Ralph Alvarado has been a doctor in Winchester since 1998 and was President of Winchester Medical Associates until June 2013. Due to decreasing reimbursements and increasing regulations, he made the decision (as have 70% of American primary care doctors) to close his practice. He is now a physician with KentuckyOne Medical Group and also serves in a leadership capacity as a Regional Medical Director, Board Member, and Chairman of the Finance Committee for KentuckyOne Medical Group. In the past, Ralph has served as Chief of Staff at St. Joseph’ East Hospital for two years and was also President of Medical Staff for St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s East Hospital in Lexington.
Alvarado received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky.
Alvarado is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and Clark County Medical Society, and a member and an alternate delegate for the Kentucky Medical Association. He also volunteers his time with Rapha Ministries, a faith-based medical clinic that provides free health care to indigent populations who can’t afford health care insurance in Clark County.
Ralph and his wife Dawn will be celebrating 20 years of marriage in June. They have two children Nathan (15) and Sarina (13) and attend Grace Baptist Church in Winchester.
“As the former owner of a medical practice and a small bussiness owner, I understand firsthand the hardships small businesses face to keep the doors open. I will work hard to make sure all counties in this district receive the resources they need to attract businesses and grow the local economy.”