Norton Healthcare is addressing the health needs of our community’s most vulnerable populations. Three community medical directors help lead our community support efforts.
These doctors work outside the walls of their medical practices in neighborhoods around Greater Louisville. They focus on improving access to care for those in underserved areas. Through the lens of community need, they collaborate with organizations to bring awareness to important health topics.
Our community medical directors are building a network of community support by:
Interested in inviting a community medical director to speak for an event? Email a request to CommunitySpeakers@nortonhealthcare.org.
Executive DirectorInstitute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton HealthcareExecutive Medical DirectorNorton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure & Recovery Program
Community Medical DirectorInstitute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton HealthcareInternal Medicine Physician and PediatricianNorton Community Medical Associates – Hurstbourne
Knowing the history of her community gives Crystal Narcisse, M.D., a sense of purpose. It also gives her a charge — a responsibility not to just to help her children, her family and herself, but also to help others and to make the world better. It is why she went into medicine. Dr. Narcisse practices at Norton Community Medical Associates – Hurstbourne. She is excited for the opportunity to help strengthen our communities. With her interest in children’s and women’s health, she is a wonderful speaker and resource on a variety of topics.
Focus: Children’s health, racial disparities, family medicine and women’s health topics
Community Medical DirectorInstitute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton HealthcarePediatricianNorton Children’s Medical Group – Germantown
Maria F. Nota, M.D., believes everyone deserves care sensitive to their cultural preferences. This belief drives her practice at Norton Children’s Medical Group – Germantown. Dr. Nota is a longtime advocate for underserved communities that face so many barriers when it comes to access to health care. Her philosophy is to offer a place where patients and their families can relax, knowing that they are supported, heard and appreciated; a place they can call their medical home. And, this often requires taking this message out into the community so people understand the importance of developing a trusting relationship with a medical provider. Dr. Nota is a true champion for children and the Latinx community and is looking forward to supporting these communities in new ways.
Focus: Children’s health, Latinx health and racial disparities
Community Medical DirectorInstitute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton HealthcareFamily Medicine PhysicianNorton Community Medical Associates – Preston
Early on, Steven Patton, D.O., recognized an issue in his community — a lack of mentorship and role models to show pathways to professional development. And this extended into pathways to improved health. This motivated Dr. Patton, who now practices at Norton Community Medical Associates – Preston. He is working hard to open doors for others and help to provide a positive influence for both working and living in wellness. Generous with his time and talent, Dr. Patton is an excellent resource for health topics for adults, with a particular interest in men’s health and alternative treatments.
Focus: Men’s health, family medicine, alternative therapies and racial disparities
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