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St. Claire HealthCare Welcomes OB/GYN, Rachael Kelsey, MD, to Its Medical Staff

St. Claire HealthCare Welcomes OB/GYN, Rachael Kelsey, MD, to Its Medical Staff

St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) is proud to welcome Rachael Kelsey, MD, to its growing medical staff. Dr. Kelsey provides obstetric and gynecological services at UK Morehead Women’s Healthcare and is now accepting new patients.

When asked what she finds most rewarding about her practice, Dr. Kelsey quickly responded continuity of care, adding that she also loves delivering babies … ‘that’s obviously a lot of fun.’

“I love that with OB/GYN, you’re seeing women from adolescence all the way through their whole life and you have something to provide in every stage of that,” said Dr. Kelsey. “I love the continuity of care. You have a relationship with your patients …you’re seeing them every year.”

Dr. Kelsey is no stranger to rural medicine or St. Claire HealthCare for that matter. With both her parents working in the medical field, she’s been exposed to rural medicine from a young age. Her father, Craig Burrows, MD, is a local family medicine physician and her mother, Brenda, is a registered nurse.

She always knew she wanted to practice medicine in a rural setting. So, after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2013, she applied to UK’s Rural Physician Leadership Program and trained at St. Claire HealthCare during her third and fourth years of medical school.

“I learned more about the hospital and got to know the people here better and understand the unique characteristics and needs of the people in the community,” she said.

Dr. Kelsey was always interested in midwifery and family medicine, and after she was exposed to surgery and realized how much she loved surgery, she decided to move forward with a specialty in OB/GYN.

After earning her medical degree from UK in 2018, Dr. Kelsey went on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at TriHealth (Good Samaritan Hospital) in Cincinnati, Ohio, where more than 10,000 babies are delivered each year. It was a very different setting than she had experienced during medical school.

“There were so many doctors,” said Dr. Kelsey. “I always would say I didn’t want to be in a place where there’s a hundred OB/GYNs. I wanted to come to a place where I was needed. I wanted to be here in Morehead.”

She and her husband, Sean, along with their two kids, are happy to be back home, close to family.

Dr. Kelsey is now accepting new patients at UK Morehead Women’s Healthcare, located on the 3rd floor of the St. Claire Medical Pavilion, at 245 Flemingsburg Rd. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 606.207.2931.