West Virgina University Children’s Hospital opened today a new WVU Healthcare clinic located at the Summersville Regional Medical Center.
Larry Rhodes, M.D., physician-in-chief at WVU Children’s Hospital and chair of the WVU Department of Pediatrics, said in a news release that pediatric clinics have been held along the borders of the state for several years, but the new Summersville clinic will provide a more central location in the state and has the potential to serve a nine-county region.
Initially, doctors from six pediatric specialties will see young patients on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Those specialties include neurology, cardiology, general surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and a clinic for children with metabolic syndrome.
Rhodes says the goal is to eventually have those services available 5 days a week.
The Summersville clinic will also be home to the Fetal Diagnostic Center, that will provide pregnant women with fetal ultrasounds, which can then be read by a WVU Children’s Hospital specialist through telemedicine.