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Family Health Associates of the Kanawha Valley, PLLC

Full-service primary care, preventive care, and weight management with same-day appointments available.

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Welcome Michele Roach-Courts,
PA-C to our team!

We are proud to announce the addition of Michele Roach-Courts, PA-C, to our team of trusted providers beginning June 26th. Michele brings with her over 20 years of experience as a physician assistant with much of her career in primary care. She received her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in Exercise Physiology, and then pursued her PA education from Alderson Broaddus University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Science in 2003.

In 2008, Michele returned to Alderson Broaddus University to complete her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying the performing arts. Michele states, “I am joining Family Health Associates so that I can continue to provide health care, while also starting a career as faculty with the Marshall University PA program.

Comprehensive Family Medical Care

Family Health Associates of the Kanawha Valley, PLLC is located in South Charleston, West Virginia. We provide comprehensive family medical care for the Kanawha Valley and surrounding areas.

We truly want to help save you time and reduce your expenses associated with unnecessary visits to the emergency room.

At Family Health Associates we work hard to provide our patients with same day appointments, evening hours, and after-hours access to providers on-call. We realize there are times when you may really need to utilize the ER, but we are here at all times if you ever have any doubt.

Family Health Associates of the Kanawha Valley

Care for the entire family

Thank you for voting Julie DeTemple, MD, FAAFP the Best Family Practitioner in 2023!

Celebrating Gunner’s Achievement!

We couldn’t be more proud of our favorite employee, Gunner! He passed his Canine Good Citizen certification on Saturday, May 25, which is a significant milestone on his journey to becoming an official therapy dog. Gunner’s dedication and hard work, along with the support of our amazing practice administrator, Kaytlin Grimm, have truly paid off.

Therapy dogs like Gunner play a vital role in providing comfort and support to our patients, helping to create a more positive and healing environment. We look forward to seeing Gunner in action, bringing smiles and joy to everyone he meets.

Congratulations, Gunner! Keep up the great work!

Family Health Associates of the Kanawha Valley

Congratulations to Brandy Martin!

Family Health Associates would like to congratulate Brandy Martin, RN, BSN on her recent graduation from the University of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Brandy had previously served as a medical assistant for Family Health Associates for the past 10 years, and will now be promoted to Clinical Manager. In her new role, Brandy will continue to work closely with the physicians and midlevel providers, but also manage the clinical team and oversee the care of some of our highest-risk patients as a chronic care manager.

When you see her, please congratulate Brandy on this great accomplishment!

Family Health Associates of the Kanawha Valley

We’re proud to announce: H.W. Lafferty, DO, FAAFP is joining our practice

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  • Specialty: Family Medicine – Board Certified
  • State License:  West Virginia
  • Education: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lewisburg, WV, United States
  • Graduated: 2007
  • Residency Hospital:  Charleston Area Med Center

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Same day appointment (after hours care)

Same-day appointments and after-hours care are available for conditions that need attention right away but do not pose an immediate or serious health risk.


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