Kentucky Rehabilitation Practice to Join UC Health, Add Provider

CINCINNATI—UC Health has acquired the Crestview Hills, Kentucky, physical medicine and rehabilitation practice of Lester Duplechan, MD. The office will remain in its Crestview Hills location.

Duplechan has practiced as a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, also known as a physiatrist, in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area since 1998.

UC Health physiatrist Angela Stillwagon, DO, assistant professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Cincinnati (UC), will begin seeing patients at the Crestview Hills location.

Duplechan, currently medical director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UC Health, also serves as division director and associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation within the UC College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, a role he had served in on an interim basis since the fall of 2014.

Working at UC Health and serving in a division leadership role at UC, Duplechan says, has allowed him to incorporate cutting-edge research and best practices into his clinical practice, ultimately benefiting his patients.

“By strengthening this partnership with UC Health, my patients will receive the same excellent service, with one unique benefit: being connected to the region’s only academic health system and leader in advanced specialty care,” says Duplechan.

Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a subspecialty certification in pain medicine, Duplechan earned his medical degree from the UCLA Charles Drew School of Medicine in 1990 and completed his medical internship at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, California. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Emory University School of Medicine, where he served as physical medicine and rehabilitation chief resident.

Duplechan also holds a board certification in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. He has special interests in musculoskeletal disorders, sports medicine, interventional and conservative spine care, electromyography (EMG), peripheral nerve injuries and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Stillwagon is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of back, neck and musculoskeletal disorders. She earned her medical degree from Ohio University and completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at UC.

The Crestview Hills physical medicine and rehabilitation practice can be reached by calling (859) 344-2190.

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