Friday, August 21, 2015

Established primary care practice joins Marshall Health

MILTON, W.Va. – Thacker Family Physicians, a Milton-based practice, has joined Marshall Health, the faculty practice plan of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Thacker Family Physicians provides primary care for infants through adults, including sick visits, well baby visits, immunizations, specialist referrals and minor procedures. Its practitioners include the husband-wife team of Teresa Y. Thacker, M.D., and A. Wayne Thacker, M.D., both 1990 graduates from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. 

“In addition to the years of private practice experience the Thackers bring to the School of Medicine, they are each dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the underserved in both our community and abroad,” said School of Medicine Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D. “That’s the type of expertise and mindset we value as we seek to fulfill the school’s mission of rural medicine outreach.”

Thacker Family Physicians has been renamed Marshall Family Medicine, but retains its current office location at 1155 Main St. in Milton.  The phone number, 304-743-8833, remains the same as well.

“Existing patients will see few changes in the level of care they have always received from Thacker Family Physicians,” said Beth L. Hammers, executive director of Marshall Health. “Patients can expect a continued quality of care plus the added benefit of becoming part of the Marshall Health network of physicians.”

The practice is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call 304-743-8833.

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Media Contact:
Sheanna M. Spence
304-691-1639
Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs & Community Relations
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards 
School of Medicine