2016 is a year of professional transition for me. I have always worn two hats, so to speak: chief medical officer for Stewart Home & School and managing partner of Fayette Surgical Associates, Lexington’s busiest general and vascular surgery practice. As many know, I have always conducted a Monday evening clinic and additionally speak daily with the medical staff office. This supplements our health care team’s work which includes our own nurses, med-techs and night watch along with the nurse practitioner primary care specialists from Bluegrass Extended Care, who specialize in adult internal medicine and long-term care facility treatment. I have reduced my OR time this year by one third. Effective January 2017, I will conclude my surgery practice to be here full-time. The medical side will be my traditional focus, but the new time will be administrative, co-managing operations with Barry Banker. Come January, I’ll be wearing one hat.
– John D. Stewart