The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team paid a visit to Dr. Penne Halliday, 403 E. Market St. in Washington C.H., in honor of her 30th year in business this week.
Born in the then-brand-new Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Halliday grew up knowing she wanted to be a family physician. Her physician, Dr. Rose, encouraged her to study, learn and come back to Washington Court House to practice. Dr. Halliday grew up in a family of local business owners as her parents owned the Pensyl Camera Shop on Court Street for over 30 years.
After completing pre-med training at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, she went to The Ohio State University College of Medicine to get her M.D., followed by a three-year family practice residency at Grant Hospital in Columbus. “After that I worked at Fayette Family Practice briefly. In December of 1985 I purchased a medical practice from Dr. Robert Woodmansee, who was retiring, at the current 403 E. Market Street location,” recalls Halliday.
“Family Practice Medicine is a specialty with training in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry, neurology, surgery and community medicine. That allows family docs to take care of patients from birth to the end of life,” she said. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Halliday must take 150 hours of continuing medical education every three years to keep up-to-date with the latest medications and procedures.
“The best part of my practice is the opportunity to get to know a family, see younger members grow up and start their families, yet receive and give support to the parents and grandparents. My job is to help them stay healthy physically and mentally, but if illness strikes, to treat and support,” said Halliday. “I hope God allows me to continue this job for several more years. There is no better place than Fayette County. Thanks for 30 great years!” To contact Dr. Halliday, potential patients can call her office at 740-335-0741.
“Dr. Halliday is a second generation family business owner in Fayette County. We appreciate her contributions to the community and wish her continued success,” said Chamber director Whitney Gentry.
This article was submitted by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.