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Brodhead Family Care now open

Finley Hendrickson, M.D., returns to Brodhead to practice family medicine

Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Dr. Finley Hendrickson, along with nurse practitioner Barbara Prather, are bringing family health care to the town of Brodhead.

Brodhead Family Care, part of Rockcastle Regional Hospital’s healthcare system, is now open and offering the same quality services as the hospital’s main campus in Mt. Vernon.

Dr. Hendrickson, a native of Brodhead, and Barbara Prather, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, are seeing patients there in a newly renovated office building at 46 West Main Street.

Dr. Hendrickson retired from his Danville practice in 2016, and when the opportunity arose, he was ready to begin practicing in his hometown.

“I always thought Brodhead is a place that needs a rural health clinic,” he said. “This gives people in Brodhead and Crab Orchard a place they can go to get the care they need.”

The practice, which is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, features new exam rooms and equipment. The staff – receptionist Heather Bustle and nurse Hope Johnson – are also from Brodhead.
“I’ve been impressed with the staff and facility,” Dr. Hendrickson said, “and the hospital has been very supportive.”

“We’re very pleased to be able to provide this level of quality care to the residents of Brodhead and Crab Orchard,” said Stephen A. Estes, Rockcastle Regional president and CEO. “With Dr. Hendrickson’s years of experience and the level of respect he has earned, and given that he is from Brodhead, we couldn’t have found a better fit. Add to that the experience of Barbara Prather, and we feel confident that we are meeting the need for family care in Brodhead.”

Prather brings more than 30 years of experience as a nurse in varied settings, but she’s always been attracted to family practice, and she knew that’s what she wanted to pursue once she became a nurse practitioner.

“I chose to be a family nurse practitioner so I could work directly with people of all ages,” said Prather, who lives in Somerset. “I want to help them to live healthier lives.”

To make an appointment or for more information, call 758-4748.

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