Kerri Greer Donahue-Wood, MD

2019-09-19T20:44:40+00:00

Southern West Virginia Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Kerri G. Donahue-Wood, MD, to its provider team. She will see patients at three Southern West Virginia Health Breathing Center locations in Hamlin, Sand Plant (South Charleston) and Man, W.Va.

Dr. Donahue-Wood is fellowship-trained in pulmonary care and is actively accepting patients. In her role, she will focus on testing, diagnosing and treating chronic illnesses that affect the respiratory system. Such illnesses include asthma, COPD, black lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease and more.

Coming to Southern West Virginia Health System from Huntington Internal Medicine Group, Dr. Donahue-Wood has more than 10 years of practice experience in pulmonary care. She completed fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She completed internal medicine residencies at Christian Healthcare in Newark, Delaware, and at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her medical degree at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

According to the West Virginia Division of Health & Human Resources Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia has the highest per capita incidence of COPD in the nation. The addition of Dr. Donahue-Wood to its provider team expands Southern West Virginia Health System’s capability to meet the care needs for COPD and other respiratory diseases in its service area.

Southern West Virginia Health System has been addressing the respiratory needs of its patients for many years. Its Breathing Center in Hamlin is home to the Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center. Established in 2016, the Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center offers services from respiratory therapists that include spirometry tests, walk tests for qualification of home oxygen, pulmonary education, supervised exercise therapy and more.

Southern West Virginia Health System also operates a pulmonary rehabilitation center at its Man health center. The system further supports a Black Lung Program at its Man, Gilbert, Logan, Delbarton and Madison sites.

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Greg Elkins, MD; Medical Director

2016-11-30T16:48:17+00:00

Greg Elkins, MD:  Hamlin

Greg Elkins is a 1988 graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine and he completed his residency at Marshall University School of Medicine where he was Chief Resident.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the AMA. Dr. Elkins came to Lincoln Primary Care Center in 1991 and has been its Medical Director for over 20 years.

In addition to his patient care and administrative responsibilities he serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, teaching students and residents at LPCC. Dr. Elkins also has a special interest in Sports Medicine and has served as Team Physician for Lincoln County Schools for over 25 years.

As another part of his Sports Medicine interest he has been a member of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission’s Sports Medicine Committee and has Chaired the WV Academy of Family Practice’s Sports Medicine Committee since the 1980s. Most recently he has served on the National Federation of High School Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, working on sports medicine policy regarding concussion, heat illness, skin issues in sports and other problems.

Dr. Elkins is a Hamlin native and lives there with his wife Joanna. They have 2 daughters, Jessica and Rachel.

George McKay, MD

2016-11-30T17:49:55+00:00

George McKay, MD:  Hamlin

Dr. McKay completed his undergraduate degree at Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, OH and received his medical degree from Marshall University. Post graduate training was completed with the Department of Internal Medicine, Marshall University School of Medicine, where he was president of the Internal Medicine Residency Association. Presently Dr. McKay is the director of the Emergency Medicine Department at Lincoln Primary Care Center and serves as a clinical professor at Lincoln Primary Care Center, Hamlin, WV.

Lucia Soltis, MD

2016-12-01T18:12:18+00:00

Lucia Soltis, MD:  Hamlin

Lucia Soltis graduated from St. Vincent College and Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.

She is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Soltis has been a member of the Lincoln Primary Care Center physician team since 2011.

Dr. Soltis volunteers on the sidelines of the LCHS football team as part of the medical team.

She plays Viola with the Marshall University Orchestra, and in Fall 2016, will be playing with the World Doctors Orchestra.