Our Providers
Brittany Sowders, APRN

Brittany is an Edmonson county native who graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Masters of Science , Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She has a background in acute care illnesses , vascular medicine, and family care. She joined the A Plus Family in 2018. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading.

Kimberly Vertrees APRN

Kim is a Hardin County native who  graduated from Spalding University with a Masters of Science, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Degree.  She has a background in Intensive  Care Nursing and Gastroenterology She  joined the A Plus Family in 2019 .  She enjoys spending time with family, running, and traveling.

Our Staff

Patrick Merritt, CEO

Patrick is an Edmonson County native who joined the A Plus Family in 2018 as our CEO.  He shares the compassionate vision that A Plus Family HealthCare embraces.  He enjoys playing golf, guitar, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Sam Hardcastle, CMO

Dr. Hardcastle joined the A Plus Family in 2018 as our CMO, governing the care given at A Plus Family HealthCare. He is a hospitalist at Med Center Health and brings a lot of experience to A Plus Family HealthCare and its quality of care team.

Ashley Graham
Office Manager

Ashley  joined the A Plus Family in 2017, shortly before we opened the doors.  She graduated with an x-ray degree and began working full time in the health field in 2009. 

Our Goal:
To improve the health and well-being of our patients by treating and preventing disease in the most compassionate and comprehensive way.
Our Mission:
To provide exceptional , patient-centered health services to meet the needs of all patients particularly those who experience a barrier to health care, including financial barriers.  We wish to promote health, education, and access to care in our community.


Latest Clinic News:




We are proud to inform everyone that we will be opening a secondary location in Sonora, KY. We can't wait to open up and build great patient relationships. We hope to be open around the first of 2020!



We are very proud to announce that we are now a Federally Qualified Health Center.  This designation will help us to help our community even more and open so many opportunities to our patients.  We are honored to have achieved this in the 2 years we have been open.

Women's Health


Recently, A Plus Family HealthCare began to work with the Barren River Health District to  our expand women's healthcare population. 

It's no secret that a large amount of women put off regular pap smear and breast exams.  Did you know that insurance pays for these maintenance exams? Don't be an unknown victim, get regular exams as recommended by your provider. 



Welcome Kimberly Vertrees, APRN



We have a new face joining joining our family.  We are pleased to welcome Kim Vertrees, APRN.  She is currently excepting new patients.


No Insurance? Under Insured?



A Plus Family HealthCare is truly excited to offer healthcare to those who have no insurance or who are under insured.  We have a great sliding fee scale discount, and all you need is to fill out an eligibility application to see if you qualify and submit income verification (pay stub, W2, letter from Medicaid office, etc)  We want to take out all the barriers people often experience to provide fantastic healthcare to everyone.

A Plus Family HealthCare

210 South Main Street Ste 101

PO Box 784

Brownsville, KY 42210

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911
To Reach An After Hours Provider Call 270-975-4050

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