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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Service Line expands into Elizabethtown

In late February, Baptist Health Medical Group opened its second Internal Medicine and Pediatrics clinic in Elizabethtown to meet the region’s growing demand for pediatric, adult and geriatric care. The new clinic is located at 596 Westport Road.
Two internal medicine and pediatric physicians – Doug Ansert, M.D. and Thomas VanHoose, M.D. – will practice at the new clinic. Dr. Ansert will be transitioning from the Radcliff location and his patients will have the option to stay at the existing location or follow him to the Elizabethtown location.
Dr. VanHoose, a new Baptist Health Medical Group physician who specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics and has received national board certification in pediatrics and is board eligible for internal medicine. He will be accepting new pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.


“Baptist Health Medical Group is committed to providing the whole spectrum of care to Central Kentucky patients, and the uniqueness of the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics service line makes it a great option for the entire family,” said Sheila Smallwood, Assistant Vice President, Baptist Health Medical Group. “To have one physician who understands the medical issues impacting an entire family allows for cohesive care of common illnesses and chronic care that warrants long-term treatment.”
The new clinic expansion comes after nearly six years of growth in the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics clinic including its relocation in May 2017 to a cutting-edge, fully-equipped clinic located at the Nature Trail Medical Plaza on KY. 313 or Joe Prather Highway.
“As our region grows, so grows Baptist Health Hardin,” Smallwood said. “Pediatric and family care demand continues to grow in our region and our expansion brings top physicians and providers and high-demand services together for the whole family, in a new location convenient to Elizabethtown and surrounding counties.”
Smallwood added that Elizabethtown patients will now have convenient access to the growing Internal Medicine and Pediatrics practice via Patriot Parkway.
Internal medicine specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult medical conditions while pediatrics manages healthcare for infants, children and adolescents.
Matthew Stiles, M.D., medical director of the Baptist Health Hardin Medical Group said that the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics practice is one of only a handful of such practices in Kentucky.
“Being board certified in both medicine and pediatrics gives Dr. Ansert and Dr. VanHoose a very special skill set,” said Stiles. “This dual certification means they can care for patients at all stages of life and for entire families in one practice.”
Baptist Health Medical Group is a comprehensive network that includes more than 1,100 physicians and advanced practice clinicians across Kentucky and southern Indiana. Providers represent more than 75 specialties, including primary care and family medicine, internal medicine, osteopathic medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery and a wide range of surgical specialties offering advanced treatments and care.
The Baptist Health family includes eight hospitals, more than 250 outpatient facilities and services, including urgent care and retail-based clinics, outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers, home care, occupational medicine, physical therapy clinics and fitness centers.
Dr. Ansert and Dr. VanHoose practice at Baptist Health Medical Group Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at 596 Westport Road, Suite 101 in Elizabethtown. Dr. VanHoose is currently accepting patients and can be reached at (270) 769-6888.

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