Two Fairmont primary care clinics now part of University Health Associates

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Fairmont East Clinic and Marion Medical Associates will be owned and operated by University Health Associates (UHA), effective June 30. UHA is the faculty practice corporation of WVU Healthcare.

Family medicine physician Phillip Horner, M.D., will continue to see his patients at the Fairmont East Clinic at 1031 Morgantown Ave. in Fairmont. Thomas Miller, M.D., an internal medicine physician, will be joined by Richard Simpson, M.D., also an internal medicine provider, at Marion Medical Associates, 1912 Locust Ave. in Fairmont.

All three physicians will become assistant professors in the WVU School of Medicine’s Department of Community Practice.

Patients at both Fairmont clinics will have access to the full spectrum of WVU Healthcare services, including MyWVUChart, the electronic medical records site for WVU Healthcare patients. Clinic hours and phone numbers will remain the same.

“We are pleased that Drs. Horner, Miller, and Simpson are joining the WVU Healthcare family,” Judie Charlton, M.D., chief medical officer for WVU Healthcare, said. “As a Fairmont native myself, I think it’s important that great primary care will continue to be offered to patients close to home.”

To allow for the transition to WVU Healthcare, both offices will be closed June 30 to July 4.
Patients are urged to contact their physicians now, so that they don’t run out of prescription refills while the offices are closed. People who need medical care between June 30 and July 4 should visit a local urgent care center.

Dr. Horner and Dr. Simpson had been employed by Fairmont General Hospital, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2013. Dr. Miller was in private practice.


For more information:
Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
alj: 06-19-14

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