Dr. Van Breeding, primary care physician and Director of Clinical Affairs here at Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC), learned this week that he has been named the 2017 Country Doctor of the Year. The award was established as a way to recognize rural physicians and has been presented annually by Staff Care to a deserving physician since 1992.
Last week, representatives of Staff Care spent the day with Dr. Breeding, accompanying him as he conducted patient visits at the Whitesburg clinic and at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. They also visited several other sites in the community, including the Carcassonne School where Dr. Breeding has been working with the community to keep the Carcassonne Square Dance up and going. Additionally, the Staff Care team met with MCHC patients and staff, who told them about Dr. Breeding’s work with his patients.
In the announcement letter to Dr. Breeding, the selection committee stated, “Our decision this year was a particularly difficult one, as many worthy physicians were nominated for the award. However, after visiting with you and witnessing the impact you have had on your community and your patients, we are confident we have made an excellent choice.” It went on to say, “The selection committee was greatly impressed by the many years of commitment and devotion you have shown to the people of Whitesburg, Kentucky and surrounding areas in the face of extraordinary professional and personal challenges. As a mainstay of primary care in Whitesburg, you have provided an exemplary level of care and compassion to your patients. In addition, you exhibited throughout your career an admirable commitment to treating patients regardless of their medical condition or ability to pay. You have positively influenced, bettered and indeed saved many lives, and you are one of the pillars on which your community stands.”
The official presentation of the award has not yet been scheduled, but in the past the presentation has been covered in the national press, including on the NBC Today show. Dr. Breeding is the third Kentucky physician to receive the award, following Morehead’s Dr. C. Louise Caudill in 1997 and Campton’s Dr. Paul Maddox in 1999.
Little Apple Daycare is now offering its services for two different age groups.
Daycare Services for Children 5 weeks to 5 years will be at:
78 Golf Course Lane,
Whitesburg KY 41858
Daycare Services for Children 5 to 12 Years will be at:
West Whitesburg Elementary School
330 Parks St,
Whitesburg, KY 41858
For Applications and more Information,
please contact us 606-632-1818
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Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is happy to announce that our Optometry Department is now open at the Whitesburg Medical Clinic.
Natasha Gay, O.D. and Optometric Technicians Debbie Mullins, Debbie Potter, and Angela Howard are ready to provide for your eye care needs.
Services include but are not limited to:
We would also like to welcome our new Optometrist Dr. Natasha Gay, OD to the MCHC family.
For appointments Please Call: 606-633-4871
Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is happy to announce that 2016 will be the year for many positive changes and additions. With the completion and opening of the Optometry Department's at Whitesburg Medical Clinic and Harlan Medical Clinic; We are looking for the next page of our story.
Currently we are adding an Optometry Department to the Owsley Medical Clinic. We are dedicated to bringing only the best Healthcare to our patients and this can only be achieved by providing premium Optometry services.
Please check back here for updates and more information.
Tired of looking for Dental care in the Owsley County Area? Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Dental Services at the Owsley Medical Clinic is Now Open! Thats right, the Dental Department is now open to provide premium dental care for our patients.
For Appointments Please Call: 606-593-6395
Roger Campbell, D.M.D., Tara Wagner, RDH, Dental Assistants Tammy Thorpe and Katlin Turner with office receptionist Helen Evans are ready to provide for your dental needs.
Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is happy to announce that our services are now officially extended to include Sundays only at our Whitesburg Medical Clinic.
That's right, MCHC is now available 7 days a week.
Sunday Clinic hours are from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is happy to announce that our Optometry Department is now open at the Harlan Medical Clinic.
Shane Barker, O.D. and Optometric Technicians Jennifer Collins, Sarah Mabes, and Darla Shepherd are ready to provide for your eye care needs.
Services include but are not limited to:
For appointments Please Call: 606-573-7771
Cumberland Medical/Dental Clinic now has a full time nurse practitioner. Christa Addington, APRN, is now seeing patients at Cumberland. Christa grew up in the area and lives at Eolia. Christa is seeing patients in part of the old dental clinic. She can do lab work so patients do not have to go to another clinic to have blood drawn.
Construction has begun on an addition to the Cumberland clinic that will house the medical practice. In the dental clinic at Cumberland, Dr. Clyde Blair and staff now have computerized dental records and scheduling. The dental clinic will be remodeled after construction of the medical clinic is complete. Digital x-ray will be added during the remodeling as well as other new equipment.
Dr. Van Breeding - 2017 Country Doctor of the Year
Little Apple Daycare
After Hours Advice Line
Optometry Clinic Now Open at Whitesburg Medical Clinic
Optometry Coming Soon to Owsley Medical Clinic
Sunday Clinic Now Open
Cumberland Medical/Dental Clinic
2016 Farmacy Program
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