Physicians

WKU TEAM PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL CONSULTANTS




Dr. David Richards, MD
Orthopaedics

Dr. Richards received his medical degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He completed his internship in general surgery and his orthopedic residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Richards completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Lipscomb Clinic at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to coming to Bowling Green, Dr. Richards practiced general orthopedics in Lexington, Kentucky for 6 years.

Dr. Richards has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital, The Medical Center at Bowling Green, Logan Memorial Hospital and The Medical Center at Franklin. Memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Kentucky Medical Association, Kentucky Orthopedic Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society. He is a member of the Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber of Commerce.



Dr. John T. Burch, MD
Orthopaedics

Dr. Burch received his medical degree and internships at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed his residency training at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Burch is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has been practicing general Orthopedics in Bowling Green, Kentucky since 1991.

Dr. Burch has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital and the Medical Center at Bowling Green. Memberships include the Kentucky Academy of Science, Kentucky Medical Association, Warren County Medical Society, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, KMA Legislative Activities. Dr. Burch is a member of the Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber of Commerce.



Dr. Phil Turner, MD
General Medicine / Emergency Medicine

Dr. Turner received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. He completed his internship at the University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital in Knoxville, and his residency at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Turner currently serves as an Emergency Room Physician at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield, KY. Prior to his current position at Twin Lakes, Dr. Turner practiced general medicine in Bowling Green, KY for 23 years.

Dr. Turner is board certified in Advanced Pediatric, Adult, Cardiac, and Trauma Life Support and has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital, and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.



Dr. Richard D. Welch, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Welch received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed his residency training at the University of South Carolina – Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Dr. Welch is certified by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and the South Carolina Board of Medicine Registration.

Dr. Welch has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital and The Medical Center in Bowling Green. He has been practicing family medicine in Bowling Green, KY since 1998. Memberships include the American Medical Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Society of Endoscopy, the Kentucky Medical Association, and the Kentucky Academy of Family Practice.



Dr. Wayne Bush, MD
General Surgery

Dr. Bush received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Bush is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and has been practicing general surgery in Bowling Green, Kentucky since 1997.

Dr. Bush has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital, The Medical Center at Bowling Green, and The Medical Center at Scottsville. He is a Fellow of The American College of Surgery.




Dr. Andrew M. Burt, DMD
Dentistry

Dr. Burt received his dental degree at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. He has been practicing General Dentistry in Bowling Green, Ky., since 1997. Dr. Burt has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital and the Medical Center of Bowling Green.

Memberships include the Academy of Sports Dentistry, American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, Pennyrile Dental Association (President 2001-2002), and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Burt, with Bluegrass Oral Health Center, is a member of the Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber of Commerce.



Cindy Hudson, PT, MS, OCS
Physical Therapy 

Cindy Hudson joined the WKU Athletic Training Support Staff as a Physical Therapist in August of 2009.  She currently assists in the post-surgical rehabilitation of all WKU Athletes on-site at WKU’s athletic training facilities in addition to her clinical responsibilities as a physical therapist at Western Kentucky Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Associates.  An alumnus of WKU, Cindy earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Education from WKU in 2009 after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Louisville in 2003.  She is a licensed Physical Therapist, and earned the credential of Orthopedic Certified Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2009.  Cindy is married to WKU Head Volleyball coach Travis Hudson, and the couple currently reside in Bowling Green with their two sons Tyler, and Drew.

 

Dr. Craig A. Beard, MD
Orthopaedics - Emeritus

After 24 years of devoted service as the lead team physician for WKU athletics, Dr. Beard retired from this role in December of 2011.  A veteran on “the hill”, he was a member of the WKU football team from 1975 – 1977 before earning his medical degree from the University of Kentucky.  He returned to Bowling Green to serve as a medical consultant for his alma mater in 1987.  
    
Dr. Beard continues to practice orthopaedics at Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates in Bowling Green, KY since 1987.

Dr. Beard received his medical degree and internship at the University of
Kentucky in Lexington, having completed his orthopedic residency training at the
University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington as well. He is certified by the
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Beard has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital, The Medical Center at Bowling Green and The Medical Center at Franklin. He is a member of the Kentucky Orthopedic Society, Kentucky Medical Association, Warren County Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Bowling Green / Warren County Chamber of Commerce.

 
 




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