Dr. Vic Wood – Founder

Graduate of West Liberty State College 1978 with a B.A. in Sociology with Minors in Psychology and History.

Entered into the WV State Police Academy in Jan 1979. Was stationed in Keyser, WV until summer of 1983. Qualified expert with firearms and received multiple commendations for various efforts in Criminal Investigation

Started medical school at the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV in August of 1983. Was student government president during school year 1984-1985. During rotations he did training in West Palm Beach Florida, Largo Florida, Jefferson City Missouri, Dayton Ohio, and Oklahoma City Oklahoma. In 1987 Wood started a rotating internship at Ohio Valley Medical Center and finished in 1988.

Dr. Wood was recruited to become Medical Director of Doctors Urgent Care in July of 1988 which was owned by Ohio Valley Medical Center at that time. In 1990, after a two-year stint as Medical Director, Dr. Wood purchased Doctors Urgent Care.

Dr. Wood is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, is a preceptor for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Urgent Care Medicine. Dr. Wood is also team physician for West Liberty State College.

In 2003, Dr. Wood developed Primary Care One (PC1). PC1 was developed in response to patient request to gain access at an affordable cost. Since its launch, PC1 has gained international and national recognition. The Center for Health Transformation named PC1 “Best Practice”. Dr. Wood and PC1 were also featured in articles by the Manhattan Institute, Wall Street Journal, Medical Economics, “Podrobnosti – Ukraine TV documentary and Die Zeit- Germany’s largest newspaper. The Medical Economics article “Crisis in Healthcare: Does Vic Wood have the Answer?” was named “Best Article in 2006” for trade publications by the National Institute for Health Care Management.

In March of 2009 , Dr. Wood was invited by Paul Howard, the Director for the Manhattan Institutes’ Medical Progress Today to write an oped on healthcare. “President Obama, ask the patients what they need!” was the featured article.

Erica Dalek, NP-C

  • Graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Started work at Wheeling Hospital as an RN in the Cardiac Cath lab 2008
  • Graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University 2012 with a Master of Science in Nursing
  • Started work at Doctor’s Urgent Care as a Nurse Practitioner 2012

Danielle Holt, FNP-B.C.

  • Graduate of Hocking College of Nelsonville, Ohio in 2008 with a Registered Nursing degree. 
  • Began work at Wheeling Hospital on Medical-Surgical for in 2008 then transferred to Emergency/Trauma Department. 
  • Graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio in 2014 with Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2014.
  • 2014 was granted Board of Certification for Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Background includes emergency medicine, occupational health, and urgent care 
  • Began work at Doctor’s Urgent Care 2017
  • Medical Examiner for DOT Certification

Kirsten Kowalski, FNP-B.C.

  • Graduated in 2011 from Wheeling Jesuit University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Began working at Wheeling Hospital as a registered nurse on the medical-surgical floor in 2011.
  • Transferred to the intensive care unit at Wheeling Hospital in 2013.
  • Graduated in 2015 from West Virginia University with a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
  • Began working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Doctors Urgent Care in 2015.

Melinda Nicholes, FNP-B.C.

  • Graduate of Belmont College ADN program in 2008.
  • While in school, Melinda started working as a nursing assistant in Wheeling Hospital’s Emergency room. Upon graduation began working as a registered nurse/trauma nurse until 2016.
  • Graduated with her BSN from Ohio University in 2013 and Masters in Nursing from Franciscan University in 2015.
  • Started working at Doctors Urgent Care as a Nurse Practitioner own 2016.

The Manchin Clinic, Fairmont, WV
John Manchin II, D.O.

John Manchin II, D.O. was raised in the small town of Farmington, WV, where he attended Farmington Grade School and High School. After graduating high school, he attended Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA to prepare himself for further education at Fairmont State College and West Virginia University. He received his BS in biology from WVU in 973. He was a member of the first class of WVSOM and graduated in 1978. He completed a rotating internship at Grandview Osteopathic Hospital in Dayton, OH. He began practicing in Farmington in August 1979 and just started his 30th year of general practice. He is Board Certified in general practice and is past president of the W Society of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently on the Board of Trustees for WVSOM. In June 2008, he extended services to Fairmont, WV at the Manchin Clinic South and is practicing with his two daughters Angela and Christina. He enjoys being a pilot, traveling, golfing, reading and spending time with his family and friends.