About our Faculty & Staff
As a family medicine physician, you'll need to "specialize" in most everything about your patients. It won't just be your understanding of medicine that will help you serve your patients well, but how you relate to them and understand their physical, emotional, familial and socio-economic needs. The practical time you spend with the faculty of your residency program, and the skills they bring to the experience, will make the difference as you move forward.
The faculty members of the Cornerstone Care Family Medicine Residency program are a diverse group of physicians from a wide range of specialties, medical schools and residency programs. While many of them have been practicing successfully for over 30 years, others have more recently moved into their practices. All remember the rigors of medical school and the importance of a well-structured and supportive residency program to long-term success. More importantly, their life experiences will serve to expand upon the lessons you've learned so far to help you become a compassionate and well-trained doctor with an understanding of the many treatments and diagnostic tools available to you and your patients.
You can learn more about our first-year faculty through our Faculty List
. Each physician's profile outlines the educational background and specialty focus, with links to practice websites.
Core Program Support
Along with the exposure and training in the various aspects of family medicine, there is a core group of physicians and staff to support you through the program.
William R. Minor, DO,
has been in active Family Practice for over 30 years and brings with him a broad and diverse clinical practice experience. He has practiced as a National Health Corps Physician, then group practice physician, both in rural southern West Virginia. After moving back to his childhood home in southwestern Pennsylvania, he practiced in a community health center, then as an employed physician with Mon General Hospital in their community clinic in Sabraton, W.Va. Later, he entered solo private practice where he practiced over 10 years before joining Cornerstone Care in August 2011. He has been on staff at Mon General Hospital since 1996.
Dr. Minor has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Practice at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM
) since 1982 and in the same capacity at the West Virginia University School of Medicine (WVUSOM
) since 2001. He has been a preceptor for scores of medical students down through the years. His special passion is Geriatrics. He is a member of the American Medical Directors Association and serves as Medical Director at both Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
and the Suites at Heritage Point
, an assisted living facility, both in Morgantown. Dr. Minor is Board Certified by the American College Of Osteopathic Family Physicians, ACOFP, and a member of the American Osteopathic Association.
As the Residency Program Director,
Dr. Minor sees his role as one of a facilitator - to ensure the residents have the opportunity to receive a quality educational experience in their preparation to become well trained family physicians. He will oversee the schedules, curriculum development, training and evaluation during the residency.
Quote: "My desire is to serve as an experienced mentor and advocate on their behalf as they learn, adapt, and grow in pursuit of their goal to become competent, compassionate physicians."
Mary Edwards, DO,
is an Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine. She graduated from the West
Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and proceeded to complete her internship year at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and her residency training at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Following graduation, she worked as an Emergency Medicine physician at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital and South Pointe Hospital, as well as a Flight Physician on Metro Health System Life Flight before moving to Morgantown, WV, and beginning employment at Monongalia Health System (the parent company of Mon General Hospital).
During her time at Mon General, Dr. Edwards has worked as an emergency medicine physician, a Physician Advisor and as Vice President of Medical Affairs. She has worked with Physician Assistant students and medical students as a preceptor in the Emergency Department on a regular basis. Her other duties have included working with physician utilization management, performance improvement initiatives, including the Crimson initiative, and supervision of the Medical Staff Office.
As Director of Medical Education for the residency program, Dr. Edwards will utilize her passion for the development and advancement of high quality physicians and the continual improvement of patient care to help residents plan for the future of healthcare. Dr. Edwards is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians and American College of Physician Executives.
Stephen M. Neal, DO, is the Medical/Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Counseling at Cornerstone Care, where he specializes in General Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and his internship year at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He continued his post-graduate training in Morgantown with a residency at Chestnut Ridge Hospital at West Virginia University, followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Behavior at WVU.
Dr. Neal is a key member of the program steering committee and of the Continuity of Care Clinic at the Primary Care Center of Mount Morris. He feels that the Cornerstone Care residency program offers a unique experience for anyone interested in becoming a primary care physician who wishes to focus on practicing in the outpatient setting. He will provide the residents with an opportunity to gain a strong foundation and competency to treat psychiatric issues.
is our Residency Coordinator
. Before joining Cornerstone Care Family Medicine, she spent 17 years with the West Virginia University Family Medicine Residency Program. Through her experiences, she understands the importance of keeping the “Family” in Family Medicine and will provide caring support while at “your home away from home”. She will be available to provide guidance and support from the beginning of your journey into residency through the completion of your training. She looks forward to helping you reach the program’s educational goals, as well as your own personal goals on your way to becoming a board certified practitioner.
Contact Us! We'd love to talk with you about our program and what you can expect as one of our Family Medicine Residents.