“You treat a disease, you win or you lose. You treat a person, I'll guarantee you'll win” is a quote by Hunter “Patch” Adams that is a favorite of Adam McIntosh, MSN FNP-BC, who works at Mercy Clinic in Beattyville.
McIntosh, the son of Jerry and Oneida McIntosh, and a Booneville native graduated from Owsley County High School in 2008. He, then, went to graduate from HCTC, EKU, and Walden University before practicing medicine as a Nurse Practitioner to those in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.
The main reason he became a Nurse Practitioner, as cliché as it sounds, he really does want to help people. He, also, had wanted to work in the medical field since he was a small child.
His best piece of advice he gives to his patients is stressing how important health maintenance is. McIntosh believes that health care that emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention rather than the management of symptoms and illness is always the best course of action.
Since graduating from HCTC in 2011, McIntosh has provided education regarding diseases, disease processes, and medications in the Emergency Room. Along with collaborating and delegating to a healthcare team as a Nurse in a Charge Nurse – Skilled Unit by obtaining positive outcomes based on data, research, evidence, and professional standards.
McIntosh has been with Mercy Clinic for over a year now, and really enjoys his patients and the work atmosphere. He continues to strive everyday to make sure that he not only treats the patient, but the person, just like the Dr. Adams said to do.
Mercy Clinic is located at 1049 Hwy 11 North in Beattyville. Their hours are Monday – Wednesday 8:30-5pm, Thursday 8:30-6:30pm, Friday – Saturday 8:30-Noon.They are closed on Sundays. Mercy Clinic accepts patients by both appointment and walk-ins too.