Oil Valley Internal Medical Associates(OVIMA) celebrated its 25-year anniversary.
The practice is located on Spring Street in Titusville and has a second
location on Central Avenue in Oil City. OVIMA was founded by Richard B.
Whalen and Scott J. McAllister in September 1995. Dr. Whalen is from Akron,
OH and Dr. McAllister is from Pittsburgh, PA. They met during their residency
and were both interested in providing primary care in a rural area. They
were recruited to this area by former the CEO of Titusville Area Hospital
(TAH). The first day of their practice was on September 5, 1995 at Glenview
Avenue in Oil City.
OVIMA then merged with Dr. Raymond Tipton in 1996 in Titusville. The following
year OVIMA bought and renovated the current OVIMA Titusville location,
which was the old Robinson building. In 1997, Dr. Brian Los joined the
practice. Two years later Oak Street Pediatrics, Dr. Maria Munoz, moved
her office in the building. In 2004 Dr. Cristian Popescu joined OVIMA.
As the practice grew OVIMA hired Stacy Kowalczyk, CRNP (2007); Heidi Gaddess,
CRNP (2013); and Shannon Vinson, PA-C (2014). In 2018, the practice created
a formal partnership with TAH. In the 25-year history the providers at
OVIMA have a long established and trusted reputation in the community.
“As a provider, I am genuinely thankful to provide primary care
services to the area for 25 years and look forward to continuing our services
for years to come,” stated Scott McAllister, MD.
Congratulations OVIMA for 25 Years of Service!