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WVU Medicine Children’s Pediatric Specialties Available via Telemedicine or In-Person at Wheeling Hospital

December 2, 2020

WHEELING, W.VA. – Subspecialty pediatric care is now available to Wheeling area patients through WVU Medicine Children’s and Wheeling Hospital.

“We are committed to meeting the needs of the children and families in the greater Wheeling area,” Amy L. Bush-Marone, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., C.N.O.R., chief operating officer for WVU Medicine Children’s, said. “We believe that no family should have to travel long distances to find the care their child needs. By bringing our experts to the Ohio Valley, we can ensure they have convenient access to highly specialized care close to home.”

The services are being provided both in-person and through telemedicine, and will be staffed by WVU Medicine Children’s physicians, who will see patients in Tower 1, Suite 306 in Wheeling Hospital. Patients also are seen in the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiology Clinic at Cabela Drive, the Highland.

Services and providers will include:
• Adolescent Medicine (telemedicine)
o Jean Someshwar, M.D.
• Cardiology (in-person and telemedicine)
o Christopher Mercer, M.D.
o Lee Pyles, M.D.
o Tracy Coup, APRN
• Endocrinology(in-person)
o Kathie Sorkin, APRN
• Gastroenterology (telemedicine)
o Amy Guido, M.D.
• Genetics (in-person)
o TC Narumanchi, M.D.
o Kristina Peron, APRN
• Nephrology (telemedicine)
o Oulimata Grossman, M.D.
o Guarav Nanda, M.D.
o Sherry Kanosky, APRN
• Neurology (in-person and telemedicine)
o Maggie Jaynes, M.D.
o Vinod Valentine, M.D.
• Neurosurgery (in-person and telemedicine)
o Hal Meltzer, M.D.
• Orthopaedics (in-person)
o Daniel Grant, M.D.
o John Lubicky, M.D.
o David Tager, M.D.
• Pulmonology (telemedicine)
o David Thomas, M.D., Ph.D.
• Surgery (in-person)
o Dan Parrish, M.D.
• Urology (in-person, transitioning to telemedicine in January)
o Michael Ost, M.D., M.B.A.
o Megan Bartlett, PA-C

Patients must be referred by their pediatricians.

“The WVU Pediatric Specialty Clinic was established to serve the entire region,” Wheeling Hospital CEO Douglass Harrison said. “The same specialists who you could travel to Morgantown for are seeing patients locally so that our community doesn’t have to drive far distances to access world-class pediatric care.”

WVU Medicine Children’s is the state’s largest group of primary care and specialty care physicians and surgeons dedicated to the care of children and adolescents. It is the only hospital in West Virginia with a pediatric cardiac surgery program and the only epilepsy monitoring unit in the state equipped to serve children.

WVU Medicine Children’s is a hospital within a hospital, currently located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. But, it is changing and growing: In summer 2021, work will be completed on a new $215-million WVU Medicine Children’s hospital. The 150-bed facility will offer a new home for its top quality care. To learn more about WVU Medicine Children’s, visit Childrens.WVUMedicine.org.

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