Thank you for selecting Taylor Rural Health for your health care needs. On behalf of the entire staff, we are delighted that you have placed your confidence in us.
Owned by Taylor Regional Hospital since 2010, this primary care practice is located at 805 Burkesville Street in Columbia, Kentucky. Our spacious facility is equipped to meet the primary care needs of this community with 2 providers: an MD and a nurse practitioner. Laboratory services are available for diagnostic evaluations. The operations are in compliance with the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals.
Hours of operation Monday through Friday 8:30 am till 5:00 pm. (Central)
|Phone number 270-384-1110
Fax phone 270-384-4241
Walk-ins are welcome, however appointments are recommended to help minimize your waiting time.
If your condition requires immediate attention, we will make every effort to meet your needs.
Please try to be on time for your appointment and let us know when you cannot keep an appointment so that others can be scheduled in your place.
When you come for your visit please bring your current medicines in their prescription bottles, your insurance card and photo identification.
Taylor Rural Health offers a variety of services for your occupational health care needs, including pre-employment physicals, drug screens, care of minor injuries, etc. Please call us so that we can customize a program to meet your specific requirements.
If you need to talk to a provider, please make non-emergency calls during regular office hours when your records are available. The receptions will take some preliminary information and let you know when to expect a return call. If you need a prescription refill, please call your pharmac. They will send us a fax request 2-3 days before you need the medicine.
After Hours Emergencies:
We have providers on call for telephone consultation 24 hours a day. Call the office number and listen for the on-call telephone number. Should you require hospital admission it will be arranged at the local hospital of your choice.
In an emergency, if you do not have time to call a provider, go to the nearest emergency room, or call 9-1-1 for assistance.
Confidentiality of Medical Records:
Your medical records and any other medical information you give to a staff member is confidential. Release of protected health information is in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. Please review our Notice of Privacy Practices for details.
Paying your bill:
Payment for services is expected at the time care is received. We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. A listing of our fees is available for your review. You may also be billed separately for professional services relating to your care, such as laboratory tests & pathology services (i.e. pap smears, biopsies, etc.). If you do not have proof of insurance with you at the time of your visit, it may be necessary for us to obtain payment from you for services received.
Filing Insurance claims: Our office will gladly file insurance claims for you. Any overpayment will be reimbursed to you.
Should you prefer to file your own insurance claim, you may do so with the itemized bill provided. Please understand that coverage varies significantly among the many insurance carriers, therefore, it is your responsibility to thoroughly understand the coverage and exceptions of your particular policy.
Please notify our front office staff of any changes in your insurance coverage or changes in your address and/or telephone number.
Taylor Rural Health is a participating provider with Medicare and Medicaid. Most insurance plans are accepted.
Laboratory services offered
Tina Judd, LPN, is the full time laboratory technician. In addition to perfomring ordered diagnostic testing, she works closely with Taylor Regional Hospital laboratory officers to keep the equipment and testing procedures operating by approved standards. Tests done in house include Complete blood count, Basic metabolic panel, prothrombin time and INR, Urinalysis, Strep Screen, Mono Spot, serum pregnancy, Flu screening, sedimentation rate, urine micro albumin, and fecal occult blood. 12 lead EKG is available.
Martha Seeley MD
Graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda California 1975
General Practitioner has been with the Taylor Rural Health since May 2012.
Enjoys flower gardening, blueberry growing, entertaining grandchildren
Dennis Wooley APRN, MSN, DNP
Nurse practitioner with Taylor Rural Health since 2003
Graduate of Spalding University, Louisville, KY 2003
In May 2015, Dennis received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Southern Indiana
Enjoys MOVIES - all kinds
Nursing staff includes 3 LPN’s and a CNA who assist with patient triage, injections for medicines, immunizations and allergy shots. Additionally, they do diabetes teaching, dressing changes and staff the phones to assist with your questions and concerns.
Preventative health screenings: Ask your provider what screenings are appropriate for you.
Pap smear – All women ages 21 to 65 years get Pap alone every 3 years or, for women ages 30 to 65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, screening with a combination of Pap and HPV testing every 5 years. Those at high risk may be screened more frequently.
Mammogram – All women ages 40 and over, annually. ****recommendations currently under review
Colonoscopy – all over 50 once, sooner if high risk
Bone Density – all women over 65, sooner if high risk
Blood Pressure – all over 15, recommended level for treatment; greater than 140/90
Vision – all diabetics yearly, all elderly persons – refer to optometrist for <20/40 Snellen
Lipids – all with hypertension or diabetes, all men >35, women>45
Complete Blood Count and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel – yearly, all over 40
Diabetes – family members of diabetics, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol
Tobacco – ask every using patient, every visit, support decisions to quit
Alcohol – ask every patient, advise no use by pregnant women, and discourage inappropriate use by all
Vitamin D – all over 70 and younger persons at risk – dark skinned, indoor lifestyle, bone pain from RA, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, depression, chronic use steroids, diabetes, obesity, heart or kidney disease