STEPHANIE DUTTON, MD
To Our Women First Patients:
The physicians and staff of Women First acknowledge Dr. Stephanie Dutton who, after much thought and soul searching, has decided to leave her practice at Women First in order to focus on her family.
Dr. Dutton’s last day with Women First will be August 18, 2013. Until then, she will continue to care for her established patients and will also be available for emergency care. If you are one of Dr. Dutton’s current patients, we hope that you will allow us to continue to provide you with comprehensive health care as our patient at Women First.
To coordinate your next appointment with the physician of your choice, please call our office directly at 502-891-8700 and select “*” or contact us through our patient portal on the web site. Find out more about Dr. Dutton’s physician partners here.
All of us at Women First will miss Dr. Dutton very much; it has been a privilege working with her these past nine years, and we wish Dr. Dutton and her family all the best.
The Physicians at Women First
Kristen Hord, physician assistant at Women First, and her husband, Shannon Hord, along with big brother Cameron, proudly introduce the newest addition to their family:
Colin Martin Hord
Born May 3, 2013
7 pounds, 11 ounces
20-1/2 inches long
Kaitlin Sullivan, physician assistant at Women First, and her husband, William Patrick Sullivan II, proudly announce the birth of their son:
William Patrick Sullivan III
Born June 28, 2013
7 pounds, 2 ounces
21 inches long
Congratulations to Kristen and Kaitlin and their families…from all of us at Women First!
Women First of Louisville is pleased to announce that Katie Kustes, APRN (Nurse Practitioner) joined our practice effective January 4, 2013.
Katie Kustes APRN
Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have also obtained a masters or doctorate degree in a specialty area of nursing, such as obstetrics and gynecology. They provide a full range of healthcare services similar to those of a physician. Katie is a member of our team and working with Dr. Rebecca Booth. Katie is passionate about her career in Women’s Health and she received her degree in Nurse Practitioner studies from the University of Colorado. Katie welcomes new patients and has readily available appointments to see Dr. Booth’s established patients. Katie provides women’s health and gynecological care such as; routine well-care, family planning visits (including IUD and Nexplanon insertions), menopause management, medication concerns, post-operative appointments and has availability for urgent matters on a same day basis. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Women First of Louisville is pleased to announce that Kristen Hord, P.A.-C (Physician Assistant) joined our practice effective November 12, 2012.
KRISTEN HORD, PA-C
Physician Assistants practice medicine as part of a physician-led team. Kristen is a member of our team and has her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky. She is new to the Louisville area from Lexington and is an Owensboro, Ky native. Kristen is married to Shannon Hord and they have a toddler son. Kristen works with Dr. Ann Grider and she has a true love of working with and getting to know people. Kristen welcomes new patients and has available appointments to see Dr. Grider's established patients. Kristen provides women's health and gynecological care such as; routine well-women care, family planning visits (including IUD and Nexplanon insertions), menopause management, medication concerns, post-op appointments and has availability for more urgent matters on a same day basis. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
WOMEN FIRST OF LOUISVILLE
REGARDING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
In accordance with a new state law your physician is now required to take additional steps before prescribing some controlled substances. Guidelines in this state have been set up by the Kentucky Board of Licensure to assure safety and compliance with these state regulations. This applies to both long term and intermittent treatment.
A controlled substance has the potential to become habit forming and could have the potential to be addicting. Overdoses can be lethal. Some examples of the more commonly prescribed controlled substances are: Percocet, Xanax, and Ambien. For a full list see: www.kbml.ky.gov.
In order to prescribe a controlled substance the physician must run a KASPER report on the patient along with other administrative and treatment requirements. KASPER stands for Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System. It is an electronic system used to monitor controlled substances prescribed by Kentucky physicians and dispensed in Kentucky pharmacies.
In order to receive continued treatment with these medications the patient must have an appointment and an exam every 90 days.
If you have questions as to the nature of these requirements, please see: www.kbml.ky.gov.
If you are concerned that these regulations will negatively affect your medical care,
please call your local state representative to voice your concern.
Find us on Facebook!
On Monday, October 3, 2011 we launched the Women First of Louisville Facebook page. Please go to our page and Like it to become a fan! Click on the Facebook icon below to directly connect to our Facebook page.
Women First will be sharing news and information on Facebook that we feel is important for our patients and women in our community to be informed about. We encourage you to interact with us by posting photos of your children delivered by Women First in addition to sharing your experiences with our practice.
Please note that we will not be answering specific medical questions, account inquiries, or appointment/scheduling requests on Facebook. Contact our office directly at 502.891.8700 regarding your specific questions or concerns.
We thank you in advance for becoming a fan of Women First on Facebook. Remember to tell your friends and family about our new page….and visit often for changing content and news you can use.
Women First…keeping in touch so you stay in touch.