Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Alan Thorne, DO, is now certified to perform DOT/CDL examinations which are required for commercial vehicle drivers. 

Dr. Thorne received his certification August 26 and is listed on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Registry.

To receive certification, Dr. Thorne completed extensive training earlier this spring and then had to pass the National Registry Medical Examiner certification test.  The National Registry was created to enhance Commercial Motor Vehicle driver health and reduce highway accidents.

Dr. Thorne began working at PMH as part of the Emergency Department staff in March 2017. He then transitioned into the Rural Health Clinic. 

Dr. Thorne graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a doctorate degree in 1983. Before attending medical school, he was a licensed pharmacist and graduated from West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy.

He has lived and worked in many states over the years, including Alaska, Texas, Montana and Kansas, but he is happy be back home in West Virginia. He enjoys the outdoors as both a hunter and fisherman.

Dr. Thorne is accepting new patients in the Rural Health Clinic of any age or health condition. 

The Rural Health Clinic is a full family practice. 

To schedule an appointment, please call 304-799-6200.