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, FAAFP - 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

2022-2022 Third-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. 

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. 

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. 


2021-2022 Second- 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. 

Diana Tacelosky, MD

Dr. Diana Tacelosky is a native of Frackville, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Jospeh's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended medical school at The Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Tacelosky joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of improving the health and wellness of patients in rural communities and to apply her graduate school training in opiod pharmacology to treat substance abuse disorders. In her free time, she enjoys listening to blues, rock n' roll, and jazz music; attending concerts; reading American literature; running outdoors; and exploring the beautiful state of Kentucky. 


2021-2022 First-Year Residents:

Zachariah Claytor, MD 

Dr. Zachariah Claytor is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He completed his undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Biophysics. Dr. Claytor attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Dr. Claytor joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the hope of one day working as a full scope family practice physician in an outpatient setting. His mom's experience, compassion and service as a family practice physician in Lexington has been his biggest motivator. In his free time, Dr. Claytor enjoys studying films and the art of filmmaking, reading, writing, traveling and going on outdoor adventures. 

Kelsi Rae Evans, DO 

Dr. Kelsi Evans is orginally from Faribanks, Alaska. She completed her undergraduate studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a B.A. in Biolgy and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Evans completed medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. 

Dr. Evans joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of one day providing holistic health services to her community. Her mother and physicians in Mozambique who performed whole-person care to the body, soul and spirit are what motivated her to become a doctor. In her free time, Dr. Evans enjoys spending time with her husband, Leo and friends, enjoying nature through mountain biking, traveling, flying, snowboarding/skiting, hiking. She also enjoys cooking healthy food, playing soccer, and Jesus. 

Alyssa Kozacek, DO 

Dr. Alyssa Kozacek is was born in Somerset, Kentucky and raised in Gainesville, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Kozacek attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. 

Dr. Kozacek joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Prgram with the goal of being able to provide compassionate patient care within the full spectrum of family medicine. She has a special interest in behavioral, reproductive and LGBT health. In her free time, Dr. Kozacek enjoys animal rescue, gardening and losing to her grandmother at Scrabble. 

James Leroy Lutz, Jr., DO

Dr. James Lutz is a native of New Hope, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana where he studied Biology. Dr. Lutz attended medical school at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Dr. Lutz joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goals of one day opening a family medicine clinic in rural Kentucky and pursuing medical mission work in the U.S. and overseas. In his free time, Dr. Lutz enjoys playing chess, running and physics. 

Rebecca Whitworth, MD 

Dr. Rebecca Whitworth is orginally from Barbourville, Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate degree at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Dr. Whitworth attended medical school at Unviersity of Louisville School fo Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Dr. Whitworth joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of practicing medicine in southeastern Kentucky, where she was born and raised. She is interested in inpatient medicine, procedures, international and local medical missions, medical education and outpatient medicine. Pursuing a career that allows her to make a difference for people of all ages is a big motivation for her. In her free time, Dr. Whitworth enjoys quilting, sewing, going on walks and spending time with her family and friends. 

Ruk Yakkanti, DO 

Dr. Ruk Yakkanti is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Lousiville in Louisville, Kentucky where he majored in Biology. Dr. Yakkanti attended medical school at Pikeville University - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. 

Dr. Yakkanti joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program with the goal of one day becoming a primary care sports medicine physician. His biggest motivation for becoming a physician comes from wanting to be in a career that helps people in their utmost time of need. In his free time, Dr. Yakkanti enjoys sports like tennis and basketball as well as dance, movies and music.