Experienced primary care physicians join School of Medicine faculty

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Contact:  Sheanna M. Spence, Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs & Community Relations, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

Established primary care practice joins Marshall Health

MILTON, W.Va. – Thacker Family Physicians, a Milton-based practice, has joined Marshall Health, the faculty practice plan of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Thacker Family Physicians provides primary care for infants through adults, including sick visits, well baby visits, immunizations, specialist referrals and minor procedures. Its practitioners include the husband-wife team of Teresa Y. Thacker, M.D., and A. Wayne Thacker, M.D., both 1990 graduates from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. 

  • Teresa Y. Thacker, M.D. has practiced family medicine for more than 20 years in the Huntington area. She completed her residency at Roanoke (Virginia) Memorial Hospital. She was named West Virginia Rural Physician of the Year by the School of Medicine in 2002 and West Virginia Rural Preceptor of the Year for 2014. She joins the School of Medicine as an assistant professor in the department of family and community health.
  • A. Wayne Thacker, M.D., has worked as a private practice physician for more than 20 years. He has traveled to the Dominican Republic more than a dozen times to provide health care to its underserved population. In addition to his new post as assistant professor in the department of family and community health at the School of Medicine, he also currently serves as the director of family practice at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington.

“In addition to the years of private practice experience the Thackers bring to the School of Medicine, they are each dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of the underserved in both our community and abroad,” said School of Medicine Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D. “That’s the type of expertise and mindset we value as we seek to fulfill the school’s mission of rural medicine outreach.”

Thacker Family Physicians has been renamed Marshall Family Medicine, but retains its current office location at 1155 Main St. in Milton.  The phone number, 304-743-8833, remains the same as well.

“Existing patients will see few changes in the level of care they have always received from Thacker Family Physicians,” said Beth L. Hammers, executive director of Marshall Health. “Patients can expect a continued quality of care plus the added benefit of becoming part of the Marshall Health network of physicians.”

The practice is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call 304-743-8833.


Date Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015