We welcome Ryan McCarthy, an internal medicine physician, to delve into the multifaceted challenges of providing primary care in Appalachia. Ryan shares his firsthand experiences from Martinsburg, West Virginia, a region grappling with the invisible effects of lifelong trauma, poverty, and addiction. We explore how socioeconomic factors shape patient health, the evolving role of primary care in mental health, and the profound impact of the opioid crisis in his community.

Ryan McCarthy is an internal medicine physician.

He discusses the KevinMD article, “A doctor struggles to provide mental health care in Appalachia.”

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