JPMA Medical Team



Internal Medicine Group

Diane-Cherry

Diane Cherry is an experienced and highly qualified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who works in collaboration with Richard Smith, M.D. and Jesse Wallace, MD. Diane has her M.S. in Nursing and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Council.

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Judith-Irvine Judith Ervin, LCSW is an experienced Behavioral Health Practitioner. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and is independently licensed to practice clinical social work. She has over 12 years experience in working with most age groups and behavioral health diagnostic ranges.

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Meredith-Etheridge Meredith Etheridge is an experienced and highly qualified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who works in collaboration with Dr. Long at Internal Medicine Group. Meredith has her M.S. in Nursing and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Council in both family medicine and pediatrics.

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Mae-Fischer Mae Fischer, MD received her medical education at the University of Tartu in Tartu, Estonia, and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Dr. Fischer is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

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Brittany-Hunter Brittany Hunter is an experienced and highly qualified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who works in collaboration with Richard Smith, M.D. and Jesse Wallace, MD. Brittany has her M.S. in Nursing and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Council.

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 Polly LeBuhn, M.D. Polly LeBuhn, MD received her medical education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. LeBuhn is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
James-Long James Long, MD received his medical education at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Long is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Joseph-Pittard Joseph Pittard, MD received his medical education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Pittard is Board Eligible in Internal Medicine.
 Melissa Purvis, M.D. Melissa Purvis, MD received her medical education at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. Dr. Purvis is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Richard-Smith Richard Smith, MD received his medical education at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Smith is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

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Paducah Endocrinology

Raymond-De-La-Rosa Raymond de la Rosa, MD received his medical education at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines, and has completed specialty training in Endocrinology at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. de la Rosa is Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Internal Medicine.

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Paducah Family Medicine

CynthiaBowmanStroud Cynthia Bowman-Stroud, MD received her medical education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Dr. Bowman-Stroud is Board Certified in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.

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Dr. Blake Leslie Blake Leslie, MD received his medical education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, and has completed specialty training in Family Medicine at the Trident/Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Dr. Leslie is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Shanna Leslie, MD. Shanna Moore Leslie, MD received her medical education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, and has completed specialty training in Family Medicine at the Trident/Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Dr. Leslie is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
 Photo Coming Soon William M. Bruce, MD., F.A.A.P. received his medical education at the University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis Tennessee, and has completed specialty training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN. Dr. Bruce is Board Certified in Pediatrics.

Paducah Rheumatology

Chris-Phillips Christopher Phillips, MD received his medical education at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and has completed specialty training in Rheumatology at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Phillips is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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Cara-Watkins-Hammonds Cara Watkins Hammonds, MD received her medical education at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Rheumatology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Watkins Hammonds is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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Western Kentucky Kidney Specialists

Shaukat-Ali Shaukat Ali, MD, FACP, FASN received his medical education at Quaid-e Azam Medical College, Bahawal pur Pakistan, and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at New York University Medical Center, his Nephrology training at Boston University Medical Center and has critical care training at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ali is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

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 Laura-Kelso Laura Kelso is an experienced and highly qualified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who works in collaboration with the nephrologists at Western Kentucky Kidney Specialists. Laura has her M.S. in Nursing and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Council.

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 Anna-Stewart Anna Stewart is an experienced and highly qualified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who works in collaboration with our nephrologists at the Fresenius Dialysis Clinics.   She received her M.S. degree from Murray State University and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Council.

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 Jonathan-Wilkerson Johnathan Wilkerson, M.D. received his medical education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and Fellow in Nephrology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

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 Lance Williamson, APRN Lance Williamson is an experienced and highly qualified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who works in collaboration with the nephrologists at Western Kentucky Kidney Specialists.   He received his M.S. degree from Belmont University and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
 Dr. Youssef Cropped Photo  Jacques J. Youssef, M.D. received his medical education at the University Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon and Fellowship in Nephrology and Renal Transplant from the University of New York, Brooklyn, NY.  He is Board Certified in Nephrology.