Jonathan Hess, MD(Huntington, WV) OVP HEALTH physician, Jonathan A. Hess, MD FAAP, recently earned board certification in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine and has been named Medical Director of Addiction Services for OVP HEALTH.

“I have a passion for our substance use disorder patient population and the challenges that arise with treating use disorders,” Dr. Hess said. “This board certification is another way to support OVP HEALTH’s dedication to the practice of addiction medicine, along with the continued learning and advancement of therapies for our patients with substance use disorders.”

Since joining OVP HEALTH in 2015, Dr. Hess has dedicated his medical practice to serving patients in a variety of roles, including as an emergency room physician, a hospitalist, and as Medical Director of the OVP HEALTH Recovery Center in South Point, OH.

Dr. Hess earned his medical degree and completed his residency training in family medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine before joining OVP HEALTH, which was co-founded by his father, Robert A. Hess, MD, and the late Stephen C. Shy, DO.

With the naming of Dr. Hess as Medical Director of Addiction Services at OVP HEALTH, he joins Robert A. Hess, MD, FAAFP, as Corporate Medical Director; Stephen C. Shy II, DO, as Medical Director of Emergency Services; and Thomas J. Rittinger, MD, as Medical Director of Hospitalist Services.

A Huntington native, a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and a fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Jonathan Hess also serves on the Medical Executive Committee and the Opioid Committee at Holzer Health System, which partners with OVP HEALTH to provide emergency and hospitalist services in Gallipolis, Jackson, and Pomeroy, OH. Additionally, he serves on the WV Substance Use in Pregnancy Committee.

OVP HEALTH provides an extensive range of emergency department and hospitalist services for local and regional hospitals; operates a network of community primary care centers; and offers accredited outpatient and inpatient medication-assisted treatment and counseling services for people suffering from addiction in a growing number of communities across West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information about OVP HEALTH, go to ovphealth.com.