Why Choose Us
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville established Kentucky’s first Family Medicine Residency in January, 1971. Our Critical Care Unit is an open unit.
The family medicine faculty supervises and actively teaches residents. Faculty members also direct the teaching carried out by the medical staff of Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, which includes virtually all specialties and subspecialties.
There are four board-certified family physicians and two part time faculty who teach in the residency program. Our program, which emphasizes a health team approach, also utilizes, where appropriate, ancillary personnel such as nurse midwives, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, audiologists, social workers, health educators, behavioral scientists, and speech pathologists.
A major advantage to residents participating in our program is the readily available specialists. The Family Medicine Center location on the first floor of Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Associates makes consultations and ancillary services easily accessible. For example, a small lab for residents is maintained in the Family Medicine Center. An extensive laboratory and radiology department is located in Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Associates and is easily accessible to the resident. A patient education center also is available, and residents are encouraged to incorporate patient education effectively into their ambulatory care practice to form habits which will be beneficial in their future private practice.
Our practice has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be”.
NCQA PCMH Recognition is the most widely adopted model for transforming primary care practices into medical homes. Research confirms medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care.
We have a well-rounded, challenging program that will prepare you for your practice in either rural or metropolitan areas. Our graduates consistently perform well on the family medicine certification exam.