Mary Phipps, FNP-BC


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.

Chris Kelly, PA-C


Chris Kelly, PA-C:  Gilbert

Mr. Kelly graduated in 2000 with an Associates in Science in Radiologic Technology from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, and in 2011 with a Master of Science Physician Assistant from Mountain State University.

Mr. Kelly was employed as staff PA at CAMC Memorial, General and Women and Children’s ER from 2011-2013.

He joined the Lincoln Primary Care team in June 2013.  Chris is BLS, ACLS, and PALS certified.

George McKay, MD


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.

Jacqueline Ranson, FNP-BC


Jacqueline Ranson, FNP-BC:  Sand Plant

Mrs. Ranson graduated from Poca High School in 1994 and West Virginia University (undergraduate in 1999 and graduate in 2001). .

Her certifications include Registered Nurse (1999), Master of Science in Nursing (2001) and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  Ms. Ranson worked for the Charleston Area Medical Center Hospitalist Group from 2001 until 2013 before coming to Lincoln Primary Care Center in 2013.

Ms. Ranson has received several awards and honors throughout her career including Heart and Soul Award Winner – Charleston Area Medical Center; CAMC Hospitalist Counsel Representative;;  West Virginia University Student Nurses Association Senior Class Vice President;  West Virginia University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship; Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society;  Vance Scholarship Award Identifying Future Nurse Leaders in Action – West Virginia Nurses Association; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society;  West Virginia League for Nursing Scholarship; National Collegiate Nursing Award; and West Virginia University School of Nursing “Art of Nursing” Leadership Award.

Ms. Ranson has is a preceptor to nurse practitioner students attending  West Virginia University, Marshall University, Mountain State University, Walden University and Alderson Broadus College.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and three amazing boys!  The family loves to go fishing and spend time outdoors.

Her passion is volunteering and doing missionary work in Haiti.  Her family is starting a mission in Haiti this year called Heart of the Mountain Mission.

Lucia Soltis, MD


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.