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King’s Daughters Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of its newest facility, King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Prestonsburg.

Located at 1279 Abbott Mountain Road off U.S. 23 on Prestonsburg’s north side, it will be home to a variety of medical specialties, outpatient testing services and primary care.

The new facility opens to patients on Monday, May 13, with a public open house on May 23.

“Our new facility is solid evidence of King’s Daughters growing commitment to the continuing health and well-being of the people of Floyd and Johnson counties,” said Pam Trimble, senior practice manager.

“KDMS Prestonsburg offers a comfortable, convenient, accessible place for patients to receive world-class primary and specialty physician services, outpatient testing and compassionate, patient-centered care,” she added.

King’s Daughters heart vascular specialists will be relocating to the new facility from their current office on State Route 321.

“For nearly 10 years, we’ve served the Prestonsburg community in space that hasn’t always been optimal,” said cardiologist Vaughn Payne, M.D. “With our new, modern offices, we’ll be better able to care for patients and deliver the world-class care they expect and deserve.”

Heart and vascular experts joining Dr. Payne in the new location include cardiologists Richard Ansinelli, M.D., Ghassan Dalati, M.D., and Chris Epling, D.O.; cardiothoracic surgeon Robert Fried, M.D.; interventional radiologist Wes Lewis, M.D.; vascular/endovascular surgeon Alexander Hou, M.D.; nurse practitioners Deb Ansinelli, Terri Hall and Dana Smith; and physician assistant JD Dalton.

Kentucky Heart Institute specialists can be reached by dialing (606) 886-0892.

Family physician N. Roger Jurich, M.D., is returning to Prestonsburg and will be seeing patients in the new facility. Dr. Jurich’s office can be reached by dialing (606) 886-1260.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Scott Akers, M.D., also will maintain office hours in the building and can be reached at (606) 886-0892.

Available services include:

  • Cardiac testing: EKG, echocardiography, stress testing, pediatric echocardiograms, holter and event monitoring
  • Vascular services: venous duplex exams, arterial Doppler, ABI, vein mapping, evaluation for arterial-venous fistula placement and minimally invasive varicose vein treatment (ELVeS)
  • Imaging: Ultrasound, X-ray, mammography and CT scans
  • Laboratory services
  • Nerve conduction and EMG studies
  • Pulmonary function Testing

KDMS Prestonsburg also features several heart-related specialty clinics providing care for patients with heart failure, high lipid levels and pacemakers/defibrillators. A Coumadin clinic helps patients on blood-thinning medication maintain safe and effective levels.

“Primary care is a new service we’ll be offering with the opening of our facility,” Trimble noted. Services will include treatment of routine illnesses and injuries; immunizations; treatment/management of chronic disease; minor surgeries; allergy injections; physicals; and wellness programs.

Open House Celebration

From 1 to 3 p.m. May 23, the public is invited to tour the new facility, meet physicians and take part in free screenings, including:

  • Healthy Heart with EKG with nurse practitioner Terri Hall, APRN
  • Joint pain and carpal tunnel screenings with Scott Akers, M.D.
  • Varicose vein screening with interventional radiologist Wes Lewis, M.D.

Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

There will be refreshments, health information and prize drawings.

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kathy sweeney
# kathy sweeney
Monday, May 06, 2013 5:27 PM
I think this is wonderful will be great for all of us we won't have to travel so far to see our heart dr;s
Jennifer Totten
# Jennifer Totten
Monday, May 06, 2013 6:45 PM
Great News !!!
Rosé Preston
# Rosé Preston
Monday, May 06, 2013 8:16 PM
So happy to see this. Prestonsburg and Floyd Co. needs a good facility and I really believe in KDMC. This facility has been much needed for a long time. Finally quality healthcare.
Greta Tackett, RN
# Greta Tackett, RN
Monday, May 06, 2013 10:35 PM
Very excited for KDMC! This new facility will be so convenient for the community-bringing expert care close to home.
Erin Bounds
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:15 AM
Thanks everyone for the positive comments! We are really excited about our new facility and hope you will be able to join us from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 23 to take tours, meet the Team and of course participate in screenings!
LeAnn Shortridge
# LeAnn Shortridge
Sunday, May 12, 2013 9:40 AM
I would love to work at this facility as an x ray tech, does anyone have any info?
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Monday, May 20, 2013 3:28 AM
thanks for your positive information. thank you again.

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