Rowe opens Primary Care practice in Wheelersburg


By Portia Williams

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Bellefonte Physician Services (BPS) is announcing the opening of Bellefonte Primary Care, now located at 8891 Ohio River Road, in Wheelersburg. The primary care facility is adjacent to Bellefonte Urgent Care.

According to a release, Bellefonte Primary Care Wheelersburg is the new practice of Kristina Rowe, APRN. Rowe is a family nurse practitioner who received her master’s degree from Ohio University and her undergraduate degree, in nursing, from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rowe lives in Ironton.

Kevin Compton, Bon Secours Kentucky Health System Communications & Advocacy Specialist, said they are elated about the opening of the new Primary Care Center in Wheelersburg.

“With the opening of Bellefonte Primary Care Wheelersburg and Kristina’s expertise, we’re happy to offer a full complement of services to the community. Having family care available is a perfect fit alongside our urgent care, physical therapy and personal fitness facilities in Wheelersburg,” Compton said.

Rowe has served as an adjunct faculty member at Ohio University Southern and an associate professor at Ashland Community & Technical College. Rowe previously worked at the BPS practices of Bellefonte Pediatrics, Bellefonte Women’s Care and Ironton Urgent Care.

She is experienced in primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, occupational medicine and is a DOT (Department of Transportation) Rowe currently is completing requirements at Wilkes University to become board certified in mental health.

New patients of all ages are being accepted. Bellefonte Primary Care Wheelersburg can be reached at 740-981-3373. The new practice joins Bellefonte Urgent Care as well as the recently opened Firm Fitness and Bellefonte Physical Therapy in expanding the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System’s presence in Wheelersburg.

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