Maternal Addiction Recovery Center (MARC)


The Maternal Addiction & Recovery Center provides comprehensive obstetrical care, outpatient addiction care and counseling for expectant mothers with opiate addiction. In partnership with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology and Marshall Psychiatry, MARC is committed to the safety and well-being of addicted mothers and their unborn children. 


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Patients receive optimal obstetrical care under the direction of our maternal-fetal medicine specialists while participating in an opiate addiction maintenance program that uses buprenorphine (e.g. Subutex®). Patients are evaluated and regularly seen by a certified addiction counselor. MARC focuses on the health and safety of addicted mothers and their babies throughout pregnancy with medical care, counseling and a built-in support network. 

Patient Requirements 

In order to participate in the MARC program, patients must: 

For some patients, a brief hospitalization (1-3 days) is required to stabilize them on the optimal dose of buprenorphine. Costs assoicated with the program are covered by most health insurance and Medicaid programs in the Tri-state area. 


Self-referrals are welcomed and encouraged. Health care providers may refer patients to MARC. Call 304-691-8730 to make a referral, to sign up or for more information. 

Our Doctors

David G. Chaffin, MD

David G. Chaffin, MD

David G. Chaffin, MD

Dr. Chaffin is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in maternal-fetal medicine. He is available for consults with physicians through either University Perinatal Associates in Hurricane, WV or Cabell Huntington Hospital Perinatal Center in Huntington, WV. He has hospital privileges at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He earned a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and he completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. While completing a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Arizona, his interests in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, diabetes, multiple gestations, and ultrasound were refined. He has published research into the mechanisms of fetal heart rate variability and ultrasound image processing and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Dr. Chaffin joined the faculty of the Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine in 1998. He has received awards for Excellence in Teaching from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a Professor and is the Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Kelly Cummings, MD

Kelly Cummings, MD

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Cummings, a board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialist, has been appointed assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. She specializes in high-risk pregnancies, including cases of preterm labor, placenta previa, miscarriage risk, multiple births, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. 

Cummings earned her medical degree from Marshall University, where she also completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency. She then completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Cummings is accepting new patients and referrals at the following Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology locations:  Marshall University Medical Center, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington; and at Marshall Health–Teays Valley, 300 Corporate Center Drive, Scott Depot. For appointments, call 304-691-1400.

Jennifer Mills Price, PsyD

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In addition to substance abuse, Dr. Mills-Price has a special interest in forensics assessment as well as child abuse and neglect. 


- Member - American Psychological Association
- Member - American Psychology - Law Society
- Co-chair of WVAPP-WVPA Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect - West Virginia Psychological Association


- Doctorate: Marshall University (Huntington, W.Va.)
- Fellowship: Hudson Forensic Psychology - Forensic Psycholgy (Charleston, W.Va.)