News – Aug 2017

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Baptist Health Floyd Announces New Providers

NEW ALBANY, IND. Baptist Health Floyd is proud to welcome several new medical providers to its growing Baptist Health Medical Group network. As of Aug. 1, three new physicians joined the departments of surgery and hospital medicine, while two mid-level providers, a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner, joined the therapeutic areas of behavioral medicine and hospital medicine, respectively Michael Mays, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he studied general medicine and completed his surgery residency. Mays, a noted researcher, has been frequently published in many clinical medical journals, and is a current member of the Fellow American College of Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Denna Watson, PA-C, is a physician assistant specializing in behavioral medicine. She received her Master of Health Science degree in physician assistant studies as well as her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky. Watson has extensive experience in both primary care and addiction medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants.

Mays joined the Baptist Health Medical Group Surgery practice located at 2125 State St., Suite 3, New Albany. Watson joined Baptist Health Medical Group Behavioral Medicine located at 1919 State St., Suite 364, New Albany. Both Mays and Watson are now accepting new patients.

Three providers have joined Baptist Health Floyd’s Hospital Medicine group: Birrilla Maddox, DO, Cade Riddle, DO, and Brandi Densmore, FNP-C. Maddox graduated from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning a doctorate in osteopathic medicine. Riddle’s experience lies in both osteopathic and internal medicine, and he graduated with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Densmore is a certified family nurse practitioner who completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Indiana University Southeast and obtained her Master of Science degree in nursing with a concentration as a family nurse practitioner from Spalding University.

Baptist Health Medical Group Lexington Announces New Providers

LEXINGTON John Lynch, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Lexington Cardiology at 1720 Nicholasville Road, Suite 601.

Lynch earned a medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine with the U.S. Air Force and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Board-certified in cardiovascular medicine, Lynch is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Kaleigh Krill, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Hospital Medicine, located at Baptist Health Lexington, 1740 Nicholasville Road.

Krill earned a medical degree from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

Neil Farris, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Primary Care at 1720 Nicholasville Road, Suite 405, in Lexington.

Farris earned a medical degree from the University of Louisville. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky. Farris is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American Medical Association and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.

Theresa Case, DO, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at 166 Pasadena Dr., Suite 100, in Lexington.

Case earned a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Kentucky, where she served as chief fellow. Board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, Case is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

Hayley Barbato, DO, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Hospital Medicine at Baptist Health Lexington.

Barbato earned a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

V. Alex Howard, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Gastroenterology at 1720 Nicholasville Road, Suite 302, in Lexington.

Howard earned a medical degree from West Virginia University. He completed an internal medicine residency and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Kentucky, where he received training in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in his final two years. Howard is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Talwalkar Elected to POSNA Board of Directors

LEXINGTON Vishwas R. Talwalkar, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center – Lexington, has been elected as a member-at-large to the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

Talwalkar’s professional interests include all aspects of pediatric orthopedics, complex spinal deformity, clubfoot, injury prevention, limb deficiency, Perthes disease, and scoliosis.