Kay Corpus MD 

1722 Sweeney St

Owensboro, Kentucky 

1228 N Elm St

Henderson, Kentucky 

270.685.3162

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Hi, I'm Kay!

I am an Integrative & Functional Medicine Physician, a transformational teacher, spiritual companion, and yoga lover!

My mission is to mentor patients through their path of healing so that they can embrace their true identity and health they deserve. 

Where it began...

Four years ago, I was a burned out doctor, unavailable mom, and a distant wife. I had anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, food sensitivities, GI issues, skin rashes, and really bad PMS. There I was, body broken and soul near dead. As a trained physician, I should have known what was wrong.... 


“I am not the same having seen the moonshine on the other side of the world" – Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey

As I fastened my seatbelt on Northwest Airlines flight 005, I began my 9000 mile journey to my new home away from home. I nervously contemplate my future as a medical student Philippines. After all, growing up in the small quiet community of Hansen Kentucky did not exactly cultivate my survival skills for living in a Third World country. Finally, after 22 hours, the plane touched down – I had arrived. Never before had I seen such pollution, congestion, and poverty. This was going to be a true test of will. Yet, I wanted to become a doctor – there was no compromise. Little did I know that the next few years of my life would be more than just an opportunity to become a doctor, but an adventure, a learning experience, and an opportunity for personal growth.

Our charity hospital was fertile training ground for medicine. Tuberculosis was an automatic differential diagnosis for nearly every patient, whether they presented with blood – streaked sputum or brain mass. Dengue fever and leptospirosis surged every flood season while infectious diarrhea, parasitism and malnutrition were year-round pediatric staples. The term quote “baby –boom” came to life as I met the quote 15 deliveries per student" quota after just one 24-hour duty at Fabella, tge country's largest government women’s hospital. Although we as students, gain a wealth of knowledge in these exotic cases, it was distressing to see so many people suffering from diseases that would have easily been cured in developed countries. Our patients not only has health conditions to cope with, but financial constraints as well. Because they often had no means to pay for extraneous and expensive ancillary procedures and medications, our clinical acumen alone was the most valuable diagnostic tool.

It was a lesson in humility that common resources were not always at our disposal. Yet, this became a perfect opportunity to develop fundamental qualities as a family practice physician. During my month long rural rotation in Sapang Palay, a remote provincial town North of Manila, I learned the importance of preventative medicine through patient education and health promotion. We made house calls, implemented immunization programs, and taught family planning, nutrition, and hygiene classes, all of which made a significant impact on the community. We also treated a diverse patient population from infants to seniors, each with their own unique diseases, which proved to be challenging, yet tremendously dynamic and stimulating. Most importantly, we established  lasting adjusting relationships with our patients not only as her caregiver, but advisor, confidant and friend.

Absorbing novel experiences in the classroom, in the wards as well as from the periphery – with new friends and local customs – was no doubt invaluable. Even so, the stresses of medical school and living far from home, where at times taxing. I began taking yoga classes as a way to relieve physical attention and to reduce fatigue. Surprised and intrigued, I found something more profound – inner peace and stillness, which had I not felt since moving into the chaotic and congested city. José, my yoga teacher, who suffered from Crohn's disease, strongly endorsed not only the calming effects of yoga and meditation, but also its healing properties. He attested his 10 year daily practice, combined with wholesome living kept him virtually disease-free for many years. This piqued my curiosity in the mind-body connection as it related to disease. Sensing my interest, Jose recommended Anatomy  of the Spirt by Dr. Caroline Myss. In her book, Mysd claims that emotional and spiritual dysfunctions are the underlying causes of all illnesses. Heart disease develops from lack of intimacy and love in one's life, low back pain correlates with financial worries and breast disease arises from emotional issues related to nurturance. These ideas were unlike anything I've ever learned in the classroom. Nonetheless, I was fascinated. I knew that one day would incorporate these very ideas into my own medical practice.


I arrived back in the States fortified with mental, physical, and spiritual maturity for my experiences abroad. Immediately, I had the unique opportunity to combine my knowledge of medicine and fitness with my interest in alternative therapies as Director of Vital Stats, a women's wellness center in Henderson Kentucky. With a focus on disease prevention, we emphasize exercise and proper nutrition as well as stress reduction through yoga, tai chi, and massage therapy. Through basic lifestyle changes these women have overcome obesity, hypertension, anxiety, and low self-esteem. There's no greater reward than to watch them transform into individuals full of vitality, confidence, and inner strength. The success of our countywide programs on breast cancer awareness, osteoporosis and women’s self defense, proves that community education is not only needed but desired. My work at Vital Stats has shown me that vision, action, and faith can change lives for the better.

I'm seeking a family medicine residency program that is open to integrating new and creative approaches to healthcare with traditional scientific methods. I would like to join a supportive and stimulating team of physicians and faculty who will foster my personal growth and expertise. One day, I plan to establish my own family practice and integrative medicine clinic in which compassion, innovation, and Comprehensive Care will be the foundation for health, healing and personal transformation.

The events in my life have led me to a career path for this purpose. With enthusiasm and commitment, I'm ready to journey again.

My Story

 

Kay Corpus, MD, PSC                                                                             

2014-present

Medical Director

Henderson and Owensboro , KY

 

Owensboro Health (Owensboro Health Regional Hospital) 

Family Physician    

2011-2013

 

Owensboro Health Healthpark

Medical Director    

2011-2013

 

Steiner Medical and Therapeutic Center

Family Physician    

2007-2011

 

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Family Physician    

2007-2008

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor    

2007-2008

Professional Certifications and Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine (2007 – 2014)

Kentucky Medical Licensure (2011 – present)

Pennsylvania Medical Licensure (2007 – 2012)

DEA Certification (2007 – present)   

ACLS (2003- present)

 

Institute of Functional Medicine-Clinical Application       2014    

 

Whole Health Medicine Institute, Central California 

Fellowship, Whole Health, Mind-Body, Lifestyle Coaching               

2014

 

University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Fellowship, Integrative Medicine

2005-2007

 

Lehigh Valley Hospital,  Allentown, PA

Residency, Family Medicine

2003-2007

 

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines

Doctor of Medicine    

1994-2000

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Bachelor of Science     

1993-1994

Majors: Psychology, Neuroscience

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Bachelor of Science     

1989-1993

Majors: Psychology, Neuroscience

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