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Lauren Alexander, PA-C, joins Coplin Health System

Lauren Alexander

PARKERSBURG — Lauren Alexander, PA-C, has joined Coplin Health Systems and will be caring for patients at the Parkersburg locations.

Alexander earned her bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Akron in 2014, graduating magna cum laude. In 2016, she received her master’s of science in physician assistant studies from Marietta College.

“Lauren’s energy and passion for her patients and their health is an exciting addition to Coplin’s two Parkersburg locations, she’s a great fit to both care teams” Carrie Pennybacker, CCO of Coplin Health Systems, said.

As far as professional interests, Alexander is intrigued by vaccines and disease prevention, women’s health/cancer screening, diabetes/obesity and postpartum care.

She will provide care for patients of all ages who suffer from acute to chronic diseases and will offer preventative health screenings, physical exams, sports exams, minor surgical procedures and women’s health care. As she progresses into her role at Coplin, she is hoping to be part of the process of adding a lactation and breastfeeding support group once certified.

She enjoys developing relationships with patients and their families and being with patients during their toughest and best days of recovery. Alexander also enjoys educating her patients on how to lead a healthier life and providing information to prevent risky health complications.

When not caring for patients and assisting staff, Alexander enjoys spending time with husband, Ian, and two sons, coffee dates with friends, reading medical journals and running. She is an active member of the St. John Catholic Church.

In 1978, Wirt County Health Services Association, doing business as Coplin Health Systems, was established as a non-profit organization. Since then, Coplin Health Systems has expanded into nine facilities in Wirt, Jackson, Wood and Meigs counties, including three school-based clinics and one dental office.

Coplin Health Systems specializes in primary care services. Coplin’s healthcare providers offer a full range of services for the entire family. They provide access to preventative and quality primary care services, as well as acute care services, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

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