Meet Our Physicians & Nurse Practitioners
Randal W. Owen, MD, FACOG
Dr. Owen began his private practice in Lexington in 1986. In 1993 Dr. Parrott and Dr. Adkins joined his practice becoming Owen, Parrott and Adkins. In 1999 the practice changed it’s name to Lexington OB GYN Associates. Dr. Owen’s practice philosophy is to combine personal service with high quality, state of the art medical care. Dr. Owen was born and raised in Arkansas. He is married and the proud father of three children, Joseph, Kristen and Laura. He enjoys spending his free time with his family. Randal W. Owen, MD, FACOG
Olson Parrott, II, MD, FACOG
Dr. Parrot was born and raised in Woodford County. From 1982 until 1985 he was in private practice in Versailles, Kentucky. In 1985 he moved to Sanford, North Carolina where he practiced until joining Lexington OB-GYN Associates in 1993. He now lives in Lexington with his wife, Kathy and three children, Josh, Jeremy and Jordan. He enjoys hiking, camping and is a avid University of Kentucky fan. Olson Parrott, II, MD, FACOG
J. Thomas Adkins, MD, FACOG
Dr. Adkins is a native of Houston, Texas. He joined Lexington OB GYN Associates in 1993. He lives in Lexington with his wife Debbie, a Lexington native, and their three children Tyler, Kristen, and Thomas. He enjoys bicycling, tennis, and watersports. Dr. Adkins is able to speak Spanish fluently. J. Thomas Adkins, MD, FACOG
Lynne O. Simms, MD, FACOG
Dr. Simms joined Lexington OB GYN Associates in 2000. In addition to private practice, Dr. Simms is a director of the residency program for the University of Kentucky, Department of OB GYN at Central Baptist Hospital. She is a Lexington native. She is married to John Simms and they are the proud parents of a son, John Martin and two daughters McClain Marie and Lucy. Lynne O. Simms, MD, FACOG
Kara Wells, MD, FACOG
Dr. Wells joined Lexington OB GYN Associates in 2009. She and her husband Jeremy live in Lexington and are proud parents of their daughter, Harper Claire.
Karen Schell, MD, FACOG
Dr. Schell joined Lexington OB GYN Associates in 2009. She is a Lexington native. She and her husband Joe have two sons, Charlie and Oliver.
Julie Ashmun, MD, FACOG
Dr. Julie Ashmun is a Kentucky native, born and raised in Glasgow, KY. Dr. Ashmun is married with three beautiful sons, Carter and Davis. She joined Lexington OBGYN Associates January of 2013 and is happily accepting new patients.
Jennifer S. VanNess, MD, FACOG
Dr. VanNess is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Emory University with a BS in Anthropology in 1999, Emory School of Medicine in 2004, and completed residency at the University of Kentucky in 2008. Dr. VanNess is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Kerri Neff - Nurse Practitioner
Kerri joined Lexington Ob-Gyn Associates in 2005. She is from Henderson, Kentucky. Kerri is married to Veterinarian, Anthony Neff. They have two wonderful children, a son Harrison and a daughter Elliott.
Denise Russell, APRN, MHA, IBCLC
Denise is a strong supporter of breastfeeding and is a certified lactation consultant for the practice. Please contact our office and ask for Denise with any questions related to breastfeeding.