“Family Medicine was the perfect fit for practicing my whole-person philosophy of care while building lifelong continuity of care relationships with patients and their loved ones.”
Dr. Melissa Kijewski began working at the Sand Plant location, just 5 minutes south of Southridge, summer of 2019. If you ask Dr. Kijewski what her professional goals are for the next five years of her practice she will readily respond, “I am committed to offering the best whole-person centered healthcare to the people of Southern West Virginia.”
Not only was Dr. Kijewski born and raised in West Virginia, but she completed all her post-secondary and medical school training in the state as well. When asked about her education and residency experiences she responded, “Medical school gives you the blueprint for being a physician. However, residency pushes you to build yourself into the kind of physician you truly are.”
What kind of physician is Dr. Kijewski? One who is committed to improving the quality of life and health of all her patients. She is a physician who believes it is important to take care of yourself, so that in turn, you can take care of the people you love.
Areas of Focus Important to Dr. Kijewski
• Family Medicine
• Preventative Care
• Women’s Health
About Dr. Melissa Kijewski
American Board of Family Medicine Certified
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Medicine Residency:
Charleston Area Medical Center
Become more involved in the West Virginia Chapter of American Academy Family Physicians to continue to provide the best care possible to our patients and impact health on the statewide level.
Dr. Kijewski is welcoming new patients at our Sand Plant location. To make an appointment please call 304-756-1500.
SWVHS – Sand Plant
1563 Sand Plant Road | South Charleston, WV 25309
Dr. Kijewski’s appointment schedule is Monday – Thursday 8am to 5:30pm.
Location hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm. Walk-Ins welcome!
What to Expect if
You Are a New Patient
As a new patient to our practice, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment in order to process your new patient paperwork. You will be asked to provide your photo identification and medical insurance information at the receptionist desk. We ask that you bring a list of all medications you take, both over-the-counter and prescribed, to provide to our nursing staff at the beginning of your appointment.
Your new patient appointment will take approximately a half-hour to establish a strong knowledge of your medical history, assessment of your current condition and services considered necessary by your provider.
Should your Provider prescribe a medication during your appointment, please know many of our clinics have a Pharmacy located within our doors. This provides you with an excellent opportunity to fill your prescription in a timely and efficient manner so that you can get back to your personal schedule with less hassle.
What to Expect if
You Are an Established Patient
As an established patient with our practice, we ask that you provide your photo identification and medical insurance information to our receptionist during the check-in process. If you have had any changes to your contact information since the last time you visited us, please let us know during this time.
Your established patient appointment will take approximately 15 minutes with our Provider. This allows the opportunity to discuss any changes in health you have experienced since your last appointment, the opportunity to notify your Provider of any recent hospital or urgent care visits you have experienced, and an update if any of those visits outside of our organization resulted in use of an over-the-counter or prescribed medication.