How The Physicians' Network can help you

We provide unique, innovative and value added healthcare system management services.

About us

The Physicians' Network (TPN) chartered as a limited liability company in 1994 is a physician-owned, physician operated, multi-specialty IPA which arranges managed care contracting for its physician participants in the Central and Eastern Kentucky areas.

TPN is helping physicians in independent or small group practices to organize, so that they can compete successfully for the growing number of patients in managed care plans while still maintaining an independent practice.

Our mission

To provide unique, innovative and value added healthcare system management services to a community of patients, physician networks, hospitals, employers, insurers and other healthcare organizations and to provide unsurpassed practice management services to our physician groups.

Our vision

To be recognized leaders and physicians of choice for primary care services in the communities in which we practice, distinguished by:

  • Established superior quality standards and review
  • Enhanced patient education
  • Health plan delegation of services including claims, medical management and credentialing
  • Enhanced referral system to allow physicians knowledge of efficient specialist physicians and facilities
  • Innovation and continuous improvement in PCP practices
  • Contracts including, but not limited to, risk arrangements with managed care
  • Strengthened patient-physician-IPA relationship

Board of Directors

TPN Board Officers

Gregory Hood, MD

Medical Director

Brian A. Smith, MD


Brenda Coleman, MD

Vice President

James C. Mack, MD


TPN Board Members

Roberta L. Allison, MD

Family Practice

Jitander Dudee, MD


Brian S. Gillispie, DO


John F. (Jack) Jansen, MD


Victor G. Lawson, MD


Erica N. Music, MD


Belinda L. Shirkey, MD


Cristen Waespe, MD


Jeremy L. Warner, MD