Samia Turner, MD
Reporting to the Putnam County Board of Health, Dr. Samia Turner plays a vital role in fulfilling the organization’s mission of protecting and educating the community through public health programs and partnerships.
Reporting to the Putnam County Board of Health and working in tandem with the Health Department’s Executive Director, Crystal Moberley, Dr. Samia Turner plays a vital role in continuing the organization’s mission of protecting and educating the community through public health programs, partnerships and initiatives.
Dr. Turner’s responsibilities will include medical oversight of the county’s health protection programs; administration of public health policy, rules and regulations; being an advisor to the community with regard to public health matters and emergencies; collection and analysis of population health data; and preparation of a variety of documents and reports.
Dr. Turner is a lifetime West Virginian and resident of Putnam County. She was raised in Poca and now lives on her family’s third-generation farm in Red House with her husband, Dr. Chad Turner and their three sons. Dr. Turner attended West Virginia State College and received her medical degree from Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She served her internship in family medicine in Denver, CO, and completed her family medicine residency at Marshall University Health. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Turner opened Turner Medical and Almost Heaven Spa in Cross Lanes in 2007 and serves as the physician and medical director. She also served as a physician for Cabin Creek Health Systems, a Federally Qualified Health Center, from 2011-2014. Dr. Turner serves on the charitable Board for the Warrior Foundation Fund and on the COVID Task Force for Cross Lanes Christian School. She is honored by the opportunity to serve Putnam County as Health Officer.