The Importance of Having a Primary Care Provider – Finding Your Perfect Match, and Building a Healthy Relationship

Have you had a rumbling in your stomach for weeks on end?  What about a lingering cough that just won’t go away?  Finally getting your health concern checked out usually starts with your primary care provider. If you don’t have one, you need to get one. While urgent care clinics are great options for quick care for things like the cold, flu or strep throat, having a primary care physician or provider is extremely important.

A primary care provider knows you and/or your family’s health history, knows how best to treat chronic or sudden health concerns and has relationships with specialists – where they can refer you – should you need further evaluation or treatment for things like heart conditions, gastrointestinal issues, and more.

Your primary care provider can be either a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant within a primary care practice.

Baptist Health Medical Group has many primary care providers in Paducah and surrounding areas. Do your research, and find a provider that best fits you and your family’s needs.

All of our primary care providers are accepting new patients. Below is a list of our physicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Let us help you and your family live a healthy, happy life.


Frances Horn, DO

Ali Jessee, DO

Jennifer Waters, APRN

Calvert City

Ashley Jessup, MD

Lori Lipinski, DNP, APRN-BC


David French, MD

Denise Adams, APRN


Randy Oliver, MD

Thomas W. Staton, MD

Blake Woods, APRN


Ryan Hogancamp, MD

Robert Learch, DO

Michael Watson, Jr. DO


Ed Settle, MD

Suzanne Irvan, APRN


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