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UofL adds full-time pediatricians to Campbellsville practice

by Anne Eldridge last modified Sep 20, 2010 09:54 AM

Sept. 20, 2010

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University Child Health Specialists-Campbellsville is adding two additional full-time pediatricians and changing its name to UofL Pediatrics—Campbellsville.

 

“When University of Louisville Pediatrics took over this practice, we promised to serve this growing community’s escalating pediatric health care needs, while maintaining Dr. Winit’s  standard of personal, hands-on care,” said Steve Baum, M.D., who took over for Winit  Chartisathian, M.D., in January.  “With three pediatricians on board, we will be better able to care for Taylor County children as well as children from neighboring counties whose access is limited.”

 

            The name change is the result of a University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics’ decision to standardize the names of all the clinics and practices it operates in Louisville and across the state.

 

Michael Hesson, M.D., joined UofL Pediatrics—Campbellsville in July 2010.  Hesson completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Louisville in 2010. He graduated the UofL School of Medicine in 2007.

 

A native of Flatwoods, Ky., Hesson had always planned to join a practice in a small town. “Small towns are perfect for building a practice with strong personal ties, where you really get to know your patients and their families,” he said. He and his wife Julie have two children, Luke, 5, and Samantha, 3.

 

Muhammad Atif Khan, M.D., begins practicing at UofL Pediatrics—Campbellsville Sept.21.  He has a special interest in asthma, obesity and sports medicine.  Khan is a 2003 graduate of the University of Karachi, Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed a residency in pediatrics at West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2010.

 

“I lived in a small town in Pakistan so I feel very much at home in Campbellsville. The people are friendly and helpful and I love having access to so many outdoor activities,” he said.

 

In addition to operating the primary care office, the UofL physicians attend deliveries at Taylor Regional Hospital, care for patients admitted to the hospital and take call in the hospital’s emergency department.

 

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