"I am an MD or medical doctor who specializes in family medicine. Most of you will know me through my years in the ER at Bourbon Community Hospital or the Bourbon County Health Department. I was in private practice with 2 other physicians at the Bluegrass Medical Clinic from 1990-97. I grew up in Mason, Ohio and yes, I did work at Kings Island. Mason was very similar to Paris while I was there and that is probably what led me to settle here in Bourbon County. I then went to Georgetown College where I double majored in Chemistry and Biology. Then I returned to Ohio to Wright State University School of Medicine where I received my MD. My residency was done at the University of Kentucky where I also was chief resident in Family Medicine my last year. During that time I did moonlight (or work) at the ER as I continued to do until 1997 when I went full time at the ER as it was much more convenient with 2 children. But I have always been a proponent of primary care and have seen how it affects health care positively. After talking to some friends who practice Direct Primary Care and hearing their stories of being able to form relationships with their patients and being able to do the right things for patients without the interference of health insurance, I started this new journey. I am excited about getting back to what I know how to do best- take care of patients that become family and help us all get healthy. In my free time I love to garden, read books, listen to music and cook. I also am the Medical Director for Paris Bourbon County EMS and an active member of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians as well as President Elect for the Paris Rotary Club."