Our Physicians

Howard Wesley Lafferty Jr., D.O.

Chief of Medical Staff

Family Medicine

Hospitalist

Howard Wesley Lafferty Jr., D.O.

Education:

 

Undergrad

WVU School of Medicine

B.S. of Science in Exercise Pysiology

 

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathy

 

Post Graduate Education

WVU/CAMC Family Medicine

 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

 

Professional Experience/Interests:

  • Pediatrics

  • Palliative Care

  • Women's Health

  • Skin Procedures

  • Emergency Department Physician (Thomas Memorial Hospital)

  • Certified in Family Medicine

  • Hospice Palliative Care

  • Medical Director, BMH Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

 

Awards and Honors:

  • Honors Graduates-Class 2007 at WVSOM

  • Rural Scholars Award WVU/CAMC 2007

  • Health Sciences Scholars Award WVU 2007

  • WVU/CAMC FM Outstanding PGY I Award 2008

  • WVU/CAMC FM Outstanding PGY II Award 2009

  • Sigma Sigma Phi-Nu Chapter, National Honors Fraternity

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2010

 

Research and Publication:

  • “Estimated Meperidine (Demerol) use in WV Hospitals”
    Accepted for publication in the WV Medical Journal, June 2010

  • “High Incidence of ADHD in the Smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia”
    Ongoing Research, 2007 to present.

 

License and Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Hospice and Pallitive Medicine-2010

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)-July, 2010

  • American Board of Family Medicine

  • American Board of Medical Review Officers/MRO-August, 2012

  • Federal DEA No. Upon Request

  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • AHA/AAPA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • AAFP Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)-2013

  • AAFP and ACOFP Board Eligible in July, 2010

  • ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)

  • ABHPM (American Board of Hospice Palliative Care)

     

Practice Location at Boone Memorial Hospital: