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School of Medicine expands to Mingo

Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Physicians with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine started providing expanded specialty care this month at the Larry Joe Harless Community and Health Center in Gilbert, W.Va.

The Marshall clinic began last year as part of a statewide initiative to deliver health care to the most rural parts of West Virginia.

In addition to cardiology and endocrinology services already in place for area residents, Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, a nephrologist and dean of the medical school, started seeing patients Feb. 18 at the clinic.

Dr. Melissa D. Lester, an interventional cardiologist, and Dr. Henry K. Driscoll, an endocrinologist and section chief, along with the endocrinologists in his section, have been seeing patients since last year at the clinic and will continue their monthly clinical visits.

The visits are generally held on the fourth Friday of the month.

Scheduling for the Gilbert clinic is available by calling 304-691-1000 for endocrinology and nephrology, and a physician referral is required. Dr. Lester accepts physician referrals as well as self referrals, and appointments may be made by calling 304-691-8500. A toll-free number for scheduling is also available: 855-774-7279. The phone number for the Larry Joe Harless Community and Health Center is 304-664-2500, Ext. 102.