Family Medicine at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

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

Phone 606.451.5092 ·  Fax 606.451.5087

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Patrick F. Jenkins, Jr., MD - Program Director 

Dr. Patrick Jenkins is a native Kentuckian who obtained a B.S. in biology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.  He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency training at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, KY.

 After residency, he joined Lake Cumberland Medical Associates and has been a partner for over 28 years.  He maintained a very busy inpatient and outpatient practice until 2014 when he transitioned to totally outpatient medicine.  He practices the full scope of family medicine with no OB.  His practice interests include ambulatory care, occupational medicine, and sports/musculoskeletal medicine.  He has been the team physician for Pulaski Co. High School for over 28 years.  He has a strong interest in foreign volunteer medical missions. He is married with 4 adult children. 


Jonathan Ruby, MD - Associate Program Director

Dr. Jonathan Ruby is a native of Kentucky who moved to Houston in order to complete his degree at University of Houston – downtown. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed his family medicine residency training at the McLennan County Family Practice Residency Program in Waco, TX.

After completing residency he founded a medical practice in a rural and under-served Selmer, TN.   Dr. Ruby provided vital obstetrical services (including C-sections) and newborn/pediatric services as well as traditional inpatient and outpatient service. After moving to Somerset in 2006 he joined Lake Cumberland Medical Associates practicing both inpatient and outpatient medicine. Dr. Ruby has been serving as Assistant Program Director and Inpatient Coordinator since 2016.  He is committed to training family medicine residents to provide the full scope of family practice care.


Meet the Residents

2020-2021 Third-Year Residents:

Rich Atkinson, DO

Dr. Rich Atkinson is a native of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Dr. Atkinson completed undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Dr. Atkinson joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to pursue his interests in family medicine, outpatient and preventative medicine. In his free time, Dr. Atkinson enjoys fishing and is an avid sports fan. 



 

Nicholas Fugate, DO

Dr. Nicholas Fugate is a native of Pineville, Kentucky. Dr. Fugate completed his undergraduate studies at the Lincoln Memorial University in Herrogate, Tennessee. He attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Fugate joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to pursue his interests in family medicine and high quality medical care. In his free time, Dr. Fugate enjoys spending time with his friends and family. 

Lyndsey King, DO 

Dr. Lyndsey King is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky. Dr. King completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She attended medical school at the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. King joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to pursue her interests in preventative medicine, women's health and emergency medicine. In her free time, Dr. King enjoys outdoor activities such as horseback riding, playing tennis, gardening, walking her dogs, fishing, hiking and riding four-wheelers. 

Matthew Kirk, MD 

Dr. Matthew Kirk is a native of Springfield Virginia. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. 

Dr. Kirk joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with plans to be a community based primary care physician. His goal is to deliver excellent reasearch guided, well-rounded, and innovative primary care. In his free time, Dr. Kirk enjoys drawing, cooking, science fiction, technology, hiking, snowboarding, camping and cycling. 

Meghan Neireiter, DO

Dr. Meghan Neireiter is a native of St. Joe, Indiana. Dr. Neireiter completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Indianapolis. She attended medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Neireiter jined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to pursue her interests in family medicine, geriatrics and women's health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, dog and family. 





 

Mark "Ansel" Peacock, DO

Dr. Mark "Ansel" Peacock was born in Okinawa, Japan and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina. Dr. Peacock completed his undergraduate studies at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. He attended medical school at the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Dr. Peacock joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to pursue his interest in family medicine with hopes to pursue an Obstetrics Fellowship after residency and to practice medicine in eastern Tennessee or western North Carolina. In his free time, Dr. Peacock and his wife enjoy camping and hiking with their two dogs (Beau and Jane), or a good brunch. He also enjoys Brazillian Jiu-jitsu, University of Tennessee Volunteer Football, working in his yard and spending time with family. 


2020-2021 Second-Year Residents:

Samuel Anthony, DO 

Dr. Samuel Jesse Anthony II was born in Madison Alabama. Dr. Anthony completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Anthony joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to practice full scope medicine including Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in rural areas. In his free time, Dr. Anthony enjoys reading, martial arts, and hiking. 

Anne de Geus, MD

Dr. Anne de Geus is a native of Columbia, Missouri. Dr. de Geus completed her undergraduate studies as well as, her medical degree at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dr. Anne de Geus joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to practice full-spectrum family medicine, hospital medicine and palliative care. In her free time, Dr. de Geus enjoys hanging out with her husband and kids, practicing yoga, paddleboarding and running. 

Blake Dixon, DO 

Dr. Blake Dixon is a native of Hindman, Kentucky. Dr. Dixon completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kntucky. He attended medical school at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Dixon joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of one day practicing Family Medicine with an emphasis in rural health. In his free time, Dr. Dixon enjoys spending time with his wife and dog and watching sports. 

Andrew Grose, DO 

Dr. Andrew Grose is a native of Bountiful, Utah. Dr. Grose completed his undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. He attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Dr. Grose joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of practicing rural family medicine with an interest in sports medicine and emergency medicine. In his free time, Dr. Grose enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, hiking, watching movies, and basketball. 

Brandi Johns, DO 

Dr. Brandi Johns was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Johns attended medical school at the University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Johns joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program to practice full spectrum family medicine in rural Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, being outdoors hiking or kayaking, and watching Netflix. 

Richard Francesco, DO 

Dr. Richard Francesco is a native of Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. He compleded his undergraduate studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Francesco attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Francesco joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program in order to pursue his career goals in sports medicine and primary care. In his free time, he enjoys playing his guitar and snowboarding. 


2020-2021 First-Year Residents:

Xaverie Benedict, DO 

Dr. Xaverie Benedict is originally from Lemont, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate studies at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She attended medical school at the University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Benedict joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of working in rural medicine with a focus on mental and behavioral health. Dr. Benedict's mother is a nurse, so from a very young age she has shown interest in medicine and wanted follow the same career path. In her free time, Dr. Benedict enjoys spending time with her fiancé and animals. She also loves to explore new places, go thrifting, and enjoys wine tasting. 

Amanda Erskine, MD

Dr. Amanda Erskine is orginally from Lewisburg, West Virginia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, TN. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.

Dr. Erskine joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of practicing in Women's Health and Hormone Replacement Therapy as well as wound care. Dr. Erskine's entire family is in health care and she had dreams of becoming a physician like her dad. In her free time, Dr. Erskine enjoys cooking, traveling, and photography. 

Fedwa Lutfi, MD 

Dr. Fedwa Lutfi is orginally from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. 

Dr. Lutfi joined the Lake Cumberland Regioinal Hospital Residency Program with the goal of becoming a family medicine hospitalist. She is motivated by the high demands for physicians in her hometown and the problem solving and investigative side of medicine. In her free time, Dr. Lutfi enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, son and extended family. 

Mary Nguy, DO 

Dr. Mary Nguy is a native of Irvine, California. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Neuroscience at the University of California-Riverside in Riverside, California. She attended medical school at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Nguy joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program in hopes to utilize her graduate and medical degree to pursue her interests in emergency medicine, urgent care and international and preventative medicine. Her decision to become a physician was largely influenced by her values and work in underserved communities. In her free time, Dr. Nguy enjoys traveling, outdoor and thrill-seeking activities, photography, reading and learning new languages. 

Chase Noel, DO 

Dr. Chase Noel is a native of Barbourville, Kentucky. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. 

Dr. Noel joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of practicing family medicine in rural Kentucky. In his free time, Dr. Noel enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.