Institute for Integrative Medicine


“Our forte is wellness and prevention,” says Kim Evans, APRN of the Institute for Integrative Medicine. “Thirty percent of all cancers, stroke and heart disease can be avoided in entirety or in part through taking proactive measures. We’re here to help you find – and keep – your health just as strong as it can be. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

The Institute for Integrative Medicine promotes wellness through stress management, nutrition, APO E gene testing, and spiritual healing. With hands-on, high tech healing for the body, mind, and spirit, this team is driven to provide transformative healthcare to all. Optimal health goals are in reach, and Kim literally wrote the book. Transforming Healthcare: Healing You, Me and Our Broken Disease–Care System is available from Butler Books, on Amazon, and the Institute for Integrative Medicine office. Institute for Integrative Medicine is located at 205 Townepark Circle.


Starlite Home Healthcare


A rising star has come over the horizon. Starisha Curry is becoming a light that shines and has touched the hearts of many.

“I give those I serve extra attention, and I am happy to keep them as happy and healthy as they can be in the home,” she says. Everyone deserves that TLC, and Starisha is here to provide comfort and care to her clients, whom she treats with the same consideration as she has shown to her own family.

Starisha first found that she had the bright spirit for service to the elderly and homebound while witnessing her mother and aunties care for her grandmother towards the end of her life’s journey. “I feel that God has led me to this,” Starisha says of her drive and ambition to assist those in need. She has had years of experience working in hospital settings. It’s all led to this – the moment that she applies her talent and skill for the benefit of those in need.

With Starlite Home Healthcare, Starisha leads a team of expert associates, She has made a commitment to excellence. “Whatever you might be going through or whatever your health situation may be, we can improve your quality of life and make things a bit easier for you in your day to day journey,” she says. “We’re all about longevity, and we intend to be around for a long, long time.”

Theraplace Therapy and KLearning Center


TheraPLACE is an outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy clinic located in St. Matthews. They primarily serve people from birth through their late 20s who have a variety of developmental conditions, such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome. They strive to provide patient and family centered care by addressing goals developed with the family in a play-based manner.

Every day, parents are amazed and inspired as the expert TheraPLACE staff help challenged children to stand and take their first steps. Often, these are kids whose doctors had believed they might never be able to become so mobile. TheraPLACE provides the services and resources these children need to be successful and fully participate in school, in the community, and in their home without added stress on the family. Their team of women featured in this photo is devoted to finding methods to help children participate more with their family and friends.

VibrantMed Spa

502-618-0995 • VIBRANTMED.COM

With a dedication to their clients that sets them apart from others, the staff of all female professionals at VibrantMed Spa share the common goal of boosting -and maintaining- health and confidence which is obvious from the time you walk in the door of the chic aesthetic boutique. “We are your best friend’s medical spa,” says nurse practitioner and owner, Erica Chowning. “We build an individual treatment plan based around the client’s timeline and budget, then grow with them over time.”

With over 14 years of experience, Erica brings an innate sensitivity to the details of her work that keeps clients coming back. Offering a variety of treatment options including injectables, facials, medical grade peels and skincare, as well as skin tightening and laser treatments, VibrantMed Spa is equally dedicated to promoting their Wellness Program because they know that beauty glows from within. “We believe that aesthetic beauty and overall wellness go hand in hand,” she says. Looking and feeling great is a collaborative effort that she advises can start with something as simple as drinking at least 64 ounces of water daily to hydrate the skin and help flush toxins from the body.

To take the first step on your journey, visit vibrantmed.com or call 502- 618-0995 for more information.

502 Hemp

502-654-7100 • 502HEMP.COM

A certified expert in the administration of medicinal hemp, Dee Dee Taylor has committed herself to providing much needed relief to those in need. “I’m all about long term solutions, not just a quick fix,” she says of the high quality hemp extract products that she has available through her store, 502 Hemp. Everything that she offers comes from local Kentucky farmers and is produced by Commonwealth Extracts.

502 Hemp serves as a beacon of light and an alternative remedy to those suffering from a great many health challenges, including cancer. “I have a great number of clients who are cancer patients. We offer a discount. This has never really been about making money for us, we just want to help and know that hemp can do that.”

In addition to their Middletown location (201 Moser Road), 502 Hemp just opened a new location in LaGrange at 1407 East Crystal Drive.

Barton House


Barton House is not just a facility that cares for people with Dementia or Cognitive Impairments. They are also a home that cares for family members. Everyone at Barton House goes the extra mile to give the special touch for everyone to feel cherished and loved.

Research of best practices support everything that the caring staff of Barton House do every day. “As the Executive Director at Barton House, my passion is caring for those with memory impairment,” says Amy Clark. “I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I bring knowledge and expertise to assist not only my staff but our family members throughout the entire process. I train my staff on all aspects of Dementia and best ways to provide the highest level of care. We are here to be an extension of the family so the spouse can be a spouse, the child can be the child and the family member can be the family member. We want our residents to maintain as much independence as possible. We are here to assist not take away from their abilities. We are their home and family.”

Bodyworks Medicine and Commonwealth Pain & Spine


“Our goal is to change the conversation around pain clinics,” says Haley Newman of the new partnership between Bodyworks Medicine and Commonwealth Pain & Spine. This union brings together both traditional and innovative solutions to treat degenerative conditions throughout the body specializing in knee and spine pain.

“It is incredibly fulfilling being a part of a medical practice that is specialized, proactive and progressive in patient care, focusing on the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms,” Haley says. Bodyworks Medicine is not a one size fits all clinic. “Not everyone is the same, a one size fits all treatment for knee or back pain isn’t always an effective answer. Every treatment modality we offer is catered to the patient. The culture we’ve created here is warm and welcoming and I think that really shows to our patients.”

Haley Newman is an aspiring home chef, and she says the concept is similar to her work in medicine. “The person or group I am cooking always gets a customized experience,” she says. “My position as office manager at Bodyworks and my life outside of work seamlessly align in my values and mindset. Building community is important whether it be through preparing a beautiful meal for my loved ones or walking a patient through a complex process such as a stem cell treatment.”

Boston IVF


“One of the most rewarding things that I encounter is when one of my patients sends me photos of their child, or even better, introduces them to me in person. It’s such a strong reminder of why I do this,” says Dr. Daniel Griffin of Boston IVF at The Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Griffin graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He then went on to complete his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive/Infertility.

Infertility can be both male and female factor. “Seeing a specialist can be a difficult decision but Boston IVF collectively has assisted more than 90,000 babies being born since 1986. Our team takes a personal approach based on your own health and fertility history.” He and his practice work wonders for those struggling to have a baby.

Dr. Griffin and his team looks forward to working with individuals or couples who want to achieve their lifetime dream of building their family. For more information and to find out how Boston IVF at The Women’s Hospital can help, be sure to visit www.bostonivfindiana.com.

Louisville Concierge Medicine


“My greatest inspiration comes from the patients,” says Dr. Alexis Karageorge with Louisville Concierge Medicine. “ One of the most important decisions you will make in life is the physician you choose to care for you. It is both a privilege and pleasure to provide long term care to patients in sickness and health. It is especially a very humbling experience to provide care at the end of life.”

Dr. Karageorge takes great pride in her work. In Louisville Concierge Medicine, she created an independent private practice that provides competent, compassionate and comprehensive medical care. “To be a good physician, one must strive to be a good detective,” she says. “As Louis Pasteur once said, ‘Chance favors the prepared mind.’” Dr. Karageorge strives to keep up-to-date, is an absolute perfectionist, and is a stickler for accurate, thorough medical records. This is no small challenge, but she’s absolutely devoted to this true service to her patients.

“Medical care has become very super specialized,” the doctor observes. “Therefore, it’s not unusual for patients to have multiple subspecialists. Continuity of care is critical to restoring and maintaining good health. I am biased, but feel that all patients should have a strong Internist to serve as their advocate and navigate them through our very complex medical system.” To provide that continuity, Louisville Concierge Medicine serves as ”captain of the ship” by coordinating and facilitating care on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.

Dr. Colleen Walker


Dr. Colleen Walker has over 20 years practicing medicine but has recently opened a new private practice in St. Matthews which she says “feels like a throwback to how medicine used to be practiced.” It’s why she went to medical school and why she chose to focus on primary care. “I am able to develop relationships with my patients and really get to know them and their individual needs,” says Colleen. “Everyone has their own idea of how they want their personal healthcare treatment to go. I can spend as much time as I need to customize individual plans and am able to deliver quality healthcare at every stage in their lives.”

Colleen only accepts a small number of patients, which allows her to spend that kind of time with people. And that is the way she wants to practice. “I am able to schedule a full hour appointment and same or next day appointments,” she says. “There is no wait to see me and patients have access to my cell phone and my email so they are in contact when they need me.”

Colleen says she is inspired by helping people, and it is rewarding to her to watch someone’s health truly improve as she works with them towards their health goals. “I would love anyone who is interested in private healthcare to stop by my office and meet my incredible staff,” she says. “Our office is cozy and comfortable and more like a spa than a doctor’s office. Plus, my Goldendoodle Molly will greet you as well. It totally takes the fear of doctor’s offices out of the picture.”

Exceptional Senior Living


Exceptional Senior Living is a charming and quaint personal care community in Prospect. Featuring resort style living, residents experience fun, engaging daily activities, including outings for dining and entertainment. With 65 accommodations on site, this is a true community with neighbors visiting each other every day, celebrating life and their health. There’s a salon, a spa, a movie theatre, a large courtyard, a putting green for golfers, and that’s just a few of the fantastic amenities you will find at Exceptional Senior Living. There are also nursing services available for those whose health requires extra attention. This wonderful care and living experience is made possible by the women in this photo, as well as the rest of the staff.

“The idea is for our residents to absolutely enjoy life to the fullest,” Lisa Gann, Executive Director at Exceptional Senior Living, says. “They deserve the best we have to offer, and that’s just what we give them.” FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Dianna Curtsinger, Cheryl Raque, and Lisa Gann BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Jaime Raque, Kristi Finley, and Crystal Crimmins

Fertility & Endocrine Associates

502-897-2144 • IVFKENTUCKY.COM

Most of us expect our lives to follow a predictable path — get an education, land a good job, find a mate, then start a family by getting pregnant and giving birth to a perfect child. Unfortunately, for 10% of the reproductive-aged population, those expectations will not be realized. More than 6 million couples in the U.S. are diagnosed with infertility and the underlying medical conditions that cause it. Treatment options are available.

Infertility represents a complex physical, spiritual and emotional crisis that affects all areas of a person’s well-being. The causes of infertility are almost equally shared by conditions affecting women and men. The clinical staff at Fertility & Endocrine Associates partners with each couple to identify these factors, provide education and consultation, and develop a customized plan for treatment. “Most patients who struggle with fertility will be able to get pregnant-often with relatively low-level interventions,” says Miriam S. Krause, MD, FACOG. “Don’t give up hope!”

In addition to fertility treatments, Fertility & Endocrine Associates offers help for other related problems: couples who struggle with recurrent pregnancy loss, non-fertility related hormonal and gynecologic problems, as well as cryopreservation to preserve fertility for individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation for cancer treatment or those who choose to delay family building. IVF procedures are carried out at our state of the art facility, Louisville Reproductive Center.

“We provide compassionate care to both the male and female struggling with infertility from the initial consultation, through procedures, surgeries, fertility therapy and early pregnancy,” says Robert J. Homm, MD, FACOG. “I am constantly amazed when the patient is surprised that I will be performing their ultrasounds, IVF procedures and even their surgery. I think our level of care sets us apart from other fertility practices and IVF centers.” The Associates bring a strong sense of compassion and reason. “There is a measure of art to the process, much science and also a measure of happening which is out of any human control,”.says Kit S. Devine, DNP, APRN, “We are very interested in their success in building their family. Our goals never change.”

Germantown Chiropractic


Typically, when people think of chiropractic, they imagine twisting, popping, and cracking maneuvers. Dr. Sarah Murrow, D.C. at Germantown Chiropractic offers a gentle alternative for those who are afraid to try chiropractic care. “If you are in a lot of pain or have a delicate spinal condition, it can be scary to think of someone touching you in general, let alone ‘cracking’ your back. Here, you don’t have to worry about that.” She is currently the only doctor in Kentucky certified in the Cox Technic®, an adjusting technique that features a specialized table that allows for a slow, hands-on decompression and manipulation of the spine. It works to take pressure off of the nerves, mobilize the joints, stretch the muscles, and open up the disc spaces. “It was designed for people with severe disc degeneration, stenosis, post-surgery pain, or just for people who don’t tolerate (or desire) the more aggressive treatment methods.”

Dr. Murrow’s associate, Dr. Andrew Stone, D.C., is one of only two ART® (Active Release Technique) certified providers in Louisville. ART® is a specialized soft tissue technique utilized to address disorders of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. They also use a piece of rehabilitation equipment called the Huber Motion Lab (pictured). This state-of-the-art equipment works to strengthen the deep core postural muscles surrounding the spine that are often neglected by traditional exercise. “With the gentle spinal and disc treatments the Cox Technic® offers, the specific soft tissue treatments that ART® provides, and the unique therapy that the Huber Motion Lab allows, we are able to tackle most musculoskeletal conditions in our office,” she says.

Finally, the front office staff further sets the practice apart. “I have had some patients choose to come to our office purely because of the kindness and helpfulness of my staff,” Murrow explains. “I am extremely blessed.”

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