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Dr. Charles Clements recognized for public service

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – For more than 17 years, Charles W. Clements II, M.D., has served local active duty, reserve and civilian Coast Guard personnel as the primary care physician for their Huntington Safety Unit. Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard presented him with a public service commendation.

Clements, a retired lieutenant colonel of the United States Army, is a family medicine physician at Marshall Health and a professor in the department of family and community health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In his role with the Coast Guard’s occupational medical surveillance and evaluation program, he facilitates the local unit’s health assessments and provides training to other Coast Guard medical staff.

“Dr. Clements goes above and beyond to serve his community,” said Adam M. Franks, M.D, vice chair of the department of family and community health. “In addition to supporting a local military unit, he oversees Marshall Medical Outreach, a student-led mobile health clinic that provides free medical care to Huntington’s homeless population. It’s an honor to have him as a colleague.”


Media Contact: Michele McKnight, Community and Media Relations Coordinator, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713


Date Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020