Institute for Health Equity Community Medical Directors

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:

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Kelly McCants, M.D.

Executive Director
Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare

Executive Medical Director
Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure & Recovery Program

Crystal Narcisse, M.D.

Community Medical Director
Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare

Internal Medicine Physician and Pediatrician
Norton 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

Maria F. Nota, M.D.

Community Medical Director
Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare

Norton 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

Steven Patton, D.O.

Community Medical Director
Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare

Family Medicine Physician
Norton 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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