J. King B. E. Seegar III, MD, is board certified in pediatrics. He received an MD from West Virginia University and completed his residency at the University of Arizona. He has worked internationally with The Mountain Institute in India and Nepal, and worked in Mexico and Peru as well. Currently he is medical director and pediatrician at Pendleton Community Care in Franklin W.Va., a rural primary care Federally Qualified Health Center.

Effects of poverty on children's health

March 7, 2014

A local group recently held a Poverty Forum and asked me as one of the speakers to work up a talk on the effects of poverty on children’s health. The idea was to…

School-Based Health Care: An Overview with Particulars from a Rural Mountain Community

November 6, 2013

"Fifteen-year-old 'Richard' wandered into the high school health center to ask us to take a look at his foot," recalls the pediatric nurse practitioner

Vaccine Vexation

September 4, 2013

On this afternoon, the vaccine consent form was on top and I started with that. I try to make sure that the experience of vaccination causes as little discomfort for the…

Competent communities

July 5, 2013

On joining the clinic, Pendleton Community Care, here in Pendleton County, W.Va., just after I finished my residency in Tucson, I found myself the only pediatrician in…

PIDInk: The evolution of a primary care clinic

April 3, 2013

So how did a nonprofit rural primary care clinic like ours in Franklin, W.Va., begin, and how did a pediatrician get there? The idea for the clinic came from a small…