Providers & Staff

BAKER OFFICE

James L. Rising, D.V.M., M.Sc., M.D.

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Dr. Rising is the Chief Medical Officer and has been with E. A. Hawse Health Center since 2001.  Dr. Rising graduated from the University of Illinois in 1966 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. In 1969 he obtained is Masters in Science from Perdue University and in 1990 he graduated from The University of Illinois with his M.D. degree. Dr. Rising sees patients in the Baker, West Virginia location.

Elizabeth Hynes Smith, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Smith graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA in 1983. She obtained and has maintained her Board Certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1989. Dr. Smith started her employment with E. A. Hawse in 2003 and sees patients in the Baker, West Virginia location.

Kelli Eglinger, PA-C

Kelli graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV in 1995 with her Physician Assistant degree. Kelly joined E. A. Hawse in July 2014 and sees patients in the Baker, West Virginia office.

Lisa Basye, PA-C

Lisa graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV in 1987 with her Physician Assistant degree. She joined E. A. Hawse in February 2009 and sees patients in the Baker, West Virginia office.

Donald Harris, PA-C

Don graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1994 with his Physician Assistant degree. He joined E. A. Hawse in April 2013 and sees patients in the Baker, West Virginia office.

MATHIAS OFFICE

Linford K. Gehman, M.D.

Dr. Gehman graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1963 with his M.D. degree.  Dr. Gehman operated a private practice in Bergton, Virginia from 1970 to 2015, at that point decided to join E. A. Hawse Health Center. Dr. Gehman sees patients in the Mathis, West Virginia location.

Freddy Conley, NP-C

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Freddy graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2008 with her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She joined E. A. Hawse in June 2013. Freddy sees patients in the Baker, West Virginia and Mathias, West Virginia offices.

Arthur Cerami, PA-C

Art graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV in 1998 with his Physician Assistant degree. He joined E. A. Hawse in July 2009 and sees patients in the Mathias, West Virginia office.

Medical Providers at Mathias

Freddy Conley, NP-C, Dr. Linford Gehman, Arthur Cerami, PA-C

MOOREFIELD OFFICE

Ugoeze C. Otome, MD, Pediatrician

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Dr. Otome graduated from Windsor University School of Medicine, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies in 2009. She completed a two year Pediatric residency with John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, Cook County, Chicago Illinois in September 2013. Dr. Otome joined E. A. Hawse in October 2013 and sees patients in the Moorefield, West Virginia office.

Leigh Ann Walters, PA-C

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Leigh Ann graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV in 2008 with her Physician Assistant degree. She joined E. A. Hawse in May 2013. Leigh Ann sees patients in the East Hardy School Based Health Centers as well as the Moorefield, West Virginia office.

Amy Kump, PA-C

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Amy graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV in 2002 with her Physician Assistant degree. She joined E. A. Hawse in August 2002. Amy sees patients in the Moorefield School Based Health Centers as well as the Moorefield, West Virginia office.

Medical Providers at Moorefield

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Left to right: Amy Kump, PA-C; Leigh Ann Walters, PA-C; Dr. Ugoeze Otome, Pediatrician

PETERSBURG OFFICE

Melissa Mathias, NP-C

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Melissa graduated from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV in 2012 with her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She joined E. A. Hawse in June 2012. Melissa sees patients in the Petersburg School Based Health Centers as well as the Petersburg, West Virginia office.

Petersburg Nursing Staff

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Left to right: Back row: Teresa Bierkamp, LPN, Taryn Whetzel, MA, Megan Harris, MA
Left to right: Front row: Jennifer Whetzel, MA, Crystan Wratchford, MA

MEDICAL SUPPORT STAFF

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Back row, left to right: Chestina Smith – Referrals; Vickie Fahey, RN, Director of Nursing, Tara Aylor, CMA, Kenlyn Kerr, MA
Front Row, left to right: Rachel Shanholtz, Lab tech, Andra Judy, X-Ray tech, Amber Millsap, MA, Karen Anderson, CCC/MA

Lisa Basye, PA-C

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Back row, left to right: Lisa Basye, PA-C; Jane Heaney, MA; Samantha Harman-Mowery, Outreach; Dr. Elizabeth Smith
Front Row, Left to right: Robin Ansell, MA; Cindy Howe, Outreach; Alana Haggerty, RN, CCC

OUTREACH STAFF

Outreach Coordinators and Certified Application

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Cindy Howe & Samantha Harman-Mowery