Melissa Kijewski, DO

2020-02-12T21:53:34+00:00

Family Medicine

To make an appointment call: 304-756-1500

“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

Credentials:
American Board of Family Medicine Certified

Medical Degree:
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Family Medicine Residency:
Charleston Area Medical Center

Professional Goals:
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.

Office Locations

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.

Jackson Austin, PA-C

2020-02-24T19:55:26+00:00

Family Medicine

To make an appointment call: 304-824-5806

“Working as a Physician’s Assistant I have learned about the lack of primary care in Southern West Virginia.  I wanted to do something about it.  I wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of Southern West Virginian’s.”

Areas of Focus Important to Jackson Austin, PA-C

• Diabetes and Diabetic Education
• Well Child Checks
• Acute Care – Walk-In Visits

Jackson Austin, PA-C, began working at our Lincoln Primary Care Center in Hamlin, West Virginia, summer of 2019. What kind of Provider is Jackson Austin? One who is experienced working in acute care situations. His medical foundation was built working in a high-stress environment that comes with providing care in an Emergency Room. “I previously worked in the ER, so I will always be passionate about acute care. Anything procedural such as joint injections and suturing.” As a provider who sees patients through our Walk-In service in Hamlin, Jackson is equipped to handle injuries, sudden episodes of illness, urgent medical conditions and more!

However, Jackson Austin wanted to bring his area of focus to family medicine for multiple reasons. “I chose to work in family medicine to provide care for a variety of conditions and patients. My daily schedule can range from well-child checks to regular office visits with the elderly. I am very passionate about diabetic care and education.”

If you ask Jackson why he brought his career to Southern West Virginia Health System, his answer is one that goes beyond making a medical diagnosis or working with an acute situation. “Working at an FQHC provides many unique resources and programs for the betterment of my patients. For example, at Lincoln Primary Care Center, we have a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which can help to improve my patient’s chronic conditions by improving their mental health. This is a resource not available in many practices.” A team-based, multi-faceted approach to working with patients to help them achieve their healthiest life is important to us at Southern West Virginia Health System. And providers such as Jackson Austin, PA-C are integral in making that happen for the residents of the communities we serve.

What goals lie ahead for Jackson Austin? Ones that involve both work and family. “I plan to continue with daily learning and have plans to obtain my doctorate in medical science. I look forward to growing the number of patients I serve. And, my wife and I are currently working to become foster parents. So, our biggest goal in the next five years is to expand our family.”

About Jackson Austin, PA-C

Medical Education:
University of Charleston – Physician’s Assistant Program

Professional Goals:
Obtain Doctorate degree in Medical Science

Office Location

Jackson Austin, PA-C is welcoming new patients at our Lincoln Primary Care Center location. To make an appointment please call 304-824-5806.

Lincoln Primary Care Center
7400 Lynn Avenue | Hamlin, WV 25523

Jackson Austin’s Appointment Schedule:
M-Tu: 8am-4:30pm
W-F: 1pm-4:30pm
Jackson Austin’s Walk-In Schedule:
W-F: 8am-Noon

Location Hours:
Family Medicine Appointments
M-F: 8am-4:30pm
Walk-In Clinic Hours
M-F: 8am-9pm, SAT: 9am-6pm

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.

Mary Phipps, FNP-BC

2019-09-19T20:42:38+00:00

Southern West Virginia Health System is pleased to announce the return of board-certified family nurse practitioner, Mary Phipps, to its primary care provider team.

In her new position, Phipps will be providing patient-centered family medicine care to patients at Southern West Virginia Health System sites that include Gilbert, Madison and Delbarton. Phipps is qualified to treat patients of every age with the capacity to provide preventive services, treat minor illnesses and injuries and manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and more. She can also provide referrals for specialized care to patients, when needed.

Phipps, who earned her Master of Science in the Nurse Practitioner Program from West Virginia University in Morgantown, worked for Southern West Virginia Health System previously from 2011 to 2015. Her practice experience as a nurse practitioner also includes work for Med Express, Boone Memorial Hospital and the CAMC Vascular Center of Excellence.

Phipps is “glad to be back at Southern West Virginia Health System” and is actively accepting new patients by appointment and on a walk-in basis. She maintains practice hours at Southern West Virginia Health System’s Gilbert health center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. She will see patients at Madison Medical on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Delbarton health center on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.