Our Providers

Rodney K. Bates, M.D.

Dr. Rod Bates has been practicing Family Medicine in Lincoln County for nearly 45 years. He graduated from Berea College and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

James A. Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller moved to Kentucky in 1985 after completing a residency in family medicine at Hinsdale Hospital outside of Chicago. His first project in Kentucky was to open a birthing center at Fort Logan Hospital.

Christopher D. Sims, M.D.

Dr. Sims received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his internship and residency in Family Practice at the Trover Clinic in Madisonville, Kentucky.

John R. Price, M.D.

Dr. Price has been practicing medicine in Casey County for 47 years. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his internship at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, before returning to his hometown to begin his medical practice.

Samantha Brook Shell, ARNP

Samantha graduated in 2012 from Eastern Kentucky University and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her career working at the Waynesburg Clinic in 2013.

Michelle Martin, PA-C

Michelle Martin, PA-C, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Allied Health with a degree in Clinical Lab Sciences with a goal of entering the Physician Assistant Program in the future.

Haley Clark, PA-C, Bluegrass Clinic - Stanford - Bates, Miller, & Sims KY

Haley Clark, PA-C

Haley Clark is a board-certified Physician Assistant. Haley attended Georgetown College on an academic and tennis scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science.

Ashley Dollins Price, PA-C, Bluegrass Clinic - Liberty - Bates, Miller, & Sims KY

Ashley Dollins Price,

Ashley Dollins Price, MSPAS, PA-C resides in Liberty and works at the Bluegrass Clinic in Liberty as well as part-time in the Emergency Dept at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Lauren Paynter, Certified Nurse & Midwife - Bates, Miller, & Sims KY

Lauren Paynter, Certified Nurse Midwife

Lauren Paynter is a Certified Nurse Midwife who has focused her career on taking care of women and families. She believes in creating an experience that is tailored to a person’s individual preferences and health needs.

Ashley Bodner, Director of Clinic Operations - Bates, Miller, & Sims KY

Ashley Bodner, Director of Clinic Operations

Ashley Bodner, a Lincoln County native, is the Practice manager & Director of Clinical Operations at our four growing & thriving medical practices in central Kentucky.

Jamie Atwood ARNP, CNM

Jamie Atwood is a Board-Certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. Jamie graduated Eastern Kentucky University with a BSN, attended the ...

Trina Davis, Sonographer

Trina Davis is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in abdominal, breast, and OBGYN since 1993. Trina has 32 years’ experience in Sonography, 20 years in a hospital setting.


Offering both obstetrics and gynecology services specializing in pregnancy and female reproductive health. We provide a wide range of procedures for women’s health.


Child wellness check-ups can be scheduled annually or situationally. Our pediatric doctors and staff are available for your children when they are sick, and when they are well.


Bates, Miller, & Sims promotes cost-effective, whole-body health and midwifery services throughout Stanford, KY., providing the best medical care possible.


We welcome walk-ins and are open convenient hours to better serve you & your family. We offer a range of non-emergency services for a variety of urgent care conditions.