I chose the field of obstetrics and gynecology for the long term relationships and continuity of care that is becoming less common in medicine. I enjoy working closely with patients throughout pregnancy to promote healthy childbirth and the growth of families. Obstetrics and Gynecology is one of few specialties that allow a physician to see a patient for their annual health visits as well as treating them both medically and surgically. I always take the time to get to know my patients so I can understand how problems affect their lives. Then, we will work together to find the best option for treatment.
Dr. Philip Fending attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He went on to complete his residency training at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. Fending treats a wide array of women’s conditions including pregnancy, abnormal bleeding, abnormal pap smears, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, menopause, postmenopausal bleeding, menstrual abnormalities, ovarian cysts and preventative services. Dr. Fending also believes in developing strong ties to the community he provides care for. He has volunteered over 100 hours of time to programs like Habitat for Humanity, high school mentorship programs, first aid staffing, and youth recreational coaching.