Published on January 17, 2017

New Physician Assistant Joins Owensboro Health Medical Group - Cardiology

A new provider has joined Owensboro Health Medical Group, caring for cardiology patients at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Owensboro native Ben Rhodes, PA-C joins Owensboro Health Medical Group - Cardiology on Jan. 9, 2017. Rhodes is a graduate of Whitesville Trinity High School. He holds an associate’s degree in biotechnology from Owensboro Community and Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in biology from Western Kentucky University, and both a bachelor’s degree in health science and master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Butler University in Indianapolis.

Rhodes said he feels it’s important to build rapport with his patients.

“Mainly it's getting to help people,” Rhodes said. “You can get to know patients and help treat or even cure their illnesses, which improves their lives. Ultimately, I think it is important to offer patients your time. Allowing patients to present their symptoms and offering appropriate patient education is paramount.”

Patients who want more information about Owensboro Health providers or who wish to schedule an appointment can call 270-417-7500.

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; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.

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