Pikeville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Tackett

By: 
Carol Casebolt

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Kristi Tackett, D.O., family medicine physician.

 

Dr. Tackett received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Pikeville and a medical degree at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville. She completed a residency at PMC's Family Practice Clinic.

 

She is board certified in family medicine through the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP).

 

Dr. Tackett specializes in the delivery of comprehensive family medicine for the whole family.

 

"Each day brings something new," she said. "I get to help educate my patients on how to live healthier lifestyles, achieve goals such as tobacco cessation or weight loss and make informed decisions about their medical care."

 

She says it is truly rewarding getting to know patients and gaining their trust through continuity of care.

 

Dr. Tackett said, "I love taking care of my patients and the differences I can make in their lives."

 

Her residency experience at PMC's Family Practice Clinic gave her the opportunity to work closely with Maleshea Hopkins, D.O. and Jennifer Kingery, D.O. She calls them both wonderful, kind and caring physicians.

 

Dr. Tackett said, "Through their wisdom, guidance and support they have helped me grow and develop into the physician I am today. Most importantly they have taught me compassion can be as powerful as any clinical skill."

 

She says compassion, kindness and listening to patients are keys to being a successful physician.

 

Joining the PMC family was an easy decision for Dr. Tackett.

 

She said, "I had a wonderful experience during my residency training here. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing attending physicians who always took the time to teach me. The atmosphere at PMC is warm and welcoming. The hospital is growing and expanding exponentially and I am excited to be part of the team."

 

She says when patients visit her at the office they can expect a caring and friendly environment from both the physicians and staff.

 

"Treating patients' illnesses competently and promptly are always my priority," she said.

 

Dr. Tackett is a native of Pikeville. She graduated from Shelby Valley High School and grew up in and around Pikeville.

 

Dr. Tackett and her husband, Ryan, have one son and one daughter.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, boating and camping.

 

Dr. Tackett is located in the PMC Family Practice Clinic along with Jahnave Gudaru, M.D., Maleshea Hopkins, D.O. and Jennifer Kingery, D.O. at 184 South Mayo Trail, Pikeville.

 

For more information visit www.pikevillehospital.org or to schedule an appointment, call 606-218-4800.