Putting the Family in Family Medicine in Corbin, Kentucky

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Baptist Health Corbin: Putting the Family in Family Medicine

Baptist Health specialists in family medicine provide resources on acute and chronic conditions. Learn about family medicine and primary care from Baptist Health Corbin.

Putting the Family in Family Medicine in Corbin, Kentucky HealthTalks Transcript

Cherie Gambrel, MD, Family Medicine:
Baptist Health Corbin Family Medicine provides a comprehensive personal medical home for patients. We provide a full range of services for all ages and for all health concerns. We address acute issues here in the clinic. We also address chronic conditions. We talk about preventive issues, such as colonoscopies, mammograms and pap smears. We talk about current health issues like the recent hepatitis A outbreak. We talk about social issues, like if a child is at risk for contacting measles. Family is everything, and to us, you are family.

There are so many benefits to being attached to Baptist Health as a whole. You have incredible resources at your fingertips for specialists. You have incredible resources for lab work to be done. You have immediate answers that we can find out, and we don’t have to wait for that. We have a library resource that we can access to answer your questions. We can call a specialist and talk to them about what your concerns are. It just speeds up the mode of communications that we have.

There is nothing that my staff wouldn’t do for each other. They babysit each other’s kids. They make sure that family is taken care of. That rolls over to our patients. That kind of caring and compassion is something that family medicine is ideal for providing.