United States Senator Rand Paul, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship recognized Bluegrass Family Medicine of Crestwood, Kentucky as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week in a recent press release.
In 2014, after eight years of practicing in the traditional healthcare sector, Dr. Molly Rutherford and her husband Chris Rutherford founded Bluegrass Family Medicine, a Direct Primary Care Practice that provides individual, affordable and accessible medical care for residents of Oldham County, KY and the surrounding area.
As a medical practitioner, Dr. Rutherford has been at the forefront of battling the opioid crisis in Kentucky. She pursued a specialty in Addiction Medicine, ensuring that Bluegrass Family Wellness treated addiction with an evidence-based approach balancing medication and counseling. From 2018 – 2019, Dr. Rutherford served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Intra-Agency Task Force, which produced a report highlighting the connection between pain management and the opioid crisis. Dr. Rutherford served as President of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Rand continues the tradition of recognizing America’s small business and entrepreneurs. In the press release. he stated that:
Bluegrass Family Wellness, PLLC is a remarkable example of the critical role that small, family-oriented medical practices play in their communities. Local medical practices like Bluegrass Family Wellness form the heart of towns across Kentucky, regularly stepping up to support their communities in times of crisis. Congratulations to Dr. Rutherford, Chris, and the entire team at Bluegrass Family Wellness. I wish them the best of luck and look forward to watching their continued growth and success in Kentucky.
DPC News congratulates Bluegrass Family Medicine and thanks politicians who are recognizing the important value of Direct Primary Care to the healthcare system.