The Broaddus Specialty Clinic welcomes Dr. Johanna Fisher Biola, family practitioner, to their family of specialty physicians this month.
Biola is an Elkins High School graduate who went on to receive her medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Family Practice.
As a family practitioner, Biola sees it as part of her goal to keep patients healthy.
"I chose family practice because I have more time to offer education about preventative medicine through the promotion of physical activity and good nutrition," Biola said.
Throughout Biola's medical training she has been involved with the creation of such preventative programs as the "Walk 100 Days in 100 Miles" program administered by WVU Healthcare Wellness Program and a "Maintain, Don't Gain" weight maintenance program for the holiday season.
During her residency with the WVU Rural Family Practice Residency program, she was chief resident and received the AHEC Community Service Award. She was an assistant professor with the WVU Hospitals East, Department of Family Medicine and selected as Preceptor of the Year at Jefferson Memorial Hospital by medical students.
"We're extremely pleased that Dr. Biola is joining the Specialty Clinic," Broaddus Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jeff Powelson said. "Her concentration in preventative medicine will enhance the health of the families of this region."
Biola, who also has an office located in Elkins, will begin seeing patients at the clinic on Oct. 3. The Broaddus Specialty Clinic is located at #6 Healthcare Drive, Philippi. To schedule an appointment with Biola call 304-636-4585.