Published on October 05, 2015

Owensboro Health Welcomes Dr. Brian Alexis and Dr. Blake Vincent to McAuley Primary Care

Dr. Brian Alexis

Dr. Brian Alexis

For Dr. Brian Alexis, becoming a doctor always sounded like the career to pursue.

“I always wanted to be a doctor. I liked the idea of having a challenging job where I would still get the chance to help people,” Dr. Alexis said.

A native of Clarksville, Tenn., Dr. Alexis earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at East Tennessee State University. He completed medical school at Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. His internship and residency rotations were done at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

Dr. Alexis said he chose family medicine because he not only enjoys helping people, but forging relationships with them that can ultimately benefit their health and that of their families.

“I like the idea of having a personal relationship with my patients, having them come to me with any of their problems. There's a wide variety (of issues in family medicine) for me to see,”

Dr. Alexis said Owensboro Health and the community itself both seemed like great choices because of the location, the people and the opportunities.

“Owensboro is close enough to home where I can go see my family,” Dr. Alexis said. “Everybody at Owensboro health was welcoming and they have a forward thinking attitude. Owensboro is a great place to settle down and have a family.”

In his spare time, Dr. Alexis said he enjoys golf, going out to new restaurants, spending time with his girlfriend and visiting family.

Dr. Blake Vincent

Dr. Blake Vincent

For Dr. Blake Vincent, the path to becoming a physician started with watching loved ones fight for their lives.

“I had a few terminally ill family members and I always felt a draw to medicine, from that perspective,” Dr. Vincent said. “My dad came down with cancer when I was finishing up undergrad and that drew me into it too.”

Dr. Vincent is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he double-majored in biology and psychology. He completed medical school at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed internship and residency rotations at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

Dr. Vincent said choosing his field within medicine came down to variety and being able to help patients with whatever their needs might be.

“I chose it because I liked everything. I couldn't narrow it down. I did rotations in other specialties and family medicine lets me do a little bit of everything,” Dr. Vincent said.

Dr. Vincent said Owensboro Health offered him a great opportunity to do that for patients.

“It works out well. Just in talking with different hospitals during the recruitment process, I felt Owensboro Health was growing and heading in the right direction,” Dr. Vincent said.

A native of Muhlenberg County, Dr. Vincent said Owensboro also lets him stay close to family and have the amenities of a larger community.

“It's a good balance. Owensboro has a young age demographic and that population is expanding. The riverfront is growing,” Dr. Vincent said.

In his free time, Dr. Vincent enjoys sports, including basketball and soccer, as well as time on Barkley Lake in the summers, skiing in the summer and competitive shooting throughout the year.

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About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit

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