From pediatrics all the way to geriatrics, we help care for your family at every stage of the life cycle. We are committed to Danville and the families of Central Kentucky. With a well-rounded medical staff to serve you, scheduling an appointment is less of a hassle than you'd expect - whether you're a new patient or someone we already know.
Family Medicine Clinic of Danville, PSC was founded in 1999 and have been located at 640 E. Lexington Avenue in Danville since 2000. We currently have four doctors on staff to serve the needs of your entire family.
Richard Hempel, MD
Doctor Hempel founded Family Medicine Clinic of Danville, PSC in 1999. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1981 with a BA in biology with high distinction. He subsequently graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1985 and completed his residency in Family Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida in 1988. He has lived in Danville since 1990 after serving two years as a member of the National Health Service Corps.
Dr. Hempel is married to Sarah and has three sons finishing high school and college. He currently splits his time between the clinic and the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center where he serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs. Along with being Board certified, Dr. Hempel is a fellow of the AAFP and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics. He has assisted the American Board of Family Medicine in preparing their certification exam for Family Medicine and Geriatrics for the last decade.
Dr. Hempel is an avid sports enthusiast. He enjoys participating in triathlons, running, leisure reading and spending time with his wife and children. He has a passion for the Kentucky Wildcats sports teams and has two sons attending the University of Kentucky.
Rebecca Chatham, MD
Doctor Chatham joined Family Medicine Clinic of Danville in 2007. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 with a BA in Graphic Design and Preprofessional Studies. She then returned home, to attend Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, graduating in 2004. In 2007 she completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Louisville/Glasgow-Barren County Family Medicine Residency Program. Along with working full-time at Family Medicine Clinic, Dr. Chatham also treats patients at the Wound Healing Center at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She served for two years as the Chair of the Department of Medicine at EMRMC. Dr. Chatham is board certified through the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Chatham is married to Dennis, and they have two young children, Henry and Frances. The Chathams love all things Fighting Irish including their pug, the Gipper. They have recently moved to a small farm in Boyle County and are enjoying learning all about home repair and renovation.
Ginny Gottschalk, MD
Doctor Gottschalk joined the Family Medicine Clinic of Danville in July 2010. She
graduated from Murray State University with majors in Chemistry and Biology Suma
Cum Laude in 2003. She graduated from medical school at the University of Kentucky
College of Medicine with distinction in 2007. Doctor Gottschalk completed her
residency training at the University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health Family Medicine
Residency Program in Columbia, SC in 2010 where she served as Chief Resident during
her third year of training. She is board certified by the American Academy of Family
Physicians and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. In
her spare time, she loves attending UK sporting events, traveling, scrapbooking, and
spending time with her family and friends. She is accepting new patients at the Family
Medicine Clinic of Danville.
Leigh DeLair, MD
Leigh DeLair was born and raised in rural Massachusetts, and attended college at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia and graduated with a B.A. in biology in 1994. Dr. DeLair completed a Master's degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1997 at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She then continued at MCV/VCU and obtained her medical degree in 2001, and graduated from Family Practice residency in 2004. Her residency was a community-based program based in Chesterfield, Virginia. Dr. DeLair then moved to Northern California where she worked as an attending physician for Sutter Medical Group, a non-profit California based medical group. Dr. DeLair moved to Somerset, KY in 2007. There she managed a horse farm, and continued her work as a Family Physician providing urgent care medical treatment at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. In 2009 Dr. Delair moved to a small farm in Mercer county and began working part-time here at FMCoDanville in December 2009. Dr. DeLair is board certified in Family Medicine, and a member of the AAFP, ABFM.
Dr. DeLair is mother to a toddler son, who refers to himself as "Jack", also the name of his pony. Dr. Delair enjoys spending time with friends, family, and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, traveling, fishing, and running.