Brian Gillispie D.O., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Brian Gillispie grew up in Jessamine County and graduated from Asbury College in 1994. He then attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with Honors in 1999. From 1999 through 2002, Dr. Gillispie did his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington. From there, he was in private practice at a pediatric office in Frankfort, KY for 3 years before joining PAA in November of 2005. Dr. Gillispie is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has special interests in caring for children with asthma and endocrine disorders. In addition, Dr. Gillispie has experience with international medicine and has been on medical missions to India, Honduras and Nigeria.

What is a D.O.?

A D.O. is a Doctor of Osteopathy and is a fully licensed and credentialed physician. In the United States, there are 2 types of medical training for physicians: Allopathic medical schools (M.D.s) and Osteopathic medical schools (D.O.s). Osteopathic medical schools have their roots in holistic medicine, but Osteopathic programs have evolved to become very similar to traditional Allopathic training.

Both types of physicians receive similar training in 4 year medical programs and have the same requirements for internships and residencies. Both D.O.s and M.D.s are highly skilled, can prescribe medication, perform surgeries, and can specialize in any area, including pediatrics and primary care. There is no difference in the care you’ll receive from a D.O. or M.D.

What are your hobbies?

Spending time with my kids, tennis & gardening

Advice for expecting parents:

This will be the most exciting time of your life -- try to live in the moment.

Advice for new parents:

Fatigue is your new “normal," but it’s worth it.

Advice for parents of teenager:

Remember they were cute innocent babies once!

Most important thing you’ve learned by being a parent yourself:

Worrying about your child comes with the territory-there’s no escaping it. But it can be so fun!