Meet Lexington's TOP doctors and health care professionals! Click through the slideshow to see them all.
KentuckyOne Health - Palomar
Primary Care, Express Care, Specialty Care, Imaging & Laboratory Services
KentuckyOne Health – Palomar, which opens in August, will provide that convenient access to Primary Care, Express Care, Specialty Care, Imaging and Laboratory Services for patients. The new practice allows for coordination of primary care needs and provides access to a network of specialty care across the health system. The Palomar location also will provide Express Care seven days a week at 3581 Harrodsburg Road in Lexington.
The primary care practice at KentuckyOne Health – Palomar will ensure patients can see a physician in a timely manner; if their physician is unavailable, patients can make an appointment with another physician in the practice. The team of primary care providers, which includes physicians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), will grow as new primary care providers, as well as specialists, join the practice at Palomar over time. Specialty Care providers also will be opening practices in the Palomar location.
Furthermore, KentuckyOne Health is partnering with employers around the region to coordinate care for their employees and dependents, by improving outcomes and reducing cost of care through advanced chronic care management. KentuckyOne Health – Palomar is the newest in a network of sites providing convenient, coordinated care close to home and work.
Lexington Clinic Cancer Centers
Karen Mulholland, RN, MSN, AOCNS, APRN • Susan E. Liddle, MD • William D. Camp, MD • Michael E. Horn, MD • Rachel M. Harper, MD
Lexington Clinic Cancer Centers feature a team of highly-skilled and experienced physicians who create personal relationships with their patients facing difficult journeys. Realizing that not all patients have the same story and are at different stages of their illnesses, Lexington Clinic hematologists and oncologists provide the most outstanding quality of care while ensuring the comfort of their patients.
Lexington Clinic Cancer Centers’ physicians find purpose in the care of their patients and are inspired by the courage and strength of those they treat. They believe in the joy that is found through personal, compassionate and innovative care to all patients throughout every stage of life. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.6520 • LexingtonClinic.com/cancer
Central Kentucky Research Associates
Mark S. Adams, MD
Central Kentucky Research Associates (CKRA) has been conducting Phase I-IV clinical research trials across a wide range of therapeutic areas for over 25 years. Founded in 1991 by Deborah Dyer, R.N., B.S.N., and the late Jacqueline Smith, R.N., B.S.N., CKRA was Kentucky’s first independent clinical drug research facility and is one of the most highly experienced research sites in the nation.
Clinical research trials are carefully controlled research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. They are designed to answer specific questions about new therapies or ways of using known treatments to determine whether those new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Participants in clinical trials can gain access to new medical treatments that are not currently available to the general public. In addition, participants can receive medical evaluations, study-related lab tests, and study medication at no cost, and they’re usually compensated for time and travel.
Dr. Adams joined CKRA as its Principal Investigator in 2015 and since that time, he has overseen more than 50 clinical research studies in a number of areas including cardiology, orthopedics, rheumatology, immunology / vaccines, endocrinology, and smoking cessation. He is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Kentucky, and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1976.
As Principal Investigator, Dr. Adams is ultimately responsible for every aspect of a clinical research study, including ensuring that the study is run in accordance with the study protocol, national regulatory agency requirements, and Good Clinical Practice standards to safeguard the rights, safety, and well-being of trial participants.
“Knowledge about the human body has grown exponentially since I started nearly 40 years ago,” said Dr. Adams. “For me, each new study brings its own level of inspiration.”
The primary benefit of clinical research, according to Dr. Adams, is that it provides hope that a successful therapy will be found for those with a specific medical condition. “Being of service to others and being a part of a team in a worthwhile endeavor is extremely fulfilling, and I’ve found that at CKRA.”
859.264.8999 • CKRAresearch.com
Lexington Clinic Urology | Commonwealth Urology/Urologic Associates, A Part of Lexington Clinic
Fred P. Hadley, MD • Timothy H. Atkinson, MD • Timothy D. Adkins, MD • John M. Patterson, MD • Charles G. Ray, MD • Andrew C. McGregor, MD • Mark H. Beard, MD • Stephen J. Monnig, MD • Thomas K. Slabaugh, Jr., MD • Justin D. Johnson, MD • Terrence R. Grimm, MD • William R. Crowe, Jr., MD
The physicians and providers at Lexington Clinic Urology and Commonwealth Urology/Urologic Associates offer a wide range of comprehensive urologic services. With 12 providers in five convenient locations, they are the largest urology group practice in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
The group not only provides in-office care for urologic disorders, but also performs surgical services for patients. The physicians are excited to be in a field on the forefront of advancement of minimally-invasive surgical procedures, which allows patients to return to their normal lives more quickly.
A unique focus for each of their patients and their urologic needs ensures the best care for each individual. Whether acute problems, such as urinary infections and kidney stones, to chronic issues like prostate problems or urinary incontinence, the providers treat each patient the way they would like their family to be treated. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
Woodford Family Physicians
Laurie K. Garner, PA-C, PhD • Steve T. Vogelsang, MD, FAAFP • R. K. Hutchinson, MD
The family doctors of Woodford Family Physicians have served the community of Versailles for more than two decades. The team is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice and provides families with the diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic care they can count on.
Woodford Family Physicians treat a broad-range of injuries and illnesses for every member of the family and are committed to bettering patients’ lives. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.873.9188 • LexingtonClinic.com/woodford
Lexington Clinic Endocrinology
Deborah L. Rollins, APRN • Walaa Ayoub, MD, PhD • Krista Johnson, APRN, DNP, FNP-C
Lexington Clinic Endocrinology ensures compassionate and customized care designed to specifically meet each patient’s needs. Lexington Clinic Endocrinology specializes in the treatment of diabetes as well as other thyroid and parathyroid disorders, pituitary disorders and osteoporosis.
Through the advanced technology of their DXA unit, these providers can detect and treat osteoporosis early to keep patients healthy and ahead of this disease. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.4401 • LexingtonClinic.com/endocrinology
Lexington Clinic Veterans Park
Hannah S. Atkins, PA-C • Jordan M. Prendergast, DO • Craig W. Irwin, MD • Marisa Belcastro, MD
At Lexington Clinic Veterans Park, a team of physicians and providers deliver family care from the entire team – just like a family. The physicians treat chronic and acute illness and offer preventive care for all ages.
Craig Irwin, M.D., Marisa Belcastro, M.D., Jordan Prendergast, D.O. and Hannah S. Atkins, PA-C take pride in a personalized healthcare approach. The primary care and preventive services help patients feel better in their daily lives through the modification of existing conditions and education to enable patients to take charge of their own healthcare.
The providers at Veterans Park have a vested interest in the health of the community because they don’t just work here, they also live in this area and are committed to making it a better and healthier place to live. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.272.1928 • LexingtonClinic.com/veteranspark
Lexington Clinic Orthopedics – Sports Medicine
David M. Burandt, MD, FACSM • Stephen C. Umansky, MD • David C. Dome, MD, ATC • Brandon Devers, MD • W. Ben Kibler, MD, FACSM • Tharun Karthikeyan, MD • Peter W. Hester, MD (not pictured - Trevor W. Wilkes, MD)
The Lexington Clinic orthopedic physicians come from a wide array of backgrounds and personal interests, but what unites them is their passion for their field of practice. As the most fellowship-trained orthopedic practice in Central Kentucky, these physicians provide quality care with a thorough commitment to their patients. Lexington Clinic’s orthopedics program remains on the cutting edge of innovation in surgical and therapeutic care so patients receive the best treatment possible. These physicians are also passionate about sports in the Lexington community and surrounding areas and partner with several local school programs. They are the team physicians for seven local high schools and colleges. Lexington Clinic Orthopedics – Sports Medicine doctors have also been the official team physicians for the Lexington Legends for the past 18 years.
Through combined specialties, Lexington Clinic’s orthopedic team not only cares for sports-related injuries, but also provides specialized care in Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Joint Replacement, General Orthopedics and Foot and Ankle. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.8575 • LexingtonClinic.com/sports
Lexington Clinic Gastroenterology
Scott A. Merkley, MD • An-Yu Chen, MD • Matthew D. Ashmun, MD • James B. Hunter, MD • Amy Collins, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Lexington Clinic Gastroenterology providers are committed to providing the highest quality care to all patients. The team provides services in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. The Lexington Clinic Gastroenterologists also provide treatment for a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.4950 • LexingtonClinic.com/gastro
Lexington Clinic Pulmonary
Bruce C. Broudy, MD, FCCP • Matthew J. Craig, MD • Amber Erwin, PA-C • John F. Dineen, MD, FCCP
At Lexington Clinic Pulmonary, doctors and providers are with each patient from diagnosis to treatment for all pulmonary issues. Providers treat a wide range of issues including COPD, lung cancer, sleep disorders and more.
Kentucky has the highest rate of lung disease in the country and the team is committed to helping patients and their families by providing the highest quality of care available so they can rest easy and breathe better. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa
Sandra Bouzaglou, MD, FACS
Dr. Sandra Bouzaglou is inspired by knowing that she can make a positive impact on someone’s life. Her proudest accomplishment came in 2013 when she organized a charity event to help raise awareness among women with Breast Cancer that a plastic surgeon should be involved in the process from the time of diagnosis. The event raised thousands of dollars. She also co-authored the book Looking Good to Feel Good, a compilation of stories of breast cancer survivors who had breast reconstruction.
“With realistic expectations, we can make people feel good about themselves,” she says. “Cosmetic surgery should not be considered vain. If performed properly and safely, it can change someone’s life for the better.”
The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa incorporates the latest procedures and technology in plastic surgery. Dr. Bouzaglou has found that most plastic surgery procedures can be performed under a local anesthetic with oral sedation, from abdominoplasties, to breast augmentations, liposuction and even breast reductions. Patients love the convenience and cost-savings, as well.
Most recently, Dr. Bouzaglou has expanded her horizons to the West Coast. She has joined two successful practices in California: Cosmeticare in Newport Beach and Sonobello in Ontario. “It has been very exciting to also take part in a TV show, The Little Women: LA, where I performed a new procedure concerning vaginal rejuvenation,” she said.
“I am most fortunate to have wonderful patients,” she explained. “I’m also blessed to have a great staff, including my patient care coordinator Janet, my microneedling/HydraFacial specialist Gloria, our nurse injector Sandy and Marty, a certified First Assistant in the operating room.”
859.263.8083 • center4plasticsurgery.com
Lexington Clinic Neurology
Eliza E. Robertson, MD, PhD • Andrew R. Schneider, MD • Craig A. Knox, MD, PhD
The three experienced physicians, Eliza E. Robertson, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew R. Schneider, M.D. and Craig A. Knox, M.D., Ph.D., at Lexington Clinic Neurology offer a wide-range of services to each patient.
The neurologists take care of general neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, migraines and seizures. In addition, they offer Botox injections for migraines, EEG services, electrodiagnostic testing, evoke potential studies and EMG nerve conduction studies. They also sub-specialize in treatment of sleep disorders, diseases of peripheral nerves and muscles. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.4800 • LexingtonClinic.com/neurology
Lexington Clinic Center for Breast Care
Eleanor Broaddus, RN, CBHN, CN-BN • Chad W. Harston, MD • John W. West, MD • Debbie Stakelin, MSN, RN, AGN-BC, CN-BN
Lexington Clinic Center for Breast Care is comprised of an expert team of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and a fellowship trained mammographer that all work together to create a customized treatment plan for each patient they see.
The Center for Breast Care team offers the very latest in breast care detection technology with tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, and is the first facility in Central Kentucky to offer contrast-enhanced mammography. The team uses a multi-disciplinary approach to breast care and enjoys seeing the difference they make in patients’ lives each day. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
Commonwealth Pain and Spine is a multidisciplinary practice, located in the Hamburg area, that helps patients find pain relief through the latest, most clinically proven interventional pain techniques available today. Dr. Brandon Gish, MD, completed his training at the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University. Dr. Brendon Coughtry, MD, who also serves the opioid-stricken Eastern Kentucky community, graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and has practiced interventional pain for more than 15 years. Both physicians are board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.
Dr. Gish and Dr. Coughtry fully understand that the patients they see are overwhelmed by the frequency and duration of their pain: “I empathize with my patients, recognizing that pain can be exhausting, debilitating, and limit the quality of life. I believe that treatment plans for each patient should be individualized for each patient based on life circumstances and individual goals.”
For Drs. Gish and Coughtry, pain relief results in more than symptom alleviation; it means a patient resumes activities they once loved. The doctors agree that the seeing patients enjoying life again shows true progress.
In Kentucky, there is a darker side that pain specialists like Drs. Gish and Coughtry know all too well -- our statewide opioid crisis. Unfortunately, Kentucky holds the third-highest rate of opioid addiction related-deaths. Pain management doctors must actively seek other methods, such as pharmacologic, interventional or regenerative, to alleviate pain. Basically, pharmacologic pain management focuses on non-opioid drug solutions; interventional pain relief involves advanced techniques that focus on treating pain at the nerve and joint level; and regenerative pain relief tackles pain by helping the body heal itself through restorative work with components like membranes and stem cells. “We find that most patients are unaware of these [alternative methods] prior to consultation,” adds Dr. Gish.
Collaborating with a staff who shares their vision and seeing patients continue to make progress inspires the doctors to work for the greater good, even in a challenging time for pain management within the Commonwealth.
859.275.5229 • mypainsolution.com
Hamburg Family Dental
Alisha Patel, DMD
Alisha Patel, DMD, a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and University of California in San Francisco, practices at Hamburg Family Dental. While in San Francisco, Dr. Patel studied advanced dental practices, gaining expertise through the newest technology within Silicon Valley. At Hamburg Family Dental, patients enjoy her fun, bubbly personality, which dissipates their dental anxiety and makes them feel welcomed and at home. Dr. Patel aims for more than exceptional dentistry; she works to be a catalyst for patients to make informed treatment decisions and achieve optimum oral health.
Dr. Patel debunks the misconception that we go to the dentist just for cleaning or pulling teeth. She elaborates, “We’re here to educate our patients and our community about the connections between oral and overall health. We want you to be equipped with the knowledge, the tools, and the right team on your side to make the best decisions so you can live your best life—with a healthy smile! We look forward to smiling with you!”
859.207.3040 • hamburgfamilydentalky.com
Lexington Clinic Obstetrics-Gynecology
Meg D. Spear, APRN • Nova Gatliff, APRN-WHNP • Tamara James, MD • Kimberly East, APRN • Christina Daugherty, APRN-WHNP
Lexington Clinic Obstetrics-Gynecology offers complete and compassionate care to their patients. They strive to give the highest quality of care and take pride in providing the best experience for all of their patients.
From annual exams and routine obstetrics to family planning and menopausal counseling, Lexington Clinic Obstetrics-Gynecology makes sure patients are comfortable and confident in the care that they receive. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.5220 • LexingtonClinic.com/baby
Commonwealth Plastic Surgery
Jared Nimtz, MD
In 2015, Dr. Jared Nimtz took over Dr. William Dowden’s practice upon his retirement. His practice is family-owned and operated which influences how patients are treated.
Commonwealth Plastic Surgery specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body, such as facelift, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation as well as fat grafting to the face and body. Additionally they offer a variety of skin care treatments, such as facials, peels, and lasers to maintain skin on the face, neck, chest, hands and legs.
Dr. Nimtz and his wife own a 5-acre farm with animals, a large vegetable garden and fruit trees. He finds that working on the farm with their 6 kids really grounds him after a long day operating and rejuvenates him for the next day.
“Patient care is the reason many of us become doctors. I have the privilege of helping patients meet aesthetic goals, which I find very satisfying. I enjoy helping people feel better about themselves or restoring something lost due to age or illness.”
Emphasis at Commonwealth Plastic Surgery is placed on educating patients, and they are encouraged to come in to learn what surgical or non-surgical procedures may be the best fit to achieve their goals.
859.277.9435 • commonwealthplastics.coma
David M. Blake, MD
Lexington Neurology provides Central Kentucky with exceptional patient care to ensure the best experience possible. Dr. David Blake delivers comprehensive treatment across a wide range of services including care for seizure disorders, stroke victims and those who suffer from chronic migraines.
Dr. Blake and his staff specialize in treatable and manageable neurological issues as well as chronic illnesses and provide the best possible care for all of his patients. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
Lexington Clinic Rheumatology looks beyond the surface of a patient’s discomfort to diagnose and treat the problem or issue. Their board-certified team is dedicated to ensuring a patient’s ability to maintain functionality of joints with management of inflammatory diseases and other immunological disorders. Their compassionate approach to care is what ensures the enhancement of their patients’ lives. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.4450 • LexingtonClinic.com/rheumatology
Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat, a Part of Lexington Clinic
Sharon A. Howard, APRN, FNP-C • Matthew L. Kuhl, APRN, MSN • Alberto N. Laureano, MD • Kenneth V. Hughes, III, MD, FACS • Gregory V. Osetinsky, MD, FACS • Keith J. Alexander, MD • Ray M. Van Metre, MD • Emily Wachs Kane, APRN, FNP-BC
Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat, a part of Lexington Clinic, delivers compassionate and comprehensive care to patients through prompt, personal and courteous service. Within their practice, the providers treat individuals from birth throughout their life and assist with a wide variety of health concerns impacting the ear, nose or throat. Through improvement of these essential functions, the providers hope to improve the lives of each patient they see.
Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat offers a no-shot allergy treatment. This no-shot treatment works to minimize allergies with daily drops mixed specifically for each patient. The drops are placed under the tongue in exchange for traditional allergy shots.
The physicians of Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat offer diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as the ancillary services of allergy and audiology at three different locations throughout Central Kentucky. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
Drs. Akira Nakada and Bradley Hall proudly serve Brannon Crossing Family Dental, just over the Fayette County line in nearby Nicholasville. Dr. Nakada established a dental practice in this location in 2013, and the office has been quickly growing ever since. BCFD offers accessible care for patients whose busy schedules don’t allow them to come in during normal dental office hours with their unique perk of Saturday appointment availability. Brannon Crossing Family Dental performs basic dental procedures as well as cosmetic services, oral surgery and pediatric dental care.
For Dr. Akira Nakada, a University of Kentucky College of Dentistry graduate, improving patients’ lives by alleviating pain and enhancing self-esteem makes practicing dentistry worthwhile. Nakada says the most difficult aspect of general dentistry is keeping up with the ever-changing techniques and technologies. When he’s not working with patients, Dr. Nakada figure skates both recreationally and competitively: he has participated in some regional competitions with his daughter. A native of Japan, he speaks both English and Japanese fluently and can provide his language skills to assist Japanese patients in the area as well as from nearby states.
Though most dental problems are preventable with six-month checkups and daily care, says Dr. Bradley Hall, many patients fail to receive such treatment from a paralyzing fear of visiting the dentist. In fact, he ranks alleviating anxious patients as one of the most difficult, and simultaneously inspiring, aspects of his work. Dr. Hall received his dental training at the University of Kentucky and a masters degree in anatomical sciences and neurobiology from the University of Louisville. He relaxes by spending time with family, cooking out and watching basketball. After working in Tennessee for two years, he anticipates the growth of BCFD: “I look forward to meeting even more people while working in Dr. Nakada’s practice and developing new patient relationships.”
859.271.0083 • brannoncrossingfamilydental.com
CaloAesthetics Plastic Surgery Center and Calospa
Chet Mays, MD
CaloAesthetics Plastic Surgery Center is a fully-accredited, AAAASF, center that performs outpatient cosmetic surgical procedures. Calospa Rejuvenation Center performs non-surgical aesthetic procedures and relaxing day spa services. “Plastic surgery is the most innovative field of medicine. The artistic, individual approach I take to each plastic surgery case is stimulating and enjoyable. In plastic surgery, there are really no algorithms to follow. The ability to do surgical procedures all over the body is what attracted me to this noble profession,” says Chet Mays, M.D., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
He is alarmed by the number of non-plastic surgeons who perform cosmetic procedures at non-accredited centers, which can lead to unsafe and “botched” procedures. He reminds people to always inquire whether a doctor is board certified in his or her respective field. For plastic surgery, certification is provided by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. “Being the best I can be at what I do is why I went to school for many years. This commitment to my art and craft is what propels me professionally. Seeing the patients’ excitement at their post-operative visit is exhilarating and rewarding,” he says. Achieving the best surgical result is based on his skills as well as the work by more than 50 staff who help manage and educate the patient throughout the entire surgical experience.
He regards life as a balancing act, noting that as we grow older, most individuals assume more responsibility but also become better at managing that responsibility. “Staying active and healthy are keys to a long, happy life. Being able to take off my plastic surgeon hat when I leave the office and put on the dad and husband hats are the way I stay balanced in life. There is some crossover because all of my children have told me they want to be a plastic surgeon.”
859.269.2256 • caloaesthetics.com
Wellward Regenerative Medicine
Danesh Mazloomdoost, MD
Wellward Regenerative Medicine is hard to categorize. It paves a new path in healthcare that blends alternative health with cutting-edge regenerative medicine. Located on the east side of town where the Eagle Creek Library once stood, the location couldn’t be more fitting for such an informative, educational and nontraditional practice. Its Medical Director and Regenerative Specialist, Danesh Mazloomdoost, M.D., hopes that by integrating forward-thinking elements into medical practice, such as diet regulation and medically-prescribed exercises, his patients can find true and lasting relief.
Wellward Regenerative Medicine has one goal – revolutionizing healthcare. Danesh Mazloomdoost shares his vision for patient healing: “Wellward takes pride in its ability to identify the root problem and then facilitate your body’s ability to heal it. Our physicians use the most cutting-edge technology to harvest growth factors and stem cell derived products from your own body, and use it to improve your life in aspects even beyond arthritis or spine problems.”
Dr. Danesh, as his patients call him, holds a dual board certification in Anesthesiology and Comprehensive Pain Care. The Johns Hopkins graduate said starting a holistic practice here in Lexington proves constantly challenging. He has persisted due to his desire to heal what he believes is a broken system as well as the motivation his parents instilled in him. Both physicians themselves, Dr. Danesh’s parents founded Kentucky’s first multidisciplinary pain clinic.
When listing other major challenges in the medical field today, he sites “an epidemic of opioids and a surge in surgeries.” At Wellward, though, they question medical mores to find the safest, whole-body solutions. His most rewarding moments in health care stem from his close relationships with his patients and his investment in their treatment. Because patients entrust him with their personal well-being, he feels a meaningful connection that leads to genuine joy when their conditions improve.
Dr. Danesh adds this about his hope for patients: “Our focus is quality of life. This does not always mean immediate comfort. Our perspective looks toward the horizon which means taking better care of our body and spirit. We want to show people how to live better lives and minimize any limitations. This goes beyond repairing joints and healing nerves. It incorporates movement, self-awareness, relationships, and spiritual well-being. Perhaps these are lofty goals, but how else would you define health, the primary focus of every physician?”
859.275.4878 • WellwardMed.com
Dennis Whaley, MD
Dr. Dennis Whaley, MD, graduated valedictorian of Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his radiology residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Whaley has served the Lexington area as a leading radiologist. Furthermore, he has directed Nicholasville Road Open MRI for almost 10 years. He believes the caring, cooperative team provides state-of-the-art technology and empathetic service to patients while tackling complex health problems, one detailed image at a time.
The puzzle of diagnostic radiology inspires his daily work: “MRI studies provide a unique picture of the inside of our bodies which may unlock secrets needed to direct essential therapies. It’s the challenge to identify and understand these secrets that motivates and inspires me every day. When a patient is having a difficult or intractable problem and I’m able to identify that problem so it can be cured, that’s a great feeling. Being able to be a part of something so important never gets old.”
859.276.1022 • proscan.com
Lange, Rider and Reynolds
Billy D. Reynolds, DMD • Steven J. Rider, DMD
According to Dr. Steven Rider at Lange, Rider, and Reynolds, PSC, “our entire dental team is dedicated to providing you with compassionate care, skill and judgement to maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime.” The practice has established a positive reputation with the Lexington community during their 50+ years in operation.Their accessible office on Nicholasville Road offers preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental services, including: cleanings, fillings, bleaching, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, implants, TMJ and sleep apnea devices.
Drs. Rider and Reynolds both graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and are members of the American Dental Association and the Kentucky Dental Association. They’ve demonstrated their dedication to continued learning through their visiting dental symposia to learn the most advanced techniques in modern dentistry.
Dr. Rider and his wife, Alicia, have three children, Laura Beth, Jason and Ben. Dr. Reynolds, an Eastern Kentucky native, now lives in Lexington with his wife, Lois, and stepdaughter, Aly.
859.278.0576 • LRandR.com
Lexington VA Health Care System: Operative Care
Erik Ballert, MD, FACS
Dr. Erik Ballert, M.D., oversees the surgical staff as associate chief of staff for operative care at the Lexington VA Health Care System. He is also an associate professor of surgery at UK Hospital, where through VA’s robust affiliation with UK, he is shaping the next generation of top-notch surgeons. The Lexington VA Health Care System offers comprehensive surgical services including general surgery, urology, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT) surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, gynecology, oral surgery, and podiatric surgery. In addition, VA uses state-of-the-art technologies such as robotic technology, microsurgical techniques, laser surgery and stealth surgical navigation.
Dr. Ballert has the additional privilege of serving as the network chief surgical consultant. He admits his responsibilities can be challenging to juggle, but his work never ceases to inspire him: “Each day I see someone doing something amazing for someone in a completely selfless way. It is amazing to see how much our employees care about our patients. It is an honor to help improve the healthcare we provide to our veteran population.”
859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington
Lexington VA Health, Care System: Medicine Service
Mary Duke, MD
Dr. Mary Duke, M.D. first sums up the reason for her work at the VA Medical Center: “As the saying goes ‘All gave some. Some gave all.’” Serving veterans gives her motivation to go to work every day and make a difference. “They deserve the best health care we can give them.”
Dr. Duke serves as Chief of Medicine Service, which encompasses several specialties, such as cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, oncology and more. She works with talented people within the medicine division of the Lexington VA who are all highly trained and skilled within their respective fields. “As the population ages, the need for medical specialty services will continue to grow,” she adds.
The physicians Dr. Duke oversees operate in both inpatient and outpatient capacities. Though tasked with providing such a broad scope of services, Dr. Duke respects both their wide-lens view of healthcare and their specialized knowledge. How does she balance her demanding career? “…with prayer, yoga and a sense of humor.”
859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington
Lexington VA Health, Care System: Primary Care
Mark Swisher, MD
Dr. Mark Swisher holds the position of chief of primary care at the Lexington VA Health Care System. Primary Care serves veterans with two clinics, women’s health, a homeless outreach clinic and four community clinics located in Hazard, Morehead, Berea and Somerset.
The Lexington VA Health Care System employs fully integrated Patient Aligned Care Teams with primary care consisting of nursing, administration, clinical pharmacy, psychology and social work to achieve the highest quality care for veterans through collaboration. This collaboration is why Dr. Swisher works at VA, “Seeing positive results arise for our veterans due to strong clinical teams’ efforts is the most rewarding part,” he says.
Dr. Swisher, whose father served in World War II, says primary care places a unique emphasis on health promotion/disease prevention, health behavior support, nutrition and transition from the military, and is now using telehealth, called VA Video Connect, to treat Veterans in rural areas.
Dr. Swisher relaxes by enjoying his new grandbaby, taking in the pleasures of rural life and beekeeping.
859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington
Lexington VA Health, Care System: Mental Health Services
Autumn McCane, PhD
Dr. Autumn McCane, PhD, serves a very key purpose at the VA Hospital. As the Chief of Mental Health Services, she helps Veterans needing mental health care. Despite increasing awareness, Dr. McCane says that mental health still carries a stigma, which presents one of the greatest challenges in her field.
Her department offers highly specialized treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and addiction services.
The most valuable part of her work is seeing Veterans regain confidence and purpose and embracing the VA’s mission “to serve those who have borne the battle.” In her spare time, Dr. McCane says she enjoys raising her three small children. As a working mom in a demanding profession, her personal secret to balance is simply “letting some things go.”
859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington
Clark Digestive Care Center
Gregory Reynolds, MD
Gregory Reynolds, M.D., is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and practices at Clark Digestive Health Center at Clark Regional Medical Center & Bourbon Community Hospital. He specializes in GI conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, abdominal pain and much more. He is skilled in endoscopy
procedures, including upper and lower endoscopy, ERCP and pill capsule endoscopy.
Dr. Reynolds graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2005. He performed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and his fellowship and subsequent studies in gastroenterology.
Dr. Reynolds says one of his biggest challenges is helping patients wade through that maze of information they found online while explaining how it might (or might not!) apply to that patient’s particular case. Separating the fact from the fiction eliminates unnecessary anxiety on the path to the correct diagnosis. Dr. Reynolds says that improving the daily lives of those suffering from bowel disorders and seeing them recover from previously undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pain makes a
challenging day worthwhile.
Dr. Reynolds says his goal at Clark Regional is to provide care the same way that he would for his own family. Spending time with family and pursuing his faith help him find balance amidst a long, difficult work day. “Though my work is demanding, I make every effort to put God and family first in my life. My greatest joy is serving the Lord and spending time with my family. I also enjoy anything active, including running, biking, swimming and weight training. It’s an excellent way to stay healthy and relieve stress.”
859.737.6488 • clarkregional.org
Clark Clinic Podiatry
Crystal Kincaid, DPM
The Clark Clinic, an extension of Clark Regional Medical
Center’s hospital campus, is located right next to the hospital for patient convenience. “Clark Regional provides opportunities for patients to have specialists and specialty services close to home that may not be available in other smaller communities,” notes Dr. Crystal Kincaid, D.P.M. One example is podiatry, the speciality she has practiced in Winchester for more than a decade. She was pleased to be entrusted as an important member of the Clark Clinic in 2016.
Dr. Kincaid graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2004 and completed her surgical residency in Louisville. Dr. Kincaid is board certified in podiatric medicine and surgery. She serves as the medical director at Clark Regional Center for Wound Care and performs surgical cases at Clark Regional Medical Center. Some of the conditions treated within her podiatry practice within the clinic include: plantar warts, foot and ankle injuries, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails and more.
“Being able to be part of helping others to improve or at least maintain activity levels provides motivation daily,” Kincaid adds. Dr. Kincaid states some of her greatest achievements are centered around the opportunities she has had regarding limb salvage.
Kincaid said that one of the joys of her practice is working in an area that she loves and helping the people who live there. Her husband also serves the local community as a teacher, and they have four children. Regarding her practice in the rural area
outside Lexington, Kincaid says, “I have been blessed to have chosen a career that I enjoy performing daily. Clark County provides a small town feel with easy access to benefits of a larger city. Winchester truly feels like community, and I am glad to call it home. We live, work and go to church here in Winchester.” Dr. Kincaid cherishes the relationships she’s fostered through her practice and looks forward to meeting more people in need of her podiatry expertise: she is currently accepting new patients.
859.737.8528 • clarkclinic.org
Clark Clinic Transformations
Michelle Carpenter, DO
Dr. Michelle Carpenter, D.O., started her career in family medicine nearly 15 years ago. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is excited to take on the weight loss and aesthetics world with Clark Clinic Transformations. Dr. Carpenter looks forward to giving the community an opportunity to enhance ones natural beauty and improve health and well-being — without driving to a larger city.
Clark Clinic Transformations is a new offering at Clark Regional Medical Center that will house initiatives such as the Clean Start Weight Loss Program and injectable dermatology treatments. As they grow, other treatments will be added, such as chemical peels, skin tightening procedures and more.
Clean Start Weight Loss is a medically supervised weight loss program supported by science. Additionally, Dr. Carpenter will provide much-needed accountability for patients who want to lose weight, guided by this state-of-the-art approach to weight loss involving HCG and vitamin injections. The Clean Start Weight Loss Program helps to reduce cravings and emotional eating, decreases appetite and resets patients’ metabolism. Inches melt away. Most importantly, patients lose fat, not muscle, helping with those trouble spots that can be a struggle for many.
As a physician, Dr. Carpenter understands being overweight can lead to many other medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol. One of her greatest joys as a physician is helping patients implement lifestyle changes that in turn help them feel better, or even reduce the medications they are currently using.
“My biggest career challenge is time, just like everyone else,” she says. “It is a daily challenge to know what to do first when balancing my professional and personal life. I can’t pretend I have it all together, but I will say that I try to stay focused and am a very task-oriented individual. I like to complete tasks and check them off the list.”
Dr. Carpenter’s secret to success is her family. “Family is extremely important to me. My mother and father always encouraged and supported me. My husband and two children have always been understanding of my demanding profession. They are my rock and I love them very much.”
When she has time, she enjoys shopping local with her family, supporting the businesses of Mt Sterling, where she resides. She also enjoys a relaxing evening at home with family and her boxer, Daisy.
859.737.6480 • clarkregional.org
Clark Clinic Interventional Pain Management
Benjamin Sloop, MD
Clark Clinic Interventional Pain Management specializes in treatments of chronic pain with an emphasis on injection therapy, spine pain and nerve stimulation. They believe that treatment starts with a thorough knowledge of a person’s health history, both physical and mental, and that neither medicine nor surgery answers every need. Common ailments for which Dr. Sloop provides therapy for include joint pain, back pain, neuropathy and post-surgical pain disorders.
Dr. Sloop graduated with honors from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2011 and has been practicing medicine, specifically anesthesiology and pain management, for seven years. He works at both Clark Clinic in Winchester and Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris.
Dr. Sloop enjoys developing relationships with his patients and helping them to improve their pain and reach their goals. As many interventional pain management professionals in the region, he says working an area
affected by an opioid crisis has its share of challenges. Before exploring
alternative pain care methods, these patients depend on these pain medications for day-to-day functions, which can lead to unhealthy behaviors. Dr. Sloop and his team look forward to meeting new patients and finding unexplored solutions to unresolved pain.
He holds a special interest with healing chronic pain since he says he has dealt with it himself: “It’s inspiring to see the impact a physician can have on patients’ pain management. I know how much it means to patients to see pain relief and regain their lives.” He adds, “We are focused on taking care of patients as entire individuals. We’re not only treating issues, but we’re also looking at patients as a whole and doing something for them that’s going to be beneficial for the rest of their lives.”
When he has time to spare, he enjoys either traveling or staying in and enjoying time with family and friends in his backyard. Both activities, though very different, feel therapeutic to him. He has two dogs, Titus and Walker, that he considers part of his family.
859.737.6559 • clarkregional.org
Paul L. Hester, MD
Be Medispa offers preventive-aging and advanced aesthetic treatments. Dr. Paul Hester owns and operates the practice with his talented clinical staff. He is an expert in the therapeutic and cosmetic use of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, lasers and energy based procedures, as well as other advanced aesthetic techniques.
“The most rewarding part of being a healthcare professional always has been working with a patient to help them solve an issue or motivating a patient to heal in some way,” he says. “The reward comes with earning a patient’s trust, helping them to imagine an improvement and witnessing the confidence they enjoy with success.”
Dr. Hester says he delights in reconnecting with his loyal patients while helping them move forward. He also loves seeing the smiles on new patients’ faces. “Many of our treatments have immediate effects and it is exhilarating for patients to experience that,” he explains.
Dr. Hester works in one of the fastest-growing segments of elective medicine. Even with fifteen years of experience, he is driven by the challenge to provide unmatched patient satisfaction through advanced techniques. Dr. Hester is committed to education and enjoys teaching other physicians and mid-level providers the skills they need to safely apply their own artistry in the field.
This award-winning practice is one of the few cosmetic centers able to offer a wide variety of energy-based aesthetic services, such as skin smoothing, tightening, scar removal and fat removal. They combine these services with the artistry of facial sculpting to offer patients incredible results. “Laser will continue to be a transformational tool for me, but now the addition of new energy-based devices is expanding the future of cosmetic medicine.” Dr. Hester says, “With the best cosmetic technology at our disposal, I feel confident about the safety and efficacy, all while fitting into our patients’ busy lifestyles.”
859.266.5483 • bemedispa.com
Lexington Clinic Allergy and Asthma
Shuya Wu, MD, PhD
For Shuya Wu, M.D., Ph.D., allergy treatment is all about family. Growing up in the small Chinese town of Shashi, Dr. Wu was very close with her grandmother whom she credits as having the greatest impact on her life and career. At Lexington Clinic, Dr. Wu treats her patients as if they were part of her family and emphasizes the need for family education when it comes to allergy and asthma treatment.
Lexington Clinic Allergy and Asthma provides treatment for any and all allergy and asthmatic needs, no matter the season. Dr. Wu provides a range of services including allergy testing and treatment and the goal is to bring patients the relief they deserve. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.5244 • LexingtonClinic.com/allergy
Lexington Clinic Otolaryngology/ENT
Wayne B. Colin, DMD, MD • Michael T. Cecil, MD, FACS
Michael T. Cecil, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Wayne B. Colin, D.M.D., M.D., of Lexington Clinic Otolaryngology/ENT utilize the latest techniques in the field of Otolaryngology/ENT to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat disorders. Dr. Cecil and Dr. Colin find joy in their patients’ improvement and ability to return to their normal lives.
Both board-certified physicians offer minimally-invasive surgical treatment of head and neck disorders and diseases, so that patients can live better lives. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.4371 • LexingtonClinic.com/ENT
Susan E. Neil, MD
Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Neil has run her own private practice since 1999, focusing on aesthetic procedures, preventive medicine and adult medical care.
One of Dr. Neil’s favorite parts about her practice is the evolution of treatment options for non-invasively treating aging skin. “I love getting instant natural-looking results that patients can see.” She is excited that the newest fillers and the collagen-stimulator, Sculptra, last longer and cause less swelling than the fillers that were available years ago. Body sculpting has also become more customizable and more comfortable.
Two of Dr. Susan Neil’s favorite treatments are SculpSure™ and Thermage® FLX. SculpSure is a treatment that offers a natural looking, slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime. SculpSure’s body contouring technology is able to target and destroy the fat cells safely in just 25 minutes without affecting the skin’s surface. Dr. Neil is the only provider in the area that does double chin treatment with SculpSure. “It is the fastest and most comfortable, as well as most customizable treatment for permanent fat reduction,” she explains.
Dr. Neil was among the first physicians in the US to use Thermage®, a unique non-surgical procedure for firming and contouring skin and reducing wrinkles, which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Thermage FLX is a specialized device for treating the body for faster treatment of loose skin on the arms, abdomen or thighs, as well as improving the appearance of cellulite, usually in one treatment, although with more skin laxity a six-month follow-up treatment may be advised.
Whether treating cosmetic concerns or medical issues, Dr. Neil enjoys being an educator and advocate for her patients.
859.278.6345 • SusanNeilMD.com
Kallio Audiology & Hearing Care of Lexington
Karen Kallio, AuD, CCC/A
With 20 years of audiology practice under her belt, Karen Kallio, Au.D., CCC/A, opened her own private practice just a couple months ago, on May 1. She imbues her practice with individualized care and an investment in her patients’ most often-neglected sense – hearing.
What is the most rewarding part about being a doctor for Kallio? “Helping my patients to hear the sounds of life that they did not even realize they were missing. “ Her greatest frustration, however, is how often patients ignore their hearing until something goes awry. Opening new worlds to patients through optimized hearing and/or the right technology drives her practice to succeed.
Dr. Kallio said her secret to balancing her work and personal life starts with a sense of mental presence: whether she is at work or with her family, she wants to savor the moment. Married with two boys, she enjoys traveling to the beach and contributing to the community through various philanthropic efforts.
Body Structure Medical Fitness
Lee W. Ricketts II, MD
Dr. Ricketts’s passion for improving people’s health led him to partner with Body Structure Medical Fitness CEO, Kevin Balcirak. Body Structure’s clients have enjoyed “proven methods, proven results” for more than 20 years.
The comprehensive medical team knows that taking a proactive approach to health can prevent, improve or even resolve some of the most lethal diseases in the United States today. Instead of reacting to diseases once they’re established, the team at Body Structure practices Total Prevention Care that focuses on the client’s unique needs – accounting for age, race, weight, gender and more – to create a structured, individualized program for every patient.
These professionally designed programs take advantage of proven health behaviors such as diet and exercise, along with screening and vaccinations, instead of expensive medications and invasive medical procedures. Dr. Ricketts and the Body Structure team offer a full scope concierge medical services – including a fully equipped fitness center, personal trainers, dietitians, physical therapists and massage therapists – all to make a healthier you.
859.268.8190 • bodystructure.com
Hamburg Vision Center
Karen Santos McCloud, OD
Hamburg Vision Center (“HVC”) is a small, independent optometric practice and optical boutique, owned and operated by Dr. Karen Santos-McCloud. HVC achieves success by focusing on its patient experience, while providing innovative care. The optical boutique has a wide selection of frames to suit all tastes and offers the newest lens technologies.
Dr. Santos’s most rewarding professional moments are improving her patients’ clarity of the world. In a visually demanding culture, where corrected eyesight is paramount for maximizing life’s activities, she realizes her immense value to her patients.
Dr. Santos admits that running the business side of HVC is her greatest career challenge. “Overseeing HVC’s operations doesn’t reward me the same way as caring for my patients. I put my patients first and foremost. I love each of my young and demanding little ones; as well as, those mature patients who require more than a short, routine eye exam.”
859.327.3701 • HamburgVisionCenter.com
Kentucky Foot Professionals
Chris Bryant, DPM
Dr. Chris Bryant, D.P.M., is a podiatric surgeon at Kentucky Foot Professionals, his private-practice facility located on Regency Road. Kentucky Foot Professionals provides MLS laser technology, which painlessly treats plantar fasciitis, neuropathy and arthritic damage. In an evolving medical environment that Dr. Bryant believes challenges the private practice, Dr. Bryant created the thriving podiatry office.
The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine graduate, who has been practicing for more than 20 years, said this about his daily inspiration: “My patients and staff inspire me to work hard every day. My staff and employees are wonderful individuals, and they depend on my practice for their livelihood.” He enjoys the relief patients receive after treatments because it means they can finally resume the activities that they loved, with no pain.
In his spare time, Dr. Bryant performs in musical theatre productions, so you might see him singing and acting in a local show! He also enjoys cooking and landscaping.
859.278.7313 • kyfootpros.net
W. Patrick Davey, MD, FACP • Erika N. Music, MD • James P. Lagrew, MD • Kelli G. Webb, MD
Dermatology Consultants is a dermatology practice that has been operating for 42 years. In addition to their convenient Harrodsburg Road location, the Dermatology Consultants physicians also practice in Georgetown and Cynthiana. Commonly treated conditions within the practice include, eczema, skin cancer, dermatitis, acne, hair loss and shingles.
Skin Secrets, a division of Dermatology Consultants, specializes in advanced cosmetic skincare. Skin Secrets’ board-certified physicians practice the highest patient care standards and provide the latest techniques. They offer a full scope of minimally invasive procedures such as injectables and laser treatments, as well as services provided by their licensed estheticians such as microdermabrasion, peels, facial treatments and more.
Dr. Erika Music says the most rewarding aspect of her work is the relationships she builds with patients. “I love meeting new people and then seeing them year after year and getting to know them and their families. I am humbled by the trust my patients have in me to allow me to be their doctor. Helping a patient with acne or psoriasis achieve clear skin is extremely rewarding and one of the best parts of my job, “ says Dr. Music.
“We take pride in providing superior care for our patients. We are all board certified dermatologists and our patients can take comfort in knowing we have the highest level of training in our field, “ says Dr. Music. “I am motivated to help people. I want to treat patients like I would want my own family treated. Also, I work to provide for my family and want my son to be proud of me.”
Dr. James Lagrew, a central Kentucky native who returns to the Bluegrass after completing his dermatology residency, says that he enjoys helping Kentucky’s uniquely kind patient population again. For him, “the biggest challenge in the field of dermatology is the incredible diversity of disease states in the skin. However, treating this incredible range of potential problems is also one of the most rewarding aspects of our profession.” Dr. Lagrew has two children at home that keep him just as busy as the complex, evolving world of dermatology treatment!
Vein Central and Sonata Plastics at Lexington Surgeons
Thomas Schwarcz, MD • Monica Hall-Robertson, MD
Lexington Surgeons is a multidisciplinary surgical group committed to providing various cosmetic and vein procedures. Dr. Schwarcz, MD, a board-certified vascular surgeon, and Monica Hall-Robertson, MD, a plastic surgeon, have dedicated their work to patient satisfaction and improved quality of life through cosmetic surgery. Dr Schwarcz specializes in minimally invasive methods of treating varicose veins, and Dr. Hall treats patients who are seeking breast enhancement surgeries, body contouring and anti-aging face and neck treatments.
Both doctors are inspired by helping their patients not only feel better, but look better, while enduring as little pain as possible. Dr. Hall-Robertson says, “I enjoy the artistry of my profession.” Dr. Schwarcz, who owns the distinction of performing the first ablation with chemical adhesive in Kentucky, says his greatest inspiration is seeing the difference a simple, outpatient procedure can make in his patients’ lives. “Most of our patients are repeat clients and stay with us for years,” adds Dr. Hall-Robertson.
William Diamond, DMD • Rana Zakharia, DMD
Diamond Dental is a husband-wife dentistry team (expecting their first baby any day now) located on Nicholasville Road. Dr. William Diamond and Dr. Rana Zakharia, supported by a compassionate staff, strive to elevate the patient experience in all areas of their practice.
The doctors met when they attended the UK College of Dentistry. Dr. Diamond is a Lexington native whose family owns the Papa Diamond’s Mustache shop. Dr. Zakharia was born and raised in Lebanon. You might have visited her family’s sandwich shop, Roly Poly, a lunch favorite in the Beaumont neighborhood.
Drs. Diamond and Zakharia take pride in using their expertise to reverse a difficult situation for a patient. For example, they enjoy when they can provide immediate care to patients who need emergency surgery or give a patient renewed confidence with whitening and/or orthodontics.
For those wanting to keep their teeth diamond white for life (pardon the pun!), they are proud to introduce the first lifetime whitening program in town. For a one-time fee, patients can have their teeth whitened forever.
Lexington Clinic Cardiology is comprised of an advanced medical team of physicians and providers with a longstanding tradition of providing superior heart care to the cardiac patients of Central Kentucky. They boast a rich history of revolutionary advances in heart treatment for more than 90 years and developed one of the first cardiac care units in Lexington.
Lexington Clinic Cardiology is proud to have received multiple accreditations from renowned organizations including Vascular and Echocardiography labs accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and Cardiac Nuclear Lab accredited by the American College of Radiology.
With their expanding practice, and the advanced training they possess, the cardiologists of Lexington Clinic continue to give patients more advanced options for cardiac treatment and prevention to improve all aspects of life. photo provided by Lexington Clinic
859.258.5300 • LexingtonClinic.com/heart
Lexington Clinic Audiology and The Hearing Store
Lisa D. Cahill-Mays, PhD, CCC-A • Michael M. Jones, AuD • Andrea Reynolds, AuD, CCC-A • Alecia Soyk-Manning, AuD • Megan Cherry, AuD, CCC-A • Melissa L. Siemer, AuD, CCC-A
Lexington Clinic Audiology and The Hearing Store believe that providing personal care, while improving patients’ lives, is central to what makes their practices so rewarding. Together, these teams enjoy giving patients the ability to communicate and interact through improving their ability to hear.
For each of the audiologists, there are defining moments that solidified their purpose. Moments like seeing a child hear for the first time or bringing back a grandparent’s ability to hear their grandchild laugh again were the inspiration for pursuing this practice. Recent developments in this field continue to motivate these teams to provide innovative care with a personal touch.
photo provided by Lexington Clinic
C&C Pharmacy is an independently owned and operated pharmacy in Lexington.It is located in the Hamburg area on Mapleleaf Drive in the Andover Shopping Center. Chris and Consuelo Palutis, both pharmacists, own C&C and are proud to have two of the best pharmacists working for them, Lindsay Romero and Kristin DeRossett.They all bring years of experience to the industry and together work to mold it into the community and family pharmacy it is today.
C&C takes on more of the patient’s busywork than traditional, big-box pharmacies by putting an emphasis on individualized care. They are a full-service pharmacy in addition to the specialized services they provide. Among these services are custom compounding, personal medication packaging, medication therapy management, immunizations and functional medicine supplementation. Furthermore, they provide discount plans and home delivery.
If asked why their field is rewarding, their answer would be simple: solving problems for patients, while adding as little financial stress as possible. The biggest challenge the staff faces is coordinating a patient’s care between insurances and medical professionals. More often than not, the process of managing multiple prescriptions can become overwhelming to a patient and noncompliance follows. However, “At C&C Pharmacy, we have the utmost respect for the trust they put in us to take care of their needs and as well as educate them about their drug therapy,” adds Palutis.
As owners, Chris and Consuelo largely gain inspiration from their dedicated staff to run a successful business. It is important to them that their staff feel secure in their employment and can continue to provide for their families. Lindsay and Kristin are inspired by their children, for whom they model intelligence, hard work and compassion. “Collectively, as pharmacists,” says Palutis, “our inspiration is the well-being of our patients. We make it our mission to instill confidence and a sense of security in them as we work on their behalf to provide excellent pharmaceutical care and to improve their quality of life.” At C&C, it is the combined effort of the entire team of pharmacists, interns and technicians working together that solve the issues of the day.
859.263.1220 • CandCrx.com
PatIent Choice Ultrasound and Thermography
Kim C. Davis, RDMS, RDCS, RVS
Kim Davis’s ultrasound and thermography practice, Patient Choice, is aptly named for her dedication to enabling patients with transparent costs and a radically different approach to paying for medical care. “In my 40 years of experience, I saw the patient becoming lost in a complex, convoluted system. At Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography, we are empowering the patient!”
The practice is designed to relieve patients of the high cost of health care based on commonly high deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses. By choosing not to participate with insurance companies, Patient Choice drastically reduces medical costs. Patient Choice accepts Medicare and HSAs as an additional payment option.
Patient Choice aims for full transparency by allowing the patients to know their exact exam costs, instead of the traditional method of waiting to see what, if any, part of the cost their insurance will pay. Davis prides herself on their all-inclusive pricing model, where the physician’s interpretation is always included within the agreed-upon price.
If Davis had to sum up this practice in two words, she’d say Patient Choice is compassionate and competent. Everything about Patient Choice, from the interior feel to the accessible hours, was designed with the patient in mind.
Davis says her faith empowers her to take care of patients with the love and dedication that they deserve. In fact, the most inspiring part of her work is easing a patient’s mind when they are enduring medical anxieties and practice empathy. “For me, the most rewarding part is when I can help an anxious or frustrated patient feel more at ease and convey my concern for them.”
Davis notes that patients don’t get sick on a 9-to-5 schedule – sickness can strike at any time. Her secret to managing the long hours and ceaseless service? Davis says she balances the crazy medical schedule by having an understanding, busy spouse. She also prioritizes her loved ones: “I always make time for the people in my life-at the expense of a clean house or an organized desk!”
859.554.7360 • patientchoiceultrasound.com
Lexington Women’s Health
Reva Tackett, MD • Laure Schadler, CNM • Jennifer Fuson, MD • Alisha Morgan, CNM • Grace Gibbs, DO • Allison Cook, MD • Sarah Dougherty, PA-C • Sarah Borders, MD • Sabrina Tucker, CNM
Lexington Women’s Health is an all-female OB-GYN practice in Lexington, KY comprised of board certified obstetrician/gynecologists, certified midwives, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. The well-trained and compassionate medical staffing includes Dr. Sarah Borders, Dr. Allison Cook, Dr. Grace Gibbs, Dr. Jennifer Fuson, Dr. Reva Tackett, Alisha Morgan, Laure Schadler, Sabrina Tucker and Sarah Dougherty.
They opened two locations in Lexington for patient convenience - one on Nicholasville Rd. and the other on Alysheba Way. They treat patients to excellence in maternity care, minimally invasive surgery, fertility counselling, hormone replacement therapy, a weight loss program, PCOS program, hysterectomy alternatives and even anti-aging aesthetic treatments. Their staff focuses on helping women feel supported, secure and special no matter what brought her to the office.
When asked how they managed a work/life balance, they said they are proud to be a collaborative medical team. Understanding the importance of relaxation and family time, the group knows how to lean on one another to avoid burnout. When talking to patients, they empathize with women on the go, whether they are busy with family, or work or both; the Lexington Women’s Health professionals are also very busy women!
The doctors agree that for expecting women, their goal is to give the patient the smoothest, most memorable labor experience possible. The doctors and midwives at LWH provide delivery services at Baptist Health Lexington.
The LWH group believes that proper education and empowerment will enable women to work harder on her own treatment plan, even after they leave the office. They also aim to educate families, especially for expectant mothers, because the family plays a vital role in her treatment and support system.
This team of by-women, for-women medical professionals says that they give more than strictly clinical treatment and can offer emotional support: “We have experience, both professional and personal, to help you through almost any situation. Chances are, whatever you face, we’ve been there.”
859.264.8811 • lexingtonwomens.com
Elevate Chiropractic and Wellness
Christian Rosevear, DC
At Elevate Chiropractic, Dr. Christian Rosevear, D.C.’s private practice emphasizes the value of proper biomechanics, especially in the spine, which holds the key to a healthy, functional life. Proper spinal alignment, for many patients, is the most neglected aspect of health restoration and maintenance. Dr. Christian utilizes treatment based on the most current research. Some of this research includes how chiropractic can slow the aging process in your body.
Besides, the technical elements like skilled chiropractic care and modern techniques, Dr. Christian believes there is an element that sets Elevate apart: “It’s hard to put into words the genuine love that you feel when you walk through our doors. We have an all-star team that with their love, compassion, integrity, and authenticity will truly make you feel like family.”
“Whether you’re seeking short-term pain relief or our popular 12-week transformations, we will help you reach your goals of overcoming dysfunctions through comprehensive treatment plans.” According to Dr. Christian, “our experience shows that when corrective chiropractic care is combined with active rehab, soft tissue work, functional movements and nutrigenomics (how genes and nutrition interact), you will feel well, move well, and age well.”
Dr. Christian says “he’s obsessed with results,” which incentivized their major investments in the latest, most effective diagnostic and chiropractic equipment. Dr. Christian partners with many medical doctors as well as the personal injury attorneys in the community. Patient’s results is the reason Dr. Christian is inspired to practice every day. He cites one example: “I live for moments when people share how their transformations have affected their lives. I had a patient that came in because her headaches were causing her to miss her son’s baseball games. Having a son of my own, it breaks my heart knowing that people’s lives are suffering... she hasn’t missed a game since her first visit.”
When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Christian enjoys spending time with his wife and son, pursuing his faith and strengthening his CrossFit abilities.
859.629.3131 • elevateky.com
Tony Delk IMAC Regeneration Center
Theresa Hobson, PT • Nicole Miller, DC • Heidi Schweder, APRN, FNP-C
Tony Delk IMAC Regeneration Center of Lexington is a new concept in healthcare which provides solutions for chronic pain and other degenerative health conditions without the use of opioids or surgery.
IMAC outpatient medical clinics offer customized regenerative medicine treatments through the collaboration of medical doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists. This innovative approach works to alleviate back, knee other joint pain and activate the body’s own natural healing properties to rehabilitate damage and disease.
Tony Delk IMAC Regeneration Center is the front line solution for pain without the risk of addiction or burdensome surgery.