Chesapeake Healthcare Center, LLC Announces Grand Opening of innovative new treatment facility in Chesapeake, WV

Chesapeake, WV – February 16, 2019-Chesapeake Healthcare Center, LLC will host a Grand Opening celebration at their Chesapeake, WV facility on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled at 2:30PM.  The Chesapeake Healthcare Center, LLC is a business that is owned and operated by West Virginians for West Virginians. The Center will provide internal medicine/primary care, medication assisted treatment, and osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT); which according to Genise Lalos, CEO, “OMT has the potential to be both a tool in the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction.”

Lalos reports that, “Clinical trials research demonstrates that when someone has an opioid use disorder and one or more non-substance related health issues, integrated care can be more effective than traditional treatment delivery (i.e., separate, siloed primary care and substance abuse programs) in terms of clinical outcome and cost.  It results in better health outcomes for individuals, in contrast to back-and-forth referrals between behavioral health and primary care offices that result in 80% or more of individuals not receiving care.”  

Lalos has over 20 years of experience working in the field of addiction treatment in WV and she believes that the combination of services that will be offered here can really make a difference in the quality of life for individuals in the region.  According to Lalos, “The opioid crisis is the epidemic of our career and one that has impacted the state of WV profoundly.” The facility opened their addiction treatment program in December 2018 and presently have openings for 275 patients. The primary care and OMT programs open in March 2019 and round out the compliment of health care services designed to help individuals reclaim their life balance.  “Resolving the opioid epidemic in WV will invariably take more solutions than simply getting more physicians to prescribe an opioid blocking medication. The solution lies in a multi-pronged approach designed to manage addiction like the chronic disease it is”, said Lalos.

West Virginia OrthoNeuro welcomes Endovascular Neurosurgeon James Harman, D.O.

The state’s only endovascular, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon joins West Virginia OrthoNeuro, further expanding the organization’s team of highly-skilled and compassionate physicians.

Dr. James Harman specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of stroke, brain aneurysms, brain/spine arteriovenous malformations, brain/spine arteriovenous fistulas, trauma to blood vessels of the head and brain, inflammation and spasming of the brain blood vessels, carotid artery disease, tumors of the brain and spine, intractable nose bleeds, functional procedures, and spinal procedures.

Dr. Harman completed his neurosurgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. He also received fellowship training in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the North Jersey Brain and Spine Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Harman to our practice,” said Diana Williamson, CEO for West Virginia OrthoNeuro. “As the only endovascular neurosurgeon in West Virginia, he brings new services to our region that will be of great benefit to the community.”

Dr. Harmon comes to Charleston with his wife, four children, and dog. He enjoys outdoor activities including trail running and mountain biking, and he loves music, movies, and spending time with his family.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Harman please call 304-344-3551 or visit

West Virginia OrthoNeuro is a multidisciplinary center of board-certified and board-eligible physicians specializing in comprehensive surgical services in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Spine, Foot & Ankle and Physical Therapy Services. West Virginia OrthoNeuro provides patients throughout the region with personal relationships, quality healthcare, and service.