Woody set to accept new patients
MARLINTON — Delinda Woody has been on staff with Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic since September 2017 as a family nurse practitioner.
Woody provides health care for the entire family, no matter the age. Originally from North Carolina, she is embracing her new life in West Virginia.
“The patients have all been very genuine and have a strong thread of independence and straightforwardness that I appreciate. Everyone is friendly and seems to want to help you get on with your task at hand. Whether it is offering to let you out into traffic, asking if you are finding things in the grocery store or mailing a document for you from the DMV, going the extra mile seems to be an expected behavior.”
Woody has a background in family practice, but most recently worked primarily with psychiatric patients. Prior to becoming a family nurse practitioner, Delinda was a registered nurse for the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
She has a particular interest in chronic disease management and likes helping both treat and educate patients. She enjoys seeing the improvements of her patients and empowering them to improve their own health.
Woody will speak at the next meeting of the Pocahontas County Diabetes Support Group on Jan. 23.
“Growing the numbers for diabetes education will ultimately provide better outcomes for our patients. I am a firm believer that education strongly influences chronic disease outcomes,” she said.
Woody is currently accepting new patients. The Rural Health Clinic offers a full range of medical services including care for illness and chronic disease management, well child checks, immunizations and physical examinations, in addition to women’s and children’s health services.
The PMH Rural Health Clinic is open to all and located inside the hospital, which allows patients access to lab and X-ray services without having to go through the emergency department.
Appointments can be made by calling 304-799-6200. Walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as one Saturday a month. Registration for the clinic is at the front desk of the hospital.