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 by 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 made the decision 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 was clear to me that healthcare in the United States focused more on treating sickness instead of promote wellness. I wanted my patients to get better and no longer need life-long medications to merely sustain and/or prolong their illness.

I started working at Advance Physical Medicine in 2017, and it was quite different 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 with out the use of pain medications that merely mask pain; honestly, there is nothing better than that.

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Mary Jo Hull, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified Adult Geriatric AANC
Member AANP

I grew up in Chicago Illinois and went to nursing school in Atlanta Georgia. I live with my husband of 37 years in Morgantown West Virginia. We have four adult children and four grandchildren. My graduate work was completed at Clemson University. I enjoy hiking, backpacking horse backing and dog training search and rescue canines. I believe in community service and volunteer with the American Red Cross in Disaster Health Services. In my free time I try to avoid chasing loose bison at our farm in SC.

I believe in an integrative medical philosophy, recognizing that the mind body spirit components of a
patient need to be in balance for optimal health. Currently I also have a massage therapy license, Reike 2
and Healing Touch level 2 certifications. My acute care nursing experience includes neonatal ICU,
operating room, recovery room, coronary care ICU.

Advance Physical Medicine is a great place to work. I am part of a competent caring team of folks who
prioritize quality patient care and outcomes. Our clinic is unique in that we house rehabilitation therapy,
massage therapy, physical therapy, nurse practitioners and chiropractors all under one roof. We daily
collaborate an individual’s plan of care to facilitate healing of muscular skeletal conditions.

Abigail Tonkin, FNP-BC