Linda, a native of southern West Virginia came to the eastern panhandle 7 years ago when her husband Charlie, a CRNA, was recruited to provide anesthesia services at JMH. The beauty of autumn the eastern panhandle and the vision of making an impact on the health of a growing community were the deciding factor that drew them both to the area. With over 25 years of experience in caring for women and infants, Linda brings a great deal of experience and a decidedly different perspective to the OB/Gyn rotation of our residents. She has worked in Level I, II, &III facilities and possesses a strong clinical background. With certification in fetal monitoring, inpatient obstetric care and neonatal and advanced obstetric life support, Linda provides both clinical and experiential information that enhances the learning experience. She received undergraduate degrees from the University of Charleston and West Virginia University. After many years of working in the obstetrical arena, Linda’s passion for women and children compelled her to return to the academic setting. She attended East Carolina University and received her master’s degree and nurse midwifery training in 1997. Linda’s enthusiasm for her pregnant patients makes the clinical experience of our residents not only informative, but an enjoyable rotation. In addition to her obstetric skill, Linda also champions in the gyn setting. Her strengths are IUS training and insertion, contraception management, and perimenopause/menopause management.
Aside from her love for mothers and babies, Linda’s other passions include walking, gardening, cooking, shopping, and reading. She and her husband have a 27 year old son Nathan, and 2 Jack Russell puppies Rhett & Scarlet. When not involved with the growing practice at the maternity center, Linda can be found relaxing at her Harpers Ferry home with family, friends, and canines.