Nathaniel Linger returns home to practice medicine at Community Care

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. —Community Care of West Virginia is pleased to announce the addition of Nathaniel Linger, MD, to their medical staff.

Dr. Linger, who was born and raised in Buckhannon, graduated with an undergraduate degree in biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He earned his medical degree at West Virginia University.

Beginning on August 5, 2019, Dr. Linger will be practicing family medicine at Community Care’s health center in Rock Cave. The addition of Dr. Linger to the staff will allow the clinic to offer extended hours of operation, increasing access to health care for the community.

According to Dr. Linger, he has always wanted to return home to practice. “I have always felt more comfortable in a small rural setting. I may be a little biased since I’m from the area, but I firmly believe that people living in and around Buckhannon and Upshur County deserve the same level of primary care as if they lived in a more metropolitan area,” said Linger. “I chose to specialize in Family Medicine because I enjoy being able to care for patients of all ages and develop relationships with my patients.”

Dr. Linger met his wife, Lorilyn, while they were students at Wesleyan. Outside of medicine, Dr. Linger enjoys hunting and fishing. He also enjoys playing music and plays mandolin in a bluegrass band called Blue Steel. He and his wife attend both Hampton United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.

Patients interested in scheduling appointments with Dr. Linger may do so online by visiting the website or by calling 304-924-6262.

CCWV operates health centers, pharmacies, and school-based health centers located in Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Upshur counties. In addition, they operate a dental clinic in Pocahontas County and provide behavioral health services throughout their service area.

For more information about Community Care health centers and services, visit the website at

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