Robert C. Byrd Clinic (RCBC) is proud to announce the addition of Mark Waddell, DO. Dr. Waddell has been a practicing physician for 30 years. As a native of Greenbrier County, Mark was raised in Lewisburg and is a 1979 graduate of Greenbrier East High School.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Alderson Broaddus College in 1983, he returned home to work as both a paramedic and office manager for a local cardiology practice. Receiving encouragement from several local physicians to consider medical school, he took the prerequisite science courses, and medical school as a non-traditional student became a reality.
Dr. Waddell received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Named as one of the Chief Residents of the residency program at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, VA, and awarded his board certifications in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Dr. Waddell has spent his career working in rural health settings in Webster, Nicholas and Braxton County as a Primary Care Physician, Hospitalist and an Emergency Room Doctor; most recently as Facility Medical Director of Emergency Services at WVU Medicine Braxton County Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Waddell’s wife, Rebecca has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years and shares his passion for faith-based medical mission trips to underserved areas, together they’ve made 30 trips and have served on the mission field in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Papua New Guinea and Kenya. They also enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking and camping at every opportunity as well as spending time with their three adult children and Lucy, their granddaughter.
When asked his thoughts about returning to practice medicine in Greenbrier County Dr. Waddell smiled and said, “I have always been so proud to be part of the WVSOM family. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve in various capacities including President of Alumni Association Board of Directors over the years, and I am now very excited to join the faculty and provide quality medical care here at the Robert C Byrd Clinic. It’s good to be home!”