Hilary D. Miller, D.O., M.P.H.
Owner and Physician, Little Kanawha Family Medicine. PLLC
Hilary Miller literally takes care of her community. Through her practice, Little Kanawha Family Medicine, she is the only full-time practitioner in Glenville. In the West Virginia town where her family has roots two centuries deep, she attends to residents’ medical needs from birth to death. “I’m not taking care of strangers. I’m taking care of my people, bringing health care to an area that in the past didn’t have reliable providers and didn’t have that continuity of care.”
A first-generation physician, she holds degrees in biology and chemistry from Glenville State University and a master’s in public health from West Virginia University. She completed her doctorate at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, where she met her husband, Eddie Anderson. After a residency at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, she returned to her hometown, purchased land, had a building constructed, and opened Little Kanawha Family Medicine in 2005.
In addition to Miller’s practice, she serves on the Gilmer County Board of Education, a position she sought to help ensure quality education for the next generation. “I was able to get an exceptional education here, and, as I’ve watched my children go through the current school system, it was not up to the standards I expected,” she says.
Her busy life also includes teaching medical students at her alma mater and working the 160-acre farm where her family raises cows, chickens, goats, pigs, horses, dogs, cats, and a variety of crops.
Miller believes the medical career is a true calling and one she was born to pursue. “In order to be a good doctor, you have to be able to put yourself in your patients’ positions—in their shoes—to feel what they’re feeling and be able to meet their needs.”
Written by Julie Perine
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