Dr. Riggleman's Specialty
- Family Practice -
What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?
Dr. Riggleman's License & Board Certification
- Board Certified in Family Practice
- Licensed in West Virginia
Why is Board Certification Important?
A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state.
If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.
Common Procedures Performed by Family Doctors
- Exercise Stress Testing
- Feces Culture, Bacteria
- Flu Shots
- Hormonal Therapy
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Immunizations (Vaccinations)
- Intrauterine Device (Iud) Placement and Removal
- Joint Injections
- Lab Services
- Minor Surgery (Including Vasectomy and Circumcision)
- Newborn and Well-Child Care
- Pelvic Exam & Pap Smear
- Physical Exams For Sports, School and Summer Camp
- Preventative Care
- Viral Culture
- Wellness Assessment
Common Conditions Treated by Family Doctors
- Cold & Flu
- Ear Infection
- Ear, Nose & Throat (Diseases & Disorders)
- HPV & Genital Warts
Dr. Riggleman's Education & Training
What Is a Residency?Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More
Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.
Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.
Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.
Dr. Riggleman's Background Check
Dr. Riggleman's Awards & Recognitions
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Dr. Riggleman is a Healthgrades Recognized Doctor