Meet the Medical Staff of Valley Health Care
Valley Health Care’s Mill Creek, WV, office is the area’s preferred medical and optometry services provider serving Randolph County residents. Our physicians and staff offer compassionate professional services. Stop in and meet us soon!
Debra Auble, MD
Doctor of Medicine
Please join us in welcoming Debra Auble, MD to Valley Health Care Dr. Auble currently calls southern Randolph County home. She was born in Cincinnati, OH and grew up in Massachusetts. She moved to West Virginia in 1991. Dr. Auble attended Cornell University in upstate New York and received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. She then moved to Tallahassee, Florida to complete her residency in family medicine.
Dr. Auble has practiced in rural health centers in West Virginia for nearly 25 years. She is passionate about bringing quality health care to the underserved population.
In her personal time, she takes pleasure in gardening and hiking and just being outdoors. She and her husband appreciate opportunities to go exploring and fishing. She also enjoys taking in the local festivals. In their travels, they like to discover new places as well as re-visit some old favorites.
Dr. Auble is accepting new patients, by appointment, Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30 pm at our Mill Creek facility. To schedule an appointment, please call (304) 335-2050.
Adam W. Casseday, OD
Doctor of Optometry
Adam Casseday, O.D. is a native of Randolph County and a graduate of Elkins High School. His pursuits in higher education led him to a degree in Exercise Physiology in 2001 from West Virginia University. He then continued his education at Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry in 2005. He has served the citizens of southern Randolph County and surrounding communities since 2006 through his employment at Valley Health Care – where he is the head of Optometry as well as the Medical Director.
Dr. Casseday resides in Elkins with his wife and two sons. His interests outside of work include trail running, race directing, fly fishing, playing the banjo, and advocating health and wellness through outdoor adventures. In 2011, Dr. Casseday completed a supported thru-running of the entire Appalachian Trail; 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine in 71 days. He is also the President of the WV Mountain Trail Runners and is an active member of Tygart Valley Lions Club.
Dr. Casseday is accepting new patients at the Mill Creek Health Center. To schedule an appointment, call 304-335-2050.
Native of Randolph County. Graduating from Elkins High School with the class of 2007. Attending Alderson Broaddus University for undergraduate degree, then afterward attending graduate school in the Physician Assistant Program at AB. Graduating in 2014. Employed with Valley Health Care starting in 2014.
Denise Leach, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Denise Leach joined the Valley Health Care team in the fall of 2015. She received an Associates in Nursing from D & E College and later a Master of Science in Medical Sciences from Alderson-Broadus University. Denise has practiced primary care for several years. She has an extensive background in Physician Assistant education. She also enjoys dermatology.
Denise is originally from Randolph County, WV. She currently resides in Barbour County, and has two sons. Her interests include traveling, reading, gardening, and crafts. Denise serves as a board member for Barbour County Health Department.
Denise is available by appointment, at both Valley Health Care locations: Valley Health Care – Elkins and Valley Health Care – Mill Creek.
Carol Williams, PA-C
Carol Williams, PA-C, joined the Valley Health Care staff on December 12th, 2017, and has been a valuable member alongside our other team members ever since. Carol earned her B.A. in Natural Science, as well as her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.
Carol Williams is available to see patients at our Elkins location on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. She is also available at our Mill Creek location on Thursdays and Fridays. When she is not attending to the community’s health care needs, Carol’s hobbies include running, swimming, gardening, and participating in community fellowship.
Appointments with Carol are available on Thursdays and Fridays at our Mill Creek office.
Donielle Teter, C-FNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Heather Ritchie, APRN, NP-C
Heather Ritchie decided to join the family at Valley Health Care and officially did so in February 2019. In 2009, Heather became an RN of emergency medicine and was a travel RN for multiple states for 5 years, which she got to do with her spouse, Shane, of 12 years. Heather then graduated in December 2018 from Chamberlain University with distinction, earning her Master degree and the titles of APRN and NP-C.
Born and raised in Tucker County WV, Heather has the spirit of an outdoorsman. Her hobbies include the likes of kayaking, camping, hiking, traveling, or just about anything outside in the warm weather. She enjoys this time with her husband, Shane, and their two dogs, Roxy and Ringo.
Appointments with Heather are available at our Mill Creek location every Tuesday and Thursday. She is also available for appointments at our Elkins location every Wednesday and Friday.