Troy L. Sedlmeyer MD

Medical Physician

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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-C

Medical Office Manager, 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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Justine Fratz-Orr, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

I was born and raised in Garrett county, Maryland where I lived until my husband and I  moved to Morgantown in 2015. I started my career in healthcare as a registered nurse at Ruby Memorial Hospital where I worked as an orthopedic nurse for four and a half years. I then traveled to Ohio for two years where I continued to work as a registered nurse with orthopedic patients as well as other post-surgical patients. It was my time as an orthopedic nurse that made me passionate about helping patients improve their quality of life by identifying and treating musculoskeletal conditions.

I obtained my masters degree from Maryville University of Saint Louis in 2020 and became a board certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in January of 2021. I joined Advanced Physical Medicine in June of 2021 and it has been one of the most exciting and fulfilling positions I’ve ever had the privilege of working. I have really enjoyed helping people get back to doing things they enjoy and improving overall quality of life through functional medicine. I am very thankful to have found this practice to help build a strong foundation as a Nurse Practitioner and look forward to gaining more experience with the patient population here.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family – my husband and I welcomed our first child in October of 2021. We spend a lot of time outdoors biking, hiking, walking our two dogs, and skiing in the winter. We really look forward to getting our son involved with our outdoor activities as he gets older. We also love to travel and are excited to share all of our future experiences as a growing family!

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Samantha Wise, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

I was born and raised here and achieved my BSN from WVU. I worked in the CVICU at Ruby Memorial Hospital for 3.5 years as a Critical Care Registered Nurse. During working as a nurse, I wanted to expand my education and completed by MSN at Maryville University. I completed my NP clinicals with WVU Medicine in different departments such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiac Surgery to broaden my knowledge base. It was a difficult time as a student due to the start of COVID and shut-downs, but I was proud to finish my MSN on time in August 2020. I later that fall took my first job as a Cardiac Surgery NP which came incredible experience, but I eventually wanted to be outpatient and decided to make a change.

I started here at Advanced Physical Medicine in September 2021 and have truly enjoyed the experience here so far. My work-life balance is great and the work I do is truly enjoyable. In my previous positions, I was accustomed to dealing with fairly sick people in the hospital and I didn’t necessarily see the end game or end outcome of their progress. Here I get to participate and watch people get better and that is so gratifying. I collaborate with other Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and other clinical staff to provide amazing care. We specifically perform treatment modalities that treat the root cause of a patient’s pain or limited daily functioning. We are trained in different techniques to reduce pain, restore function, assist the body in healing itself, and thus improving overall quality of life.

Outside of work, I love to do anything outdoors (hiking, biking, kayaking, running, etc.) and traveling! I also have another profession as a Permanent Makeup (PMU) Artist and perform microblading to enhance people’s eyebrows. I also love to do special effects makeup (Halloween is SO fun!)