Dr. Troy L. Sedlmeyer, MD

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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer completed undergraduate studies in Biology at West Virginia University before his medical degree, also at WVU. He then did his Internship and Residency training at WVU in Family Medicine.

Dr. Sedlmeyer practiced in a rural clinic in Mannington, WV before joining Wedgewood Family Practice in Morgantown, WV. After several years, he began working with MedExpress Urgent Care in Morgantown, WV.

His interests are in preventive care and wellness.

By choosing a healthy lifestyle and making better choices for ourselves, we can avoid or improve many of the chronic healthcare problems that many face today. This includes weight loss which can help patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis/chronic pain, and elevated cholesterol/lipids. Through a better diet and proper nutrition, we can achieve a healthier life to live and be more functional and active.

Originally from Hollsopple, PA, he came to West Virginia after serving in the U.S. Air Force and also working with the U.S. Marine Corp through military contractors performing equipment maintenance and renovations.

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Alissa Barnes, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

”I was born and raised in Fairmont West Virginia. I went to nursing school at Fairmont State University, where I obtained my undergraduate nursing degree. I live with my husband of ten years, our three beautiful girls and two Golden Retrievers. I enjoy spending time with my family, baking with my two eldest daughters, and playing hide and seek with my youngest.

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a nurse, and after graduating from nursing school in 2010, I began work in the hospital setting as a critical care nurse. In 2015, I decided to get my master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from West Virginia Wesleyan University. During my clinical rotations and residencies in primary care, I began to realize just how sick my community was. My patients were riddled with diet-related illness such as obesity, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Others were struggling with chronic pain, addiction issues, mental health issues and more. It became clear to me that healthcare in the United States focused more on treating sickness instead of promoting wellness. I wanted my patients to get better and no longer need lifelong medications to merely sustain and/or prolong their illness.

I started working at Advanced Physical Medicine in 2017, and it differed greatly from other clinics I had worked in because it is a medically integrated practice. We have Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and other clinical staff to provide our patients with the best possible care. Here at Advanced Physical Medicine we focus on treatment modalities that are designed to reduce pain, restore function, assist the body in healing itself, and thus improving overall quality of life. Ultimately, this can be done by determining the root cause of a patient’s pain or disfunction and treating it using physical medicine.

Want to know the most reward aspects of my career here at Advanced Physical Medicine?

I actually get to SEE my patients improve without the use of pain medications that merely mask pain; honestly, there is nothing better than that.”

 

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Abigail Tonkin, FNP-BC

I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies in nursing at West Virginia University. Over the past 6 years I have practiced in the emergency department, family medicine and urgent care. Ultimately, I have found my passion at Advanced Physical Medicine treating patients with multiple modalities and minimal medications.

I subscribe to both APM and AHW’s mission and am passionate about finding and treating the cause of pain to allow overall improvement in life rather than masking with strong medications. While I enjoy seeing a variety of cases, my favorite patient population is those with acute pain and being able to help them get back to normal quicker. My favorite part about APM is getting to treat patients with an interdisciplinary approach.
A lifelong resident of West Virginia, I am committed to providing quality medical care in my home state. When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach and being outdoors.