On Monday, September 18, the Rural Health Clinic at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital warmly welcomed Delinda Woody as the newest addition to their medical staff. Delinda is a Family Nurse Practitioner and received a Master’s of Science Degree from Western Carolina University. She also has a post Master’s Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Carolina.
Delinda has a background in family practice, but most recently worked primarily with psychiatric patients. Prior to obtaining her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Delinda was a Registered Nurse for the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
Delinda is excited about joining the RHC staff and returning to family practice. 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. She has already begun seeing patients in the RHC and is looking forward to the different challenges and issues that total family care presents.
Delinda will be seeing patients of all ages. The RHC 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.
Delinda has personal ties to the area, but was particularly drawn to Pocahontas County because it is so similar to where she lived and grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. She is familiar with the rural farm setting with an economy that is largely dependent on tourism. And while not a skier, she was within only a few miles of three ski resorts in North Carolina.
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. You may make an appointment with Delinda or one of our other providers by calling 304-799-6200. Walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. as well as limited weekend hours. Registration for the clinic is at the front desk of the hospital.