Established primary care practice joins Marshall Health


Thacker Family Physicians, a Milton-based practice, has joined Marshall Health, the faculty practice plan of the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Thacker Family Physicians provides primary care for infants through adults, including sick visits, well baby visits, immunizations, specialist referrals and minor procedures. Its practitioners include the husband-wife team of Teresa Y. Thacker, M.D., and A. Wayne Thacker, M.D., both 1990 graduates from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

TeresaThackerTeresa Y. Thacker, M.D. has practiced family medicine for more than 20 years in the Huntington area. She completed her residency at Roanoke (Virginia) Memorial Hospital. She was named West Virginia Rural Physician of the Year by the School of Medicine in 2002 and West Virginia Rural Preceptor of the Year for 2014. She joins the School of Medicine as an assistant professor in the department of family and community health.

WayneThackerWayne Thacker, M.D., has worked as a private practice physician for more than 20 years. He has traveled to the Dominican Republic more than a dozen times to provide health care to its underserved population. In addition to his new post as assistant professor in the department of family and community health at the School of Medicine, he also currently serves as the director of family practice at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington.

Thacker Family Physicians has been renamed Marshall Family Medicine, but retains its current office location at 1155 Main St. in Milton.  The phone number, 304-743-8833, remains the same as well.