LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 29, 2022) – Jacob Trapp, DO, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Primary Care in the Palomar Center. Originally from Michigan, Dr. Trapp earned his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at Michigan State University and completed his internships and residencies in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio before moving to Lexington, where his fiancée is a pharmacist.
Dr. Trapp has known his future would be in medicine since he was 10. He initially focused on anesthesiology during medical school, but later transitioned to family medicine.
“I realized how much I missed seeing patients. I found that I was so much happier once I was in the clinic and I’ve never looked back,” Dr. Trapp said. He is looking forward to helping patients in the Lexington area establish continued care.
“The most important thing when it comes to patients is that you have to take them as a whole individual – not just medical problems, but also mind, body and spirit,” said Dr. Trapp. “My favorite experience is when I’m really able to help a patient and have done something to improve their lives, and they come back and say, ‘Dr. Trapp you’ve really made a difference.’”
Trapp’s residency training included a year of internship with Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan, one year of clinical anesthesiology with the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and three years of Family Medicine in New Richmond, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati, at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Residents in the program do clinical training in needy communities across the United States.
Dr. Trapp has completed numerous research and quality assurance (QA) projects during his internship at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan, including one where he helped establish a campus-wide DART, or Difficult Airway Response Team, protocol. Most recently, Dr. Trapp was part of a QA project in Cincinnati studying the clinical benefits of having a behavioral health consultant for patients.
Dr. Trapp is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association. He recently served on several committees for The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Cincinnati.
When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Trapp enjoys cooking, and playing board games and video games. A big fan of all things Disney, Dr. Trapp and his fiancée, Caroline Johnson, a hospital pharmacist at UK HealthCare, will be married at Walt Disney World Resort later this year.
Dr. Trapp is accepting new patients and will practice at 3581 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 125, in Lexington. For more information, call 859.313.6200.
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 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.