Dr. Heather Ratliff
Heather Ratliff DO, FACOI is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She completed medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in 2004. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at West Virginia University-Charleston Area Medical Center in 2007. She completed her Nephrology Fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in 2009. She returned to WV in 2009 and continues to practice full-time in Lewisburg. Her practice focus includes: preventative medicine, patient education, hospital medicine, management of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and gout, kidney stone prevention, pre and post renal transplant management, hemodialysis including both in-center and home, and peritoneal dialysis. She is passionate about the prevention and management of disease through lifestyle interventions while using medical therapy when appropriate and necessary. She is excited to expand her outreach through telemedicine services. Dr. Ratliff is also certified in Renal Ultrasonography by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) and is certified as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). She is a fellow in the American Society of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI). She also dedicates time as an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at WVSOM, where she assisted in the creation of the renal curriculum and continues to teach students both on and off campus.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and daughters, Alyssia and Adria. Her hobbies include cycling, running, cross-fit / weight training, hiking, softball, reading and helping her husband coach girls youth softball and basketball.