Virginia University and the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. West is a recent graduate of the UHC Family Medicine Residency. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and a member of the AOA.

In addition to supervising the residents on the Inpatient team and in the clinic, Dr. West’s primary interests within medicine are women’s health, including OB, OPP/OMM, and reading Stress Tests. She manages an active OB and women’s health practice within the Family Medicine Clinic, incorporating the residents into the care of these patients. Like all core faculty, she also guides a panel of resident advisees. Administratively, Dr. West develops the noon lecture series and the procedure, didactic and wellness block sessions and is involved with rotation goals and objectives and curriculum development.

When not at work Dr. West’s interests include cooking, traveling, building furniture and spending time with her dog.