Category Archives: Community Connector

For Florence Physician, It’s all About Family

When Nancy Swikert, M.D., was considering themes for her year as KMA President, she settled on one that seems a natural fit for her philosophy, medical practice and life – the Family of Medicine. A member of the 2015 class of KMA Community Connectors, Dr. Swikert was installed as KMA President during the 2016 KMA Annual Meeting. A native of Franklin, Ky., Dr. Swikert comes from a close-knit family – many of whom attended her installation as president of KMA and

KMA Community Connectors – Finding a Focus in Photography and in Medicine

When Danesh Mazloomdoost, MD, sees the challenges of his high-stress field of pain management medicine as insurmountable, he picks up a camera. Peering through the lens of his camera gives Dr. Danesh, who minored in photography while at Case Western Reserve University, a more centered focus. “When I’ve engaged in the arts, I feel like it makes me more acutely aware of the subtle beauty we see every day,” he said. “Connecting with the aesthetics, with the abstract, it allows