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Family practice opens in New Middletown

Family practice opens in New Middletown
Family practice opens in New Middletown
Dr. Annette Beasley talks to Mary Dowell in the billing office of her new practice in New Middletown. The practice, located at 4090 Main Street, opened on April 2. (Photo by Tonya Windell)

The town of New Middletown now has a new doctor’s office building and a doctor who specializes in family care.
Dr. Annette Beasley, 35, opened Main Street Medical Ministry on April 2, after practicing in Floyd County for four years. Beasley said she is accepting new patients.
‘Our goal is to provide quality medical care, but in an environment focused on Christ,’ Beasley said Monday.
‘You don’t have to be a Christian to come here,’ she said, but added that she wants people to feel comfortable talking about spiritual matters if they wish.
The practice specializes in preventative medicine and acute care for illnesses for all ages. Some laboratory services are also available.
Beasley has three staff members to help her growing office: receptionist Cheryl Murphy, Mary Dowell in billing and Mindy Benham as the nurse.
Beasley said she prefers that patients make an appointment, but they do try to leave slots available for short notices and emergencies.
The practice accepts most insurance, including Medicare, as well as patients without insurance. Beasley said the office does not accept Medicaid.
Beasley said many of her patients have come from her former Floyd County office, but she has seen a few new patients.
‘We’re growing,’ she said.
Beasley, who has lived in New Middletown for eight years, grew up in Salem. She completed her undergraduate work in Indianapolis and received her medical degree from IUPUI in Indianapolis.
After completing her residency at U of L Family Practice, Beasley opened a practice on Spring Street in New Albany.
‘I made a commitment for four years to work in Floyd County,’ she said.
Beasley said she had hoped to open the practice in New Middletown right after closing her practice in Floyd County, but she quickly found that would not be possible.
It took a year and a half to open the New Middletown office. Construction on the office began last November.
In addition to working at her practice, Beasley works several times a month at the Floyd County Urgent Care Center in Floyds Knobs.
Beasley said she went into family practice because that was the type of doctor she saw growing up.
‘I knew I wanted to practice in a more rural community,’ she said. ‘I like to get to know people and their family.’
Beasley said she moved to New Middletown because she has family that lives in the area. She has a sister that lives in Lanesville. Beasley has been married to her husband, Dan Beasley, for almost 12 years. They have two children, Jess, 4, and Addie, 8.
Beasley’s family practice, Main Street Medical Ministry, is located at 4090 Main Street in New Middletown. She is affiliated with Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. Her office hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily for lunch. To schedule an appointment, call 968-3800.