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PMH to welcome new pulmonologist/sleep physician

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Pulmonary Specialist Richard R. Durham, DO, FCCP, will join the staff at PMH July 1. Dr. Durham will lead the brand new Pulmonary Clinic to be constructed on the hospital site.

Dr. Durham received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He also completed an Internal Medicine Program at the University of Virginia. He has the distinction of being the second Osteopathic Physician to complete this program and was the first Osteopathic Physician to complete a Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, sponsored by UVA.

Dr. Durham is a native of Hurricane; while his wife is a native of Lewisburg. After working several years in Kinston, North Carolina; Lewisburg; and Salem, Virginia; Dr. Durham returned to Lewisburg to practice Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine there.
Dr. Durham looks forward to starting his new practice at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital and sees it as a good fit.

“It comforts me to be able to help patients with pulmonary and sleep issues,” he said. “PMH has in place the basic tools that are needed to care for the patients I typically see.”

Dr. Durham will diagnose and provide treatment for patients with lung disease and airway disorders such as COPD, asthma, chronic lung infections, respiratory failure and lung cancer. In addition, he will provide treatment for patients with sleep disorders.

“We feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Durham join our PMH family in July,” PMH CEO Mary Beth Barr said. “Our Community Health Needs Assessment identified the need for access to care for specialty clinics like pulmonology. We are excited to expand our out-patient pulmonology services and meet the needs of our residents in Pocahontas County.”

For information or scheduling, please contact us at 304-799-7400 extension 1118. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital located in Buckeye, West Virginia, with a diverse range of services including a federally designated Rural Health Clinic, Behavioral Health Clinic and an off-site Rehabilitation services.

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