Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic is extremely excited to introduce the newest member of its healthcare team. Dr. Julie Hare began working at PMH on September 2 and is now seeing patients. Dr. Hare is also treating emergency department patients.

Dr. Hare is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed her residency at Lynchburg Family Medicine, an affiliate of Centra Health, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Hare’s specialty is family medicine and she will be seeing patients of all ages in the Rural Health Clinic. She particularly enjoys caring for newborns and young children and also has a background working with hospice patients.

Dr. Hare and her family live in Marlinton and she is looking forward to becoming a part of the community and meeting the people of Pocahontas County.

The PMH Rural Health Clinic is a full family practice offering illness and chronic disease management, vaccinations and immunizations, and physical examinations, in addition to women’s and children’s health services.

The clinic is open to anyone and is located inside the hospital, which allows patients easy access to lab and x-ray services. You may make an appointment with Dr. Hare or one of our other providers by calling 304-799-6200. The clinic is open during the following hours: Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Registration for the clinic is at the front desk of the hospital. Same day appointments are available.

 

What Can I Eat if I Have Diabetes?

Diabetes can make knowing what foods to eat and cook a challenge – both for those people who have diabetes and for those who want to cook for friends or family members who have it. But diabetes does not have to mean giving up all the foods you love. Eating smaller portions and swapping out certain foods for others can let you continue to enjoy your favorites.

A great way to learn how to cook and eat better are the Dining with Diabetes classes held each year by Pocahontas Memorial Hospital and the Pocahontas County WVU Extension Service. Special appreciation is given to the Snowshoe Foundation who has provided financial assistance for this year’s classes. Classes will be held every Monday evening in October at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The classes are free and open to people with diabetes and their family members or those interested in learning how to cook in a diabetes-friendly manner. Please register by calling the Extension Office at 304-799-4852.

Registration deadline is October 1.