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Dr. David Bender, M.D. is the Chief of Staff at Grafton City Hospital and the Medical Director for the Tygart Valley Total Care Clinic. He graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana PA with a Bachelor Degree. Dr. Bender attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia PA, and held his residency at Allegheny Family Physicians in Altoona, PA. He joined the GCH team in 1990 and has lived in Grafton since that time. He enjoys boating and fishing on the Tygart Lake with this children and grand children, as well as, traveling with his wife, Sally. Dr. Bender also considers himself a history buff with interest in local and Civil War history.

Dr. Joseph Duvert has been at Grafton City Hospital since 1997. Dr. Duvert was born in 1948 in Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1970. Dr. Duvert attended medical school at Grace University in St. Nevis / St. Kitts. His residency was completed at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in 1994 with a Fellowship in Pulmonary completed in 1996.

Dr. Thomas Stevens, D.O. is a Grafton native who joined Grafton City Hospital in 2016. He is a 2002 graduate of Grafton High School. He completed his undergraduate degree as well as a master’s degree in business from Marshall University. In 2015 he graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Stevens first took an interest in working for the hospital when in high school. Over the years he has worked in various capacities in the hospital ranging from the ER and laboratory. In his spare time he loves to spend time with his family outdoors.

Stephen Harris, PA-C is a certified physician assistant at Grafton City Hospital who currently sees patient at the TVTCC (Grafton and West Taylor) clinics.  He sees patients as a primary care provider for chronic and acute medical problems as well as treating walk in patients in the acute care setting.   He graduated from Alderson Broaddus College's Physician Assistant Program in 2001.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Medical Science at Alderson Broaddus College.

Carrie Leach, PA-C is a certified physician assistant at Grafton City Hospital who works primarily in the outpatient setting in the Tygart Valley Total Care Clinic. She sees patients as a primary care provider for patients with chronic and acute medical problems, as well as, treating walk-in patients in the acute care setting. Her medical interests include pediatrics and acute care. She is a Taylor County native who graduated from Grafton High School in 2007 before attending the University of Charleston and Alderson Broaddus College.

Heather Weaver, FNP-C joined Grafton City Hospital in 2015 as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Tygart Valley Total Care Clinic. She is a 1995 graduate of Fairmont State University with a degree in Nursing and a 2015 Graduate of WVU with a Masters of Science in Nursing specializing in Family Practice. Heather is a West Virginia native. She worked as an RN in Hampton Va. for 5 years and spent nearly 13 years at Monongalia General Hospital. Her background includes Medical Oncology, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, and IV Therapy. She is certified in PICC (percutaneous indwelling central catheter) line placement.

Dr. P.J. Neer, Ph.D. is the Director of Grafton Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Program, Bridges; an intensive outpatient group therapy program addressing the mental health needs of adults in Taylor and surrounding counties. Dr. Neer also provides services through the Tygart Valley Total Care clinic consisting of individual therapy as well as psychological evaluations measuring capacity, intellect, personality and achievement levels. She has been practicing since 1992 and joined Grafton City Hospital in 2001. Dr. Neer received her Ph.D. from West Virginia University. She is also a published author of children’s books consisting of stories that speak to children and their fears, while educating parents and guardians in regard to children’s mental health needs. Dr. Neer along with Grafton City Hospital provides free psychological evaluations to local police agencies in an effort to give back to the community.

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