Our mission is very simple…
“To faithfully follow Christ as we seek to enable healthy, abundant living in the lives of all our patients regardless of their physical characteristics or personal beliefs.”
We achieve this by following the principals set forth from Jesus Christ.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” Matthew 22: 36-38
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13: 34-35
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4
“The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
“For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14
“Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be a slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45
“But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the one who serves.” Luke 22:26
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5
“Hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23
“Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” Proverbs 10:4
“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.” Proverbs 3:9
“One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.” Proverbs 11:24
“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25
Meet Our Providers
DR. KEN BUCZYNSKI
Owner & Founder
As the founder of Wellspring Family Medicine, Dr. Buczynski is a board certified Family Physician who completed medical school at the Penn State College of Medicine, in Hershey, PA and then completed his residency training at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita, Kansas. Since embracing his calling to rural family medicine with obstetrics in 2004, Dr. B has practiced family medicine in Garrett County and surrounding West Virginia region. With a focus on excellence in patient care, Dr. B’s promotes a Christ-centered family practice. As a guiding principle, each person is created unique and beautiful before God and we are to serve all medical needs with humility and respect. He and his wife Becky reside in Oakland, MD with their four children.
DR. JASON VAN ANTWERP
Jason is a board-certified Family Physician who hails from Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Marquette Family Medicine in Marquette, Michigan. Dr. Van Antwerp’s desire to become a physician was born out of a passion for missions. His mission’s trips to Central America sparked a vision of sharing the love of Christ while improving the individual’s quality of life through medical practice. Wellspring’s missionary view of medicine and the holistic view of the patient drew him to the practice. Dr. Van Antwerp sees patients in both Oakland and Terra Alta. He resides in Oakland with his wife and four children.
DR. MARLANA BOLLINGER
Chief Medical Officer
Marlana Sheridan Bollinger was born and raised in Louisiana. During her teen years, she was exposed to the medical field and fell in love right away. That started her long, but joyous journey toward family medicine. She was always fascinated with serving people. She has enjoyed serving her patients and counts it an enormous blessing that the Lord would call her to such a field. She completed her training in Family Medicine at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita, Kansas. She is a graduate of East Carolina Brody School of Medicine where she received her doctorate in medicine. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University. She is very excited to be a part of the Wellspring family and serve the residents of Oakland and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Stephen Schaeffer
Stephen is a board-certified family physician who was born in Ohio but raised in Burkina Faso, West Africa where his parents continue to serve as missionaries. His desire to pursue medicine started as a child while reading a biography of a medical missionary and continued into his teenage years after shadowing physicians at a mission hospital. Stephen seeks to follow in the footsteps of the Great Physician by binding up the brokenhearted. He completed his residency training at Via Christi Family Residency in Wichita, Kansas. He received his doctorate degree in medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Grove City College. He is excited to help carry along Wellspring’s vision of delivering whole person care to the community.
Dr. Thomas George, Jr., DNP, CRNP, FNP-C
Chief Executive Officer
Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Thomas loves God, loves others, and enjoys sharing God's love through a ministry of competent and compassionate healthcare. He is a certified family nurse practitioner, CEO, and "Dad Joke" dispenser with 30 years of experience in healthcare provision, leadership, and education. He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University and holds additional graduate and undergraduate degrees from Frontier, Louisiana State University and Liberty University. Thomas completed advanced education with the Obesity Medicine Association and is passionate about helping others improve wellness while losing weight.
Thomas met his wife, a Commander in the U.S. Navy, when they were stationed together over 32 years ago (he served in both the Army and Navy). Their adult children and first grandchild bring lots of smiles, love, and joy. When not at the clinic, they enjoy serving with Church, cooking, hiking, building, traveling, and the fellowship of family and friends.
Amber is a certified Physician Assistant and is a graduate of Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. She has practiced in internal medicine in Oneida, NY over the past year, and is excited to be in the Western MD area. Amber has done several medical missions trips to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. She has always had a compassion for people and a desire to serve. When she struggled with personal health issues as a teenager, she began to learn about medicine, and health care, which she quickly became passionate about. Amber believes that a relationship with Christ is the most important ingredient to a healthy life, and strives to treat the spiritual along with the physical.
Melinda is a certified Physician Assistant and is a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, WV. She has been with Wellspring Family Medicine for many years. She enjoys working with each patient to achieve a full life that includes being well physically, emotionally and spiritually. Living and working in a rural area is very important to her. Melinda works in the Oakland office and resides In Aurora, WV with her husband Chaz and her two children.
Dena is a certified Physician Assistant and is a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV. Her desire to go into medicine began at a young age. With a career beginning in emergency medicine, she felt led to return to mountains she loved so much to cultivate meaningful and lasting relationships with patients. She also hopes to pursue further medical missions work. She provides patient care for both Oakland and Accident locations. Dena resides in Oakland with her husband, Ian, and daughter Hazel.
Jean Baker, PA-C is returning part-time to Wellspring Family Medicine, as a Physician Assistant. Over the past five years, she has had her fourth child, worked at homeschooling with her children, and worked for two years in rural Paraguay with her family practicing medicine and church planting. She initially began working at Wellspring in 2008 and is excited to be back.
Mrs. Baker received her undergraduate education followed by her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Alderson-Broaddus University in 2005. She will be working alongside the family practitioners here in the Oakland Office as well as periodic Saturdays in the urgent care at Gregg's Pharmacy.