J.C. Blair Medical Services, Inc. is pleased to announce Physician’s Assistant Russ Sharpless will be joining the physicians and staff of J.C. Blair’s Primary Care Center, located on the hospital campus, in the new year. “Russ has been a local provider for many years and everyone respects him,” shared J.C. Blair President and CEO Lisa Mallon. “We are happy to have him join our Primary Care Center and continue to offer the exceptional care he provides to his patients.”
Sharpless has been working with Dr. Daniel Delp at Huntingdon Healthcare, Inc. in both the Huntingdon and Juniata Valley offices since 1999. Prior to that, he worked with Huntingdon Bone & Joint as an orthopedic physician’s assistant for four years. He also spent a year working with Dr. Mark Minor at the Trough Creek Medical Care Center. He earned his Master of Physician Assistant Sciences from the University of Nebraska.
“I am looking forward to working with the JC Blair Primary Care Center,” said Sharpless. “I have enjoyed my 15 years with Dr. Delp and the staff of Huntingdon Healthcare, Inc. I am looking forward to a new challenge in trying to meet the needs of the community in regards to healthcare.”
As a physician assistant, Sharpless provides health care services under the direction of a supervising physician. He can examine patients; diagnose acute and chronic conditions, infections and injuries; prescribe medications and other treatments; and provide preventive care.
Sharpless lives in the Huntingdon area with his family and is an active member of the Abbey Church in Huntingdon and coaches youth sports during his spare time.
Sharpless invites his current patients to join him in his new practice and welcomes new patients. The Primary Care Center is located at 900 Bryan Street, Suite 7, on the hospital campus in Huntingdon where family physicians Drs. Haque, Minor, and Sutton, and internal medicine physician Dr. Schell practice. To transfer your records or schedule an appointment, please call (814) 643-8300.