Staff joining Buckhannon Medical Care

Buckhannon Medical Care, an affiliate of Davis Health System, welcomes two new medical professionals who will continue the center’s commitment to putting patients first.

Dr. Amanda Pennington, a pediatrician, and Kessa Thorpe, a physician assistant, are now seeing patients at Buckhannon Medical Care.

BMC is located at 11 N. Locust St. in Buckhannon.

Pennington is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and did her residency at the Marshall University School of Medicine.

“We’re very pleased to have Dr. Pennington available to our patients in and around Uphsur County,” said Dr. Johnny Smith, BMC family practitioner. “Her experience complements our existing medical professionals and will help extend the quality care we provide to children and families.”

Pennington added, “I truly enjoy working at Buckhannon Medical Care and appreciate the entire staff’s commitment to our patients. It’s great to join such a talented team.”

Thorpe is a longtime local resident who brings a wealth of experience to Buckhannon Medical Care. She is a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School as well as West Virginia Wesleyan College’s sports medicine program and Alderson-Broaddus College’s physician assistant program.

She also has worked with the Upshur County Emergency Squad and currently serves on the agency’s board.

“I’m proud to be able to continue to give back to my hometown,” Thorpe said. “Buckhannon Medical Care provides outstanding services to our local residents, and I look forward to doing that well into the future.”

In addition to the full-time medical staff available at Buckhannon Medical Care, specialists affiliated with Davis Health System keep regular schedules to see patients closer to home.

“We offer a wide range of services in a location convenient to residents of Upshur and surrounding counties,” Smith said. “Dr. Pennington and PA Thorpe will be great additions to our staff.”

More information is available by calling 304-471-2511.