health & Wellness

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Provider Spotlight: Jamie Wilson, LPC

Provider Spotlight: Jamie Wilson, LPC Barbour Behavioral Health continues to grow and develop to better serve the needs of Barbour County! In the past year programs such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Substance Abuse Counseling and our upcoming introduction of Neurofeedback Therapy have been expanding. To accommodate patients, we’ve also welcomed specialized and experienced team members to our Behavioral Health Program. Enter our newest Behavioral Health team member, Jamie Wilson! Jamie has recently joined us here at BCHA as a counselor. We sat down with Jamie to get to know her a little better: Q: What makes you qualified as a

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Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know It’s that time of year again, you are looking for all the best deals possible to cross off items on your Christmas list, but don’t forget to shop for health insurance! Tis the season for open enrollment across the nation. Barbour Community Health Association has been conducting outreach, education and enrollment into the ACA Marketplace for the past five years and is here to continue answering questions you have about open enrollment. To start you off – here is a quick guide to open enrollment: Am I eligible? If you are between the

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Provider Spotlight: Mark Tipton, Psy. D

Provider Spotlight: Mark Tipton, Psy. D Barbour Behavioral Health provides outpatient therapy and evaluation/assessment services for both children and adults and continues to grow with the addition of new accomplished staff members and specialized programs. Across the staff, there are therapists skilled in trauma, play therapy, parent-behavioral training, and substance abuse treatment among other specialty areas. Dr. Mark Tipton, Psy.D. recently joined the Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) team and filled us in on his new role with Barbour Behavioral Health: Q: What makes you qualified as a behavioral health specialist? A: I have an MA in Information Sciences from Marshall

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5 Reasons to Register for Our Diabetes Education Classes

5 Reasons to Register for Our Diabetes Education Classes The number of people affected by diabetes in West Virginia grows every day. For those affected by the disease, life can seem overwhelming with all the concerns, dietary requirements, and new medications. At Myers Clinic, our job is to make sure you’re armed with the education you need to stay healthy. That’s why we’re offering a FREE 4-course Diabetes Education Class that will be held every Tuesday beginning October 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM. Classes will be taught by Holly Holbert, RN, BSN, and will focus on diabetic tips, best practices,

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Provider Spotlight: Jennifer Parker, PA-C

Provider Spotlight: Jennifer Parker, PA-C Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) shines a light on employee Jennifer B. Parker, PA-C at ABU Wellness Center located on the Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) campus.  Jennifer opened up to us on her role at BCHA and the pride she has in knowing her efforts have a lasting impact on the community. Because of the need to connect ABU students and faculty with healthcare services directly on campus and be easily accessible, ABU Wellness Center was established in the Fall of 2017. The Center provides acute medical care services and primary medical care for chronic

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HPV Vaccine: Fact Sheet

HPV Vaccine: Fact Sheet There is currently no cure for HPV. Fortunately, a vaccine for many of the cancer-causing strains of HPV is available. Understandably, many parents have questions about HPV, the HPV vaccine, and cancer prevention. Here are some facts to provide some illumination. For more information, go to or contact a Barbour Community Health Association site nearest you for personal consultations. DOWNLOAD HPV VACCINE: FACT SHEET

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