It can be difficult to keep your health a priority. With our busy lives, visiting the doctor can fall to the wayside. With that in mind, we’ve made the task of finding a doctor slightly easier by providing a comprehensive list of 809 doctors in 64 specialties throughout Northern Kentucky.

Our directory is based off the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure’s July 2014 list of physicians (MDs and DOs) throughout Boone, Kenton, Grant and Campbell counties. We checked the list for the most current office addresses and phone numbers, eliminating those still licensed but reported as inactive by the state and retaining those with offices elsewhere but listed as still practicing in Northern Kentucky. Many physicans have multiple office locations, but only one location was included in the list. Doctors are listed under the speciality they are listed with on the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure’s list. Questions or concerns regarding listing content should be directed to the Board of Medical Licensure.


Dr. Mary Ann Barnes

Family Medicine
St. Elizabeth Family Practice • Edgewood

The reputation of integrative medicine has vastly changed since Dr. Mary Ann Barnes became a practicing physician more than 30 years ago.

“They thought I was a quack, and some people still wonder,” says Dr. Barnes jokingly. She now serves as the assistant director and third year coordinator for St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Barnes started experimenting with Eastern medicine, like acupuncture, when it was far from the norm. Her venture into alternative treatment is indicative of her diverse concern for medical and social issues.

Her efforts include supporting local clinics for homeless, teaching domestic violence awareness in the Ukraine and authoring Fat Cells, Beauty and You! An Exploration of the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Dimensions of Weight Management for a Lifetime.

Dr. Barnes passion for helping others, which led her into the family medicine field, still drives her today. She hopes the resident doctors she mentors will find the same satisfaction she has.

“I think the biggest thing that I hope they come away with is that we’re part of a profession where we have a responsibility to take care of everyone in the population, including the people who don’t have resources or money. We’re obliged by the oath and the honor that we were given.”

 



Dr. Sheena Boury
Family Medicine
Christ Hospital Physicians • Fort Wright

Family medicine allows physicians to work with a diverse set of age groups experiencing a broad set of symptoms.

Dr. Sheena Boury, a family physician with The Christ Hospital in Fort Wright, decided to enter the field for exactly that reason.

“I find all specialties very interesting, but family medicine incorporates all of it,” says Dr. Boury, a British native. “It’s something I really enjoy.”

After leaving her small village outside of London, Dr. Boury traveled to the Cayman Islands for medical school. Her work then took her to Maine and Michigan before landing at The Christ Hospital, where she’s been for five years.

Along with family practice, Dr. Boury’s work includes wound care and treating patients with a range of problems stemming from diabetes, traumatic injuries and surgeries.

“It’s really interesting. It brings in a different population of patients who are sometimes more sick, which is always a challenge,” says Dr. Boury. “It’s rewarding because you can see the healing take shape week by week.”

Since her work covers such a wide spectrum, the new health care laws have left a large footprint on her daily job.

“I think choices for patients are going to get smaller, unfortunately,” says Dr. Boury. “But I think general access to care is getting better… Now you can email your doctor or access your medical records online.”

 



Dr. Justin J. Kruer

Pain Medicine
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine • Erlanger

Dr. Justin J. Kruer of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is no stranger to treating patients with chronic pain. After completing his undergraduate degree at The University of Notre Dame and medical school at the University of Louisville, Dr. Kruer decided that he enjoyed helping people with this particular ailment.

“It was an opportunity to interact with patients, get to know them and help them improve their quality of life,” says Dr. Kruer.

Dr. Kruer is an anesthesiologist and is fellowship trained in Pain Management, licensed in both Kentucky and Arizona. Practicing for seven years, Dr. Kruer has been at the Beacon Erlanger location for nearly a year.

“Chronic pain management has its role in medicine,” says Dr. Kruer. “With an aging population and people living longer, I can see this industry expanding over the next 10-20 years.”

Using a multidisciplinary treatment approach, Dr. Kruer’s team helps patients with pain of all varieties—such as headaches, lower back, neck, nerve, pain related to cancer and joint pain.

Treatments range from injections to radiofrequency ablation to intrathecal pump management.

“It’s rewarding to see people get out of chronic pain and live a normal, happy life,” says Dr. Kruer.

 



Dr. Douglas P. Poon

Pediatric and Adolescent medicine
Drs. Bishop, Adams, Poon, Berger and Young • Florence

Children are often easier to treat than their parents, says Dr. Douglas Poon, a Florence pediatrician.

“It’s fun taking care of kids,” he says. “Not everybody thinks that, but children are generally healthy and you can make more changes in a child’s life than you often can in an adult. Adults tend to be set in their ways and it’s harder to have an influence on them. With a kid, you have more of an opportunity to have an impact.”

The youngest of seven children of a Cincinnati ophthalmologist, Dr. Poon says even as a high school student at St. Xavier he knew he was destined for medical care. After pre-med at Boston College and while earning his medical degree at St. Louis University, he was draw to pediatric care.

“I really enjoyed my pediatric rotation. At that point, I had pretty much decided that was what I would do,” he says.

His patients range from infants to students in their 20s, and he deals with a full range of illnesses.

“We’re still very much primary care in that we see kids with minor illnesses like ear infections, injuries: all the common things. But we also treat very complex cases such as congenital diseases: heart problems, asthma, diabetes and other chronic conditions. And we see a lot of children with psychiatric issues, obesity, depression, anxiety and attention issues.”

 



Dr. Robert Sisk

Ophthalmology
Cincinnati Eye Institute • Crestview Hills

Growing up in Lexington, Robert Sisk enjoyed chemistry and photography. He’s put both into practice as one of the area’s leading ophthalmologists at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Dr. Sisk, who earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and did his residency at the University of Cincinnati, says he finds patients really care about their vision.

“With a lot of chronic diseases, people aren’t willing to make lifestyle changes to be able to do anything to modify the course of their disease. But people care a lot about their vision and are willing to make changes,” he says.

As a retinal surgeon, Dr. Sisk sees patients from all age groups: from children dealing with diabetes, a leading cause of blindness for those under 50, to mature adults dealing with age-related macular degeneration. He says he’s particularly interested in genetic-related retinal disease.

“Previously, all we were able to do was provide a diagnosis and provide some basic genetic counseling... But now, there’s some great research using stem cells and gene therapy that’s offering patients some hope for something that will change their course.”

 



Dr. Sarah E. Weinel

Dermatology
Dermatology Specialists of NKY • Crestview Hills

Choosing to follow a career in medicine was easy for Dr. Sarah Weinel of Dermatology Specialists of NKY.

“I loved science from as early as I can remember,” she says. “I really didn’t know which field I wanted to go into when I first started medical school, but then I took a class in dermatology and knew I was home.”

Dr. Weinel attended the University of Kentucky for her undergrad, University of Louisville for her medical degree, University of Cincinnati for internal medicine, and completed her residency at the University of Louisville. She has been practicing for nine years, six of which have been in private practice.

On a given day, Dr. Weinel sees anywhere from 35-40 patients, or is performing skin surgeries. “I never know what I see when I walk into the room,” she says. “[Dermatology] is a combination of cerebral and procedural medicine.”

Weinel describes the process of assessing each condition as “being a detective.” She says that when she can treat the condition, she has the chance to not only improve the condition itself but also the confidence and psyche of the patient. New advances in the field include using genetics as a target for chemotherapy, new treatments for psoriasis and the use of lasers.