Category Archives: The Medical Perspective

A pro – in sports and sports injuries

Brian Kern knows about sports injuries. He had his share as a Division I pitcher at Saint Louis University and later in the Oakland A’s organization. Now, as Paducah’s only fellowship-trained arthroscopic surgeon, Brian Kern, M.D., treats plenty of them, … Continue reading

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What I want to be ‘when I go up’

The path for obstetrician-gynecologist Brad Housman, M.D., seems to have been set long ago. His father, Lloyd Housman, M.D., practiced the same medical specialty in the same city at the same hospital – obviously an influence even for a little … Continue reading

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Use C-A-T to get along with your doctor

If you’ve ever wondered how to pick your doctor or get the most from your doctor-patient relationship, we’ve asked the veteran for helpful advice. Patrick Withrow, M.D., chief medical officer at Western Baptist, was in private practice 25 years, so … Continue reading

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Help for what ails you most

Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the deadliest health threats in our area, but can you guess what health concern affects more people? Think about your last family reunion or church social. You won’t have to remember many conversations until … Continue reading

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You’re a what? Is that a doctor?

Perhaps one of Dr. Ben Thompson’s biggest challenges is explaining what he does. Dr. Thompson is one of 10 hospitalists at Western Baptist Hospital. Although hospitalists have served our patients since 2009, it’s still not a word that rolls off … Continue reading

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The Medical Perspective

  What would we do without ’em? When you think about some of the most unforgettable days in your life – the birth of your child, the death of your parent – he was likely there. When you wonder what … Continue reading

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