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Primary care is the day-to-day health care given by a healthcare provider. This provider acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients, coordinating other specialist care that the patient may need.

The importance of having a primary care provider (PCP) extends beyond their ability to cover a number of different health issues. Their knowledge and familiarity with their patients can help catch changes in a person’s day-to-day health more quickly and save valuable time explaining medical history. PCPs help keep track of screenings and manage chronic conditions. And they can also personalize care, delivering specific needs for their patients instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s extremely important to keep up regular healthcare appointments, so that a minor health issue doesn’t become something much bigger down the road. All Mountain Health Network providers are following CDC guidelines to help keep their patients safer.

To find a PCP near you, visit


The following St. Mary’s primary care providers are now accepting new patients:

HIMG Family Practice

5170 U.S. Route 60 East


Ahmed Abdelgaber, MD

Gregory Carico, MD

Myron Lewis, MD

Russell Snyder, MD

C. Dewayne Tackett, MD

Terrence Triplett, MD

Robert Turner, MD

Lois Weixler, DO


HIMG Women’s Health

5170 U.S. Route 60 East


Erica Barringer, DO


St. Mary’s Family Care-Barboursville

One Chateau Lane, Barboursville


Timothy Saxe, MD

Robin Tolbert, DO


St. Mary’s Family Care-Highlawn

2833 Fifth Ave., Huntington


Janet Wallace, MD


St. Mary’s Family Care-Hurricane

147 Willow Tree Way, Hurricane


David Life, MD


St. Mary’s Family Care-Ironton

1408 Campbell Drive, Ironton


Maggie Lawentmann, DO


St. Mary’s Women and Family Care

143 Peyton St., Barboursville


Ben Allan, MD

Clifton Bolinger, MD

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