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Angela Oglesby, M.D.

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Angela Cherry, MD
West Virginia University
Assistant Director, Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine - Eastern Division
Family Medicine, Eastern Division

Angela Oglesby, M.D.

Board Certification: Family Medicine

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Residency: WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Special Clinical/Research Interests:Obstetrics and Women's health, Health care disparities

Is there a particular population of students (e.g., ethnicity, spiritual, sexual orientation) that you would particularly like to advise?

Minority with a focus on African American students and females

What does a typical day in the life of a Family Medicine clinician include?

There are differences for academic Family Physicians versus Family Physicians in private or group practices. As an academic Family Physician I feel I have more variety and opportunity to continue full spectrum family practice. Typical private or solo practices have a primarily clinics during the day with some evening home phone call unless they have a hospital or nursing home practice. An academic family medicine physician has the opportunity to continue an outpatient practice as well as rotate through the hospital service and obstetrical services while educating upcoming family physicians.

What is the biggest challenge of being a Family Medicine Physician?

The increased pressures of providing quality health care with increasing time limitations. Providing all aspects of family medicine care including maternity care with increasing health care demands and malpractice issues.

How do you foresee Family Medicine changing over the next 20 years?

Stronger primary care influence to improve the health care system and to better serve the community and meet the health care needs in a changing environment.

What advice would you give a student who is considering a Family Medicine residency?

I would recommend the student look at training in a program that will provide the resident the opportunity to prepare for practice in an area where they would plan to practice after residency.