Conemaugh Physician Group – OB / Gyn Welcomes Physician

September 18, 2019

Conemaugh Physician Group – OB / Gyn welcomes Joel Messom, MD to its team. Dr. Messom will provide outpatient care at Conemaugh Physician Group – OB / Gyn located at 1111 Franklin Street, Johnstown, and inpatient care at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Originally from Canada, Dr. Messom completed his training in the United States and found Conemaugh while seeking the next step in his career. “I interviewed here and I fell in love with the area,” he said. “I strive to connect with my patients, and feel I can do that in this community.”

Dr. Messom will provide lifelong gynecological care, obstetric care, labor and delivery, and post-partum care. He will also provide gynecological surgical services including, but not limited to, polyp and fibroid removal, hysterectomy, biopsies, and robotic surgery.

Emphasizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle and developing a positive relationship with patients are two key areas of Dr. Messom’s practice. “I connect well with patients,” he said. “Obstetrics and gynecology allows me to assist through the patient’s life journey. Setting patients up for success, helping them to overcome obstacles, and understanding their concerns builds trust between us and an overall positive experience for the patient.”

Dr. Messom earned his medical degree at SABA University School of Medicine in Saba, Dutch Caribbean. He completed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital – Yale New Haven Health in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned its second consecutive Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission for commitment to achieving integrated, coordinated, and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns. Over 1850 babies are delivered at Conemaugh Memorial annually, and 290 admissions to the Regional Intensive Care Nursery, a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, which just celebrated its 45th anniversary in July.

Appointments may be made by calling Conemaugh Physician Group – OB / Gyn at 814.534.9230.