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Physician Assistants and Nurse Practicioners

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Adeline Dixon, PA-C
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Carly Franklin, APRN
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Nicole Hardy, PA-C, MSPAS
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Amber McElroy, PA-C

Amber is originally from Grayson, KY. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Morehead State University. She received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Sullivan University. She is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and is licensed to practice in Indiana and Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with her husband.  

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Mallory Swanson, DNP, FNP-C, APRN

Mallory is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with AANP. She completed her doctorate in nursing at the University of Louisville in 2023. Prior to that, Mallory spent five years as a nurse at the bedside in the Neonatal ICU and Norton Children’s Hospital.

After growing up in the Indianapolis area, Mallory moved to Louisville for her undergraduate degree and has been here since. She was on the Division I rowing team at University of Louisville while she got her BSN. She is married to her husband, Zach, and together they have a yorkie named Kip.

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Asia Work, APRN

Asia is originally from Bethany, CT. She received her B.A. from Colgate University in Molecular Biology where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. From there she moved with her military spouse to Washington State where she attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated from their Entry Level Masters Program with her R.N. and a Masters of Science in Nursing in 2006. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been working in ENT for approximately 6 years, with the last year as part of the Advanced ENT and Allergy Family. She is married with two children and in her free time she enjoys cooking and watching her kids on the soccer field.

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Madison Rybak, PA-C

I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Westminster College. I graduated from Southern Illinois University Physician Assistant Program with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. After becoming a nationally certified Physician Assistant, I specialized in Infectious Disease. My family recently relocated to Louisville, Kentucky for my husband’s surgery training and in our free time we enjoy spending time with our daughter, Mia, and exploring Louisville.

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Ashlee Cannon, PA-C

Ashlee grew up in Kaysville UT and received her Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Health education and community health. She then went on to graduate from Nightingale College of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse on an inpatient Surgical/Trauma Unit for 5 years. Wanting to further her healthcare career, she attended Duke University to become a Physician Assistant and obtained a Master’s of Health Sciences.

She recently relocated to Louisville with her family; loves travel, doing projects, and spending time outside with her wife and dogs.

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Kaela Orwick, APRN

Kaela, began her healthcare journey as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department, where she spent eight years mastering acute care and critical thinking. Building upon this foundation, she pursued further education and obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree from South University in 2022. Before joining Advanced ENT and Allergy, she began her career as a Hospitalist, providing comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients.

Outside of her clinical practice, Kaela enjoys an active lifestyle and spends quality time with her loved ones. She finds joy in being outdoors, whether it’s hiking or recreational activities with her boyfriend, son, and their dog.

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Lauren Dugan, APRN

Lauren is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner from Louisville, KY. She graduated from the University of Louisville with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2017. Following graduation, she worked in the Neonatal ICU for 7 years and completed her Master’s Degree at Bellarmine University in 2023. Lauren enjoys traveling with her husband, going on walks with her golden retriever, and rooting for the Louisville cardinals.

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Kendyl Sumner, APRN

Kendyl is originally from Olympia, Washington. There she earned a Bachelor’s in Nutrition from Central Washington University. She moved to Louisville to attend Bellarmine University and receive a Bachelors in Nursing through their accelerated program. She spent 8 years at Norton Children’s Hospital before earning her Masters in Nursing from Keiser University to become a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She also has an array of certifications in Aesthetics and Bio-identical hormone replacement.

Kendyl is married and together they have two boys. Kendyl enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Kasey Fawbush, APRN

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