Dr. Miles named 2023 Health Hero Award recipient

Dr. Richard Miles has been named the 2023 Dr. Hossein Fallahzadeh Public Health Hero Award winner.

The award, presented by Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD), is bestowed annually to an individual who has demonstrated a dedication to improving the health of district residents.

Miles opened his practice in Russell County over 40 years ago as a family physician. He is a long-time member of the local and district board of health. Dr. Miles is also the Chief Medical Officer for Russell County Hospital and Medical Director for Rural Health Clinic Family Practice Associates.

Dr. Miles will accept the award this Friday at 9 a.m. in a special ceremony at the Russell County Health Department. The ceremony will also be available via live stream on the Lake Cumberland District Health Department’s YouTube.


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