Athens Medical Center

Keep Your Appointment from the Comfort and Safety of Your Home!

To all Mercer Medical Group Patients (Athens Medical Center, MMG Primary Care, MMG Cardiology, MMG ENT, MMG General Surgery, MMG Nephrology, MMG Neurology, MMG Pulmonology, MMG Urology, MMG Women’s Health) and The Behavioral Health Pavilion Outpatients:

For your health and safety, and to allay any concerns you have regarding an office visit at this time, we are offering virtual appointments via computer, tablet, iPad, smartphone, or regular telephone for certain appointment types. 

Telehealth (computer, tablet, iPad, or smartphone connected to the internet) or Virtual Visit (via regular telephone) will enable you to keep your appointment from the comfort and safety of your home. Telehealth is for Medicare and most insurances, except Medicaid. Virtual Visit is for Medicare only.

Please call your Mercer Medical Group office or The Behavioral Health Pavilion Outpatient office for details and instructions on using these new options.

Call us today to learn more about this exciting new technology!

Athens Medical Center304.384.7325
MMG Primary Care304.487.7936
MMG Cardiology304.431.7200
MMG ENT304.487.3407
MMG General Surgery304.425.1852
MMG Nephrology304.425.0345
MMG Neurology304.431.7200
MMG Pulmonology304.425.0403
MMG Urology304.425.6525
MMG Women’s Health304.425.0025
The Behavioral Health Pavilion Outpatient Programs304.327.9205


The Tradition of Caring Continues in Athens

Athens Medical Center is a full-service medical clinic located adjacent to the Concord University campus. We provide health care for patients of all ages with a wide spectrum of health issues.

Our warm, friendly, and newly renovated environment is designed to minimize your wait time and maximize your care. Give us a call today. We will treat you like family.

All insurance carriers are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Patient Care Collaboration

We make every effort to provide the best care available in our community. Our physician and non-physician providers work together in what we call Patient Care Collaboration. This teamwork approach helps ensure the best possible treatment plans for our patients with the best outcomes.

Athens Medical Center’s new and existing patients will be part of the Patient Care Collaboration. Their conditions will be assessed according to guidelines that are in place to determine the best course of action needed to manage their condition effectively.

Depending on their condition, they will be seen by either our physician or a non-physician provider.

Athens Medical Center is very proud of our Patient Care Collaboration. We know that this team effort between physician and non-physician providers will result in excellent care for our patients.

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Yost grew up in Athens and he and his family still reside in the area. He attended Athens Elementary School and Pikeview High School. Dr. Yost completed his undergraduate studies at Concord University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biology and pre-med. He earned his medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia, and fulfilled his internship in Family Medicine at Bluefield Regional Medical Center and his residency at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident.


Dr. Yost is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

Dr. Yost is accepting new patients of all ages. In addition to covering all aspects of Family Medicine, he will provide Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to those who will benefit from the therapy. OMT involves a set of hands-on techniques used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, Dr. Yost will move a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance.

As part of their education, DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, the body’s intricate system of muscles, nerves, and bones. This advanced training provides DOs with a keen understanding of how the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others.

When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, DOs bring an important dimension to standard medical care.

Benefits of OMT

OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing, and increase overall mobility. Although often used to treat muscle pain, the treatment can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:

Asthma, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, and menstrual pain

Through OMT, physicians manually apply a specific amount of pressure to different regions in the body. These techniques can help:

• Treat structural and tissue abnormalities

• Relieve joint restriction and misalignment

• Restore muscle and tissue balance

• Promote the overall movement of blood flow

Natasha Barker, PA-C

Natasha was raised in Princeton and is a graduate of Princeton Senior High School. She earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Virginia Tech and a Physician Assistant degree from the College of West Virginia. 
Natasha has nearly 22 years of experience as a Physician Assistant. From 1998 to 2000, she served in the Emergency Department at Princeton Community Hospital. Since 2000, she has worked in the field of Family Medicine, and she has been with Athens Medical Center since 2007. Natasha has been Physician Assistant-Certified since 1998 by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
She is licensed by the West Virginia Board of Osteopathy and the West Virginia Board of Medicine.
Natasha is accepting patients age four years and up.

New patients are welcome, including all Concord University students. Dr. Yost is an active member of the Concord University Alumni Association Council.

For an appointment, please call 304.384.7325.

Athens Medical Center recently completed a major expansion project that included a new lobby and reception area. Additional space was also made available for providers and patient exam areas.

The renovation has enabled Athens Medical Center to provide walk-in and same-day appointments.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

401 Vermillion Street • Athens, WV 24712 • 304.384.7325

Contact Information

401 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV 24712
For an appointment, please call 304.384.7325

Athens Medical Center provides access to available treatment regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Office Hours Monday through Friday • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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