Internal Medicine at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is an innovative program that incorporates both inpatient and outpatient medicine experiences, as well as many sub-specialty rotations into a dynamic education process. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Phone 606-451-5093 ·  Fax 606-451-5087


Joseph Weigel, MD, MACP - Program Director

Dr. Joseph Weigel is a nearly lifelong resident of Somerset and Pulaski County, Kentucky. After graduating from Somerset High School, he attended the University of Louisville, where he graduated with honors with a BS in Biology.  In 1981, Dr. Weigel graduated with honors from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he was also elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.

After earning his medical degree, Dr. Weigel completed his residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and returned to Somerset in early 1985, where he joined the practice of Lake Cumberland Medical Associates and remains in the practice of General Internal Medicine. For the first several years, he was fortunate enough to practice with his father, who preceded him as a General Internist in Somerset.

Dr. Weigel is a career-long member of the American College of Physicians, attaining Mastership in 2014.  He served as Governor of the Kentucky Chapter between 1998 and 2002, and is also a Chapter Laureate Awardee.  Dr. Weigel has also served Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital as Chief of the Medicine Service and Chief of the Medical Staff.

Dr. Weigel is passionate about the excellence of this program, and is intent on making this the best possible learning experience it can be for aspiring physicians.


Reaford Blackburn, Jr., MD - Associate Program Director

Dr. Reaford Blackburn is a Kentucky native, born and raised in Pikeville, KY. After graduating from East Ridge High School, he attended Alice Lloyd College where he graduated valedictorian with a BS in Biology.  In 2012, Dr. Blackburn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he was also elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. 

After earning his medical degree, Dr. Blackburn completed his residency training and time as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and settled in Somerset in 2016, where he joined the Apogee hospitalist group. He is fortunate to practice medicine alongside his wife, who is also a hospitalist at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Dr. Blackburn is a member of the American College of Physicians. He has served as a Waxman Scholar at ACP and regularly attends national meetings devoted to furthering academic medicine.

Dr. Blackburn is passionate about resident education with a focus on inpatient bedside teaching, procedural teaching and point of care ultrasound.

In his free time, Dr. Blackburn and his wife enjoy time with their three dogs. He also enjoys bass fishing, time outdoors, and spending time with friends.

  

Meet the Residents


2018-2019 Third-Year Residents:

 

Andrew Blakley, DO

Dr. Andrew Blakley is from Huntsville, TN. He completed undergraduate studies at Tennessee Technical University in Cookeville, TN. Dr. Blakley completed medical school at the Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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Erika Kelly, DO

Dr. Erika Kelly is from Manchester, KY. She completed undergraduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Kelly completed medical school at the Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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Ryan Moss, DO

Dr. Ryan Moss is from Spartanburg, SC. He completed undergraduate studies at University of South Carolina - Upstate in Spartanburg. Dr. Moss completed medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolina Campus in Spartanburg.

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Rainer Oliver, DO

Dr. Rainer Oliver is from Union, KY. He completed undergraduate studies at Transylvania University. Dr. Oliver completed medical school at the Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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Daniel Shields, DO

Dr. Daniel Shields is from Baltimore, OH. He completed undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University. Dr. Shields completed medical school at the Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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Morgan Shields, DO

Dr. Morgan Shields is from Flat Gap, KY. She completed undergraduate studies at Transylvania University. Dr. Shields completed medical school at the Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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2018-2019 Second-Year Residents:

 

Umar Bhatti, DO

Dr. Umar Bhatti is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Bhatti completed medical school at the Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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William Cagle, DO

Dr. William Cagle is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina. He completed undergraduate studies at East Carolina University in Greenville. Dr. Cagle completed medical school at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina.

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Daniel Hamilton, DO

Dr. Daniel Hamilton is a native of Randolph, Ohio. He completed undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Hamilton completed medical school at the Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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Amir Rashid Kazi, DO

Dr. Amir Rashid Kazi is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Dr. Rashid Kazi completed medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.

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Meghan Ryan, DO

Dr. Meghan Ryan is a native of Franklinville, New York. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Ryan completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Jonathan Walrath, DO

Dr. Jonathan Walrath is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He completed undergraduate studies at Morehead State University. Dr. Walrath completed medical school at the University of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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2018-2019 First-Year Residents:

 

Matt Antalis, DO

Dr. Matt Antalis is a native of Delphos, Ohio. He completed undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Antalis completed medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

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Taylor Clayton, DO

Dr. Taylor Clayton is a native of Taylorsville, Kentucky. She completed undergraduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Dr. Clayton completed medical school at the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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Laura Helgren, DO

Dr. Laura Helgren is a native of Lansing, Michigan. She completed undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University in Township, Michigan. Dr. Helgren completed medical school at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Kevin Hinson, DO

Dr. Kevin Hinson is a native of Jerseyville, Illinois. He completed undergraduate studies at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee. Dr. Hinson completed medical school at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Soleiman Osman, DO

Dr. Soleiman Osman is from Pleasanton, California. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of California Davis. Dr. Osman completed medical school at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Herrogate, Tennessee.

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Ryan Weiss, MD

Dr. Ryan Weiss is from Los Angeles, California. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Wisonsin in Madison. Dr. Weiss completed medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine in West Indies, Grenada.

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Curtis Williams, DO

Dr. Curtis Williams is a native of Mouthcard, Kentucky. He completed undergraduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Dr. Williams completed medical school at the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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