MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Matthew Birdwhistell, D.O.
Dr. Matthew Birdwhistell returned to Georgetown, Kentucky to join Georgetown Internal Medicine in 2013 after first practicing in Morehead, Kentucky. He is a native of central Kentucky and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown College. He is a graduate of the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio in 2011. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Birdwhistell believes that good communication and involvement with your primary care physician improves patient outcomes. Dr. Birdwhistell enjoys working on his land raising animals and gardening. He and his wife, Shira, have three children, Lily, Evan and Ella. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves Kentucky basketball.
Benjamin Lyon, M.D.
Dr. Benjamin Lyon is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his residency at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia in 1995. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Lyon believes that when making medical decisions for your patients, you should "treat your patients as if you were treating family". He and his wife Tracee, have three children, Mitch, Jenna and Grace. They believe that Georgetown is a good place to live and that their children have benefited from the small town environment they have grown up in. The entire family is involved with Jenna's "A Change To Dance" program as active volunteers. Dr. Lyon enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He loves Kentucky basketball and horse racing.
R. Craig Martin, M.D.
Dr. R. Craig Martin is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia in 1993 and has been at Georgetown Internal Medicine since then. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Martin believes that patients should be fully involved in their healthcare decisions and treatment plans. He also is a big proponent of preventative medicine. He and his wife Carol Ann are active with the local Not Alone Pregnancy Center. They have two sons, John and Samuel. Dr. Martin enjoys time with his family and friends, church activities, baseball, bird watching, fishing and WV sports.
Michael Damron, APRN
Michael S. Damron, APRN is a graduate from Northern Kentucky University with a Master's of Science in Nursing degree. He is nationally Certified from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Michael Damron has 16 years critical care experience. He is a native of Eastern Kentucky and moved to Lexington in 2002 where he started at St. Joe Hospital in the Cardio Thoracic Vascular Unit. Later he joined Critical Care Float Pool at University of Kentucky Medical Center and then moved to UK Good Samaritan Hospital where he became a staff nurse in the ICU and ER and quickly became a Critical Care Patient Care Manager. He was also a member of the Rapid Response Team. After obtaining his APRN he worked at an Urgent Treatment facility in Cynthiana, Kentucky before joining the team at Georgetown Internal Medicine in May, 2016. He lives in Georgetown and enjoys water sports, spending free time at the lake. He has a passion for super hero characters and enjoys UK ball.
Allen T. Griifin, M.D.
Dr. Griffin bio coming soon!