Medical Services Directory Summer 2012

Summer 2012
Medical
Services
Directory
UK Health Connection
is here to help
Not sure which clinical programs are offered?
Need a doctor?
Have questions about your bill?
We can help. Call UK Health Connection at
1-800-333-8874 or 859-257-1000.
UK Health Connection Counselors
UK Health Connection offers consumers easy access to the UK HealthCare system of care.
Services include appointment scheduling, registration for health classes and screenings, and
free literature on a wide variety of specific medical conditions. UK Health Connection also
provides coverage for Markey Cancer Center outpatients who have medical requests and
concerns. No matter what the question or issue may be, UK Health Connection can find the
answer. Call 1-800-333-8874 (toll free) or 859-257-1000.
Phones are answered 7 a.m. to midnight
Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to midnight Saturdays
Dear Patient:
UK HealthCare has grown dramatically to meet the health needs of the Commonwealth.
We have:
• Added more than 200 physicians in virtually every specialty and
subspecialty in order to ensure that we have an expert who can treat just about any health problem that might arise, no matter how unusual.
• Increased our staffed hospital beds. In 2006 we had 473 licensed beds
and today we have 791.
• Expanded and updated our outpatient facilities in Kentucky Clinic.
• Streamlined our systems to deliver care more effectively and improve
patient satisfaction.
• Opened the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Emergency Department,
which features separate and spacious emergency treatment areas for children
and adults.
• Opened two patient floors and the public spaces of our new pavilion at
UK Chandler Hospital.
• Transitioned to a new telephone access system to make it easier to reach a live person and schedule a timely appointment.
In this booklet, we share some of the clinical and support services available at
UK HealthCare. We hope you and your family will take advantage of the
top-quality medical care available here. If you have any suggestions for how we can
do better, please give one of us a call.
Sincerely,
Michael Karpf, MD
Frederick C. DeBeer, MD
Executive Vice President for Dean, College of Medicine Health Affairs
859-323-6582
859-323-5126
Bernard Boulanger, MD
Colleen Swartz, RN
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Nurse Executive
859-257-6467
859-323-1896
Contents
Frequently Called Phone Numbers
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Emergency and Urgent Care Information 4
Part 1 – Customer Services 6
Part 2 – Clinical Services Part 3 – Health Information Services
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Other Helpful Publications 55
Please note:
If you have a family doctor or have seen a specialist prior
to your UK HealthCare visit, please bring their contact
information (first and last names, address, and phone number)
with you when you check in. It is important that our doctors
are able to communicate with them about your hospital visit. If
you don’t have this information with you upon arrival, consider
asking a family member to bring it to the admissions office
before you are discharged.
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Frequently Called Phone Numbers*
Billing Questions • KMSF (Physician)
257-7900
• Hospital (all)
257-8111
Charitable Giving
323-6306
Family Care Center 218-2273
Find a Doctor or Make and Appointment
257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874
Gill Heart Institute 323-5479
• KCH Patient Information
323-5816
• Welcome Center
323-4773
• Acute Care
323-5741
323-5744
Kentucky Children’s Hospital:
• ICUs (Neonatal ICU and Pediatric ICU)
257-1000
257-9800
Kentucky Neuroscience Institute 323-5661
Markey Cancer Center 257-4488
• Chandler Hospital (main office)
323-5816
• Good Samaritan Hospital
226-7033
• Outpatient Facilities
323-5561
323-5744
Kentucky Clinic
Kentucky Clinic South
Medical Records
• ICUs (Neonatal ICU and Pediatric ICU)
257-8801
Twilight Children’s Clinic 257-6730
323-6156
323-5000
323-5816
UK Good Samaritan Hospital Operator and Patient Info 226-7000
Volunteer Services 323-6023
Polk-Dalton Clinic
Security
UK Chandler Hospital Operator
UK Chandler Hospital Patient Info *All numbers have an 859 area code.
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Reaching out to meet patient needs
Through our affiliate and outreach programs, many Kentuckians are able to stay closer to
home while benefiting from some of the same services that our main campus provides.
In the last five years, UK HealthCare has increased our outreach clinical services across the
region. We now offer health care services in more than 150 off-campus clinics in 41 clinical
areas with sites in 39 Kentucky counties.
Harrison
Franklin
Scott
Rowan
Fayette
Johnson
Madison
Rockcastle
Perry
Pulaski
UK HealthCare Clinical Affiliates
We’ve partnered with seven community
hospitals to bring Kentuckians comprehensive
stroke, cancer and pediatric care closer to home.
ARH Cancer Center, Hazard
Markey Cancer Center affiliate
Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort
Markey Cancer Center affiliate
Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown
UK Comprehensive Stroke Network affiliate
Kentucky Children’s Hospital affiliate
Markey Cancer Center affiliate
Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana
UK Comprehensive Stroke Network affiliate
Markey Cancer Center affiliate
Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center, Richmond
UK Comprehensive Stroke Network affiliate
Kentucky Children’s Hospital affiliate
Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Mt. Vernon
UK Comprehensive Stroke Network affiliate
Kentucky Children’s Hospital affiliate
Markey Cancer Center affiliate
St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead
Markey Cancer Center affiliate
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland
Markey Cancer Center Affiliate
UK Organ Failure and Transplantation Network affiliates are available in 13 locations in
Kentucky and West Virginia.
Looking for the UK HealthCare services available in your area? Ask your physician or call us
toll free at 1-800-333-8874. TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Two emergency departments to meet your needs
UK ALBERT B. CHANDLER HOSPITAL
The Emergency Department (ED) at Chandler Hospital includes a Level I trauma center
verified by the American College of Surgeons, one of only two in Kentucky. A Level I trauma
center provides the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients and has a full range of
specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day.
In addition to the trauma center, the Chandler ED is also home to the Makenna David
Pediatric Emergency Center, supported by specialists of Kentucky Children’s Hospital and
the only 24-hour dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care center in Eastern Kentucky.
Board-certified emergency medicine physicians and pediatric nurses take care of infants and
children in this child-friendly area that has a separate waiting entrance and treatment areas.
Private exam rooms have flat screen TVs and soon, video games.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance.
Information: 859-257-1000.
Location: 1000 S. Limestone, Lexington.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
The UK Good Samaritan Emergency Department offers a variety of emergency services in
a community-hospital atmosphere focused on quality, efficiency and patient care. We offer
a fast-track service for urgent but non-life-threatening medical problems. Our experienced
physicians are board certified in either family practice or emergency medicine and are able
to treat patients of all ages. We also offer emergency help for mental health needs.
Information: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free).
Location: 310 S. Limestone, Lexington. 4
Who can use UK HealthCare medical services?
UK HealthCare accepts all major health plans, including Anthem, Humana, Bluegrass Family
Health, United HealthCare, Aetna, Cigna and most major national PPOs. We also accept all
University of Kentucky-sponsored health insurance plans, including the UK-HMO, UK-PPO,
UK-RHP and UK-EPO.
New pavilion now open
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PART 1
Customer Services
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Billing Questions – Kentucky Medical Services Foundation
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Billing Questions – UK Chandler and Good Samaritan Hospitals 7
UK HealthCare Office of Service Excellence (Customer Service)
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Medical Records7
All Other Questions 7
UK HealthCare Services by Location
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Parking 9
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Billing Questions – KMSF
Kentucky Medical Services Foundation (KMSF) provides billing services for all UK physicians.
If you have questions about your bill from a UK physician, call their customer service line at
859-257-7900.
Billing Questions – UK Hospitals
UK provides a customer service linefor those who have questions about a hospital bill.
Please call 859-257-8111 or 1-800-288-2779.
Office of Service Excellence (customer service)
Our Office of Service Excellence has locations at UK Chandler and UK Good Samaritan
hospitals, as well as inside the Kentucky Clinic. The offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and are there to help patients and families find the resources they
need, such as hotels and restaurants, and have a good overall experience at UK HealthCare.
If you have a compliment or complaint about your care, representatives will assist. Ideas and
suggestions for improving care are also welcomed.
UK Good Samaritan office – 859-226-7040
UK Chandler Hospital office– 859-257-2178
Kentucky Clinic office – 859-257-2178
Medical Records
Medical Records is located in Room C106 of UK Chandler Hospital, near the main lobby,
and at Good Samaritan Hospital on the first floor. In order to protect your privacy, written
permission is required before UK HealthCare may release your medical records. Any patient
or family member needing records may visit the medical records office to obtain a copy
of the form, and staff can assist with filling it out. Patients may also visit ukhealthcare.
uky.edu/patient/medicalrecords.htm for additional information, including a copy of the
release form, which can be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to the Medical Records office.
Printable instructions are also available on the website.
Once the written request has been submitted, Medical Records will mail the records within
30 days. Except under extreme circumstances, patients and families cannot pick up records
in person but may direct questions to the Medical Records clerk at 859-323-5117 for
UK Chandler Hospital and 859-226-7457 for UK Good Samaritan Hospital. The first copy
of your medical record is free; a standard fee of $1 per page will be charged for additional
copies. Please keep a personal copy of any information you request to avoid the expense of
obtaining additional copies.
All other questions
If you have a question and don’t know whom to call, call UK Health Connection at
1-800-333-8874 (toll free) or 859-257-1000. A call coordinator is available from 7 a.m. to
6 p.m., Monday through Friday or Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No matter what the question or
issue, UK Health Connection can find the answer or connect you with the appropriate office.
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UK HealthCare Services Offered by Location
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UK Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
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UK Family Care Center
Parking
Main Medical Campus, 1000 S. Limestone, Lexington
Parking is available at the UK HealthCare Parking Garage, 110 Transcript Ave., facing
S. Limestone directly across from the medical campus or at the Kentucky Clinic Garage
at 140 Huguelet Ave. There is an hourly charge, but no more than $8 a day. Long-term
passes are available from the parking office, inside the UK HealthCare Parking Garage
on S. Limestone and Transcript Avenue.
Shuttles offer free door-to-door service from the UK HealthCare Garage. Wheelchair-friendly
(no steps) shuttle buses transport parkers safely to and from the hospital’s front loop 24
hours a day, every day. A second shuttle route serves the Emergency Department.
A separate route serves the Kentucky Clinic from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Shuttle buses for each route arrive every three to five minutes. An ambassador is available
at the shuttle loading area from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to answer questions and help patients and
visitors access the shuttles. An ambassador also provides assistance at the hospital’s main
entrance.
Patients or visitors may be dropped off at the hospital’s front loop, the emergency entrance,
or at the Kentucky Clinic entrance on South Limestone before the driver parks.
UK Good Samaritan Campus, 310 S. Limestone, Lexington
Free parking is available inside the garage next to the hospital as well as in the surface lots
outside the medical buildings.
All other facilities also offer free parking.
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PART 2
Clinical Services
UK HealthCare provides a variety of clinical services at many locations. As part of an
academic medical center, we offer a team approach to care. Our patients benefit from the
combined expertise of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists,
dietitians and other specially trained staff. We will work to address your questions, problems
and concerns and to keep you informed about your health care choices.
Outpatient care is provided at the Kentucky Clinic main campus, Kentucky Clinic South,
UK HealthCare East, the UK Polk-Dalton Clinic, the UK Family Care Center and other sites in
the Bluegrass area.
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Clinical Services
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Allergies
• Asthma, Allergy & Sinus 16
• Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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Arthritis and Rheumatology
• Rheumatology
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Blood Disorders
• Adult Hematology/Oncology, Blood & Marrow Transplant
• Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
• Hemophilia Clinic
• Hematology/Oncology Clinic 16
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Bone and Joints
• Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
• Bone and Mineral Metabolism • Center for Cartilage Repair & Restoration
• UK Runners Clinic
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Brain and Nervous System
• Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
• Neurology • Neurosurgery
• UK Brain & Body Radiosurgery Program
• Kentucky Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center
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Cancer
• Markey Cancer Center • Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network
• Comprehensive Breast Care Center
• Gynecologic Oncology • Markey Hematology Program • Lung/Thoracic Cancer • Medical Oncology
• Radiation Medicine
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Children’s Health
• Kentucky Children’s Hospital • General Pediatrics
• Kentucky Children’s Heart Center
• Adolescent Medicine
• Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
• Pediatric Intensive Care/Critical Care • Mommy & Me Breastfeeding Clinic
• Pediatric Nephrology
• Pediatric Plastic Surgery • Pediatric Pulmonology • Dental Care for Kids
• Thomas H. Pinkstaff Medical Home Clinic
• Twilight Dental Clinic for Kids • High BMI Diagnostic Clinic
• International Adoption Clinic • Pediatric Surgery • Pediatric Urology • Safe Kids Fayette County
• Subspecialty Services
• Twilight Clinic • Young Parents Program 23
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Cosmetic and Reconstruction Surgery
• Cosmetic Surgery • Plastic Surgery 28
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Dental and Oral Health
• Adult Dental Clinic
• Urgent Care Clinic
• Endodontics
• Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Surgery
• Orofacial Pain
• Orthodontics
• Periodontics
• Prosthodontics • Restorative Dentistry
Diabetes and Endocrinology
• Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine
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• Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
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Digestive Health31
Ear, Nose and Throat
• Audiology and Communicative Disorders
• Ear, Nose & Throat/Head and Neck Surgery 12
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Emergency Services
• UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital • UK Good Samaritan Hospital 32
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Eye Care
• Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
• Laser Correction and Cataract Removal
• Glaucoma • University Optical Shop 32
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Family Doctor and Primary Care
• Family & Community Medicine • General Internal Medicine
• Med-Peds Clinic • General Pediatrics
• Center for Advancement of Women’s Health • Executive Health Program
• Hospitalist Program
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Headache & Pain Management
• Anesthesiology & Pain Management 35
• UK Interventional Pain Associates
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• Headache & Pain Clinic 36
Heart and Vein
• Gill Heart Institute
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• Cardiovascular Medicine 36
• Cardiothoracic Surgery 36
• Advanced Cardiac Imaging Program 37
• Cardiac Rehabilitation 37
• Pediatric Cardiology
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• Pacemaker Clinic 37
• Vascular Surgery 38
• Vein Clinic 38
Imaging/Radiology
• Radiology 38
Infectious Disease
• Infectious Disease
• Pediatric Infectious Disease
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Kidney and Urinary
• Nephrology
• Pediatric Nephrology
• Urological Surgery
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Lab Medicine, see Pathology40
Lungs and Breathing
• Lung/Thoracic Cancer • Pediatric Pulmonologist • Pediatric Pulmonary Function and Sleep Lab
• Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
• Pulmonary
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Mental Health
• Psychiatry • Mental Health Line
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Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
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Pathology
• Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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Pharmacy
• Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy
• Pharmacy Benefits Program
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Physical Medicine and Rehab
• Physician Medicine & Rehabilitation
• Rehabilitation Services 43
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Podiatry
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Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Diseases
• Rheumatology
• Pediatric Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Diseases 44
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Sleep Center (Adult and Pediatric)44
Stroke
• UK Stroke Center Surgery
• General Surgery • Cardiothoracic Surgery • Dermatology
• Ear, Nose & Throat/Head & Neck Surgery
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Neurosurgery
• UK Gamma Knife Center
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
• Orthopaedic Surgery
• Pediatric Surgery, see Children’s Health
• Plastic Surgery • Surgical Specialties at UK Good Samaritan
• Transplant Surgery
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• Urological Surgery
• Vascular Surgery 47
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Transplant
• UK Transplant Center • Blood & Marrow Transplant
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Trauma
• Trauma Program 48
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Women’s Health
• Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health
• Kentucky Women’s Health Registry
• Well Woman Clinic
• Comprehensive Breast Care Center
• Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Reproductive Endocrinology • High-Risk Obstetrics/Maternal Fetal Medicine • UK Birthing Center
• Pregnancy & Beyond Newsletter
• Childbirth Education Classes
Wound Care51
UK Good Samaritan Hospital52
UK Travel Medicine Clinic
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Feedback and Suggestions52
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Clinical Programs
ASTHMA, ALLERGY & SINUS
ASTHMA, ALLERGY & SINUS
Our Asthma, Allergy & Sinus Clinic offers comprehensive care for all types of asthma and
allergy problems for both children and adults.
Appointments: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free)
Location: Professional Arts Center, UK Good Samaritan Medical Plaza, 135 E. Maxwell St.,
Suite 250.
For the pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology, see Children’s Health.
ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY
RHEUMATOLOGY
Physicians in our Rheumatology Clinic offer expertise in the diagnosis and management of
arthritis and connective tissue diseases. Individualized programs are developed to improve
mobility, prevent disability and enable patients to cope with their diseases.
We specialize in conditions such as: ankylosing spondylitis, connective tissue disease,
fibromyalgia, gout, immune complex disease, infectious arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid
arthritis, polyarteritis nodosa, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, systemic lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, psoriatic arthritis and Wegener’s
granulomatosis.
Appointments: 859-323-3900.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
For pediatric rheumatology and musculoskeletal diseases, see Children’s Health.
BLOOD DISORDERS
ADULT HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY, BLOOD & MARROW TRANSPLANT
See Hematology under Cancer, page 21.
PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY
Children with blood disorders and cancers are treated with the most advanced medicine by
our team of specialists in hematology and oncology. We take a team approach to your child’s
care that includes board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologists, pharmacists, social
workers and certified pediatric oncology nurses. Our team evaluates and treats children with
blood diseases and disorders such as sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia, lymphoma,
anemias, bone tumors, brain tumors, immunodeficiency syndromes, neutropenias, renal and
hepatic tumors, sarcomas, storage diseases, and thrombocytopenias.
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HEMOPHILIA CLINIC
The UK Hemophilia Treatment Center was created to treat Central and Eastern Kentucky
children who have bleeding disorders. As a more convenient option for patients living in
southeastern Kentucky, we also offer an outreach clinic in Barbourville.
Appointments: 606-546-5109.
UK Hemophilia Treatment Program, Barbourville
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN)
Cumberland Valley District
110 Johnson Lane
Barbourville KY 40906
HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY CLINIC
Our Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic includes a special chemotherapy infusion area
with a wide-screen TV and video games so kids can relax during their treatment. An
on-site pharmacy and a new leading-edge laboratory allow automated blood counts so we
can adjust your child’s treatment immediately. A sedation facility allows us to sedate children
in our clinic for more involved procedures such as bone marrow aspirations and lumbar
punctures.
Appointments: 859-257-4554.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Second Floor, Room L230, 740 S. Limestone.
BONE & JOINTS
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE
The orthopaedic facilities at UK HealthCare feature the latest technology, including
computer-assisted surgery and a Level 1 trauma center. Our services include cartilage repair
and restoration techniques that can delay the need for joint replacement surgery. We offer
the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique, a joint-reconstruction option for younger, active
patients, and we have the largest group of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the area.
Appointments: 859-323-5533.
Locations:
Kentucky Clinic, Wing C, first floor
UK HealthCare Sports Medicine
601 Perimeter Drive, Suite 200
Lexington KY 40517
UK Orthopaedics Spine & Total Joint Service
125 East Maxwell St., Suite 201
UK Sports Medicine provides evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and arthroscopic and
reconstructive surgery for sports-related injuries. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists
treats athletes of all levels, from recreational to professional. We also offer a daily walk-in
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clinic for acute sports injuries that have occurred within the last 48 hours. The sports injury
walk-in clinic is open from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Appointments or information: 859-323-5533.
Location: 601 Perimeter Drive, Suite 200, Lexington.
BONE & MINERAL METABOLISM
Our physicians can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with bone
metabolism conditions such as osteoporosis. Our specialties include: diabetic nephropathy,
electrolyte metabolism, glomerular diseases, hematuria nephrotic syndrome, nephrotoxicity,
osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, proteinuria, renal bone disease and renal dialysis (hemodialysis
and peritoneal dialysis).
Appointments: 859-323-5311.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor.
CENTER FOR CARTILAGE REPAIR & RESTORATION
The UK Center for Cartilage Repair & Restoration offers comprehensive care for
sports- or work-related cartilage injuries. We can treat all aspects of cartilage conditions
from osteoarthritis to acute injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle joint.
The center’s website at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/cartilage features resources for health care
providers and worker’s compensation-insured patients, such as information on recovery
times and expected return to work. Surgical postoperative instructions and rehabilitation
protocols also are published there so patients and health care providers have easy access to
our protocols whenever needed.
Appointments: 859-323-5533.
Location: 301 Perimeter Drive, Lexington.
UK RUNNERS CLINIC
The UK Runners Clinic is held monthly at the Kentucky Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery and
Sports Medicine Clinic. This multidisciplinary clinic offers a variety of evaluations and therapy
geared toward enhancing speed and efficiency as well as preventing or treating injuries
commonly associated with running. Half of all recreational runners sustain a running injury
within a training year. Our goal is to provide management of these injuries and to facilitate
healthy running.
Our team of professionals provides expert examination and treatment whether you are a
highly competitive and experienced runner or just starting out. The team includes physicians,
scientists and physical therapists; all involved in the initial evaluation and management of
every patient.
Appointments: 859-218-3113.
Location: UK Sports Medicine, 601 Perimeter Drive, Suite 200, Lexington.
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BRAIN & NERVOUS SYSTEM
KENTUCKY NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE
The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) integrates the expertise of neurology and
neurosurgery physicians. We offer the state’s only Gamma Knife™ program for the treatment
of brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia. We were the first
Joint Commission-designated Primary Stroke Center in Central Kentucky, and we continue
to offer the most advanced treatments for stroke. We also offer the Kentucky Parkinson’s
Disease Information and Referral Center to provide patients and caregivers with Parkinson’s
disease information, support groups and referrals.
KNI’s team of experts specializes in: ALS/motor neuron disease; botulinum treatment;
cerebrovascular disorders (stroke); child neurology; comprehensive epilepsy; headache;
memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease; movement disorders and Parkinson’s
disease; multiple sclerosis; muscular dystrophy; myasthenia gravis; neuroinfectious disease
and AIDS; neurogenetics; neuromuscular medicine; neuro-oncology; neuropathy; and
post-polio syndrome.
Appointments: Patients seeking appointments with our specialists are generally referred by
their physicians. Call 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free) to make an appointment
with a general physician.
NEUROLOGY
Our physicians provide diagnostic evaluation, treatment and management for conditions
related to the central and peripheral nervous systems (brain, spine and all extremities).
As part of the multidisciplinary team at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, our neurology
specialists work with neurosurgeons and orthopaedic specialists to diagnose and treat
complex neurological and neuromuscular diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou
Gehrig’s disease) and stroke.
Appointments: 859-323-5661.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, first floor, 740 S. Limestone.
NEUROSURGERY
Our physicians provide diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of conditions
involving the brain, spine and nervous system. We offer treatment for the following
disorders: cerebral aneurysms, carotid stenosis, stroke, intervertebral disc herniations, brain
and spinal cord tumors, peripheral nerve entrapment, hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele,
spasticity, and intractable epilepsy. We also offer stereotactic surgery, spinal fixation for
trauma or metastasis, microsurgery, laser surgery, interstitial radiotherapy, chemotherapy and
Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
Appointments: Patients seeking appointments with our specialists are generally referred by
their physicians. Call 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free) to make an appointment
with a general physician.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, first floor, 740 S. Limestone.
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UK BRAIN & BODY RADIOSURGERY PROGRAM
We have Kentucky’s only Gamma Knife, a revolutionary method of brain surgery that allows
our specialists to operate on the brain without even breaking the skin and without general
anesthesia or incisions. The Gamma Knife’s noninvasive (no surgery) method also offers new
hope to patients with inoperable neurological disorders.
Appointments: 859-257-7712.
Location: Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility (Pavilion CC), ground level, 800 Rose St.
KENTUCKY PARKINSON’S DISEASE INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTER
UK HealthCare and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) have partnered
to create the Kentucky Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center. The center
provides physician and service referrals and educational programs. It also develops and
maintains support groups across the state and hosts patient and caregiver information
sessions.
Information: 859-257-APDA (2732) or toll free at 1-866-554-APDA (2732).
CANCER
MARKEY CANCER CENTER
The UK Markey Cancer Center has provided state-of-the-art patient care for more than 20
years. Our expert team of physicians, nurses and other health care providers treats patients
in a compassionate and caring environment. For patients with advanced or recurrent cancer,
we often utilize the latest research programs offering breakthrough treatments and therapies.
More than 70 clinical trials for different types of cancer are available to patients.
Appointments: 859-257-4488.
Location: Main medical campus, adjacent to UK Chandler Hospital, 800 Rose St.
MARKEY CANCER CENTER AFFILIATE NETWORK
The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network has created an association of regional health
care providers who collaborate with Markey Cancer Center clinicians and researchers. The
network’s goal is improved quality of care for cancer patients, as well as cancer prevention,
education and research throughout the Commonwealth.
The Markey Cancer Center affiliates include:
• Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort, 502-875-5240
• Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown, 502-868-1100
• Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana, 859-234-2300
• Rockcastle Regional and Respiratory Care Center, Mount Vernon, 606-256-2195
• St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, 606-783-6500
• ARH Cancer Center, Hazard, 606-482-7902
• Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, 606-833-3333
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COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CARE CENTER
A team of specialists from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology,
diagnostic mammography, pathology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery is ready to
evaluate your diagnostic tests and recommend the best choices for your breast cancer care.
Individual and family counseling services are also available, as well as a variety of support
groups that meet on a regular basis.
Appointments: 859-323-2222.
Location: Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Pavilion WH), second floor, Markey Cancer
Center, 800 Rose St.
Mammography-only services – Kentucky Clinic South, 2400 Greatstone Point, Lexington.
GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Our specialized team of medical and gynecological oncologists provides screening tests
for early detection of cancer, along with optimal, personalized care for women with a
gynecological cancer. Our services include: ovarian cancer screening, early detection program
for cervical cancer, minimally invasive diagnostic surgery (MIDS) program, bone mineral
density (BMD) testing program and a treatment program for women with gynecologic cancer.
For women who have a gynecologic cancer (including cancers of the ovary, cervix, vagina
and vulva), the gynecologic oncology team can provide treatment options that include
surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or a combination.
Knowing that early detection of gynecologic cancers greatly increases treatment success, the
gynecologic oncology program offers the following screenings:
• Ovarian cancer – The UK Markey Cancer Center Ovarian Screening Program, started in
1987, provides free annual sonographic screenings to women at risk for ovarian cancer.
For more information about the program, call 859-323-4687.
• Cervical cancer – Patients are screened for conditions such as HPV that indicate a higher
risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and invasive cervical cancer.
Appointments: 859-323-5553.
Location: Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Pavilion WH), third floor, Markey Cancer Center,
800 Rose St.
MARKEY HEMATOLOGY PROGRAM
Blood disorders require specialized care and advanced treatment methods. Our hematologic
specialty team specializes in treating patients with blood disorders and cancers, as well as
those requiring blood and marrow transplants.
Our hematologic cancer team specializes in blood disorders such as anemia, aplastic anemia,
leukopenia and sickle cell disease; coagulation disorders such as hemophilia and thrombosis;
blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma; and blood and marrow
transplantation.
Appointments: 859-257-6006 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free).
Location: Roach Building (Pavilion CC), Suite CC 180A, Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St.
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LUNG/THORACIC CANCER
The Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program includes multiple cancer specialists who have
a broad range of expertise in all aspects of lung cancer. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy
treatments are state-of-the-art, supplemented by national research studies as well as treatments
with promising new drug regimens. Conditions treated include small and non-small cell lung
cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma, esophageal cancer, bronchial carcinoid, and other thoracic
cancers.
Appointments: 859-257-5864.
Location: Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Pavilion WH), first floor, Markey Cancer Center,
800 Rose St.
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY DIVISION
The Medical Oncology Division specializes in the treatment of solid cancer tumors and
research dedicated to improving therapy of solid cancer tumors that include but are not
limited to gastrointestinal, genitourinary, breast, head and neck, thyroid and lung.
The Markey Cancer Center’s dedicated multidisciplinary treatment teams, including
physicians from all subspecialties, nurses, pharmacists and researchers, work together to
provide coordinated care for all treatments. Beginning with the initial diagnosis through
survivorship, the Medical Oncology teams are prepared to give the best patient care possible.
Patients are seen in a supportive environment where they are offered the latest advances in
surgical, radiation and chemotherapeutic intervention.
For convenience, we offer two clinics at the Whitney-Hendrickson Building on the Markey
Cancer Center campus. These clinics offer a comfortable atmosphere for patients and their
families and free parking immediately next to the building.
Appointments: 859-257-4490 or 859-257-4488.
Location: Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Pavilion WH), first floor, Markey Cancer Center,
800 Rose St., Lexington
RADIATION MEDICINE
Our physicians offer patients the most advanced cancer care in a supportive setting. We
provide a variety of individualized treatment options, including stereotactic body radiation
therapy, and clinics for outpatient care, as well as social and emotional support. In addition,
the department’s ongoing commitment to clinical research allows many patients to take
advantage of groundbreaking investigative therapies.
Appointments: 859-323-6486.
Location: Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility (Pavilion CC), first and ground floors, Markey
Cancer Center, 800 Rose St.
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CHILDREN’S HEALTH
KENTUCKY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Kentucky Children’s Hospital offers a level of service for children that is unparalleled in
Central Kentucky, including:
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Specially trained pediatric anesthesiologists should your child need surgery.
A Level III neonatal intensive care unit to care for the tiniest, sickest babies.
An intensive care unit dedicated solely to children.
24-hour pediatric emergency and verified Level I pediatric trauma care center.
A comprehensive pediatric heart center: the Kentucky Children’s Heart Center.
• Kentucky Children’s Hospital is the only ICAEL accredited lab in fetal echo, pediatric
transthoracic and pediatric transesophageal in the state.
Everything at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is designed just for kids, from the kid-sized
medical equipment and bright, cheerful rooms to the caring expertise of our pediatric
specialists and staff.
On the Web: ukhealthcare.uky.edu/kch.
Appointments: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free).
Location: UK HealthCare medical campus, Pavilion HA of UK Chandler Hospital, 800 Rose St.
GENERAL PEDIATRICS
Our pediatricians and everyone who works on the pediatric team are experts in the special
needs of kids. We work with families to keep kids healthy and happy.
We have specialists in acute and chronic childhood diseases, adolescent medicine
(10-21 years of age), child development, childhood abuse (including sexual abuse),
developmental disabilities, nutrition, preventive health and school health.
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
KENTUCKY CHILDREN’S HEART CENTER
The pediatric cardiology specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists
of Kentucky Children’s Hospital leverage leading-edge technologies such as fetal
echocardiography to care for newborns and children with any heart defect, regardless of
its complexity. This partnership generates the consistency of care so important in achieving
favorable long-term outcomes for children so that they can live long and healthy lives.
Kentucky Children’s Hospital is the only ICAEL accredited lab in fetal echo, pediatric
transthoracic and pediatric transesophageal in the state.
All pediatric heart services have been consolidated into one new convenient location to
provide improved continuity of care, customer service and appointment scheduling. The new
clinic also features a state-of-the-art diagnostic center.
Appointments: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874.
Location: Kentucky Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Clinic, Kentucky Clinic, second
floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
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ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
The teenage years are an exciting and difficult time in a child’s life, with special health risks
and problems. That’s why we developed the Adolescent Care Clinic to give teens (10 and 21
years) the specialized, comprehensive care they need.
Appointments: 859-323-5643.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing D, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Children with blood disorders and cancers are treated with the most advanced medicine
by our specialists. We take a team approach to your child’s care, including board-certified
pediatric hematologist-oncologists, pharmacists, social workers and certified pediatric
oncology nurses.
Appointments: 859-257-4554.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing D, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
Outreach Clinic: UK Hemophilia Treatment Program
Location: Barbourville CCSHCN, 110 Johnson Lane, Barbourville KY
Appointments: 606-546-5109
PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE / CRITICAL CARE
If your child has a life-threatening acute illness or organ failure, our pediatric intensive care
team goes into action. Working in our state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), our
team treats and monitors critically ill children (newborn to 18 years) for a range of problems,
everything from burns to trauma injuries, cardiovascular surgery to neurosurgery. Our team
also provides a sedation service just for kids who need special care during a painful or
stressful procedure.
Information: 859-323-1496.
Location: Kentucky Children’s Hospital (Pavilion HA), 800 Rose St.
MOMMY & ME BREASTFEEDING CLINIC
This clinic is available to all moms who would like to breastfeed and are interested in having
a breastfeeding assessment performed by Kentucky Children’s Hospital providers. During
your visit, the baby will be weighed and examined and a physician and lactation consultant
will work with the new mom to develop a plant to meet her breastfeeding needs.
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
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PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
We understand that the impact of kidney disorders goes far beyond the initial diagnosis and
treatment, so we’ve created a team of specialists who give families the support they need
to deal with the long-term effects of what can be a chronic, life-changing disease. Nurses,
psychologists and social workers will work with patients and their families to help them cope.
Appointments: 859-323-6211, option 1.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
PEDIATRIC PLASTIC SURGERY
The specialists in pediatric plastic surgery understand that every child is special. Every child
is unique, so our specialists make sure that every child receives individual care and attention.
Our world-renowned plastic surgeons use the latest techniques to correct disfiguring deformities.
Appointments: 859-323-8082.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, first floor, Wing C, 740 S. Limestone.
PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY
If you or your doctor suspects your child has a lung problem, our team of pulmonary
specialist will evaluate, treat and manage your child’s care using the most advanced therapies
and treatments available. The UK Cystic Fibrosis Clinic is located within our department
and is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS
The UK College of Dentistry’s Pediatric Dental Clinic in Kentucky Clinic provides
consultation and comprehensive care for all levels of oral/dental needs for infants, children
and adolescents. Service is also available to patients with serious health issues.
Appointments: 859-323-6261.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Room A219, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
THOMAS H. PINKSTAFF MEDICAL HOME CLINIC
The Thomas H. Pinkstaff Medical Home Clinic (previously known as the Medical Home for
Coordinated Pediatrics) provides primary medical care for:
• Children in foster care
• Children with special health care needs
The clinic is a joint venture of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the
Commission of Children with Special Health Care Needs, and the UK College of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics. It is named in honor of Thomas H. Pinkstaff, MD, the clinic’s first
medical director.
Appointments: 859-252-3270.
Location: Suite 300, 333 Waller Ave., Lexington.
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TWILIGHT DENTAL CLINIC FOR KIDS
Getting high-quality dental care at a reduced price is easy at the Twilight Dental Clinic
for Kids, offered by the UK College of Dentistry. The clinic offers affordable, convenient
after-work or after-school evening appointments for children age 4-10.
Children visiting this clinic will be seen by a student dentist who is nearing the completion of
four years of training beyond a college education. The student dentist works under the close
supervision of board-certified specialists in pediatric dentistry.
Appointments: 859-323-6525 (Please call between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.)
Location: College of Dentistry (adjacent to UK Chandler Hospital), third floor, 800 Rose St.
HIGH BMI DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC
The High BMI (Body Mass Index) Clinic serves children and adolescents, age 2 to 18,
who are referred by their primary care physician. The clinic provides an extensive initial
evaluation including a comprehensive physical exam; a detailed family, dietary and activity
history; and screening for co-morbidities associated with obesity.
Information: 859-257-3971.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION CLINIC
The International Adoption Clinic specializes in the health issues associated with
international adoption and helps families before, during and after their adoption.
Many diseases and conditions that are rare in this country are common, or even endemic,
to the countries from which U.S. families commonly adopt. Infectious diseases have been
found in up to 60 percent of new adoptees. They include parasites, lead poisoning, G6PD
deficiency, hepatitis B and tuberculosis.
Information or preadoption evaluation appointments: E-mail Shawn Taylor, MD,
at [email protected]
Post-adoption appointments: Contact Grace Florence, RN, at 859-323-6426, ext. 310.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
PEDIATRIC SURGERY
Working with your primary care team, our experienced team of pediatric surgeons will plan
and perform the surgery right here in Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s state-of-the-art pediatric
surgical facilities. We know that a child’s surgery can be difficult and scary for the entire
family, so we work with a team of specialists including psychologists and therapists to make
sure everything about your experience is as stress-free as possible. We have even prepared
a Patient’s Guide to Surgery to help patients and their families get ready for the surgery itself
and the care their child will need afterward.
Our specialties include gastrointestinal problems, hernias, newborn surgery, oncology,
trauma, pediatric urology and laparoscopic surgery.
Appointments: 859-323-5625.
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PEDIATRIC UROLOGY
Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s urology physicians address urological conditions and diseases
that are present at birth or develop as a child grows. Pediatric urology provides care for both
boys and girls ranging from birth to early adulthood.
Appointments: 859-323-6211 (ages birth-13), 859-257-3533 (ages 13-18).
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
SAFE KIDS FAYETTE COUNTY
Safe Kids Fayette County Coalition is one of more than 650 grassroots coalitions in all 50
states and 17 countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that bring together health
and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments, and volunteers to
educate and protect families.
Among its many safety programs and activities, Safe Kids offers a free monthly car seat fitting
station. The fittings are held on the second Wednesday of each month 2-4 p.m. at Auto Tech
Service, 780 Winchester Road, in Lexington.
SUBSPECIALTY SERVICES
Specially trained pediatric physicians also offer subspecialty care in the following areas:
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Asthma, allergy and immunology
Cardiology
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Critical care
Dentistry
Developmental and behavioral pediatrics
Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Endocrinology and metabolism
Gastroenterology and nutrition
Hematology/oncology
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Infectious diseases
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Neurology and Neurosurgery
Newborn screening and metabolic disorders
Orthopaedic Surgery
Plastic surgery
Pulmonology
Radiology
Rheumatology and muscloskeletal diseases
Urology
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
TWILIGHT CHILDREN’S CLINIC
The Twilight Children’s Clinic offers the convenience of after-hours physician services for acute
(severe and sudden) symptoms such as a sore throat, earache, fever and nausea. Staffed by
Kentucky Children’s Hospital pediatricians, the Twilight Children’s Clinic is open from 5 p.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Appointments: 859-257-6730.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
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YOUNG PARENTS PROGRAM
The Young Parents Program was created to address the special challenges faced by young
parents. Both the young mother and her child are cared for at the same appointment, saving
time and money.
Services include well-baby checks, child-rearing guidance, counseling services to help young
parents with the stresses of caring for a child, routine health care, gynecological care and
sick visits Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday 9-11:30 a.m.
Appointments: 859-323-5643.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
COSMETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
COSMETIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES
Our board-certified plastic surgeons provide a full complement of plastic and
cosmetic surgery services. Personalized skin care programs include laser rejuvenation,
microdermabrasion and peels, as well as VISIA complexion analysis. Professional-level
products from SkinCeuticals, Obagi and GlyDerm are available for purchase.
Services include brow lift; eyelid surgery; facelift; endoscopic surgery; breast surgery
including augmentation, reduction and lift; abdominal surgery; body contouring – tummy
tucks and liposuction; BOTOX cosmetic; injectable fillers including Restylane, Sculptra and
Radiesse; laser procedures; and computer imaging for facial procedures.
Appointments: 859-257-7171.
Location: 101 Prosperous Place, Suite 280, Lexington.
PLASTIC SURGERY
In addition to the services provided by Cosmetic Surgery Associates, our board-certified
plastic surgeons offer programs and treatment for burns; reconstructive plastic surgery; and
hand, head and neck, craniofacial and post-trauma maxillofacial surgery.
We offer redeemable gift certificates for products and services, and financing plans are available.
Appointments: 859-323-8082.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, first floor, Wing C, 740 S. Limestone.
DENTAL & ORAL HEALTH
ADULT DENTAL CLINIC
The adult dental clinic provides general and specialty dental care to adults at
competitive fees.
Appointments:
Kentucky Clinic, 859-323-5562.
Kentucky Clinic South, 859-257-9272.
UK Polk-Dalton Clinic, 859-257-8801.
College of Dentistry, 859-323-9707.
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Faculty Dental Clinic, 859-323-5831.
Student Dental Clinic, 859-323-6525.
URGENT CARE CLINIC
The College of Dentistry offers an urgent care walk-in clinic daily 7:30-9:30 a.m. This clinic
offers basic services designed for the relief of acute pain.
Information: 859-323-9707.
Location: College of Dentistry, adjacent to UK Chandler Hospital, 800 Rose St.
ENDODONTICS
Our endodontics faculty members specialize in treating pulpal diseases of the anterior and
posterior teeth. Services include root canal therapy and apicoectomy.
Appointments: 859-323-5831.
Location: Faculty Dental Clinic, College of Dentistry, first floor, 800 Rose St.
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY
Patient care for oral mucosal diseases and a surgical laboratory service for oral and
maxillofacial biopsy specimens specializing in oral and facial lesions.
Appointments: 859-323-6101.
Location: College of Dentistry, fifth floor, 800 Rose St.
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY
The oral and maxillofacial radiology clinic provides radiological (X-ray) and diagnostic
services requested by dentists and physicians. The clinic specializes in all phases of oral and
maxillofacial radiology and oral diagnosis including cone beam computed tomography.
Location: College of Dentistry, Room D103, 800 Rose St.
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
We provide comprehensive surgical treatment of all oral and maxillofacial problems,
including the extraction of teeth, biopsies, and treatment of infections and injuries to the
mouth, jaw and related structures.
Appointments: 859-323-6080.
Location: College of Dentistry, fifth floor, 800 Rose St.
OROFACIAL PAIN
We provide diagnosis and treatment for patients experiencing various facial pain
disorders. We also offer consultation services for physicians and dentists whose patients
are unresponsive to traditional therapies. Our specialties include orofacial pain and TMJ
(temporomandibular joint dysfunction).
Appointments: 859-323-5500.
Location: College of Dentistry, fifth floor, 800 Rose St.
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ORTHODONTICS
We specialize in straightening teeth and treating jaw growth and development in children
and adults.
Appointments: 859-257-2760.
Location: College of Dentistry, third floor, 800 Rose St.
Graduate Orthodontics program
Appointments: 859-323-5655.
Location: College of Dentistry, fourth floor, 800 Rose St.
PERIODONTICS
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases. We also place dental implants
and perform surgical procedures to enhance the appearance of the teeth and gums.
Appointments: 859-323-6193.
Location:: College of Dentistry, fourth floor, 800 Rose St.
PROSTHODONTICS
We provide adult patients with prosthetic services that include complete dentures, removable
and fixed appliances, and implants.
Appointments: 859-323-5831.
Location: Faculty Dental Clinic, College of Dentistry, first floor, 800 Rose St.
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
We offer a wide variety of services for adult patients, including amalgam and composite
restorations, crowns, bridges, and aesthetic dentistry.
Appointments: 859-323-5831.
Location: College of Dentistry, Room M122B (first floor), 800 Rose St.
DIABETES & ENDOCRINOLOGY
ENDOCRINOLOGY & MOLECULAR MEDICINE
Our physicians offer diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, pituitary
disease and other endocrine disorders. Our specialties include calcium and bone metabolism
disorders; diabetes mellitus, including neuropathy and insulin resistance; hypercalcemia; lipid
abnormalities; obesity management; pituitary diseases; thyroid disorders; and thyroid nodule
and oncology.
Appointments: 859-323-2232.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing C, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
Our team of specialists diagnoses and treats pediatric endocrine disorders including diabetes
mellitus, growth disorders, hypopituitarism, thyroid disorders and problems of calcium
metabolism. In addition to doctors and nurses, we include counselors and social workers in
our team of specialists, to help kids and their families deal with every aspect of their disease,
including its emotional effects.
Appointments: 859-323-6211, ext. 268.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
DIGESTIVE
The Digestive Health Program specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic
diseases affecting the digestive system. A collaborative team of gastroenterologists and
surgeons provides the most advanced treatments to patients. The program offers same-day
prep colonoscopies and capsule endoscopy, as well as other advanced procedures. We offer
the largest group of gastroenterologists in Kentucky.
Appointments: 859-323-0079.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing C, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
For pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition services, please refer to Children’s Health.
EAR, NOSE & THROAT
AUDIOLOGY & COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Our audiology program offers a full range of audiology services for both children and adults.
Audiological tests entail both basic and advanced diagnostic testing, including hearing
evaluation, electrophysiological assessment and balance assessment. Our neuroaudiology
program provides patients with diagnostic services of auditory processing disorders. A
comprehensive rehabilitation program is available that includes assistive listening devices
and hearing-aid evaluation, consultation and fitting. We also have a comprehensive cochlear
implant program that provides services to patients of all ages.
Appointments: 859-257-3390.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, third floor, 740 S. Limestone.
EAR, NOSE & THROAT / HEAD & NECK SURGERY
Clinic specialists address all facets of the medical and surgical care of the ear, nose and throat
region, including pediatric ear, nose and throat care; facial plastic and cosmetic surgery; head
and neck cancer surgery; treatment for thyroid and parathyroid disorders; sinus disease; and
treatment of major trauma and injuries of the head and neck.
Appointments: 859-257-5405.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, third floor, Wing B.
For pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) services, see Children’s Health.
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EMERGENCY SERVICES
UK ALBERT B. CHANDLER HOSPITAL
The Emergency Department (ED) at Chandler Hospital includes a Level I trauma center
verified by the American College of Surgeons, one of only two in Kentucky. A Level I trauma
center provides the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients and has a full range of
specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day.
A new emergency department opened in July 2010 on the ground floor of the new pavilion
(A) at UK Chnadler Hospital.
In addition to the trauma center, the Chandler ED is also home to the new Makenna David
Pediatric Emergency Center, supported by specialists of Kentucky Children’s Hospital and
the only 24-hour dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care center in Eastern Kentucky.
Board-certified emergency medicine physicians and pediatric nurses take care of infants and
children in this child-friendly area that has a separate waiting entrance and treatment areas.
Private exam rooms have flat screen TVs and soon, video games.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance.
Information: 859-257-1000.
Location: 1000 S. Limestone, Lexington.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
The UK Good Samaritan Emergency Department offers a variety of emergency services in
a community-hospital atmosphere focused on quality, efficiency and patient care. We offer
a fast-track service for urgent but non-life-threatening medical problems. Our experienced
physicians are board certified in either family practice or emergency medicine and are able
to treat patients of all ages. We also offer emergency help for mental health needs.
Information: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free).
Location: 310 S. Limestone, Lexington.
EYE CARE
OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCES
Providing medical and surgical services for ocular diseases and eye disorders. Our
subspecialties include retinal and vitreous problems, corneal and external disease, glaucoma,
pediatric ophthalmology, and ophthalmic pathology services.
Appointments: 859-323-5867 (Lexington); 859-624-3937 (Richmond).
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• Lexington – Kentucky Clinic, third floor, Wing C, 740 S. Limestone.
• Richmond – 920 Barnes Mill Road, Suite D.
LASER VISION CORRECTION AND CATARACT REMOVAL
Dr. John D. Conklin Jr., a board-certified UK ophthalmologist specializing in refractive and
cataract surgery using the most advanced technology available. He also provides customized
LASIK and LASEK. Dr. Conklin also specializes in cataract surgery using premium intraocular
lenses.
Appointments: 859-257-2020.
Location: Kentucky Clinic South, 2400 Greatstone Point, Lexington.
GLAUCOMA
Trabectome is a new, minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to reduce pressure
in the eye and stabilize vision. UK’s Dr. Sunil Deokule, a board-certified ophthalmologist
specializing in glaucoma, is the only ophthalmologist in Kentucky currently performing this
procedure.
Appointments: 859-323-5867.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, third floor, Wing C, 740 S. Limestone.
UK HEALTHCARE EYE CENTER – RICHMOND
Providing general eye care, pediatric eye care and specialty services in cornea, glaucoma and
retina disorders.
Appointments: 859-624-EYES (3937).
Location: Suite D, 920 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, Ky.
UK HEALTHCARE JESSAMINE EYE CLINIC
Providing comprehensive ophthalmology service for children and adults.
Appointments: 859-881-1400.
Location: Suite 103, 100 John Sutherland Drive, Nicholasville, Ky.
UNIVERSITY OPTICAL SHOP
University Optical offers a wide selection of eyewear and accessories to fit your lifestyle
and budget. Designer frames, high-quality lenses, fashion sunwear, and eyeglass repairs
and adjustments are all part of our full-service optical shop. Contact lenses may also be
purchased at University Optical with a valid contact lens prescription. Ask about our pricing
specials for multiple lens purchases.
We also offer non-prescription reading glasses, non-prescription sunglasses, sport/recreation
goggles, custom-fit prescription lenses, eyewear for children/infants, and frame/lens options
for computer use.
Information: 859-323-3045.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, first floor, 740 S. Limestone.
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FAMILY DOCTORS & PRIMARY CARE
UK HealthCare has several options for establishing a primary care physician for you and your
family. All services are offered at the Kentucky Clinic, 740 S. Limestone and are available to
new or established patients. Primary Care is also offered at other locations. See listing below
for detailed offerings.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE
Offering 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.
Appointments: 859-323-6371.
Locations:
• Kentucky Clinic, Room K302, third floor, 740 S. Limestone.
• Kentucky Clinic South, 2400 Greatstone Point, Lexington.
• UK Polk-Dalton Clinic, 217 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington.
• UK Family Care Center, 1135 Red Mile Place, Lexington.
GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE
Provides diagnosis, treatment and management of patients from adolescence through adult
age. The clinic specializes in primary care, wellness and prevention, and care of patients with
chronic medical conditions.
Appointments: 859-323-0303.
MED-PEDS CLINIC
The doctors at our med-peds clinic have unique training, enabling them to care for a person
throughout their entire life. They are board-certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics
specializing in both routine and complicated health problems in patients of all ages. Appointments: 859-323-0257.
Location: University Health Services Building, Suite 304, 830 S. Limestone.
GENERAL PEDIATRICS
Our pediatricians and everyone who works on the pediatric team are experts in the special
needs of children. From primary care needs to specialty care, we work with families to keep
kids healthy and happy.
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
Created specifically for women, the center offers high-quality comprehensive medical
service for women and includes the Well Woman Clinic, a convenient option for busy and
active women between the ages of 40-64 who have no active health disorders. The Well
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Woman Clinic offers everything a woman requires annually, including an annual exam and
pap smear, a mammography screening, a DEXA bone density exam and laboratory tests as
needed in one convenient half-day appointment.
Appointments: 859-323-3900.
THE EXECUTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM
For companies that arrange for the service by contract, this program provides yearly physical
exams, health care assessments and disease risk-factor determinations for employees.
Whenever possible, program coordinators arrange exams for completion in a single morning
for maximum convenience.
Information: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free).
HOSPITALIST PROGRAM
Patients staying at any UK HealthCare hospital and Kentucky Children’s Hospital benefit
from our hospitalists – hospital-based physicians who work with the patient’s doctor to
make sure each patient receives the individualized care needed. Studies have shown that the
presence of hospitalists shortens hospital stays and improves care. Available at all times, our
hospitalists work to ensure each patient receives compassionate treatment that is sensitive
to his or her needs and beliefs. This level of care does not stop when the patient leaves
the hospital; we continue to work with the patient’s doctor to ensure all the equipment,
professional assistance and education needed post-discharge is readily available.
Information: 859-257-1000.
HEADACHE & PAIN MANAGEMENT
ANESTHESIOLOGY & PAIN MANAGEMENT
Our physicians provide complete advanced anesthesiology services for all surgical
procedures performed at UK HealthCare, from minor outpatient procedures to major
operations. The department also provides comprehensive pain management for
postoperative, chronic and cancer-related pain syndromes.
For pediatric anesthesiology, please refer to Children’s Health.
UK INTERVENTIONAL PAIN ASSOCIATES
The physicians at Interventional Pain Associates provide comprehensive pain management
for a variety of conditions.
Appointments: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free).
Location: UK Good Samaritan Hospital, 310 S. Limestone.
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HEADACHE & PAIN CLINIC
We provide specialized care for patients suffering from neurologically related chronic pain
syndromes. The UK Headache & Pain Clinic is the only comprehensive headache clinic in
Kentucky. Clinic physicians use BOTOX and peripheral nerve and muscle injections for
refractory syndromes. Patients can receive same-day urgent IV or IM therapies on a walk-in
basis. Clinical research trials are available.
Appointments: 859-323-5661.
Location: Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Clinic, Kentucky Clinic, first floor, 740 S. Limestone.
HEART & VEIN
GILL HEART INSTITUTE
The UK Gill Heart Institute unites high-quality clinical heart care with leading-edge heart
health research. We’re working toward becoming one of the Top 10 public cardiovascular
facilities in the nation. By applying our research successes to clinical care, our high-ranking
doctors and staff provide patients with the most modern and technologically advanced
concepts of heart and circulatory health.
Appointments: 859-257-1000.
Location: Linda & Jack Gill Building, adjacent to UK Chandler Hospital, 800 Rose St.
CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
Specialties of our cardiovascular physicians include ankle/brachial index (ABI) testing,
ablations, arrhythmia management, bi-ventricular pacing, carotid stenting, complex rhythm
mapping and evaluation, cryoablation, diagnostic catheterization, echocardiography
(transthoracic, transesophageal), electrocardiograms (EKG), Holter monitors, implanted
cardiac defibrillators (ICD), checks and programming, interventional cardiology, patent
foramen ovale/atrial septal defect (PFO/ASD) closures, pacemakers, peripheral vascular
interventions, and stress testing.
Appointments: 859-323-5479.
Location: Gill Heart Institute, 800 Rose St.
CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Our physicians provide comprehensive surgical treatments for coronary artery disease,
valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, thoracic and pulmonary diseases, esophageal
disease, and disease of the mediastinum pleura, chest wall and diaphragm. We also provide
trauma care and the management, including transplantation, of patients with end-stage heart
and lung disease.
Appointments: 859-323-6494.
Location: Linda and Jack Gill Building, Room G100, 800 Rose St.
For pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, please see Kentucky Children’s Hospital Congenital
Heart Program.
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ADVANCED CARDIAC IMAGING PROGRAM
The Gill Heart Institute offers a wide array of cardiovascular imaging using CT scanners and
MRI machines. Both offer minimally invasive ways to see the heart and to determine whether
there are any problems or blockages in the heart. Conditions are diagnosed more accurately
than with invasive techniques, as the machines provide a clearer picture of the heart. The
imaging center provides state-of-the-art technology to help physicians determine the best
plan of care for their patient’s heart health.
Appointments: 859-257-1000.
Location: Gill Imaging Center, Linda and Jack Gill Building, ground floor, 800 Rose St.
CARDIAC REHABILITATION
After a cardiac event, the Gill Heart Institute’s cardiac rehabilitation program is there to help.
A variety of equipment is used including treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bicycles and
a weight system. During each session, the patient is monitored by the staff to ensure safety
as well as progress. Our staff includes a physician, an exercise physiologist, a cardiac nurse,
a rehabilitation assistant and dietitians.
Appointments: 859-257-1000.
Location: UK Good Samaritan PAC Building, 135 E. Maxwell Street, Lexington.
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, our pediatric cardiologists diagnose and
evaluate your child’s heart condition and develop the most advanced treatment plan possible.
The entire team of cardiac specialists is focused on one goal: healing your child’s heart.
Our specialties include arrhythmia detection, cardiac catheterization and interventions,
congenital and acquired heart disease, fetal-perinatal cardiology, non-invasive procedures
including echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal), electrocardiography,
exercise-stress testing, rhythm disturbances, pacemakers, and invasive electrophysiological
study and ablation of abnormal electrical pathways.
See also Kentucky Children’s Heart Center.
PEDIATRIC PACEMAKER CLINIC
For children who have pacemakers, this specialized clinic is available to check and monitor
your child’s pacemaker. If problems are detected, adjustments will be made as needed.
Appointments: 859-323-6754, Option 1.
Locations:
Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
See also Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
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VASCULAR SURGERY
Our vascular surgery physicians treat all the blood vessels outside the brain and heart.
We are committed to providing you the best care and the most advanced treatment options.
Our team offers an array of treatment plans, including conservative management of the
causes and risk factors of vascular disease. For very progressive vascular disease treatment,
options include interventional and minimally invasive procedures.
Our specialties include peripheral vascular disease, cartoid artery disease, aortic aneurism,
renal artery disease, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and lymphedema.
Appointments: 859-257-1000.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing D, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
VEIN CLINIC
The Vein Clinic offers help for a variety of vein-related problems, including varicose
veins, venous insufficiency and venous stasis. Experts also can help patients requesting
sclerotherapy.
Appointments: 859-218-2564.
Location: Good Samaritan Medical Office Building, second floor, 125 E. Maxwell St.
IMAGING/RADIOLOGY
RADIOLOGY
Our physicians provide diagnostic imaging services using conventional radiography,
computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, radionuclide imaging, and
therapeutic interventional procedures employing radiological techniques. Our advanced and
patient-friendly equipment includes digital mammography, digital radiography and open bore
MRI, which enables the imaging of patients up to 550 pounds.
Our specialties include breast imaging and intervention, interventional neuroradiology,
interventional radiology including computerized tomography (CT) and ultrasound-guided
procedures, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology and
positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT).
Appointments: 859-323-5377.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of infectious
diseases. They have special expertise in the treatment of immunocompromised patients and
in emerging infectious disease problems.
Specialties include antibiotic resistance, antibiotic utilization, fungal infections, HIV/AIDS,
infection control, nosocomial infections, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, pseudomembranous
colitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and viral infections.
Appointments: 859-323-5544.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, fifth floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
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PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Because children’s immune systems function differently from those of adults, sick children
need specialists in pediatric infectious disease care. When your child’s doctor suspects an
infectious disease such as a viral, bacterial, fungal or protozoal/parasitic infection or an
immunological disorder, our specialists join your team to diagnose and treat the illness.
Working with state-of-the-art labs and diagnostic technology, our team of doctors, nurses and
therapists will work to treat the disease and its symptoms.
Our specialties include bone and joint infections, fever of unknown origin, infections in
immunocompromised patients, lymphadenitis, meningitis, pneumonia, recurrent infections,
tick-transmitted infections, tuberculosis and viral infections.
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing D, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
KIDNEY & URINARY
NEPHROLOGY
Our physicians provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with acute or chronic
renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, hypokalemia, hyponatremia and acid-base
disturbances.
Appointments: 859-323-5311.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
We understand that the impact of kidney disorders goes far beyond the initial diagnosis and
treatment, so we’ve created a team of specialists that gives families the support they need
to deal with the long-term effects of what can be a chronic, life-changing disease. Nurses,
psychologists and social workers work with patients and their families to cope with these
lifestyle changes.
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, Wing D, 740 S. Limestone.
UROLOGICAL SURGERY
Our physicians offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment methods for genitourinary
disorders, and have special expertise in minimally invasive treatments for many of these
disorders. Minimally invasive prostatectomy is an advanced surgical option available for
prostate cancer patients.
Our services include general urology, urologic oncology (genitourinary cancer), prostate
cancer surgical options, women’s urologic health, urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder,
and treatment of kidney and ureteral stones.
Appointments: 859-257-3533.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing C, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
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LAB MEDICINE
See Pathology
LUNGS & BREATHING
LUNG/THORACIC CANCER
See Cancer, Lung/Thoracic Cancer
PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY
If you or your doctor suspects your child has a problem with his or her lungs, our team
of pulmonary specialists will evaluate, treat and manage your child’s care using the most
advanced therapies and treatments available. Our specialties include acute lung injury, apnea
of infancy, asthma, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis,
pediatric bronchoscopy, pediatric pulmonology function testing, sleep-related respiratory
disorders and sudden infant death syndrome.
PEDIATRIC PULMONARY FUNCTION AND SLEEP LABORATORY
State-of-the-art facilities for performing and interpreting lung function tests are available
for infants and children. Our Sleep Laboratory, located at UK Good Samaritan Hospital,
allows us to monitor sleeping children so that we can diagnose their condition and design a
comprehensive treatment program.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS CLINIC
The cystic fibrosis team works with more than 175 patients and is dedicated to working with
the most advanced therapies to improve the life of every patient.
Appointments: 859-323-6211.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
PULMONARY
Our physicians offer the full scope of inpatient and outpatient services involving the
diagnostic evaluation and clinical management of respiratory disorders.
Diagnostic aspects include routine pulmonary function testing and evaluation of all lung
diseases, including related and interrelated pulmonary evaluation of interstitial lung disease,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infectious lung disease, drug-related pulmonary
disorders and carcinoma of the lung.
Appointments: 859-323-9555.
Location:: Kentucky Clinic, Wing D, fifth floor, 740 S. Limestone.
For pediatric pulmonology, please refer to Children’s Health.
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MENTAL HEALTH
PSYCHIATRY
Our physicians provide a full range of clinical services for children and adults. The
department’s multidisciplinary faculty is active in a variety of clinical and research interests
in biological psychiatry, pharmacotherapy and behavior therapy including cognitive therapy.
The department’s facilities include an outpatient clinic located at Blazer Parkway and an
inpatient unit for adolescents (age 12-18) and adults housed at UK Good Samaritan Hospital.
We offer programs and treatment for adolescents, adult affective disorders, adult
psychopharmacology, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, child abuse,
child diagnostics, depression, eating disorders, family mediation and evaluation, family
therapy, individual and group psychotherapy, personality disorders, psychosomatic disorders,
and schizophrenia.
Appointments: 859-257-1000.
Outpatient clinic: 3470 Blazer Parkway, Lexington.
Adolescent and adult inpatient care: UK Good Samaritan Hospital, 310 S. Limestone.
MENTAL HEALTH LINE
The resource and referral line at 859-457-0022 is available 24 hours a day to the UK family.
Students, faculty, employees and their families are encouraged to call if they are worried
about themselves, a friend or a family member’s mental health, including possible danger of
committing suicide. Calls are confidential.
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health provides consultation in the areas of
preventive medicine, travel medicine, occupational health, and environment-related health
problems.
• We evaluate and and manage anticipated health problems and identify occupational and lifestyle hazards and environment-related disorders.
• We emphasize individual health maintenance in our approach to the promotion of good health.
• We assist companies in identification of workplace health hazards, cost-effective preventive
health programs, and fringe benefit packages for employees.
Specialities: clinical evaluation for development of a preventive health plan, clinical
evaluation for foreign travel, consultation of workplace or environmental exposures,
development of worksite health promotion programs, health wellness service for individuals
and worksites, occupation-related examinations including black lung, hazardous exposure,
independent medical exams, periodic and interim pre-placement, respirator clearance and
worker’s compensation, and travel medicine.
Appointments: 859-257-5166
Location: Kentucky Clinic South, 2400 Greatstone Point, Lexington
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PATHOLOGY
PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE
Our physicians provide diagnostic laboratory services for UK Chandler Hospital and
consultative services for physicians throughout Kentucky. We provide special expertise
in the following pathologies: anatomical, clinical, neurological, forensic, dermatological,
cardiovascular, surgical and immunological (hematology and toxicology).
Appointments: 859-323-5425.
Location: UK Chandler Hospital, Room MS-117, 800 Rose St.
PHARMACY
KENTUCKY CLINIC PHARMACY
The Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy is a full-service outpatient pharmacy that also provides
medication education; administers influenza, pneumococcal and shingles vaccines; and
supports UK smoking cessation programs. Sundry items are available for purchase.
There is also a Student and Employee Health Pharmacy. Both pharmacies offer
over-the-counter items for sale, and the Student and Employee Health Pharmacy offers
some sundry items for your convenience.
Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy
Call: 859-323-5854.
Location:: Kentucky Clinic, first floor.
Student and Employee Health Pharmacy
Call: 859-257-6451.
Location: University Health Service Building, 830 S. Limestone.
PHARMACY BENEFITS PROGRAM
The Human Resources office has a pharmacist available to counsel UK Health Plan
participants on their medication choices. Through this free service, a pharmacist will review
your medications, check for drug-to-drug interactions and make recommendations that may
lower your overall cost. Recommendations can be made to switch to a preferred formulary
brand from a non-preferred brand, or to switch to a generic choice. While there is not always
a generic choice available, there may be other drugs in the same therapeutic class that have
lower cost alternatives. The pharmacist can forward these recommended changes to your
prescriber for consideration. Controlling medication costs encourages proper medication use
and may improve your overall health and reduce the possibility of medical complications. To
speak with a pharmacist, call 859-323-1493.
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PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
PHYSICIAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
Our physicians work with patients who have severe neurological or musculoskeletal
impairments. Our goal is to restore each patient to the highest possible level of medical,
psychological, social and vocational function. A multidisciplinary team approach is used
in all aspects of care. Patients will be treated by a physiatrist, a specially-trained therapist.
Programs include back pain evaluation, comprehensive rehabilitation services, disability
determination, electrodiagnosis program, pain rehabilitation program and sports injury
rehabilitation.
Appointments: 859-257-3573.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing C, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
REHABILITATION SERVICES
The UK Rehabilitation Services team offers inpatient and outpatient treatment in a centralized
location. Service areas include sports physical therapy, occupational therapy and physical
therapy. Physician and individual referrals are accepted. Our specialties include dysphagia
(difficulty swallowing) assessment and management, visual/perceptual evaluation and
retraining, neuromuscular re-education, environmental modification recommendations,
hand therapy, therapeutic exercise, joint and soft tissue mobilization, neurophysiological
rehabilitation, gait training, heat/cryotherapy, ultrasound and phonophoresis (controlling
tendon inflammation), electrical stimulation, splint and orthotic (corrective device)
fabrication, and wound care.
Appointments: 859-257-1776.
PODIATRY
PODIATRY
Our podiatry services are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to
the foot, ankle and lower leg. Our physicians offer expertise on a wide variety of conditions,
including:
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Tendon injuries and ruptures
Foot and ankle deformities
Foot and ankle reconstruction
Sports injuries
Wound care
Foot and ankle pain
Diabetic limb salvage
Clinics offering podiatry care include Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Plastic Surgery,
Vascular Surgery, and UK Good Samaritan’s Surgical Specialty and Wound Care clinics. See
individual clinic entries for locations and contact numbers.
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RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES
RHEUMATOLOGY
UK Rheumatology offers expertise in the diagnosis and management of arthritis and
connective tissue diseases. Individualized programs are developed to improve mobility,
prevent disability, and enable patients to cope with their diseases.
Specialties include: ankylosing spondylitis, connective tissue diseases, fibromyalgia, gout,
immune complex disease, infectious arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, polyarteritis
nodosa, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus,
scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, Wegener’s granulomatosis
Appointments: 859-323-3900
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Room B218, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES
The Kentucky Children’s Hospital rheumatology and musculoskeletal diseases clinic offers
evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for children with rheumatologic as well as
inflammatory disorders such as fever with unknown cause, periodic fever syndrome, joint
swelling, acute arthritis, reactive arthritis, acute rheumatic fever, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
(JRA), chronic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, other chronic arthritis,
juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), morphea, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease,
uveitis, vasculitis, hypermobility syndrome and limb pain, and pain from rheumatic disorders.
Appointments: 859-323-6211
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
SLEEP CENTER
SLEEP CENTER
The UK Good Samaritan Sleep Disorders Center can help diagnose and manage most sleep
disorders, including those of children. We offer clinical evaluation for problems related to
daytime sleepiness and disturbed sleep. If indicated by the referring physician’s evaluation,
polysomnographic testing (sleep studies) can be undertaken for sleep-related breathing
disorders, such as sleep apnea.
Sleep studies are conducted in private rooms with a bathroom, television and Tempur-Pedic
beds. The tests are painless and are monitored by our Respiratory Therapy Sleep Center
staff, which includes a medical director, a pediatric medical director, a clinical coordinator, a
clinical supervisor and eight respiratory therapy sleep technicians.
Appointments: Please contact your primary care physician, who will refer you to us and will
provide us with a current medical history to ensure proper evaluation and testing. If you do
not have a primary care physician or if you have any other questions, please contact us at
859-226-7006.
Location: UK Good Samarian Hospital, 310 S. Limestone.
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STROKE
UK STROKE CENTER
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Kentucky, and when a stroke happens,
it’s important to get treatment quickly. At the UK Stroke Center, our stroke specialists
are available 24 hours a day to make sure every stroke is treated immediately. Our
multidisciplinary stroke team stays on the leading edge of stroke treatment, using the latest
technology and clot-busting drugs to treat strokes before they cause brain damage.
Stroke patients at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute have access not only to the region’s
top doctors, but also to the most advanced medical technology. KNI was the first health care
center in the region to operate the Merci® Retrieval System, a leading-edge tool for removing
potentially lethal blood clots in the brain.
If you think you are experiencing a stroke, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
SURGERY
GENERAL SURGERY
Our physicians provide all aspects of patient care related to each field of general surgery,
including gastrointestinal, surgical oncology, vascular, and trauma and critical care surgery.
Appointments: 859-257-3253.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Kentucky Clinic, Wing D, Room L202, 740 S. Limestone.
CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Our physicians provide comprehensive surgical treatments for coronary artery disease,
valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, thoracic and pulmonary diseases, esophageal
disease, and disease of the mediastinum pleura, chest wall and diaphragm.
We also provide trauma care and the management of patients with end-stage heart and lung
disease, including transplantation.
Appointments: 859-323-6494.
Location: Gill Heart Institute, Room G100, first floor, 800 Rose St.
See also Kentucky Children’s Heart Center.
DERMATOLOGY
UK Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of a division of dermatology where the
focus is providing the best possible treatment for ailments related to the largest organ of the
human body – the skin. Our doctors have special expertise in the diagnosis and management
of complex disorders, including autoimmune blistering diseases, connective tissue diseases,
skin cancer and childhood skin diseases. UKHC dermatologists are experts in treating skin
diseases such as cutaneous lymphoma, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and vitiligo as well as
short-term and preventive care that help keep skin healthy and strong.
Appointments: 859-257-1000
Location: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Office Building, 125 East Maxwell Street, Suite 302
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EAR, NOSE & THROAT / HEAD & NECK SURGERY
Our physicians address all facets of the medical and surgical care of the ear, nose and throat
region, including pediatric ear, nose and throat care, facial plastic and cosmetic surgery, head
and neck cancer surgery, treatment for thyroid and parathyroid disorders and sinus disease,
and treatment of major trauma and injuries of the head and neck.
Appointments: 859-257-5405.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing B, third floor, 740 S. Limestone.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
UK HealthCare has assembled experts in minimally invasive surgery from all surgical
disciplines. Skilled surgeons, combined with state-of-the-art imaging and technology, offer
our patients the best in MIS care. The number and scope of surgeries that can be completed
with MIS techniques continues to increase.
Surgical disciplines offering MIS techniques in their practice at UK include the following:
gastrointestinal surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric surgery, vascular
surgery, plastic surgery, urology, thoracic surgery, and transplant surgery.
Information: 859-257-3253.
NEUROSURGERY
Our physicians provide diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of conditions
involving the brain, spine and nervous system.
We offer treatment for the following disorders: cerebral aneurysms, carotid stenosis, stroke,
intervertebral disc herniations, brain and spinal cord tumors, peripheral nerve entrapment,
hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele, spasticity and intractable epilepsy.
We also offer stereotactic surgery, spinal fixation for trauma or metastasis, microsurgery,
laser surgery, interstitial radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Our
highly experienced team of surgeons can treat children and adults. Our team of world-renowned
neurosurgeons uses the most advanced surgical techniques to treat brain diseases and disorders.
UK GAMMA KNIFE CENTER
Kentucky’s only Gamma Knife Center performs a revolutionary method of brain surgery that
does not require general anesthesia or even an incision. The Gamma Knife’s noninvasive
method also offers new hope to patients with inoperable neurological disorders.
Information or appointments: 859-257-3534.
Location: Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility, Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St.
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
We provide comprehensive surgical treatment of all oral and maxillofacial problems,
including the removal of teeth and tumors and the treatment of infections and injuries to the
mouth, jaw and related structures.
Appointments: 859-323-6101.
Location: College of Dentistry, Room D508, 800 Rose St.
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ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Our physicians treat a variety of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions, ranging from
fractures to complex reconstructions, and microvascular and microneural surgery of the
extremities.
Appointments: 859-323-5533.
PEDIATRIC SURGERY
Also see Children’s Health.
PLASTIC SURGERY
Adults
Our board-certified plastic surgeons provide a full complement of plastic and cosmetic
surgery services, including programs and treatment for burns, plastic surgery, and hand,
head, neck and craniofacial surgery.
Children
The specialists in pediatric plastic surgery understand that every child is special. Every child
is unique, so our specialists make sure that every child receives individual care and attention.
Our world-renowned plastic surgeons use the latest techniques to correct disfiguring deformities.
Appointments: 859-323-8082.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, first floor, Wing C, 740 S. Limestone.
SURGICAL SPECIALTIES AT UK GOOD SAMARITAN
UK HealthCare provides several surgical specialties at its Good Samaritan location. Parking
is convenient and free. Our specialties at Good Samaritan include ENT, urology, vascular,
thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
Appointments: 859-218-2774 or 859-218-2775.
TRANSPLANT SURGERY
The UK Transplant Center has provided transplantation services since 1964 and is the
only center located in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Our surgeons perform more than
130 transplants each year. The faculty and staff of the Transplant Center specialize in the
transplantation of all major solid organs, including the heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and liver.
Appointments: 859-323-1691.
Location: UK Chandler Hospital, Room C416 (fourth floor), 800 Rose St.
UROLOGICAL SURGERY
Our physicians offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment methods for genitourinary
disorders, and have special expertise in minimally invasive treatments for many of these
disorders. Minimally invasive prostatectomy is an advanced surgical option available for
prostate cancer patients. Our areas of expertise include urologic oncology (cancer of the
kidney, adrenal, bladder, testis or penis) and non-cancerous problems such as kidney stones,
prostate enlargement, incontinence, female bladder problems and neurogenic bladder.
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Our services include general urology, urologic oncology (genitourinary cancer), prostate
cancer surgical options, women’s urologic health, urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder,
and treatment of kidney and ureteral stones.
Appointments: 859-257-3533.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing C, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
VASCULAR SURGERY
Our physicians treat of all the blood vessels outside the brain and heart. We are committed
to providing you the best care and the most advanced treatment options. Our team offers
an array of treatment plans, including conservative management of the causes and risk
factors of vascular disease. For very progressive vascular disease treatment, options include
interventional and minimally invasive procedures. Our specialties include peripheral vascular
disease, carotid artery disease, aortic aneurism, renal artery disease, varicose veins, venous
insufficiency and lymphedema.
Appointments: 859-257-1000.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, Wing D, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
TRANSPLANT
UK TRANSPLANT CENTER
The UK Transplant Center has provided transplantation services since 1964 and is the
only center located in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Our surgeons perform more than
130 transplants each year. The faculty and staff of the Transplant Center specialize in the
transplantation of all major solid organs, including the heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and liver.
Appointments: 859-323-1691.
Location: UK Chandler Hospital, Room C416, fourth floor, 800 Rose St.
BLOOD & MARROW TRANSPLANT
Blood disorders require specialized care and advanced treatment methods. Our hematologic
specialty team specializes in treating patients with blood disorders and cancers, as well as
patients requiring blood and marrow transplants.
Appointments: 859-257-6006.
Location: Roach Building, first floor, Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St.
TRAUMA
TRAUMA PROGRAM
Our Trauma Program is an American College of Surgeons-accredited adult and pediatric Level
I trauma center. We are one of only two Level I centers serving the needs of Kentuckians and
the only certified pediatric Level I trauma center in the state. It is the only center providing
tertiary care for central and southeastern Kentucky. UK Chandler Hospital Trauma Center is
committed to providing timely, high-quality and cost-effective care for patients with complex,
multisystem trauma or single-system trauma requiring specialized surgical services.
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WOMEN’S HEALTH
CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
The Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health offers care specially designed by
women, for women.
Appointments: 859-323-3900.
Location: Kentucky Clinic, second floor, 740 S. Limestone.
KENTUCKY WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH REGISTRY
Women can participate in the Kentucky Women’s Health Registry and clinical trials by filling
out a 20-minute survey at www.kywomensregistry.com. The registry provides insight into
previously unexamined women’s health issues, and more is learned about women’s health
each time a survey is completed.
WELL WOMAN CLINIC
The Center for Advancement of Women’s Health offers a Well Woman Clinic where all of
your annual exams and tests are done in one morning appointment, saving you valuable
time. A physician specializing in women’s health handles your annual exam and Pap smear,
laboratory tests as needed (blood/urine analysis), mammogram screening, and DEXA bone
density exam/interpretation (for women 50 and older).
This convenient option is available to healthy women between the ages of 40 and 64.
Appointments: 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free).
COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CARE CENTER
We understand how women, and men, feel when faced with the possibility of a breast
cancer diagnosis. Should a mammogram reveal breast cancer, or if your doctor wants further
tests, the Comprehensive Breast Care Center has a team of specialists working together
in a single location to provide timely and accurate care from evaluation and diagnosis to
treatment planning.
Appointments: 859-323-2222.
Location: Whitney-Hendrickson Building, second floor, Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St.
Location: Kentucky Clinic South, 2400 Greatstone Point, Lexington.
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
UK Obstetrics & Gynecology offers dedicated women’s care from adolescent gynecology
through menopause and a full range of pregnancy services from routine care and delivery
to unanticipated pregnancy needs such as infertility treatments and care of high-risk
pregnancies.
In addition, the program also provides comprehensive gynecologic care through all stages of
a woman’s life: from adolescence through menopause and beyond. Specialty services include
adolescent gynecology, infertility, midlife health, minimally invasive hysterectomy, and
advanced robotic procedures.
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In an effort to improve the level of care to our patients, we combined all of our OB/GYN
services in one convenient location. In addition to providing a full range of services, the new
location offers easy access and free onsite parking.
Locations:
• Women’s Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
UK Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Office Building
125 E. Maxwell St., Suite 140
Appointments: 859-323-0005
• Gynecological Oncology
Whitney Hendrickson Building, Third Floor
Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St.
Appointments: 859-323-5553
• UK Polk-Dalton Clinic
217 Elm Tree Lane
Appointments: 859-257-8801
• UK HealthCare – Georgetown Landmark Office Complex
202 Bevins Lane
Georgetown, Ky.
Appointments: 859-323-9333
• North Fork Valley
Community Health Center
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, Ky.
Appointments: 606-439-1559
REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY
Our physicians provide care and treatment of reproductive and endocrine health issues such
as menstrual abnormalities, infertility, premenstrual syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding,
endometriosis, genital ambiguity, hormone problems, infertility and menopause. Services
include insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), myomectomy, ovulation induction and
reconstructive vaginal surgery.
Appointments: 859-323-0005
Location: UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building, 125 E. Maxwell St.,
Suite 140, Lexington
HIGH-RISK OBSTETRICS PROGRAM/MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE
If you or your primary physician determine you need a high-risk obstetrics program, it’s
important to choose one that has the ability to cope with your specific issue and whatever
health issues your baby might face at birth. Our team of experts provides extensive
ultrasound services, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and prenatal diagnosis genetic
counseling service.
Should you have complications during delivery, it is important to be in a hospital that has
a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the highest level of trained specialists possible.
Kentucky Children’s Hospital has the only Level III NICU in the Bluegrass area. If you have
complications during delivery, you will not only have the skills of the maternal-fetal medicine
faculty but also the highly skilled faculty of the NICU caring for your baby.
Our maternal-fetal physicians specialize in prenatal diagnosis and management of pregnancy
risk factors such as gestational diabetes, multiple gestations, hypertension, vascular disease
and early delivery.
Appointments: 859-323-0005.
Location: UK Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Office Building, 125 E. Maxwell St.,
Suite 140, Lexington
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UK BIRTHING CENTER
UK Birthing Center is the leading facility in Central Kentucky specializing in high-risk
pregnancies and deliveries. In addition to the newly renovated labor and delivery facilities,
we have the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the region.
Your birthing experience will begin in one of our private labor, delivery and recovery rooms,
or one of our operating rooms designated for cesarean births. The Birthing Center has a
dedicated anesthesia staff with an anesthesiologist available 24 hours a day, seven days
a week.
Tours are held every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. and once a month on Thursday evenings.
Call 859-257-5168 to sign up. You also can take an online tour of the birthing center at
ukhealthcare.uky.edu/womenshealth/birthcenter.asp.
Pregnancy & Beyond Newsletter
This free weekly electronic newsletter guides expectant and new parents through each week
of pregnancy and the first year of their baby’s life. It also offers other pregnancy-related
information, news and resources, announcements from our parent education staff, and access
to hospital classes and tour information. Go to ukhealthcare.uky.edu/newsletter to sign up.
Childbirth Education Program
We offer a wide variety of childbirth education classes and support resources. Our
educational programs assist expectant parents and their support networks to better anticipate
the physical, emotional and lifestyle changes of having a baby.
For information or to register for a class: 859-323-2750.
Location: UK Chandler Hospital, Room HA-302, third floor.
UK June Buchanan Medical Clinic
This community healthcare center offers a wide range of medical services to residents of
Knott and surrounding counties, including medical, dental and lab services. An on-site
pharmacy is also available.
Appointments: 606-785-3175.
Location: 50 Cowtown Road, Hindman, Ky.
WOUND CARE
The Wound Care Clinic is a unique outpatient health service dedicated to caring for people
with wounds that have resisted healing. The clinic brings together a team of specially
trained, experienced doctors and nurses with combined knowledge in all areas of wound
management. If you have a sore or wound that hasn’t started to heal in a month, ask your
doctor about UK Good Samaritan Hospital’s Wound Care Clinic.
Appointments: 859-226-7050.
Location: UK Good Samarian Hospital, 310 S. Limestone.
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UK GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
UK Good Samaritan Hospital offers employees an alternative to visiting the UK Chandler
Hospital. UK Good Samaritan Hospital offers a wide array of services, including orthopaedic
surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health, cardiac rehabilitation, physical
and aquatic therapy, wound care, an outpatient diagnostic center, a sleep center and an
emergency department. UK Good Samaritan broadens service options for employees and
builds upon the strong community-physician base at UK HealthCare. UK Good Samaritan has
its own parking garage with free parking.
Information: 859-257-1000 or ukhealthcare.uky.edu/GoodSamaritan.
Location: 310 S. Limestone.
UK TRAVEL MEDICINE CLINIC
Physicians and staff at the Travel Clinic review your travel itineraries and immunization status
and recommend vaccines and preventive measures. They offer advice and medical resources
available locally during your trip and address specific health risks or concerns. You will also
find advice on travel health insurance and trip preparation. Although it is important to plan
at least two weeks or more ahead to allow adequate time for vaccines to work completely,
you can also get a significant benefit from a vaccine if you visit the day of travel.
Appointments: 859-257-1000
Location: Kentucky Clinic South, 2400 Greatstone Point, Lexington
FEEDBACK
Thank you for reviewing this booklet. If you discover incorrect information, please contact
Sharon Lanham or Tammy Taylor at 859-323-8587or e-mail [email protected] You may
also fax your information to 859-257-4148.
Suggestions are also welcome!
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PART 3
Health Information Services Available
Page
• Patient guides
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• HealthSmart!
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• UK House Calls
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• Advances & Insights
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• Email news service
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• Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center
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• Support groups
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• Health lectures
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Patient Guides
UK HealthCare has a number of guides that help patients and families understand the
resources available to make their visit or stay with us more comfortable.
UK Good Samaritan Hospital
Emergency Department
UK Chandler Hospital
UK Markey Cancer Center
Patient Handbook
To obtain a guide:
• Go online to ukhealthcare.uky.edu/patient-guides.
• Drop by Service Excellence (customer service) offices at UK Chandler or UK Good
Samaritan hospitals.
• Call UK Health Connection at 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free) and a copy
will be mailed to you.
UK Health Connection
UK Health Connection offers consumers easy access to the UK HealthCare system of care.
Services include appointment scheduling, registration for health classes and screenings, and
free literature on a wide variety of specific medical conditions. UK Health Connection also
provides coverage for Markey Cancer Center outpatients who have medical requests and
concerns. Phones are answered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. No matter what the question or issue may be, UK Health
Connection can find the answer. Call 1-800-333-8874 or 859-257-1000.
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Other helpful publications
HealthSmart!
Our HealthSmart! series of publications covers a variety of topics that can help you make
wiser health care choices or more easily navigate our nation’s complex health care system.
Topics include:
• Autopsy: How Understanding Death Helps the Living
• Become an Expert in Your Own Health
• Electromagnetic Interference of Battery-Operated Medical Devices
• Genetic Counseling and Testing: What You Need to Know
• Getting a Good Second Opinion
• How to Avoid Medication Errors
• Have a Positive Surgical Experience
• How to Prevent and Solve Medical Billing Problems
• Patient Safety: Staying Safe in the Hospital
• Pediatric Patient Safety: Keeping Children Safe in the Hospital
• Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
• Should You Participate in a Clinical Research Study?
• Should You Choose a Multispecialty Group Practice for Your Care?
• What to Do If You Have Multiple Medical Problems
• Why You Should Choose an Academic Medical Center
• Choosing a Mental Health Professional
• Caregiving at Home for the Elderly, Chronically Ill or Disabled
• Medical Precautions While Traveling Abroad
• What to Look for in a Skilled Nursing Facility
• Blood Thinners: What You Should Know
HealthSmart! fact sheets are available online at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/publications or by
mail by calling toll free 1-800-333-8874.
UK House Calls
Our monthly newsletter provides useful information on UK HealthCare’s medical services.
Also included are notices of screenings, health lectures, health fairs and other events where
you can discuss your needs and pick up information. Call toll-free 1-800-333-8874
to subscribe to this free publication.
Advances & Insights
New health information and recommendations seem to be in the news all the time,
but it can be hard to figure out what it all means for you. That’s where UK HealthCare’s
Advances & Insights series can help. Each newsletter explores a new development in health
and provides insights from a UK physician. Each issue is categorized as heart health, cancer,
neurosciences, pediatrics, women’s health or general health, and subscribers may request the
category or categories that most interest them.
Call toll free 1-800-333-8874 to request hard copies of a specific issue or visit
ukhealthcare.uky.edu/publications to see all available issues. Become a mail
subscriber by calling the toll-free number, and you’ll never miss a new issue.
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For more information
Emails
Join our e-mail list and get free health news alerts delivered right to your inbox.
Choose from 18 information categories, so you get only the information that interests
you. Visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu/publications to sign up.
Pregnancy and parenting e-newsletter
Our weekly parenting e-newsletter provides reliable information to help expectant parents
navigate pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the first year of their baby’s life. This free service
offers news and resources as well as announcements from our parent education staff, access
to hospital classes and tour information – all delivered to your inbox. Subscribers receive
information tailored to their week of pregnancy and then the age of their newborn. Sign up
at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/newsletter.
Don and Cathy Jabobs Health Education Center
Located inside UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, our Health Education Center houses more
than 5,000 books and pamphlets written for consumers. Internet access and the assistance of
knowledgeable medical librarians is also available. Patients and families can use the collection
center to learn about diagnostic tests, research an illness, find out about treatment options,or
order copies of their medical records. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. For additional information, call 859-323-7808.
Health Education Center
Located inside UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, our Health Education Center houses more
than 5,000 books and pamphlets written for consumers. Internet access and the assistance of
knowledgeable medical librarians is also available. Patients and families can use the collection
center to learn about diagnostic tests, research an illness, find out about treatment options,
or order copies of their medical records. The library is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. For additional information, call 859-323-7808.
Support Groups
UK HealthCare can connect you to more than 50 area support groups designed to help
meet the social and emotional needs of patients and their families. Most groups focus on a
particular illness or issue and are available for AIDS, depression, cancer, chronic illness,
nutrition and weight, sexual abuse, parenting, transplantation, and much more. A comprehensive
list can be found online at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/patient/listofgroups.htm.
Health Lectures
UK HealthCare offers a variety of free educational lectures to the public throughout the year.
These lectures, conducted by top physicians in our organization with expertise in their given
area, are designed to give consumers more insight into health issues and to prevent injury and
illness when possible. To make sure you don’t miss a lecture on a topic that interests you, sign
up for our e-mail notification service, Health*Click, at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/publications.
UK HealthCare Website
The UK HealthCare website offers a wealth of information. Research a health topic, find a
doctor, make an appointment and much more by visiting ukhealthcare.uky.edu.
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Support Groups
UK HealthCare can connect you to more than 50 area support groups designed to help
meet the social and emotional needs of patients and their families. Most groups focus on a
particular illness or issue and are available for AIDS, depression, cancer, chronic illness,
nutrition and weight, sexual abuse, parenting, transplantation, and much more. A
comprehensive list can be found online at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/supportgroups.
Health Lectures
UK HealthCare offers a variety of free educational lectures to the public throughout the
year. These lectures, conducted by top physicians in our organization with expertise in
their given area, are designed to give consumers more insight into health issues and to
prevent injury and illness when possible. To make sure you don’t miss a lecture on a
topic that interests you, sign up for our e-mail notification service at ukhealthcare.uky.
edu/publications.
UK HealthCare Website
The UK HealthCare website offers a wealth of information. Research a health topic, find a
doctor, make an appointment and much more by visiting ukhealthcare.uky.edu.
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Public service campaigns
Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke comes from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar. It also comes
from smoke exhaled from the smoker. Each year secondhand smoke causes about 46,000
deaths to nonsmokers from heart disease and 3,000 deaths from lung cancer.
Children living in households where adults smoke are at high risk of exposure to
secondhand smoke. Parents who smoke provide almost 90 percent of a child’s exposure
to secondhand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to die
from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). They also have more health problems such as
pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma and ear infections. Children living in households where adults
smoke are hospitalized more than children living in smoke-free homes.
With 28.9 percent of adults smoking (based on a 2009 report from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention), Kentucky outranks most other U.S. states for smoking prevalence.
For this reason, a coalition of Kentucky hospitals and community organizations, led by
UK HealthCare, UK Markey Cancer Center and Kentucky Children’s Hospital, is working
to educate Kentuckians about the health risks of secondhand smoke and how to avoid or
minimize exposure.
Two brochures are available. Secondhand Smoke discusses the risks of exposure, and Tips
for Avoiding Secondhand Smoke provides a variety of actions you can take to minimize or
avoid exposure.
Secondhand smoke campaign materials can requested by calling 859-257-1000 or
1-800-333-8874 (toll free). Information can also be found at www.takeitoutside.org.
Saddle Up SAFELY
Horse riding and handling injuries are more common than most people think. While novice
riders and children are more likely to be injured, even instructor-level riders have an almost
40 percent chance of being seriously injured in their lifetimes. To reduce the number and
severity of injuries, a coalition of more than 30 medical and horse-related organizations led
by UK HealthCare and the UK College of Agriculture Equine Initiative have embarked on
a campaign to educate the horse-riding community about safety. The Saddle Up SAFELY
campaign is based on studies that show that 40 to 60 percent of injured riders report that
their injuries were preventable and due to rider error.
Resources available include three booklets – Horseback Riding Safety, Horse Transmitted
Diseases and Horse Riding Injuries. To request copies, call 859-257-1000 or
1-800-333-8874, or visit SaddleUpSAFELY.org to download a printable pdf.
Also at SaddleUpSAFELY.org is an ever-growing list of safety tips shared by riders around
the world, as well as columns by experts and a blog by Dr. Fernanda Camarga.
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If you’ve found this guide helpful,
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to request additional copies
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