Teaching Health Center

AccessHealth Teaching Health Center (dba Community Health Systems, Inc.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in southern West Virginia. It is a nonprofit organization committed to providing comprehensive care to the citizens of Raleigh County and surrounding areas. The Health Center has continued to grow since it’s foundation and now in addition to our original main hub, the Rural Acres Clinic, we offer many other clinical facilities. Our services include family practice, lab, women’s health, medical ultrasonics, pediatrics, adult medicine, and behavioral health. Our clinics are located in Beckley, Daniels, Mabscott, Glen Daniel, Princeton, Stanaford, Fayette, Williamsburg, and Princeton. We also provide pharmacy services at our Rural Acres, Daniels, Mabscott, Glen Daniel, and Fayette Clinics.

Salaries

(PGY1) $45,000
(PGY2) $50,000
(PGY3) $55,000

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision
401(K) Retirement Plan
Short and Long Term Disability
Continuing Medical Education: $2,000
Monthly housing allowance: $500

Bonuses

Sign-on Bonus: $5,000
Potential for Annual Incentive Bonuses

Faculty & Staff

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Amy Brown, DO

Amy Brown, DO has been the Program Director and Director of Medical Education since 2016. She  graduated from United Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Bridgeport, WV in 2006. She has been employed by AccessHealth since 2006 and has been faculty since 2011. Originally from Princeton, West Virginia, she holds a B.S. in Pre-Professional 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.

Dr. Brown participates and provides oversight for all of the residents’ training. She is a member of the Quality Improvement team, Risk Management team, and coordinates learning opportunities with MSOPTI and Raleigh General Hospital.  She enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with her family. She resides in Daniels, WV with her husband and two children.

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Richard Meadows, DO

Richard Meadows, DO graduated from Stoco High School and began his collegiate career at Beckley College. He later transferred to Concord College (now University) and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He returned to Beckley College as a Business instructor. While in this capacity, he earned his MBA from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies (now Marshall University Graduate College). He became the controller for a company that designed and built coal preparation plants, and was later promoted to corporate treasurer. When the coal industry declined he returned to school to prepare for application and admission to medical school.

As senior resident at Raleigh General Hospital, Dr. Meadows was awarded the ACOFP Resident with a scholarship to the ACOFP national conference in Las Vegas. He has previously been recognized as the Register-Herald’s Readers’ Choice Family Physician.

Dr. Meadows and his wife have been married for 39 years and are the parents of two children who are both Osteopathic physicians.

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Kim Ballard, DO

Kim Ballard, DO has undergraduate degrees in Biology and Secondary Education from Concord College. She is a graduate of WVSOM, and completed an Osteopathic Rotating Internship and Family Practice Residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. She works as a physician at AccessHealth, and has participated in the residency program as faculty and preceptor since its inception in 2011. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty for WVSOM, hosting 3rd and 4th year students on clinical rotations. She has special interests including geriatrics, rural health, and home visits. She is married and has one son. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and animal rescue.

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Johnny Walker, MD

Johnny Walker, MD is a board certified family physician.  He was born and raised in southern West Virginia.  He attended Marshall University for undergraduate and medical school education.  He completed his residency with Marshall University Family Medicine in Huntington, WV.  He currently enjoys a growing medical practice, treating patients of all ages and making home visits.   Dr. Walker has always fostered a deep passion for educating students and residents; he considers this a way to not only thank the many great doctors who took their time to teach him but also a key way to ensure quality medical care for future generations.  Dr. Walker is very excited to be a part of the Access Health Family Medicine Residency Program.  He feels that this program has a strong focus on rural outpatient medicine which is crucial to the health of West Virginia.

Our Residents

“I chose this residency program because I liked the teaching health center model. I enjoy outpatient family medicine, and I wanted to be a part of a residency that had opportunities to experience an outpatient clinic for my own patients. A big positive for this residency is the area, which gives residents experience in treating a large variety of different pathologies. The faculty is outstanding, as is the staff of the clinics.”
Dr. Chris Edwards, Chief Resident

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Adrienne Fratczak, DO

PGY 1

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Matthew Fratczak, DO

PGY 1

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Amber Hedgecock, DO

PGY 1

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Jennifer Meadows, DO

PGY 1

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Jacob Abraham, DO

PGY 2

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Casey Garvin, DO

PGY 2

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Kodi Layne, DO

PGY 2

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Lance Shinn, DO

PGY 2

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Weston Childers, DO

PGY 3

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Chris Edwards, DO

PGY 3

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Richard Meadows, Jr, DO

PGY 3

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Svetlana Grinberg, DO

PGY 3

How to Apply

Bethany Dillon

To apply for residency, you must submit an application via ERAS.
You will also need 3 letters of recommendation and a copy of your current CV.

Bethany Dillon
Residency Program Coordinator
(304) 252-8324 x1499