St. Claire HealthCare Announces 2021-2022 Medical Staff

Medical staff help shape hospital policy, elected by peers

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ / Press Release) – St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) has announced its medical workforce for 2021-2022. These doctors were elected by their peers and will play an important role in the decision-making process, in collaboration with the administration and all the medical staff of the SCH.

Aaron “Parker” Banks, DO, originally from West Liberty, was elected president and chief of staff. He joined the SCH medical staff in 2016 and provides primary care to patients at SCH clinics in Owingsville and Sandy Hook. Dr Banks received his MD from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency under the St. Claire Family Medicine Residency Program at Sandy Hook.

Stephen R. Frame, MD, Pathologist / Cytologist will be the President-elect. Dr. Frame recently represented the medical staff as secretary-treasurer. Dr. Frame received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky.

Phillip B. Baker, DO, was elected as Secretary-Treasurer. He joined the CHS medical staff in 2016 as a family physician at his Owingsville clinic and now cares for patients as a hospitalist at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center. Dr Baker previously served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine. He is a graduate of Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in the Community Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Kentucky.

Ahmad Isbitan, MD, will serve as an individual member. Dr Isbitan, Interventional Cardiologist, joined the SCH medical staff in 2016. He obtained his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology and completed Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at the ‘Seton Hall University as well as an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at New York Medical College, both located in New Jersey.

The Department of Surgery will be represented by Colby J. Holmes, DPM, (chair) and Jacob E. Perry, MD, (vice-chair). Dr Holmes came to SCH in 2018 specializing in podiatry and wound care. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in Iowa and completed a residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with a degree in Hindfoot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center. of Evansville, Indiana. Dr Perry, a general surgeon, joined the medical staff of the SCH in 2011. He previously represented the medical staff as President and Chief of Staff and Past President. Dr Perry received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Kentucky.

Cory G. Yoder, DO, (chair) and Adam L. Howard, DO, (vice-chair) will represent the Department of Medicine. Dr Yoder, originally from Wolfe County, joined SCH’s medical staff in 2019 and cares for patients at SCH’s Morehead-Downtown Primary Care Clinic. She received her medical degree from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville and completed her family medicine residency at SCH. Dr Howard has been a hospitalist attending patients at St. Claire Regional Medical Center since 2019. A native of Sandy Hook, he received his MD from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee, and completed his internal medicine residency at Norton Community Hospital. He also holds an MBA from Lincoln Memorial and graduated in 2010 from Morehead State University.

“On behalf of all of the medical staff, I would like to thank these physicians for their leadership,” said Will Melahn, MD, medical director / VP Medical Affairs of SCH. “By taking on these leadership roles, they are making a huge commitment to SCH that goes beyond the care they provide to their patients every day. “

These agents will exercise their new functions throughout the 2021-2022 fiscal year of the health system.

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