The finest doctors in McDowell County

For over 30 years we've provided affordable health care in Welch, WV. Our facilities offer a large selection of medical care including general health care and regular check ups, addiction medicine, women's health care, and dental care for the whole family. Our fully licensed and board certified doctors and nurses are always available to help you, and walk ins are always welcome. When it comes to reliable health care that can fit any budget, Tug River Health Association is your first, best choice. Call or visit us today!

Our medical staff

Our professional team of board-certified physicians, nurses and technicians is equipped to handle a comprehensive range of urgent medical conditions and injuries, routine illnesses, and general medical services.
  • Monique Rash, MSN, APRN, FNP
  • Joseph Kirkpatrick, D.O.
  • Teresa Thacker, M.D
  • Mohammed Ashir, M.D.
  • Joanna Bailey, M.D.
  • Sandy Estep, FNP-BC
  • Brenda Beech, FNP-BC
  • Angela McKinney, NP-C
  • Keisha Suanders, C-FNP
Call us today to schedule an appointment, or if you require urgent care, visit anytime 24/7! Walk-ins are welcome!
Joe Kirkpatrick, M.D. 
Joanna Bailey, M.D.
Dr. Paul Little---Addiction
Brenda Beach, C-FNP
Jennifer Fain, C-FNP
Monique Rash, MSN, APRN, FNP
Finest doctor in Welch, WV
Mohammed Ashir, M.D.
Dr. Ross Patton---Women's
Keisha Suanders, C-FNP
Angela McKinney, NP-C
Sandy Estep, C-FNP
Dr. Randall Forehand---Black Lung
Joy Winfrey-Butcher, PsyD
Young girl getting her checks done by the finest doctor in Welch, WV

Health services 

From routine wellness exams to cold and flu care, vaccinations and illness treatments, our general practitioners can meet with you and your family and ensure you get the prescriptions you need. We also provide top quality preventative medicine and education to our patients to ensure you stay healthy for years to come. Are you in need of urgent care? Feel free to come to one of our facilities, even without an appointment. We'll ensure your taken care of no matter your budget. 

Addiction medicine & treatments

We offer medication management and treatment planning for patients and families suffering from substance-related and addictive disorders. Whether you or a loved one suffers from alcohol or prescription drug addiction, heroin & opiate addiction, cocaine & amphetamine addiction or behavioral addictions, we can help you get back on track to a healthy life. Our board certified doctors will work with you and answer all of your questions. Call us today for more information!
Old man getting an appointment with the finest doctor in Welch, WV
Women getting her health checked by the finest doctor in Welch, WV

Women's health

We offer a large array of women's health services to meet your needs no matter your age or physical condition. From gynecological services to health and geriatric care, we're always available to meet your needs. Our doctors and specialists not only return patients to health from injury or illness; we help them stay well through preventive care and healthy lifestyle counseling. Call us today!

Dental services

Experience the very best in dental care from a committed team of dental professionals. At Tug River Health Association we offer affordable dental cleanings, procedures and implants that will last for years and restore your smile. Our procedures are relatively pain free and we'll ensure you feel at ease during the entire process. Don't allow tooth loss to happen! Get the smile you've always wanted! Call us now!
Dental services also offered at Tug River Health Association
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