Justin T. Phillips, M.D., has an abiding empathy for patients who want the same quality of life he enjoys at home with his wife and three children.
Justin T. Phillips, M.D., has an abiding empathy for patients who want the same quality of life he enjoys at home with his wife and three children. His personal mission is to help patients achieve lasting health and happiness through his expertise in neurosciences. Dr. Phillips joined Norton Neuroscience Institute in July after completing extensive studies in geriatric neurology and movement disorders.
“I graduated from Centre College with a degree in philosophy and psychobiology and had accepted a job with a home improvement company,” Dr. Phillips said. “As I was driving in for my first day, I knew it wasn’t for me and I wanted to do something different.” He planned for a career in pharmacy but soon realized he wanted to help people at the “starting end” of the care process. It was then that Dr. Phillips knew he wanted to be a physician. After participating in multiple sclerosis research during his first year of medical school, his true calling came into focus.
“That led me to furthering my studies specific to neurology and the care of the neurologic needs of the geriatric population, and to designing a mini-fellowship at UofL in geriatric neurology,” he said.
Dr. Phillips wants his patients and their families to see him as someone who can help them achieve their goals.
“Walking unassisted, caring for themselves at home, even staying in their home — whatever their goals may be, I want to help my patients reach them,” he said.
Balancing his career and a busy family that includes twin girls and a son, all under age 4, isn’t easy but he and his wife, Blair, keep things running smoothly.
Born and raised in Danville, Kentucky, Dr. Phillips is a fan of rock ‘n’ roll and blues music and enjoys playing the guitar when time allows. He and his wife share kitchen duty and a love of cooking.
“Our favorite dish to make is homemade pizza,” he said. “We make the dough from scratch and the kids love to help me every step of the way.”
Justin T. Phillips, M.D.
Medical degree: University of Louisville
Residency: University of Louisville
Fellowship: Geriatric neurology, University of Louisville
Board certification: Neurology
Norton Neurology Services, Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro,
Suite 205, 4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd., Louisville, KY 40241