[caption id="attachment_34273" align="alignleft" width="278"]<img class=" wp-image-34273" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/09\/CDL-exams-now-available-at-PMH-Rural-Health-ClinicDr.-Alan-Thorne-DO.jpg" alt="" width="278" height="417" \/> Dr. Alan Thorne, DO[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Pocahontas Memorial Hospital\u2019s (PMH) Rural Health Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Alan Thorne, DO, is now certified to perform DOT\/CDL examinations required for commercial vehicle drivers.<\/h1>\r\nDr. Thorne received word Aug. 26, that he is a \u201cCertified Medical Examiner\u201d and listed on the US Department of Transportation\u2019s National Registry.\r\n\r\nTo receive certification, Dr. Thorne completed an extensive training earlier this spring and then had to pass the National Registry Medical Examiner certification test. The National Registry was created to enhance CMV driver health and reduce highway accidents.\r\n\r\nDr. Thorne first began working at PMH as part of the Emergency Department staff in March 2017. Dr. Thorne then transitioned into the Rural Health Clinic. Dr. Thorne graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with his doctorate degree in 1983. Before attending medical school, Dr. Thorne was a licensed pharmacist and graduated from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. He has lived and worked in many states over the years including Alaska, Texas, Montana, and Kansas. He is happy to now be back home in West Virginia and enjoys the outdoors as both a hunter and fisherman.\r\n\r\nDr. Thorne is taking new patients in the Rural Health Clinic of any age or health condition. The Rural Health Clinic is a full family practice. To schedule an appointment, please contact the clinic at 304-799-6200.