Providers

 

Megan Bonk, PA-C

Megan, a licensed physician assistant, is a native of Jamestown, Ohio.  She joined Upper Valley Family Care in October 2015 and works primarily in the Piqua office.  She is married and lives in Tipp City with her husband and 2 dogs.  She enjoys running, cycling with her husband, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Undergraduate School:  Kettering College
  • Graduate School:  Kettering College, specialty elective in Family Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
 
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James S. Burkhardt, DO

Dr. Burkhardt is a native of Dayton, Ohio and joined Upper Valley Family Care in 1986. He is active in sports medicine and is the team physician for Piqua High School. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Miami County Health District, a position he has held since 1999. He is active in community affairs and serves on various boards and committees. He enjoys his family, travel and golf, and has even recorded a Hole-in-One.

  • Undergraduate School: Wright State University
  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Grandview Hospital
  • Board Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • Board Certified: American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
 
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Craig A. Critchely, DO

Dr. Critchley is a native of Lemoyne, Pennsylvania and is one of the founding physicians of Upper Valley Family Care. Dr. Critchley resides in Troy with his family. He is active in church and community affairs and volunteers at Health Partners.

  • Undergraduate School: University of Virginia
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Grandview Hospital
  • Board Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
 
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Linda Davidson, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, BC-ADM

Linda is a nurse practitioner certified in gerontology and adult care. 

As a nurse practitioner, she focuses primarily on preventive care, chronic disease management, and patient education.  She has been with UVFC since 1996.  Linda lives in New Carlisle, is married and has 2 adult children and 1 grandchild.  She enjoys gardening, geneology, and music.                                   

  • Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
  • Graduate/Post Graduate School:  The Ohio State University     
  • Board Certified:  American Association Diabetic Educators-Advanced Diabetes Management
 

Marty Eng, Pharm.d.

Dr. Eng is a native of Rockville, Maryland.  His practice interests include medication therapy management in older adults and medication use in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. He is an Associate Professor at Cedarville University – School of Pharmacy in Cedarville, OH.  Currently, he lives in Beavercreek, OH with his wife and children.  He is active in his church, enjoys his family and fly fishing.
 

  • Undergraduate: University of Maryland – College Park
  • Pharmacy School: University of Maryland, Baltimore – School of Pharmacy
  • Residency – Geriatrics Pharmacotherapy: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX Campus
  • Board Certified: Geriatrics Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Board Certified: Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Board Certified: Dementia Care Practitioner and Alzheimer’ Disease and Dementia
 

Kendall J. Erdahl, MD

Dr. Erdahl is a native of London, Ohio and joined UVFC in 2007.  His medical interests include sports medicine, acute care, dermatology, as well as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.                                                                                

He resides in Troy, is married, and has 3 children and one dog. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and landscaping.

  • Undergraduate School:  University of Dayton
  • Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Clinton Memorial Hospital – University of Cincinnati Family Practice Residency Program
  • Board Certified:  American Board of Family Medicine
 

Carla Christine Garber, RN, MSN, CNP, FNP-BC

Chris is a nurse practitioner certified in family practice. She has been a nurse since 1997 and joined Upper Valley Family Care in 2010.  Chris treats both acute and chronic care patients and enjoys patient education.  Chris lives in Tipp City and enjoys sewing, quilting, and church activities.

  • Undergraduate School: University of the State of New York
  • Graduate/Post Graduate School:  Graceland University
  • Board Certified:  Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing
 

James D. McNerney, DO

Dr. McNerney is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia and has an undergraduate degree in physical therapy as well as a medical degree in osteopathic medicine.  Upper Valley Family Care welcomed him in 1996.

Dr. McNerney resides in Troy, is married, and has three adult children. He also is active in educational, community, and church activities.

  • Undergraduate School Physical Therapy: West Virginia University
  • Attended Graduate School Physical Therapy: University of Minnesota
  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Presbyterian/St Luke’s Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Board Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
 
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Richard E. Plumb, DO

Dr. Plumb is a native of Utica, New York and is one of the founding physicians of Upper Valley Family Care. In addition to family practice, Dr. Plumb has an interest in preventive and environmental medicine. He is an active board member of the International College of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Plumb lives in Troy with his family, is active in community organizations, and is a trained hockey dad.

  • Undergraduate School: University of Buffalo
  • Medical School: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Internship/Residency: Grandview Hospital
  • Board Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • Certificate of Added Qualification: Diplomate candidate American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology
 

Jessica Stager, PA-C

Jessica, a licensed physician assistant, is a native of Piqua, Ohio.  She joined Upper Valley Family Care in January 2015.  Jessica has previous physician assistant experience in cardiology as well as family practice.  She is married and lives in Tipp City with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

  • Undergraduate School:  Otterbein University
  • Graduate School:  Marietta College
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

Gina Wiltheiss, MS, RD, LD

Gina is a registered dietitian providing individualized nutrition counseling to help prevent and manage chronic disease conditions through daily food choices. She also specializes in sports nutrition and weight management. Her research on postpartum weight loss and diet quality is published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She enjoys gardening and resides with her family in Piqua, OH.

  • Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
  • Graduate School: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Dietetic Internship: Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH
 

MICHAEL WALTER IN MEMORIAM 1958-2012