Published on June 24, 2021

'The Doc is In' features smoking and vaping panel

VP for Population Health Jim Tidwell, MD, hosted five panelists for a seminar discussing the health effects of smoking and vaping. The panelists included:

  • Shiloh Fisher, Health and Wellness Specialist
  • Brad Brasher, MD, Owensboro Health Pulmonology
  • Brandon Taylor, DMD, Clinical Director of the Community Dental Clinic
  • Michael Kelley, MD, Owensboro Health Chief Medical Officer, OH Cardiology
  • Rich Nading, Tobacco Control Coordinator, Green River District Health Department

Those wishing to continue their journey toward a smoke-free life can register for the Freedom from Smoking program online.

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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.