Barry T. White, M.D.


Dr. White was  born in Ohio and grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. In 1979 he set out for college at the University of Georgia to be a veterinarian and left headed toward medical school. There, he met his wife Katherine, a budding artist from Florida. They married at the end of his second year of medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1986 and began a journey together that would take them to Pennsylvania for specialty training in Family Practice as they planned to be life-long missionaries. Twenty moves and six children later, Dr. White and his family came to Kentucky after traveling to six continents - learning French in Quebec, Canada; working at a hospital in Togo, West Africa; teaching the Bible and working in a prison in Ratanakiri Province Cambodia;  and practicing in the high plains of Montana. After serving veterans three years at the VA clinic in Somerset, in July of 2011 Dr. White moved across the parking lot to take over Dr. MengistuYemane’s practice at its present location.

Dr. White brings with him over 20 years of international experience with a view of health care that reflects the diversity of his travels. His wife is still the love of his life and children are a great blessing. They and a whole slew of animals live on a small farm in Lincoln County where Dr. White can usually be found outdoors when not in the office. He is always ready for a good game of basketball or cornhole!