Lancaster Primary Care is now Baptist Health Medical Group Primary Care

August 23, 2022

Lancaster Primary Care is joining the BHMG effective September 1.

RICHMOND, KY (August 23, 2022) – Baptist Health Medical Group is pleased to announce Lancaster Primary Care is joining the Baptist Health network of employed physicians, effective September 1. Lancaster Primary Care will be Baptist Health Medical Group Primary Care, including James Werkmeister, MD and Kelly Werkmeister, PA-C.  Roxie “Brooke” Smith, PA-C, will also be joining the team in September.

“Baptist Health Richmond is honored to welcome Lancaster Primary Care into the Baptist Health family,” said Greg D. Gerard, president of Baptist Health Richmond. “The high quality care, compassion and trust Dr. Werkmeister and Kelly have with their patients represents who they are not only as providers, but individuals who are integral members of the community they serve.”

Dr. James “Jim” Werkmeister has been a lifelong Kentuckian and grew up on a small farm in Bullit County. He and his wife, Kelly Werkmeister, PA-C, have been in private practice in Garrard County for 24 years.

“We have built our practice on the foundation of providing compassionate, quality care for all our patients – from our youngest to eldest patient – it’s an honor for us to care for them.” said Dr. Jim and Kelly Werkmesiter. “The new partnership with Baptist Health Medical Group will allow us the opportunity to continue to meet the growing needs of our community. We look forward to the future of the clinic and the patients we get to serve.”

The Baptist Health Medical Group Primary Care clinic will remain in the same location, use the existing phone number and office hours. Appointments will be seen as scheduled. If you have any questions, please call the clinic at 859.792.1766 or visit