john phillps 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/15/13) – Owensboro Health announced today that it will open the Owensboro Health Pediatric Center at 2211 Mayfair Avenue, suite 202. John Phillips, MD, who joined the hospital’s medical staff in 2009, will begin seeing patients at the center on Thursday, April 25.

The center’s opening is part of Owensboro Health’s ongoing initiative to expand primary care services and improve the health of families and children. It will serve infants, children and teens up to 17 and will accept self-pay, Medicaid and insured patients.

“Opening the pediatric center is part of our ongoing plan to ensure that we provide adequate access to quality care for all ages,” said Ed Heath, vice president for business development and community health. “We see a lot of children without a pediatrician come through the emergency department for primary care needs and this clinic can provide a medical home for them.

“The center also complements Owensboro Health’s initiative to train new doctors, providing a dedicated clinic where pediatricians can complete a portion of their medical training,” Heath said.

Phillips, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, describes pediatrics as his passion. “I really enjoy working with children,” he said. “I think it is fun to interact with kids as they grow up… to play with babies, make them laugh and do everything I can to keep them healthy.”

Owensboro Health is actively recruiting pediatricians and has a strong candidate that will likely join Phillips later in the year. To schedule an appointment or make arrangements to establish your children as new patients, call 270-688-4480.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Gordon Wilkerson
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in Fourth of July Weekend

POWDERLY, Ky. (7/4/15) — Area rain didn't dampen the fireworks display Friday, July 3 at the Muhlenberg County… Read More

July 4 Saturday on the Square Features Patriotic Light Show

GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/5/15) — The July 4 Saturdays on the Square was attended by approximately 1,500 people, who were… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15060

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7494

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5700

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4389

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3632

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45568

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15060

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 04, 2015 1443

Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 1235

Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1004

More Dental Patients Using ER in Kentucky

by Al Cross
July 04, 2015 912

Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling Regatta

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 911

Kentucky Sees Sharp Rise in Newborn…

by Al Cross
July 05, 2015 839

4th Fest Ends with ‘a Bang’ of Music, Fireworks

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 796

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer Enjoying…

by Dick Brown
July 04, 2015 726

Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in Fourth of…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 675

KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel Kentucky Proud…

by Ted Sloan
July 04, 2015 666

Keeping the Faith - 'Safer among the Christian…

by Ronnie McBrayer