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LENDING A HELPING HAND: PMC’s Release of Information department provided medical records free of charge to those whose social security benefits were recently suspended. From left are ROI Clerks Kendra Fugate, Vanessa Ray, Audrianna Craft and Megan Hatfield, ROI Coordinator Sarah Beth Cline, ROI Director Brenda Adams and ROI Clerks Darlene Clark and Beverly Epling.

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s Release of Information (ROI) department provided medical records free of charge to former clients of Eric C. Conn whose social security benefits were recently suspended.

 Those affected received letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Disability notifying them of the suspension and requiring them to provide medical documentation within 10 days of the letter date.

The ROI department began receiving medical records requests related to the suspension, most of which were initiated in person, the last week of May. The staff received more than 300 requests in four days and made those requests top priorities in order to meet the aggressive deadline.

Many records were 1,000 to 4,000 pages in length.

“I was very proud of all the staff,” said Sarah Beth Cline, ROI coordinator. “Everybody worked to the best of their ability to get everything completed by the deadline. They did an amazing job.”

In addition to Cline, ROI is staffed with six full-time clerks and a director, Brenda Adams.

Adams said, “I am very proud of the employees in the ROI department.

We collectively came together and discussed how we were going to meet this unexpected increase of requests. The staff exemplifies PMC’s standards of behavior by prioritizing these requests.”

ROI employees took time to connect with each person affected, put them at ease and determine exactly what records were needed.

“The situations we heard during this time made all of us know firsthand the reality of how the suspension of social security benefits impacted our patients,” said Adams. “I personally felt like I knew some of them after hearing their situations. I’m thankful that we were able to make a difference and provide their records needed by their deadline.”

ROI typically receives medical records requests related to insurance, disability and workers compensation claims as well from individuals who need their records for other purposes. On average, they compile medical information for approximately 100 requests per day. The department works closely with Verisma, a health information technology provider, to strive to provide accurate, prompt delivery of information.

ROI continues to fulfill medical records requests free of charge to those who were affected by the social security benefits suspension. The department is located on the second floor of the Elliott Building.

For more information, call 606-218-4967.

PIKEVILLE — Days before high school graduation, 18-year-old senior Reagan Linton was facing her future unlike traditional seniors.

She was preparing for her final calculus class when she began to feel strange. 

Linton said, “It was not anything extreme, just different. I was not feeling normal.”

She immediately researched her symptoms on her cell phone.

“I found an article that scared me,” she said.  “It said the symptoms I was experiencing could be fatal if not checked out.”

She called her mother, Heather Ratliff, and told her she needed to get checked out at the Pikeville Medical Center Emergency Department (ED).

The last thing Linton recalls about that day was the 33 minutes she was in the ED.  She had no idea she had gone into cardiac arrest.  She did not know her heart had been shocked and she had been moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

After extensive testing, it was determined that Linton experienced a deadly heart rhythm known as ventricular tachycardia.

PMC Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Chase Reynolds said, “This rhythm leads to what is referred to as sudden cardiac death.  This is a deadly scenario where death is imminent within minutes if no intervention occurs. Had she not already been inside the hospital when this occurred, her statistical odds of survival would have been two to three percent.  She is just lucky she was already at PMC when she went into the deadly rhythm.”

Linton was nicknamed the Miracle Girl by the PMC physicians and staff.

Her physician ordered a life vest for Linton to wear at all times. 

Linton said, “It is pretty much like the paddles they used in the ED but on a piece of clothing.  I wore it under my clothes and it was attached to a monitor.  I could not get it wet or take it off for any reason.”

Routinely, that was not a problem, however, Brandon Blackburn Cornerstone Christian Church youth minister, visited her and a new challenge arose.  Linton decided she wanted to be baptized.

Dr. Reynolds made the arrangements, making sure all precautions were in place.

Linton said, “I believe all this was part of God’s plan.  I was in the emergency department at just the right time to save my life.  I had the right physicians and nurses by my side providing the exact care I needed and just when I needed Him the most, I was able to dedicate my life to the Lord.”

PMC physicians consulted with Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic and it was determined Linton should be transferred out for a second opinion and additional treatment.

Dr. Reynolds said, “Since she had ventricular scarring, which is considered a non-reversible cause of ventricular tachycardia, she underwent implantation of a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator to protect her from any future dangerous rhythms. This type of protection from sudden cardiac death is a new technology and different from the traditional defibrillator because there are no leads in the blood stream.”

In patients who qualify for this type of device, this procedure offers some benefit with regard to infection risk and lead longevity. 

Dr. Reynolds said, “Subcutaneous cardiac defibrillators have only been FDA approved for about a year and are just one of the many new technologies offered by the electrophysiology service of The Heart Institute at Pikeville Medical Center.”

Ratliff said, “We will forever be indebted to PMC for providing our region with a quality emergency department, ICU, physicians and staff.  The care they provided my daughter was spot on. We are blessed.”

Linton said, “I am so thankful I was able to receive the care I needed beginning on May 11 and was able to graduate with my Pikeville High School Class of 2015 on May 24.”

For additional information about the PMC Heart Institute call, 606- 218-3500.  To make a physician appointment, call 606-218-1000.

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RESIDENCY BANQUET: Pikeville Medical Center recognized incoming residents, graduating residents and those moving to their next level of training during its annual Residency Banquet  held at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on June 30.

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted its annual Residency Banquet at the East Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville on June 30.

The banquet was held in recognition of incoming residents, graduating residents and those who will be moving to their next level of training. 

PMC Chief Resident John Colston, DO, said, “I am happy to announce the graduation of some excellent physicians this year.  It’s encouraging to know that most of our residents will be staying and working in Appalachia, serving our community.”

This year’s banquet also gave residents an opportunity to thank the volunteer faculty for their participation. 

They voted to honor faculty members Interventional Radiologist Dr. Rami Sartawi, Surgical; Gastroenterologist Dr. Abid Chaaya, Medical; and Honorary DO Rod Morgan from Home Health with awards for going above and beyond.

PMC Residency Director of Medical Education and Family Medicine Program Director Maleshea Dunning, DO, said, “It is a privilege to be part of the residency program. Through mentoring the residents,  I find myself not only teaching but also learning from them.  I strive to pass along the same values I learned from my mentors through personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime.”

PMC Family Practice Attending Physician Jennifer Kingery, DO, said, “Working with our residents is a very rewarding experience. We are able to watch them develop throughout their training and mentoring processes.  We wish them well as they continue patient care locally and throughout the country. To know I have played a role in their training is extremely fulfilling.” 

PMC Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins presented new iPads to residents who completed their first year of training.

Graduating residents from the Family Medicine program received a stethoscope and Integrated Family Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) residents received a stethoscope and a gift certificate to the American College of Osteopathy for NMM education material.

For more information about PMC’s Residency Program, call Stephanie Compton, C-TAGME, medical residency program coordinator, at 606-218-3985.

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) held a free prostate and colon cancer screening at the Leonard Lawson cancer center on April 25.

A total of 10 patients were screened, including nine males and one  female.

Of the 10 people examined for colon cancer, one tested positive for occult blood. This patient has been notified to follow up with a physician.

All nine males were screened for prostate cancer and all were within normal Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels. 

However, nine (100 percent) had Benign Prostatic Hyperlasia (BPH) levels that were 1+ or more and have been notified to follow up with a urologist.

General Surgeon Dr. Oon Leedhanachoke, General Surgeon Dr. Timothy Wright and Urologist Dr. Mark Swofford provided the exams.

Dr. Swofford said, “Early detection of prostate and colon cancer improves survival rates and the patient’s overall quality of life.”

Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include trouble urinating, decreased force of the urine stream, blood in the semen, general pain in the lower back, hips or thighs, discomfort in the pelvic area, bone pain and erectile dysfunction.

Colon cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. That is why getting screened regularly for colorectal cancer is so important. If symptoms are present, they may include blood in or on stool (bowel movement); stomach pain, aches or cramps that don’t go away; and unexpected weight loss.

PMC thanks those who volunteered their time and expertise to assist with the screenings as well as those who took advantage of the free event.

For information on upcoming screenings, call 606-218-4682.

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ON A MISSION: Curtis Robinette, 14, and his 16-year-old sister, Kayleah, put finishing touches on a wheelchair ramp at a Pike County residence as part of the Pike Association of Southern Baptists “LoveLoud” mission. Volunteer Mason Scott is also pictured above. Below, LoveLoud volunteers work at the Elkhorn City Post Office.

PIKEVILLE: The Pike Association of Southern Baptists stepped into the community to help people in need this week.

Approximately 60 people from 10 churches affiliated with the association spanned out into seven teams across Pike County to help local residents with home repairs and maintenance and provide other types of community service.

Jason Lowe, director of missions for the association, reported that officials started planning the “LoveLoud” mission for Pike County a year ago. It’s something they hope to continue annually.

Lowe said volunteers from throughout the country travel to eastern Kentucky every year to help people with home repairs and other needs. The association and its churches wanted to work in the community as well.

“We’re building wheelchair ramps, replacing the floor in a home and providing other types of community services,” Lowe said. “It’s members of local churches helping members of local churches. We asked our churches to be looking for particular jobs that we could do.”

In addition to construction projects performed this week in Phelps, Upper Chloe, Burning Fork and Elkhorn City, LoveLoud volunteers handed out hundreds of free light bulbs and bottled water, gave away free car washes and gift cards, pressure-treated homes and properties and offered landscaping services at residences and local schools.

“Our motivation is that we want to share the love of Christ, the love of Jesus, not only by just saying it,” Lowe said. “A lot of the times, action speak louder than words. We don’t want to just say that we love our community. We want to show that we love our community.”

He said it was encouraging to see the way local residents responded when LoveLoud volunteers gave them free items or provided free home repairs, landscaping and other services. All projects were funded by local churches and the association, and volunteers learned quite a bit while they were serving.

Eighth grade Betsy Layne student Curtis Robinette, 14, was thankful to be a part of the mission trip. He volunteered alongside his 16-year-old sister, Kayleah.

“It’s making people feel better,” he said. “Some people can’t afford to help themselves out and this is a free program for us to share the gospel and help out elderly people and people in need.”

Volunteer Mason Scott took days off of work to participate. He, too, was thankful to be a part of LoveLoud.

“God’s love is free and it needs to be outreached to everybody. That’s the reason why we’re here.”

Volunteer team leader Jimmy Parsons, a highway department employee who worked on several LoveLoud projects this week, has been volunteering with mission trips for 23 years.

He and his wife have taken up to three mission trips annually with the World Changers, Habitat for Humanity and other organizations. He also helps local residents throughout the year when requests are sent in to local churches.

“I just have a heart for the lost and a heart for the needy,” he said. “The Lord has caused me to be that way. He’s done so much for us, we ought to do something for him. It’s just like this morning, he woke me up. I didn’t have to wake up this morning, he woke me up for a purpose.”

He said volunteering fills his heart with joy. He hopes to set an example for the younger generation.

“It’s just something to do to help our community,” he said. “The Lord has blessed me, I’ve got my own home. I’m what you’d call, ‘set for life,’ as far as that is concerned. But the main thing is my life after life. That’s what I’m working on now.”

The LoveLoud effort and message was received loudly and clearly.

One of the Pikeville residents assisted by the group cried when she talked about how thankful she was for the help. She has health issues that prevent her from walking up and down steps and volunteers built her a wheelchair ramp so that she go out into her yard.

“It touched the bottom of my heart when they told me they were coming here to do this. I’m so tickled they are doing this for me,” she said. 

For details on the association, visit

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GETTING FIT: People of all ages and skill levels have signed up as clients of CrossFit Experior in Williamson. The business is now opening a gym in Pikeville.

WILLIAMSON — Southern West Virginia’s only CrossFit gym is expanding its wings to become eastern Kentucky’s only CrossFit gym.

CrossFit Experior of Williamson announced last week that it is opening a new location on the other side of the Tug River.

The business, owned by Carrie Adkins, Nick Potter and Stacie Beckett, opened April 25 on the third floor of a building at 54 West Third Ave. in Williamson. It didn’t take long, however, for the business to outgrow the space. Just a few months later, the group moved the gym to a larger space on the ground floor.

“We have 70 athletes, well, clients, and we’re still growing. Every day, we get someone new,” Adkins said. “Our goal was to have 125 in a year, and we’ll hit that number well before then.”

Their clients asked them to open another facility in Pikeville.

CrossFit Experior is currently finishing construction of a new gym on Adams Road in Pikeville, near the Christ Central School. It is expected to open with a grand celebration in September.

This facility will provide more than 2,000 sq. ft. for workouts indoors, ample space for outdoor workouts and all the amenities required to operate a CrossFit center.

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman that is utilized by millions of people across the globe. CrossFit Experior is currently the only gym that has earned affiliation with the CrossFit chain in both southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.

Local residents may have heard that CrossFit clients flip oversized tires, lift weights, participate in gymnastics and do other types of exercises, but the owners of CrossFit Experior say it’s about much more than that.

CrossFit teaches people what fitness it, how to attain it, how to move safely and effectively and how to combine the right type of nutrition to maintain a healthy body. It is open to any person of any skill level and any age.

“It not easy or simple to explain, but it is constantly varied, high intensity, functional fitness, and it’s broad and inclusive, no matter what fitness level is, no matter your age. I can take my elite athletes or my grandma, anyone can do it,” said Potter.

Adkins explained that CrossFit, and the “CrossFit” community becomes a way of life, a way of living. That’s what they want to bring to Pikeville.

“We love it. We have loved it from day one and we want to share it with everyone,” she said. “We are definitely interested in helping people. We’ve had a lot of people come to this gym who have not had any type of workout until that, and they loved it.”

Their oldest client in Williamson is 70 years old.

CrossFit instruction is offered in a class setting with certified trainers and coaches in the lead. Each month, the business designates a portion of proceeds to a specific charity, as do all CrossFit locations. Since opening in Williamson, CrossFit Experior has donated funds to help children with autism receive therapy and provide shoes for children in need. For every Facebook check-in the business gets in July, CrossFit Experior will donate funds to help purchase medications for animals that have been rescued.

It’s that sense of community that Adkins loves. She calls the Williamson gym her family and says she would feel at home at any other CrossFit location.

Potter loves what CrossFit is teaching him and what he gets to teach others about the fitness training.

“I love it for the fact that it is training you and preparing you for anything physical that life would throw at you,” he said. “You have to be mentally strong, as well as physically strong. You cannot train a bad diet. You live for your overall health, your life. You’re being active and you’re eating well.”

The date of the Pikeville opening will be announced at a later date.

For details about upcoming classes in Williamson, visit, Crossfit Experior on Facebook or call 606-369-2334 or 606-794-1880.

ELKHORN CITY — If you ask Michael Carter why he offers pest control services, he won’t tell you — specifically — it’s because he enjoys killing insects and rodents.

He’ll tell you that he enjoys his job; he’s good at it; and, then, he’ll say simply, “It’s the people,” I love getting to see new people, helping new people, helping them get rid of their pest problems.” 

That’s what he enjoys most about his job, which, he explains, is about much more than just ridding residences and businesses of a few pests.

He said, “Pest problems, in some instances, can raise health concerns for some homeowners. If you’ve got a bad enough roach or mouse or rat problem, it can adversely affect your health. Doing this work allows me to help homeowners with those problems.”

Carter opened Appalachian Pest Control in Elkhorn City in May, and he brings with him 20 years of experience in the pest control business.

He started out with a nationally-known pest control company in 1996 and worked his way up the ladder to a management position before quitting to open a new business, a tobacco store, with his wife Anita.

Now, Anita assists him by taking calls for Appalachian Pest Control as she runs the tobacco store, located on the Regina-Belcher Highway in Elkhorn City.

Appalachian Pest Control serves commercial and residential customers in Virginia and Kentucky, and Carter is licensed and certified, as required by law.

The 43-year-old says he takes pride in offering “service after the sale” by calling on former customers to ensure their pest problems did not return.

The business is located at 10289 Regina Belcher Highway in Elkhorn City.

For details, call 606-424-0290 or 606-754-4807.

Local fireworks will be visible after dark on days indicated at the following locations:

Friday, July 3

•Coal Run

•Fishtrap Lake

•South Williamson

Saturday, July 4

•Elkhorn City

•Fleming Neon







Celebrate July 4 with these activities:

July 3

COAL RUN: The city of Coal Run Village, the Coal Run Village Volunteer Fire Department and local sponsors invite the public to an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3, in the Coal Run City Park. Live entertainment will be provided by Sons of FM and Miss Celeste Turner, free hot dogs and refreshments will be offered as long as they are available, and activities will include corn hole, inflatables and other games. A fireworks show will begin between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

FISHTRAP LAKE: The Millard Rescue and Fire Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to their annual Fourth of July celebration at Fishtrap Lake. The event begins at the spillway area at 6 p.m. on July 3 with inflatables, food and refreshments, water safety activities and other events. The fireworks show will begin at dusk.

PIKEVILLE — The city of Pikeville and the Pikeville Main Street Program invites the public to Main Street Live, beginning at 7 p.m. on July 3, in the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Pikeville. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Jeff Clair and Half Past Lonesome will perform.

SOUTH WILLIAMSON: The Belfry Volunteer Fire Department will host its 34th annual fireworks show, “Thunder in the Valley,” in South Williamson shortly after 10 p.m. on July 3. The department will host its annual “Boot Drive” fundraising road block all day on July 3 at the entrances of the Southside Mall and Walmart. It’s called “Fill the Boot & Watch us Shoot.” People generally line up at the Southside Mall to watch the fireworks. The mall hosts a Freedom Fest in the parking lot and in the mall’s center court.

July 3-4

PRESTONSBURG: The city of Prestonsburg, Archer Park and the Prestonsburg Fire Department invites the public to its annual Fourth of July celebration. Casey’s Rides will open its carnival at Archer Park on July 1 and it will remain open through July 4. Armbands with access to all rides will be sold nightly for $15 per person and for $10 on July 4. The city’s fireworks display will begin after dark on July 4. They will be visible throughout town.

TOMAHAWK: The Appalachian Speedway and MX Park, located at Tomahawk in Martin County, invites the public to its grand opening. Gates open at the go-kart and dirt drag racing track at 2 p.m. on July 3-4 and races start at 6 p.m. For details, visit the racetrack’s Facebook page.

July 4

ELKHORN CITY: The Elkhorn City Fire Department and Elkhorn City invites the public to the annual Fourth on the Fork celebration, which begins at 2 p.m. on July 4. This event features inflatables, food booths and performances by the Dirty 460 Band (3 p.m.); Mirrored Image (5 p.m.); Magic of Joseph Young (7 p.m.); and the Perkins Brothers (8 p. m.). The fireworks show will begin at dark.

FLEMING NEON: The Neon Area Days Committee invites the public to a city-wide yard sale on July 4 beginning at 9 a.m. A fireworks display will begin at dark.

JENKINS: The city of Jenkins invites the public to its annual fireworks display after dark on July 4. The Jenkins pool will be open to the public until 9 p.m.

MARTIN: The city of Martin and its tourism department invites the public to its 4th of July Bash with live music beginning at 5 p.m. on July 4 on the city stage. The event features inflatables, various activities, and music by Ally Davis, Ralph Stanley II, the Bryant Family and Southern Blend. Bluegrass Championship Wrestling will begin at 7 p.m. with Nikita Koloff and Bobby Fulton. Fireworks will begin at dark.

PIKEVILLE AIRPORT: Hillbilly Christmas in July is giving people the opportunity to run for a good cause on July 4 with the first-ever White Lightning 5K/Half Marathon at the Pikeville/Pike County Airport. For details, visit or call 606-422-3868.

PIKEVILLE CITY PARK: The city of Pikeville and various sponsors invite the public to its July 4 celebration in the Pikeville City Park at 6 p.m. on July 4. Darrell Mullins and his band Mountain Dew will perform at 6:30 p.m., a hot dog eating contest will be held at 8 p.m., inflatables will be available and other activities will be held. The fireworks display will begin at about 10 p.m.

PIKEVILLE UNDER THE FIREWORKS: Pike County Tourism Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Food City and the Hilton Garden Inn invites the public to the 4th of July under the Fireworks at the Hilton Garden Inn terrace in Pikeville, featuring music by Jim Hunt and the Jaguars, a special meal, door prizes, face painting and activities. Funds will be used to showcase regional artists at the Kentucky State Fair. To register, visit

WHITESBURG: The city of Whitesburg invites the public to its annual Fourth of July Bash, featuring inflatables and other activities beginning at 5 p.m. at Riverside Park. The band Sundy Best will take the stage at 8 p.m. and the fireworks display will follow their performance.

WHEELWRIGHT: The city of Wheelwright invites the public to a city-wide yard sale from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4. All vendors may set up free. Activities include live music, food and activities throughout the day. For details, call 606-452-4202.

MINNIE: The public is invited the to enjoy fireworks and food at the Minnie Park in Floyd County beginning at noon on July 4. Local fire department officials are also hosting fireworks at Weeksbury.

July 3-5

•JENNY WILEY PARK: Jenny Wiley State Resort Park invites the public to celebrate Independence Day all weekend, with live music at the May Lodge during “Friday after Five” on July 3, a Kentucky Chautauqua program featuring Mel Hankla as George Rogers Clark at 7 p.m. on July 3 at the campground and dancing at the campground each night at 8 p.m. For details, call 800-325-0142.

•BREAKS PARK: The Breaks Interstate Park invites the public to enjoy several July 4 events over the weekend, including performances by Backwoods Bluegrass Boys at 7 p.m. on July 4 at the amphitheater as well as various hikes, a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest and other activities throughout the weekend. For details, visit the park’s Facebook page or call 276-865-4413.

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Pramesh Dhakal, MD, general cardiologist.

Dr. Dhakal received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal.  He completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Dr. Dhakal is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the National Board of Echocardiography.

Dr. Dhakal specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

“I have always wanted to do things to make people feel better,” he said.  “I am the first physician in my family and am committed to providing compassionate care for my patients.”

When asked why he chose PMC he said, “The PMC Heart Institute has a fantastic team of physicians.  I feel this part of Kentucky is an area where I can put my skills and knowledge to work.  I also have prior work experience with two of my colleagues, Dr. Denzil Harris and Dr. Christian Del Carpio.  They have nothing but great things to say about PMC.”

Dr. Dhakal has been published and was voted “best teacher” by the medical students during his residency.  He was also appointed as Chief Resident of the residency program.

He enjoys soccer, music, bicycling and spending time with his wife, PMC Hospitalist Dr. Shalinee Jha, and their two children.

Dr. Dhakal is located in the Heart and Vascular Institute on the first floor of the Elliott Building.  For more information, call 606-218-3500. To schedule a physician appointment, call 606-218-1000.

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Mahesh Aradhya, MD, general cardiologist.

Dr. Aradhya received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India and completed his cardiology fellowship at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Penn.  He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Aradhya specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

“Cardiology allows me to work with advanced technology every day,” said Dr. Aradhya. “I appreciate cardiology’s wide variety of subspecialties and am committed to providing my patients the quality care.”

When considering his relocation to PMC he was impressed with the hospital’s potential for growth and their Christian values. 

He said, “Pikeville is very welcoming.  It is a great place to raise a family.  We are happy to be part of the community.”

He enjoys working out at the gym, traveling and spending time with his wife, Sindhu, and their two children.

Dr. Aradhya is located in the Heart and Vascular Institute on the first floor of the Elliott Building. For more information, call 606-218-3500. To schedule a physician appointment, call 606-218-1000.