Ferrell, Chris 8.4.21

Christopher Ferrell, MD

Oakland, MD & Bruceton Mills, WV

Dr. Christopher Ferrell was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, and received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Florida State University. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine while in medical school, the opportunity to learn from many different clinics/hospitals throughout the country. Dr. Christopher Ferrell completed his family medicine residency at WVU United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV. During his residency, he had the opportunity to learn and implement Integrative Medicine modalities to better serve his patients, and he intends to incorporate these techniques into his care of patients at Mountain Laurel Medical Center.  Dr. Christopher Ferrell’s goal and intent are to treat patients of all ages, particularly focusing on mental health. This has been a special interest of his since medical school. While in residency, he helped create a Behavioral Health Integration(BHI) program to better serve patients with financial, transportation, or severe mental health needs. His wife, son, daughter, are excited to begin a new mission in Garrett County and the surrounding area.

Shaffer, Brittany

Brittany Shaffer, CRNP

Oakland, MD & Bruceton Mills, WV

Brittany Shaffer joined Mountain Laurel Medical Center in December 2022 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is licensed to practice in Maryland and West Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She was raised in Kingwood, WV and currently resides there with her husband and their two children. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She is happy to be a part of the MLMC family and is looking forward to providing high quality care to patients of all ages.


Alysia Funk, CRNP

Bruceton Mills, WV

Alysia joined Mountain Laurel Medical Center in August of 2023. Alysia has been a lifelong resident of Preston County. Alysia currently resides in Kingwood, WV with her husband, their two children Brandon and Isabella, and their two dogs, a German Shepherd named Winston and a Black Labrador named Sadie.

Alysia was a registered nurse for 16 years working throughout Preston County. After a long, successful career as a nurse, Alysia decided to pursue her masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at West Virginia University. She graduated in May 2012. She is currently a member of the West Virginia Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She loves seeing patients from infants to geriatrics. She enjoys the relationship that she develops with her patients and providing great quality care.


Sarah Jones, CRNP

Bruceton Mills, WV

Sarah joined Mountain Laurel Medical Center in August 2023. Sarah is a lifelong resident of Morgantown, WV, where she currently lives with her two young children.

Sarah was a Labor & Delivery Nurse at WVU Hospital for 5 years. She received her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at West Virginia University in May of 2020. Sarah loves taking care of families from infancy and beyond.

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Melissa Scott, DO

Oakland & Grantsville, MD & Bruceton Mills, WV

Dr. Melissa Scott joined Mountain Laurel Medical Center in May 2023 as a Psychiatrist and the Medical Director of Behavioral Health. She is originally from the Hudson Valley of New York state. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from La Salle University in Philadelphia and received her D.O. Degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. She completed her residency training at Ozark Center in Joplin, Missouri in 2017. She was awarded resident of the year in 2014 and served as Chief Resident in her 4th year of training. She recently completed specialized training to become certified in Perinatal Mental Health. She has worked throughout her career in Community Mental Health Centers and has experience with outpatient, residential, partial hospital, and Assertive Community Treatment services. Her husband is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. She currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and daughter.


Julie Martinez-Aguilar, LICSW

Bruceton Mills, WV


Julie Martinez-Aguilar joined Mountain Laurel Medical Center in August 2023 as a Behavioral Health Provider. Julie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in West Virginia. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science at Glenville State College in 2001 (Magna Cum Laude) and received her Master of Social Work Degree from West Virginia University in 2005 (Cum Laude). Since then, she has worked treating individuals with co-occurring disorders in settings including residential, Assertive Community Treatment, and outpatient; both at a Federally Qualified Health Center and at a VA Medical Center in West Virginia. As a clinical social worker at the FQHC in West Virginia, she helped develop an integrated behavioral health program there. She is skilled in individual, group, and family therapy treatment modalities. She resides in Morgantown with her husband, Luis, and their son, Luisito.