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James R. Bailes, Jr., M.D.

Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics, Marshall University School of Medicine

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Currently, Dr. Bailes is the only pediatric endocrinologist in the tri-state area serving Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Western West Virginia. Dr. Bailes provides pediatric care for more than 200 children with type 1 diabetes. He has also established a very successful weight loss program for obese school-age children. He is the author of No More Fat Kids: A Pediatricians Guide for Safe and Effective Weight Loss. Dr. Bailes has partnered with Partnership with PEIA, developing pilot programs to address childhood obesity. The United Way has also invited him to participate in addressing the community's obesity epidemic.