Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Paul Joseph Porres, DO, emergency medicine physician.

Dr. Porres received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Master of Arts in biology from Marshal University in Huntington, W.Va. He received his medical degree from Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at Saint John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio.

Dr. Porres completed his fellowship in emergency medicine ultrasound at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, S.C.

“I knew I wanted to do emergency medicine,” said Dr. Porres. “The emergency department (ED) seemed like a good fit for me. I enjoy the lifestyle of the ED and being able to practice medicine for every speciality,” he added.

Dr. Porres says his mentor was his father. “My father is a physician and I have always looked up to him and his never ending desire to learn,” said Dr. Porres.

He said his father taught him hard work leads to success.

He looks forward to proving care to the region. “My goals for the ED are simple,” he said. “I will treat every patient like I would want to be treated while providing the best care possible.”

Several factors drew Dr. Porres to PMC. “I chose PMC for a few reasons,” he said. “My friend and emergency department physician, Paul Weinberger, told me what a great place this is to practice medicine. PMC has a great staff and the hospital is very impressive.”

When he is not caring for patients, he spends time with his wife and their three children. Together, they enjoy traveling and watching and playing soccer.