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Edward Adkins, MD
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-529-6195

Julie Beard, MD
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-683-3200

Melissa Becker, MD
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-522-0948

Adam Bihl, MD
715 Richland Mall,
Suite H, Ontario, OH 44906
567-307-7835

Harold Brown, DO
2007 W 4th Street,
Ontario, OH 44906
567-307-7860

Christopher Halasy, MD
269 Portland Way S,
Galion, OH 44833
419-462-4544

Fereshte Khavari, MD
120 W Main Street,
New Washington, OH 44854
419-492-2200

Amanda Kovolyan, MD
139 Gaius Street,
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-563-9855

Larry Leone, DO
955 Bucyrus Road,
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-4220

G. David Long, MD
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-529-6195

Sarah Metzger, MD
330 N Seltzer Street,
Crestline, OH 44827
419-468-0796

Robert Secor, MD
2981 W 4th Street,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-709-8640

Mark Wood, DO
955 Bucyrus Road,
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-4220

Brandi Blanton, CNP
1323 E Mansfield Street,
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-563-0300

Amber Campbell, CNP
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906
(419) 529-6195

Ernie Clifton, CNP
955 Bucyrus Road,
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-4220

Lannette Clemons, PA-C
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-775-1091

Charlie Davis, PA-C
2981 W 4th Street,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-709-8640

Melodie Fagan, CNP
139 Gaius Street,
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-563-9855

Patty Fleming, CNP
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario
419-529-6195

Virginia D. Hall, CNP
130 Hill Street,
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-563-9329

Wendy Kerr, CNP
330 N Seltzer Street,
Crestline, OH 44827
419-462-4505

Jenna Miller, CNP
385 N Seltzer Street,
Crestline, OH 44827
419-468-0449

Jennifer Minton, CNP
955 Bucyrus Road,
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-4220

Natalie Roby, CNP
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906
419-522-0948

Trish Trubachik, CNP
120 W Main Street,
New Washington, OH 44854
419-492-2200

Rob Wisner, PA-C
269 Portland Way S,
Galion, OH 44833
419-462-4571


Family Medicine

A family medicine provider is trained to care for you and your family by diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses. Family medicine providers provide routine health screenings and counseling on healthy lifestyles changes in order to prevent illness. If patients develop a health condition that requires care from a specialist, your family provider will be there to guide you and to coordinate all aspects of your care. Avita has many family medicine providers available for you and your family. Family medicine providers within Avita are MDs, CNPs, and PA-Cs.

NON-PHYSICIAN PROVIDERS:

Non-physician healthcare professionals, such as Certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, provide individuals and families with another healthcare option beyond a licensed physician. CNPs provide a broad range of healthcare services, collaborate closely with physicians, and often serve as a patient’s regular healthcare provider.

UNDERSTANDING A CNP:

A CNP is an advanced practice nurse who has completed graduate-level education (either Master’s or Doctoral degree). All CNPs are registered nurses with additional education/training, licensed through state nursing boards, and hold national certification in an area of specialty, such as family health.

The core philosophy of a CNP is individualized care, making prevention, wellness, and patient education a priority. CNPs treat both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, and ordering tests and therapies for patients within their scope of practice.

UNDERSTANDING A PA:

PAs are trained in intensive programs by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Because of the close working relationship with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. PAs are found in all areas of medicine such as family medicine and internal medicine. The “C” after a PA’s title means that the PA met the defined course of study and has undergone testing by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

A CNP’S OR PA’S SCOPE OF PRACTICE:

A Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant plays a primary role in the following:

  • The diagnosis, treatment, evaluation, and management of both acute and chronic diseases (such as diabetes and high blood pressure)
  • Physical examinations
  • Diagnostic studies interpretation and ordering (such as EKGs and lab tests)
  • Medication prescription (state regulations vary)
  • Well-child care
  • The education and counseling on patient health behaviors, self-care skills and treatment options
  • Surgery assistance