Primary Care Medical Center was created in January 1994 by the merger of Clark Family Medical Center and Hughes Medical Offices. Before their merger, both practices had an excellent reputation of providing high-quality medical care to a large number of patients in Southwest Kentucky and Northwest Tennessee. Dr. Charles Clark began Clark Family Medical Center in 1951. He was joined in 1988 by his son, Hollis Clark, M.D., an Internist. The excellent reputation of Dr. Charles Clark was continued forth by his son after the elder Dr. Clark's death in 1992.
Hughes Medical Offices was formed in the fall of 1984 by the husband-wife team of Joyce Hughes, M.D., a Pediatrician, and Robert C. Hughes, M.D., a Family Practitioner. They quickly built one of the most respected and successful practices in Southwest Kentucky. In 1994, Thomas M. Adams, M.D., a Family Practitioner, joined Primary Care Medical Center. The group recruited Daniel F. Butler, M.D., a Family Practitioner, in 1996. Before relocating to Murray, Dr. Butler was the Founder and Chairman of the Family Practice Department of the world-famous Oschner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sean Kelly, M.D., an Internist, joined the group in 1998.
Primary Care Medical Center has continued to grow and provide new services to the people of Southwestern Kentucky and Northwestern Tennessee. In 2000, they were one of the first and only primary care offices to go to seven day a week service plus nights. They also were one of the first practices to go to fully digital medical records. In 2003, Dr. Kim Burch, a Pediatrician was brought in to the practice providing addition pediatric care to the community. In early 2007, Dr Richard Blalock joined Primary Care Medical Center bringing 25 years experience as an Internal Medicine Physician working in the Murray area. Dr Blalock is the team physician for the Murray Independent School system and Murray State University.
In October 2007, Primary Care Medical Center opened its doors to its new state of the art facility. This expansion has made it possible for Obstetrics and Gynecology services, additional imaging services, including CT and MRI. Dr. Matt Price joined Primary Care Medical Center in 2007 and was joined in 2015 by Dr. Karla Turley and now provides the community with exceptional women’s health services. To provide the quality and timely care this community deserves, Primary Care Medical Center has continued to grow and in 2010 added Dr. Susan Heffley and Dr. Emily Gupton both family practitioners.
Primary Care Medical Center will continue to provide its patients with the services they deserve. They are continuously staying up to date on healthcare advancement, healthcare reform, and technological aid to assist them in their efforts.