Published on April 10, 2019

Darby Cole, MD to practice at family medicine residency

Dr. Cole will continue to see patients in Ohio County as he takes on new faculty role OWENSBORO, Ky. (April 10, 2019) – Beginning May 6, 2019, Dr. Darby Cole of Ohio County will assume a faculty position with the University of Louisville Family Medicine Residency program in Owensboro.

At the same time he is taking on this new faculty role, Dr. Cole will maintain a presence at Owensboro Health Medical Group – Family Medicine in Ohio County. His office, located at 1213 N. Main St. in Beaver Dam, will be open five days a week, with Dr. Cole seeing patients two of those days. Donna Embry, APRN will continue to see patients in the practice as well.

Beginning in 2020, medical residents will also rotate to Dr. Cole’s office in Ohio County and will be able to see patients, providing expanded access to primary care services for people in Ohio County and the surrounding communities.

The UofL Family Medicine Residency Program is made possible through a collaboration with Owensboro Health that will complete physician training while providing expanded access to care for patients within the Owensboro Health service area. The residency is currently in the accreditation process and will begin accepting students in 2020.

Learn more about the partnership in the original media release from September 2018.

Contact: Dariush Shafa, Marketing Specialist, Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7738, (C) 270-925-0227,

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