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.

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.

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 a wide range of acute, chronic, and preventative medical services including, routine annual check-ups, health assessments, immunizations, boosters, tests, and lab work.


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 and your family. We offer a wide range of non-emergency services for a variety of urgent care conditions.