Offering personalized treatment and care to all family members, from newborns to geriatric patients. Board Certified physicians Kevin Carter, Steven Folkerth, Ryan Bayko, and Kendra von der Embse, and Certified Nurse Practitioner Sara Whitlock offer personalized treatment and care to all family members, from newborns to geriatric patients.
On-line video visits with your doctor are also available! Call 937-427-3333 for details. Dr. Kendra von der Embse offers appointments between 8:00 and 11:45 am on alternating Saturdays. Check with our office for scheduled Saturdays.
Operating as usual
With cases of both seasonal Flu and COVID-19 rising, it’s important that you know we provide Flu shot appointments — often the same day — as well as PROMPT testing for COVID-19 at the conveniently located Providence Medical Lab.
• Get your Flu shot from the provider you trust. Call us, or go to your patient portal at https://237-1.portal.athenahealth.com/.
If scheduling a Flu shot from your smartphone, choose ‘Labbeavercreek’ as your provider.
• COVID-19 testing at the Providence Medical Lab assures that all results are shared with your provider in a timely manner. Go to https://provmedgroup.com/coronavirus.html or call us today.
WHIO-TV report: Dr. Kevin Carter’s latest tips for a good night’s sleep —
The daylight savings time change and the ‘blue light’ generated by online devices are just a couple of today’s causes of extra fatigue. But you can counter them and get a good night’s sleep. In a new Channel 7 report, Dr. Carter offers simple steps you can take to keep a healthy sleep schedule. See the video at https://cartersleepcenter.com/index.html
WDTN Daylight Savings Time ‘Fall Back’ report features Dr. Kevin Carter!
Dr. Carter explains how the daylight savings time shift and fewer daylight hours can disrupt sleep and lead to health problems. He stresses that this is the perfect time to focus on your sleep habits to improve your sleep and your well-being.
See the report, and other important sleep news at https://www.cartersleepcenter.com/sleepnews.html
Our providers can now offer fast, accurate COVID-19 testing from the safety and convenience of the Providence Medical Lab, located in Moraine. A test for Flu is included, we’ll have results for you in as little as 30 minutes, and you’re assured of timely care instructions and follow-up.
If you believe you or a family member has COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19, call us, or contact us through your patient portal at https://237-1.portal.athenahealth.com/
See details about the testing procedure at
Strategies to improve insomnia during COVID-19 —
Sleep problems have worsened for many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent Fox 45 news story, our own Dr. Kevin Carter — who also heads the Carter Sleep Center — offers important ways to combat insomnia and help ensure that you are getting enough sleep during these challenging times.
See the story at the Carter Sleep Center home page
Please join us in welcoming Scott Collins, NP-C, to Beavercreek Commons Family Practice!
As a Certified Nurse Practitioner, Scott offers complete clinical care for the whole family, and counsels patients on ways to better manage their own health to help assure long-term wellness. He’ll begin seeing patients on Thursday, August 13; call (937) 427-3333 to set up an appointment, or go to your Providence patient portal at
https://237-1.portal.athenahealth.com and select ‘William Scott Collins’ in the provider menu.
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Today is the one-year anniversary of the passing of Dr. Ryan L. Bayko, a valued colleague and friend to all of us at Providence Medical Group and Beavercreek Commons Family Practice. Over the past year we have strived to serve all our patients in the way he would have wished, with professionalism, dedication and compassion. Please join us in continuing to honor his memory. We miss you, Dr. Bayko.
Too soon to book your fall flu shot appointment? No!
We’re scheduling appointments now for flu vaccinations this fall. That’s important because indications are that flu vaccines will be in especially heavy demand due to the growing importance of overall preventive health measures. Earliest available appointments begin Monday, September 14, 2020; patients can schedule directly from their patient portal at https://237-1.portal.athenahealth.com/, or by calling our office.
COVID-19 antibody testing is available now at our practice.
Providence Medical Group’s quick, accurate total antibody testing procedure determines:
• If COVID-19 antibodies are present, and if they are,
• Whether antibodies are the result of an active or inactive incidence of COVID-19.
Established patients who exhibit symptoms characteristic of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past, are eligible for antibody testing.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment for ‘COVID-19 antibody test’ through your patient portal at https://237-1.portal.athenahealth.com/
New patients are welcome — Register online!
It takes only a few minutes, and you don’t need to have a preliminary in-office visit. You can register at any time, and schedule your first appointment when it’s right for you.
Don’t wait for sickness strike first. Get ahead of the wellness curve — register with us today at https://provmedgroup.com/beavercreek.html
The Carter Sleep Center now offers telemedicine video appointments!
Patients may now consult with their provider at the Carter Sleep Center via secure online video visits — they’re perfect for follow-up visits, test results, general sleep medicine questions and more. Go to
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A telemedicine video visit with your own provider — not a stranger — makes all the difference. Call us about a video appointment at 937-427-3333; learn more about them at https://provmedgroup.com/beavercreek.html
Telemedicine visits are available!
The care you need — when and where you need it. It’s an ideal solution: you’ll receive personalized care from your trusted provider even when you can’t come to our office in person. All you’ll need is access with your video-capable computer, tablet or smartphone.
Call our office, or schedule your video appointment online through your Patient Portal at https://237-1.portal.athenahealth.com
Find out how a Video Visit works at https://provmedgroup.com/beavercreek.html
What we all need to know about the Coronavirus:
The Providence Medical Group website has a new page devoted to the latest about this growing pandemic. It’s important to know the facts — and combat misinformation — so we can protect ourselves. Go to https://provmedgroup.com/coronavirus.html
Medical Assistant & Front Office Specialist Opportunities!
We’re expanding our staff! If you’re a credentialed Medical Assistant, or have medical billing and coding experience as a Front Office Specialist, we’d love to talk with you!
For more details on these ideal opportunities, or to apply, go to our Work Force Now webpage at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d4839d0c-9782-4904-93aa-addeb4de5902&ccId=1394746925_13339&type=MP&lang=en_US
Experts are predicting a ‘second wave’ of flu outbreak making this one of the worst flu seasons in a decade. We still have flu vaccine! If you haven’t had your flu shot this season, call us at 937-427-3333 and come in as soon as possible.
Or, patients can make an immediate appointment through their Patient Portal at https://237-1.portal.athenahealth.com
Merry Christmas to one and all from Beavercreek Commons Family Practice!
Santa, his decorated helper ‘Douglas Fir’, and the whole staff extend wishes of peace and joy to everyone this holiday season.
Same-day Appointments on Black Friday!
Beavercreek Commons Family Practice is open for same-day appointments on Friday, Nov. 29 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm — and here’s an important note — any Providence Medical Group patient can make an appointment and avoid the inconvenience and cost of a trip to the ER or Urgent Care! Call (937) 427-3333 or go to your patient portal at
Happy Halloween from everyone at Beavercreek Commons Family Practice and Carter Sleep Center — is that Dr. von der Embse with matching spider and slacks? Does Dr. Carter have a treatment for being so spooked you can’t sleep?!!
We love hearing from our patients, and always appreciate what they have to say.
This patient comes all the way from Hamilton to get trusted care from our newest provider, Josephine Adams, APRN-CNP —
"I transferred from Hamilton, OH to continue seeing Josephine Adams as my Primary Care Provider. She is the reason I traveled 45 miles to your facility. Josephine always explains what she wants me to do and why I should. She is an excellent care provider; I would recommend her to anyone."
Flu Shot Clinic for our patients!
Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 am to 12 Noon.
It’s the perfect time for your family to get flu shots without interrupting work or school. The vaccine will be effective throughout the whole flu season, and you’ll get your shot from the providers you know and trust.
You’ll need an appointment, so call 937- 427-3333 now to reserve your time slot!
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Beavercreek Commons Family Practice welcomes Josephine Adams, APRN-CNP!
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Josephine Adams will begin seeing patients at our practice on Wednesday, September 11 — she offers complete health care for patients of all ages, with special experience in treating diabetes and hypertension. For a prompt appointment call (937) 427-3333 or schedule through your online portal at
Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea? There’s a new alternative to CPAP.
Dr. Kevin Carter of the Carter Sleep Center, in collaboration with the Sleep Center at Kettering Medical Center, is now offering the new Inspire treatment system as an alternative to traditional CPAP therapy. See the WHIO TV news item at
Consultations for sleep apnea and the new Inspire system are available at the Carter Sleep Center — http://www.cartersleepcenter.com/index.html
Andrea Malson, APRN-FNP, joins Beavercreek Commons Family Practice!
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Andrea Malson offers complete clinical care for all patients including wellness visits, illness diagnosis and treatment, disease prevention counseling and treatment of acute and chronic conditions.
Schedule an appointment today — call (937) 427-3333.
If you have an online portal account, you can schedule through your portal at
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Dr. Bayko Memorial Service and Visitation —
The Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, will host a memorial visitation for Dr. Ryan Lee Bayko at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 20, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 pm. The location is 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek; for directions and further details, and to share your memories of Dr. Bayko, please go to
Beavercreek Commons Family Practice welcomes
Certified Nurse Practitioner Victoria Brookshire
Along with Drs. Kevin Carter and Kendra von der Embse, and certified nurse practitioner Sara Whitlock, Victoria stands ready to serve all Beavercreek Commons Family Practice patients with prompt, convenient appointments and personalized, conscientious care. The practice will continue to add providers to assure that all patients receive the highest quality care and treatment.
We must sadly report that on June 30, 2019, Ryan L. Bayko, MD, passed away. He will be remembered by all of us as a compassionate, dedicated healer, and a wonderful friend and guiding light for all of us at Providence Medical Group and Beavercreek Commons Family Practice.
Dr. Bayko came to our group just three short years ago, but in that time his quality of care, leadership and devotion to his patients has been an inspiring example for everyone at Providence, as well as his colleagues in our medical community. He has served families throughout our region since earning his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2006. He was also honored multiple times for his committed work with medical students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
From all of us in your Providence family, and on behalf of the many patients you cared for, our heartfelt gratitude for everything you have given us — thank you Ryan Bayko, you will be missed.
We invite you to post your remembrances of Dr. Bayko.
This week the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce is spotlighting Dr. Kendra von der Embse, focusing on both her role as a family physician at Beavercreek Commons Family Practice, and for opening and operating the new Enduring Youth Skin and Laser Center.
This week we want to recognize Beavercreek Family Practice & Enduring Youth - Dr Kendra von der Embse, D.O. as our Spotlight Member!
In addition to practicing family medicine, Dr. von der Embse also performs osteopathic manipulation and pap/pelvic exams. She also recently opened Enduring Youth for younger looking, healthier skin in Bellbrook.
Dr. von der Embse earned her medical degree from the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine, and is a magna cm laude graduate of the University of Dayton. She performed her residency in Family Medicine at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio.
She is in network with most major insurance companies and has flexible scheduling including early morning appointments and one Saturday per month. She also has same day visits available for urgent needs and offers telemedicine video visits for those that cannot make it into the office.
Santa drops down the chimney early at Beavercreek Commons Family Practice!
That’s Shannon Ahlin in front; next row from left we see Jennifer Dragisic, Jessica Huber and Connor Ferguson; third row from left is Candice Consiglio , Christine Cantrell and Nichole Raeth; in the back there’s Dr. Ryan Bayko, Santa — and ‘Tree’.
A bad night’s sleep could be even worse than you think.
Did you know that poor sleep could be an indication of other serious health issues? Just as an example, sleep apnea is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular problems. Read Dr. Carter’s article ‘Sleep as a Vital Sign’ at http://www.cartersleepcenter.com/sleepnews.html
Enduring Youth Re-opens this Friday!
Dr. Kendra von der Embse welcomes everyone to the new Enduring Youth Skin & Laser Center! You’ll find solutions for every skin type, with anti-aging treatments that help you look younger and more beautiful without surgery. Schedule an appointment or free consultation beginning Friday, December 7 at our convenient Bellbrook location! 937-433-8055; http://www.enduringyouth.net
Board Certified physicians Kevin Carter and Kendra von der Embse, and Certified Nurse Practitioners Sara Whitlock, Josephine Adams and Andrea Malson offer personalized, compassionate treatment and care to all family members, from newborns to geriatric patients. On-line video visits with your provider are also available! Call 937-427-3333 for details. Dr. Kendra von der Embse offers appointments between 8:00 and 11:45 am on alternating Saturdays. Check with our office for scheduled Saturdays.
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Dr. Kevin Carter is Board Certified in Sleep & Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Troy A. Tyner, DO, MMM, FACOI, is President and Partner of Internal Medicine Care Inc. in Beavercreek, Ohio.