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Shelbyville's MaxCare Urgent Treatment Center Joins Baptist Health

Baptist Health has added a Shelbyville urgent care center to its family of services, strengthening and broadening its scope of healthcare in the Louisville area.

MaxCare Urgent Treatment Center, 101 Stonecrest Road, Suite #1, Shelbyville, will become Baptist Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine, effective May 30. A leader in the Shelbyville medical community, MaxCare has provided urgent care and occupational medicine since 2006, seeing more than 17,000 patients a year.

John Wortley, executive director of operations for Baptist Health Medical Group, said the partnership will give Baptist Health another opportunity to serve its patients in Shelby County at a well-established practice with an excellent reputation.

“MaxCare has a lot of loyal customers in Shelby County, and we are excited to have such a large presence in the community,” he said. “It means a lot to us to have the Baptist name attached to a practice that has had such a great impact on the people of the Shelbyville area, and that has such top-notch physicians and staff.”

Led by Steven W. Smith, M.D., Ronald E. Creque, M.D., and Paul A. Goodlett, M.D., MaxCare provides healthcare services with no appointment needed for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries such as lacerations, broken bones, sore throat or flu. The center also provides pre-employment services (physicals, drug screenings and vaccinations) and work-related injury treatment to many of the area’s employers.

MaxCare is the only urgent care center in Shelby, Henry and Spencer counties, and its physicians and nurse practitioners see patients from each of those communities, as well as from Anderson and Franklin counties.

Dr. Smith, who serves as medical director for MaxCare, said that joining Baptist Health is a positive change for his practice and for the people of the Shelbyville area. Having worked in the emergency room at Baptist East (now Baptist Health Louisville) for 10 years, Dr. Smith has strong ties with Baptist Health.

“This is like coming back home for me. I have always believed in the Baptist Health system,” said Dr. Smith. “The thing our physicians have always stressed is that we want people to come here because we provide the very best care, not because we are the only place they can go.”

Dr. Smith said that all three physicians and the practice’s two nurse practitioners are well-entrenched in the Shelbyville and Greater Louisville communities through volunteer work for various organizations, ministries, schools and youth sports teams.

Dr. Smith is board-certified in emergency medicine and as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) with expertise in drug and alcohol testing. He serves as a clinical instructor of emergency medicine at the University of Louisville and as the physician for the Shelby County Fire Department. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, did training in diagnostic radiology at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis and completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Creque received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his residency at University of Alabama Birmingham in 2001. Dr. Goodlett, who is a graduate of Shelby County High School, received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his residency at St. Mary’s hospital in Evansville, Ind.

Baptist Health currently operates five urgent care centers in the Kentuckiana/Louisville area – at Eastpoint, Jeffersontown, Holiday Manor, Westport Road and Middletown, and offers urgent care services through Baptist Express Care at select Walmart locations and at its Baptist Health Occupational Medicine locations (formerly known as BaptistWorx) in La Grange, Fern Valley Road and Riverport locations. Baptist also has urgent care centers in Lexington (Nicholasville), Corbin and Richmond, and a full-service occupational medicine clinic in the Bluegrass Industrial Park.