Another Excellent Physician Joins NRMC Medical Staff

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of yet another clinic, NRMC Medicine Associates, and welcome its newest physician, Dr. Keith Meredith Ashby.

Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ashby is an internist and has a particular interest in helping patients with chronic and often complex health concerns, including those with multiple diseases or health issues. His goal is to prevent acute illnesses and complications for these patients and help them stay as healthy as possible. He has an extensive background as a hospitalist and working with patients in Intensive Care Units. His career also includes serving as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine as well as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Ashby is also the Director of Medical Student Education and Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Rapides.

“Dr. Ashby is especially attuned to the general medicine needs of those with cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other conditions as well as those with more routine primary care needs such as colds, flus, and digestive issues,” explained Kirk Soileau, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer. “At NRMC, we want to ensure our community has access to primary care and internal medicine close to home, and we welcome Dr. Ashby’s expertise to NRMC Medicine Associates.”

Dr. Ashby received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at the College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Medicine, where he also was Chief Resident. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. His research, lectures and publication interests include topics such as diabetes, HIV, endocrinology, osteoporosis, asthma, and cancer.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ashby, please call 318.214.5800. NRMC Medicine Associates is located at 647 Bienville Circle in Natchitoches.

About Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center began as a community hospital in 1955 and has grown into a 216-bed healthcare system with over 900 Associates and more than 100 active and consulting physicians on its medical staff. The system is comprised of the 96-bed acute care facility, a skilled nursing home, cancer center, specialty services, and an extensive network of clinics throughout the parish.