John T. Cecil, Jr., MD, FAAP
Dr. Cecil received his BS in Biology in 1975 from the University of Kentucky where he was inducted into the UK chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1979 from the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He did his internship at Southwestern Children’s and Parkland Hospitals in Dallas, Texas and his residency at University and Kosair Children’s Hospitals in Louisville, where he served as chief resident in Pediatrics in 1981/82. He practiced pediatrics in Paducah for 15 years followed by a 15 year stint in urgent care. He opened The Cecil Clinic in October 2012 with many of his loyal staff members who have worked with him for many years.
Dr. Cecil is on the gratis faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, University of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine , University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, Bethel College and Southern Illinois University. Teaching is very important to him and The Cecil Clinic enjoys a steady stream of students doing rural medicine rotations. He has been a primary investigator in numerous drug trials for ADHD medications. He also serves as Medical Director of The Lily Pad, an Easter Seals associated day care for medically fragile children.
Reetha Guminski, RN, PA-C
Reetha is a PA at The Cecil Clinic. She received her nursing degree from Med Center One School of Nursing in 1985. She was an ER Trauma/Flight nurse in Bismarck, North Dakota before moving to Paducah in 1999. She worked at Western Baptist Hospital as an Emergency nurse. In 1997 Reetha graduated from the Physician Assistant program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and family practice. She has focal interest in treatment and management of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity.
Natalie Brenningmeyer, BSN, RN, MSN, FNP
Natalie is a nurse practitioner at The Cecil Clinic. She graduated from Heath High School in 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 from the University of Louisville and worked as an RN in the oncology unit at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She graduated from Spalding University in 2008 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She then moved back to her hometown of Paducah and worked as an OB/GYN nurse practitioner for five years before joining The Cecil Clinic in December 2012. She loves every part of her job from routine exams to follow-up and sick visits; she just enjoys taking care of people.
Jennifer Story, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Jennifer is a graduate of Graves County High School and received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2002 from Paducah Community College. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2005 and Master of Science Degree in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner in 2008, both from Murray State University. She worked as an RN in critical care for six years and in labor and delivery for one year. She began working with Dr. Cecil as an NP in 2009 in an urgent care setting. Jennifer worked as an NP in an OB/GYN office for two years before returning to The Cecil Clinic in May 2014.
Christy Overstreet, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Christy is originally from Pilot Oak Kentucky and she is a 2001 graduate of Lyon County Jr./Sr. High School. She attended Paducah Community College and received her Associate in Science in 2003. Christy then went on to Murray State University where she graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2006. She began her career by working in Cardiac Care at Lourdes Hospital. She then transferred to the Emergency Room and spent six years caring for the age spectrum in the acute care setting and also attained her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Licensure. She then spent time floating around the hospital working within the critical care units while she attained her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Christy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Frontier Nursing University in March of 2014. She is ecstatic to begin her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Christy looks forward to meeting you, and becoming your partner in health care.
Kelly Houser, MSN, APRN, CFNP-C
Kelly is a 2002 graduate of Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. She received her Associate degree in Science in 2004 from West KY Community and Technical College in Paducah, KY. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007 from Murray State University in Murray, KY. She then worked as an RN at Baptist Health Paducah in the emergency department for four years and the intensive care unit for almost one year. Kelly has been working as a certified flight registered nurse for the past four years at PHI Air Medical in Paducah, KY while pursuing her Master’s of Science degree in Nursing as a Community Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Master’s of Science degree in Nursing in 2013 from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY and joined The Cecil Clinic in October of 2013. Kelly is a certified community family nurse practitioner who is looking forward to beginning a new chapter in her medical career.