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Dr. Brett Akers Joins CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in London


LONDON, Ky. (June 22, 2022) – Brett Akers, DO, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Urology in London. With a passion for urology and a love for his home state, Dr. Akers is looking forward to sharing his extensive experience with patients in southeastern Kentucky.

“My father was a family physician, so I was always around medicine,” said Dr. Akers. “Ever since then, I knew I wanted to be a physician. When I was in medical school, I decided I wanted to do something in surgery.”

With a desire to serve the greater good, Dr. Akers, who is originally from McDowell, Kentucky, obtained his undergraduate degree at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, and his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Iowa. He completed a urological surgery residency through Michigan State University Garden City Hospital Campus in Garden City, Michigan, before beginning his medical career in Pikeville in 2001.

Dr. Akers is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in urological surgery.

Dr. Akers said his mission in returning to Eastern Kentucky is to address any issues that play a large role in urological health and notes that he sees patients at every stage in life. “Urology is a birth to the grave type of specialty. People throughout the whole spectrum need urologists for all sorts of reasons,” he said. “Eastern Kentucky is the middle of the ‘stone belt.’ There are a lot of issues with kidney stones in the area.”

Dr. Akers’s philosophy on patient care is that you “treat everybody like you are family. My number one thing is, treat people the way you want to be treated and the way you want your family to be treated.”

When Dr. Akers isn’t caring for his fellow Kentuckians, he enjoys spending time with his family doing various aquatic activities, traveling, and cheering on University of Kentucky football and basketball teams. Dr. Akers has been married to his wife, Debbie, a physical therapist, for 21 years.  

“Our family is in Kentucky and we like being in Kentucky,” said Dr. Akers. “If you’re from Eastern Kentucky, you have that connection. People there need help. The Good Lord puts you where He wants you.” 

Dr. Akers is accepting new patients and practices at 1025 Saint Joseph Lane in London. To make an appointment, visit www.CHISaintJosephHealth.org or call 606.864.4040.

 

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group 

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 16 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.

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Brett Akers, DO, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Urology in London.

Publish date: 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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