News Releases


February 2017


Heroin Overdoe Spike In Louisville, CNN Interview with Dr. Bob Couch

CNN - "We're collaborating with the DEA on overdose death investigations to get heroin dealers off our streets, and forming a task force with other agencies, including the FBI, the DEA, ATF, the US Attorney, Kentucky State Police and the State Attorney General's Office, to pursue, arrest and prosecute our most violent offenders."


August 2016


First responders carrying double dose of naloxone

WAVE - "I don't think people understand how bad this opioid epidemic is. We're seeing death rates we haven't seen since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Robert Couch, Emergency Room Medical Director at Norton Audubon Hospital.


Louisville Public Health testing mosquitoes for West Nile

WDRB - So far, there have not been any positive West Nile tests in people in Louisville, but doctors say there should still be some concern. “For the vast majority of people who get exposed to it, it’s really not an issue,” said Dr. Paul Schulz, an infectious disease doctor for Norton Healthcare.


July 2016


Louisville doctors using Facebook and Twitter during procedures to educate future patients

WDRB -  Two local doctors are putting on their scrubs and taking questions live on social media. GLMS members Dr. John Olsofka and Dr. Vincent Lusco wanted to show potential patients how it all works and answer questions.   


Beam: Increasing awareness of HIV prevention drug

Courier Journal - As the co-director of the southeast region of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, HIV specialist Dr. Karen Krigger understands the value of PrEP well.


Doctor’s orders: ‘Just try to stay cool’ as a heat wave hits Louisville

Insider Louisville - IL spoke to GLMS member Dr. Robert Couch, as Louisville started feeling the heat to see what things people should do to prevent medical emergencies and when someone should seek medical attention.


May 2016


Study: Majority of parents feel anxious about graduation

WAVE - The graduation season is here, but this means parents might be feeling a little anxious about sending their child away. Dr. Allan Josephson with says you can understand it a little more if you think of it this way: raising a child is a full-time job.


April 2016


World-renowned hand surgeon Dr. Joseph E. Kutz is retiring

Insider Louisville - Dr. Joseph Kutz, a local surgeon who helped perform the world’s first successful hand transplant is retiring at age 87.


Supporters hoping for passage of anti-addiction bill as legislature races to finish

Emergency rooms are seeing a huge increase in drug overdoses, but supporters say passage of House Bill 330 would help reduce the flood.  As an ER doctor, Dr. Robert Couch has seen the overdose epidemic up close.


A doctor with a finger on the pulse of fashion

Courier Journal - No drab white lab coat for this Southern Indiana cardiologist. GLMS associate member Dr. Saleem Seyal has a flair for fashion his patients and co-workers are crazy about. 


A gorilla is born: Docs part of zoo on-call list

Courier Journal - GLMS physicians Dr. James Forrester, Dr. Robert Zoller, and Dr. Tonya Robinson worked on a team that helped deliver a baby gorilla at the Louisville Zoo. It's amazing the way these local doctors, dentists, and ultrasound techs worked together.


March 2016


New device offered in Louisville could help millions of sleep apnea sufferers

WAVE - GLMS physician Dr. Andrew Gould was heavily involved in the research and development of the new device called Inspire.  The device, about half the size of a smart phone, stimulates muscles during sleep to allow for synchronized breathing. When a person takes a breath, the airway is opened by moving the tongue forward. It was given FDA clearance in 2014. 


Louisville doctor provides in-and-out hip replacement surgery

WHAS - GLMS physician Dr. Jonathan Yerasimides, with Norton Health Orthopedic Specialists does 850 hip replacements each year and he says cutting into the hip from the side rather than through the buttocks, which is the traditional approach, has made for a speedier recovery. 


Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Doctor Stacie Grossfeld Receives Small Business Owner of the Year from National Association of Women Business Owners

PRLEAP.COM -  GLMS physician, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor Stacie Grossfeld MD, received the Small Business Owner of the Year Award. Dr. Grossfeld is the owner of Orthopaedic Specialists, an orthopedic and sports medicine practice with two area locations in Louisville, Kentucky. 


February 2016


Zika virus prevention to begin in Louisville

Courier Journal - In a bulletin sent to the Greater Louisville Medical Society on Monday, the city said local physicians should begin testing expectant mothers and other individuals who have traveled to one of the 30 countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission.


UofL doctor’s study shows interferon not beneficial treatment for most stage III melanoma

KyForward - GLMS physician Kelly McMasters, MD, PhD, the Ben A. Reid, Sr., MD Professor and Chair of the Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D. Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville, was the principal investigator and initiated the trial.


In Segregated Louisville, Red Cross Hospital Served African-American Residents

WFPL - GLMS physician Dr. Wayne Tuckson, along with writer Marty Rosen, are in the early stages of developing a project about the Red Cross Hospital that will explore what made the hospital and its staff special, and the kind of care the team at the hospital provided to African-Americans in Kentucky.


Louisville doctor working to preserve Red Cross Hospital

WDRB - Louisville doctor Wayne Tuckson, MD, wants to preserve the days when separate was equal.


KET: Louisville’s pioneers in African-American health care

Insider Louisville - GLMS physician Dr. Morris Weiss, MD, is a cardiologist based in Louisville with over 50 years of experience. In addition to numerous other associations, he is a member of the Innominate Society, which is Louisville’s medical history society.


January 2016


Fix your lips with anti-aging treatment

Created by Louisville doctor and GLMS physician Dr. Rebecca Booth, VENeffect skin and beauty products offer a full line of beauty treatments. Perfect for winter lips is Dr. Booth's  Anti-Aging Lip Treatment.