ELIZABETHTOWN Fedwa Lutfi, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine.
Lutfi provides well visits and disease prevention, health maintenance, and care for urgent conditions. Her special interests include heart disease, diabetes, preventive and urgent care medicine, medication compliance and safety, and wellness across the lifespan.
An Elizabethtown native, Lutfi earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. She then completed a family medicine residency at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians. She is fluent in Arabic and intermediate in Spanish.
ELIZABETHTOWN Jeffrey Austin, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group General Surgery. He specializes in da Vinci® robotic surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures involving the thyroid, parathyroid, gallbladder and colon, as well as abdominal hernia repair and more.
A native of Bowling Green, Austin earned his MD from the UofL School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
Austin has earned certification in da Vinci Xi™ robotic surgery as well as endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeries. In addition, he has completed the Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma course. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association.
ELIZABETHTOWN Jonatan Manotas Gomez, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine. Manotas Gomez provides well visits and disease prevention, health maintenance and care for urgent conditions. His special interests include cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, preventive medicine, medication compliance and safety, advance directives, and wellness across the lifespan.
A native of Cartagena, Columbia, Manotas Gomez earned his medical degree from Libre University in Barranquilla, Columbia. He completed an internal medicine residency at NYC Health + Hospitals, South Brooklyn Health, in Brooklyn, New York. Manotas Gomez has completed courses in arterial line placement, central venous catheter, and paracentesis. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Manotas Gomez will be practicing at Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine at 100 Helmwood Plaza Drive in Elizabethtown.
ELIZABETHTOWN Karlee Grace, DO, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group OB/GYN. Grace provides care for all women’s health needs, including annual wellness visits; complete preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum care; contraceptive counseling; gynecological conditions, and menopause management.
A native of Lafayette, Tennessee, Grace earned her BS at Western Kentucky University. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residence in obstetrics and gynecology as Ascension MacombOakland Hospital in Warren, Michigan.
Grace has earned national board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has also earned certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation. She holds certification for da Vinci® RoboticAssisted Surgery and has completed the Nexplanon® clinical training program.
ELIZABETHTOWN Kyle Romines, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine, offering from well visits and disease prevention, health maintenance and care for urgent conditions. His special interests include heart disease, high blood pressure, preventive medicine, medication compliance and safety, and wellness across the lifespan.
A native of Campbellsville, Romines earned his MD from UofL School of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville.
ELIZABETHTOWN Logan Garthe, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine. He offers well visits and disease prevention, health maintenance and care for urgent conditions. His special interests include heart disease, high blood pressure, preventive medicine, medication safety, and wellness across the lifespan.
A native of Highland, Illinois, Garthe earned his MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where he also completed his family medicine residency.
Garthe is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He will be practicing at Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine at 534 Hillcrest Drive, Brandenburg, Kentucky.
LEXINGTON Sean Stokes, MD, has joined the Baptist Health Network as a surgical oncologist with Lexington Surgical Specialists, formerly Lexington Surgeons.
The Lexington native received a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He is a graduate of the UK College of Medicine and completed the general surgery residency program at the University of Utah. He completed a complex general surgical oncology fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.
Stokes will maintain a broad practice in surgical oncology with a focus on hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal surgery.
LOUISVILLE Mahrokh Nokhbehzaeim has joined the Baptist Health Medical Group. She treats adrenal, bone, calcium, pituitary, neuro-endocrine and thyroid disorders and manages diabetes, lipids, and obesity conditions for patients.
Nokhbehzaeim trained at Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine, completed an Internal Medicine residency at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois, and an Endocrinology fellowship at Marshall University.
Her associations include the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, American College of Physicians, and the Iranian Medical Council.
ELIZABETHTOWN Paul Gerard III, MD, with Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine (Freeman Creek), retired on October 1. He has more than 40 years of commitment and service to the fields of family medicine and geriatric medicine.
Throughout his medical career, Gerard has been a well-respected patient advocate with a particular interest in end-of-life care. He started the hospice care program in Hardin County, now Hosparus of Central Kentucky, serving as medical director for 35 years, and was instrumental in developing Baptist Health Hardin’s Palliative Care program.
The Kentucky Nurses Association named Gerard its 2022 Citizen of the Year for exhibiting high ethical standards in meeting the needs of his patients and their families. He has served as chief of staff, chaired the Ethics Committee, and delivered more than 1,000 babies at Baptist Health Hardin.
Gerard earned his MD from the UofL School of Medicine, completed his residency in family medicine at the Uof L-affiliated hospitals and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at University College Hospital in London, England. He is board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine and has taught medicine at both UofL and UK.
Staff members who have worked alongside Gerard describe him as an “amazing, professional and caring” physician who has dedicated himself to providing the highest quality of care.