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, and incorporates osteopathic manipulative medicine into a dynamic education process.  Our program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

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

Opportunities available.

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Joseph Weigel, M.D., 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 has remained in the practice of General Internal Medicine on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. He was fortunate enough to practice with his father, who preceded him as a General Internist in Somerset, before his father retired in 1988.

Dr. Weigel is a career-long member of the American College of Physicians, attaining Mastership in 2015.  He served as Governor of the Kentucky chapter between 1998 and 2002, and is also a Chapter laureate award member.  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., M.D. - Associate Program Director

Dr. Reaford Blackburn, Jr. joined the medical staff of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in 2016 as a hospitalist. After working closely alongside the Internal Medicine Residents caring for patients in the hospital, he has accepted the position of Associate Program Director and will continue to supervise and instruct the residents and medical students. 

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Meet the Residents

This section is under construction for the 2017-2018 year. Please check back often for updates.

 

2017-2018 Third-Year Residents:

 

Christopher Bonn, DO

Dr. Christopher Bonn is from Philadelphia, PA. He completed undergraduate studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bonn completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill in Greensburg, PA and a Traditional Rotating Internship at Meadville Medical Center in Meadville, PA.

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Sean DeSimone, DO

Dr. Sean DeSimone is a native of Greensburg, Kentucky. He completed undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University. Dr. DeSimone completed medical school at the University of Pikeville, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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Logan Edmonds, DO

Dr. Logan Edmonds is a native of Russell Springs, Kentucky. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Edmonds completed medical school at the University of Pikeville, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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Ashley Harris, DO

Dr. Ashley Harris is a native of Estill Springs, Tennessee. She completed undergraduate studies at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee. Dr. Harris completed medical school at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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Jessica Lemons, DO

Dr. Jessica Lemons is a native of Sparta, Tennessee. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Lemons attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Josie Pippin, DO

Dr. Josie Pippin is a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pippin completed medical school at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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Matthew Shea, DO

Dr. Matthew Shea is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Shea completed medical school at the University of Pikeville, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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2017-2018 Second-Year Residents:

 

Andrew Blakley, D.O.

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, D.O.

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, D.O.

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, D.O.

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, D.O.

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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2017-2018 First-Year Residents:

 

Umar Bhatti, D.O.

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, D.O.

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, D.O.

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

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Meghan Ryan, D.O.

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, D.O.

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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