• Family & community medicine

    Family & community medicine earns national recognition


    National Committee for Quality Assurance logoFaculty and staff in Family & Community Medicine recently received recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the  National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

    The NCQA’s recognition emphasizes use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes that promote teamwork and long-term relationships with patients. As well, it considers implementation of information technology that improves quality, patient experiences and reducing costs.

    Services for the entire family

    UK Family & Community Medicine offers continuing and comprehensive health care and preventive services for the entire family. These include the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries for adults and children, routine gynecology services, maternity care, well-child care, immunizations, preventive check-ups, certain minor surgeries, mental health services, and primary care hospital services. Care is provided in consultation with subspecialists when needed.

    We have offices in Lexington, Georgetown, Hazard and Hindman, all of which are accepting new patients.

    Same-day appointments are usually available for established patients.

    Hospital services


    Our adult patients requiring hospitalization will usually be admitted to the Family Medicine Service at UK Good Samaritan Hospital. Some conditions require hospitalization at UK Chandler Hospital by physicians from other specialties. Our maternity care patients are admitted to either the Family Medicine Service at UK Chandler Hospital or the Obstetrics service at UK Chandler Hospital.

    Infants and children requiring hospitalization will be admitted to Kentucky Children's Hospital at UK.


    Our adult patients requiring hospitalization may be admitted to any of the following hospitals, depending upon their needs: Georgetown Community Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, or UK Chandler Hospital.

    Infants and children requiring hospitalization will be admitted to Kentucky Children's Hospital at UK or Georgetown Community Hospital.

    Hazard and Hindman (North Fork Valley Community Health Center and June Buchanan Medical Center)

    Most of our adult and pediatric patients seen at our Hazard and Hindman locations will be admitted to Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. Transfer to UK Chandler Hospital or Kentucky Children’s Hospital will be done if needed.

    Patient appointments

    Request an appointment online or call 859-323-6371.

  • About our services

    Family & Community Medicine physician’s provide comprehensive health care to all people at all ages. The family medicine physician’s role is to follow your care throughout  life. Having the same physician throughout life provides many benefits including continuity of care, an established relationship and knowledge and understanding of your past medical history. Our providers are trained to provide maternity care & delivery as well as newborn and pediatric care. In the event you need subspecialty care, we will provide a referral and oversee your care provided by the subspecialist as well as during a hospital stay if you are hospitalized. We value the trust you place in us to care for you & your family throughout your lifetime.

  • Family and Community Medicine Providers

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  • Lexington




    Leann Cooper, DO

    Marie Dennison, MD

    Catrinia Druen, MD

    James Fisette, MD, MBA

    Amy Geralds, DO

    Nathan Granneman, MD

    Amanda Hemmer, MD

    Elizabeth Herman, MD

    Spencer Jones, DO

    James Joyner, MD

    Larissa Kern, MD

    Megan Pellerin Kimball, MD

    Kimberly Lock, MD

    Rudo Mashindi, MD

    Bryce Meredith, DO

    Joseph “Jody” Mitchell, MD

    Luke Murray, MD

    Nina Ngwa Lum, MD

    Robin Polly, DO

    Benjamin Roney, MD

    Benjamin Smith, MD

    Derrick Strunk, MD

    Sidrah Zaidi, MD

    Other providers

    Eric Afuseh, APRN

    LeeAnn Brewer, APRN

    Lupe Contreras, APRN

    Dijana Duval, APRN

    Catherine Permin, APRN, DNP

    Jessica Sass, APRN

  • Hazard




    Rupal Benning, MD

    Morgan Birch, DO

    Brittany Bobrowski, DO

    Jennifer Chaney, MD

    Daniel Curran, MD

    Denny Goss, MD

    Angela Hignite, DO

    Crystal Fletcher-Jones, DO

    Wanda Noble, DO

    Ankit Patel, MD

    Nirav Patel, MD

    Raj Patel, MD

    Krishna Syamala, MD

    Joshua Watts, DO

    Other providers

    Jamie Janielle Field, PharmD

    Sheri Muha, PharmD

  • Clinic locations

    UK HealthCare at Turfland | Directions »
    2195 Harrodsburg Road
    Lexington KY 40504-3504

    Mailing address

    Department of Family and Community Medicine
    UK HealthCare at Turfland
    2195 Harrodsburg Road
    Lexington KY 40504-3504

    Hospital locations

    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A Directions »
    1000 S. Limestone 
    Lexington KY 40536

    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion H |  Directions »
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536

    UK Good Samaritan Hospital |  Directions »
    300 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536

    Kentucky Children's Hospital |  Directions »
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536

    Appalachian Regional Medical Center | Directions »
    100 Medical Center Drive
    Hazard KY 41701

    Georgetown Community Hospital | Directions »
    1140 Lexington Road 
    Georgetown, KY 40324  

    Other locations

    UK HealthCare - GeorgetownDirections »
    Landmark Office Complex
    202 Bevins Lane
    Georgetown KY 40324

    UK June Buchanan Medical ClinicDirections » 
    59 Cowtown Road
    Hindman KY 41822

    North Fork Valley Community Health CenterDirections »
    750 Morton Ave.
    Hazard KY 41701