Calling the hiring a “significant advancement” for Baptist Health Hardin’s cardiology service line, Thomas Hustead, M.D., medical director for the Baptist Health Hardin Medical Group, announced the hiring of Brian Price, M.D. on Tuesday.
“Baptist Health Hardin continues to raise the bar, and can rival any of the metro hospitals with the addition of Price to the Baptist Health Hardin Medical Group,” Hustead said. “The care provided by an interventional cardiologist like him means that Baptist Health Hardin can now offer minimally invasive cardio procedures — in addition to angioplasty and stenting — such as percutaneous valve repair, embolic protection, and atherectomies. Patients no longer need to drive to Louisville for this critical care.”
According to Hustead, interventional cardiologists study for years to obtain additional training in treating cardiovascular diseases through procedures that predominately use catheters, such as angioplasty and stenting.
Price is thrilled to be joining Baptist Health Hardin.
“I am so pleased to join Baptist Health Hardin’s growing cardiology program,” said Price. “Baptist Health Hardin has shown its dedication to offering patients the very best. Together we will do great things to add cutting-edge cardiac services right here in our own community.”
Price will also provide patients with cardiology services with a special focus on catheter-based treatment of heart diseases, including the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, vascular disease and acquired structural heart disease.
Price received a bachelor of arts degree from West Virginia University with majors in biology, economics, history and political science. He then graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. Continuing his professional development, Price graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine, followed by a Residency Program in Internal Medicine at The University of Louisville. He also completed Fellowships in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Marshall University. Price is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography.
His special interests include complex coronary interventions, general cardiology, interventional treatment of pulmonary embolism and DVT, peripheral arterial endovascular interventions, transesophageal echocardiography.
He will see patients by appointment at Baptist Health Hardin Medical Group Central Cardiology Associates’ offices at 1324 Woodland Drive and at 2407 Ring Road in Elizabethtown as well as Baptist Health Hardin Bardstown Medical Plaza at 3615 E John Rowan Boulevard in Bardstown.
Those who also want to help during the COVID-19 pandemic can donate to the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund at ourhmh.org/online-donations. All gifts directly benefit Baptist Health Hardin caregivers.