Harrison Community Hospital welcomes Wheeling Hospital docs

CADIZ — Physicians in a variety of specialties from Wheeling Hospital now are seeing patients at Harrison Community Hospital, a newly added division of Wheeling Hospital.

Audiologist Dr. Brandon Lichtman, as well as family medicine specialists Dr. Dan Jones and Dr. Michael Dundr, each will have office hours at the Cadiz-based facility. Cardiologist Dr. Devender Batra is conducting in-patient consultations. Additional physicians and medical services eventually will be added to those already existing at HCH.

Lichtman, director of Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Audiology, specializes in diagnosing and treating patients of all ages.

He received his bachelor’s degree is communication sciences and disorders at the College of Wooster in Ohio and his doctorate in clinical audiology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Lichtman trained alongside renowned neurotologists focusing on vestibular assessment and treatment. During his studies, Lichtman also became specialized in pediatric audiology, including evaluations in central auditory processing disorders.

Following his studies, Lichtman received further training in intraoperative neurophysical monitoring and received his board certification.

Lichtman is licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is board certified by the American Institute of Balance and the American Board of Audiology. In addition, he has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is certified by the American Institute of Balance.

Lichtman will see patients at HCH from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays. For appointments, call (304) 243-7879.

Batra has a master’s degree in orthopedics from the S.P. Medical College of the University of Rajasthan in India. He served an internship at Frank Ford Hospital in Philadelphia and his residency in internal medicine at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, where he was chief resident. Batra also was a cardiology fellow at the University of San Francisco Program at the VA/VMC Hospital.

He is board certified in cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board certified in nuclear cardiology. He has been in private practice in cardiology from 1994 and recently joined the Wheeling Hospital staff. He can be reached at (740) 526-0100.

Jones, a native of Colerain, is accepting patients of all ages. He graduated with distinction, in biology from Ohio State University and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His internship and residency were performed at Wheeling Hospital, where Jones served as a preceptor.

While serving his residency, Jones received the Dr. Thomas L. Ritz Scholarship, awarded to senior family medicine residents who display competency