MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/5/17) — The Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians held their 66th Annual Scientific Assembly in Lexington recently, where a team of Baptist Health Madisonville resident doctors received top awards.

The 10th annual Resident Scholarly Exhibits competition was held during the Assembly Nov. 9-10 in which Family Medicine residents from the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, and Baptist Health Madisonville presented quality improvement projects. These projects consisted of strategies to improve patient care in the current population.

Michael Booth, M.D, Brittany Crider, M.D, and Abigail Weisenburger, M.D. represented Baptist Health Madisonville on behalf of the entire Family Medicine Residency Program.

“I am very proud of the efforts of the Baptist Health Madisonville team in this competition,” said Dr. Diana Nims, associate director of the Family Medicine Residency at Baptist Health. “For them to achieve these results over UK and U of L speaks to the high quality family medicine residency that we have right here in Madisonville.”

First place was awarded to Weisenburger, who implemented an initiative to increase HPV vaccination awareness and rates among teens and adults in the BHM residency clinic population. Assisting on the project were Joshua Scearce, M.D., Sunny Mehrotra, M.D., Stacey Saunders, M.D., Elizabeth Gerlach, M.D., and John Mitch Farmer Jr. M.D. The team was supervised by Dr. Diana Nims.

BHM Weisenburger

Second place was awarded to Crider, who presented using pneumococcal vaccines in current and former smokers, compared to the rate of hospitalizations from pneumonia. Assisting on the project were Bruno da Silva, M.D., Lilly Yusufi, M.D, Benjamin Jarrett, M.D., Sean Arora, M.D. and Ibukun Akinboyewa, M.D. They were supervised by Dr. Richard Blair.

BHM Crider

Fifth place was awarded to Booth, who used PHQ9 to screen adults for previously undiagnosed depression in the area’s rural population. Assisting on this project were Ali Hussain, M.D., Sara Sound, M.D., Jessica Malachowski, M.D., Samantha Hays, M.D., and Benjamin Holler, M.D. They were supervised by Dr. Tara Hope Henson.

BHM Booth

“At a time when the funding for rural family medicine residency programs is on the chopping block, I think it is important for everyone to understand what our program has to offer and the high-caliber physicians that are graduating from it,” stated Robert Ramey, president of Baptist Health Madisonville. “These are physicians that want to practice medicine in the rural, underserved areas where we need them the most.”

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