As the Chief Medical Officer of EmpowerMe Wellness, Dr. Joseph “Jody” Mitchell oversees and manages clinical practices, focuses on staff development for field clinicians, and utilizes the most current research and practices to provide better outcomes for residents of senior living communities nationwide.
As an experienced healthcare leader, Dr. Mitchell brings over a decade of experience to his role. He has an eye on the future of healthcare, with a persistent drive to use technology to create better medical outcomes. But most importantly, he has a deep, life-long passion for improving the lives of seniors.
Prior to coming to EmpowerMe Wellness, Dr. Mitchell served the clinicians, patients, and families of Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Kentucky, most recently in the roles of Medical Director of Outpatient Services and Medical Director of Athletic Training Services. He also served as Owensboro Health’s Medical Director of Healthpark, Kentucky’s only facility certified by the national Medical Fitness Association.
Originally a Kentucky native, Dr. Mitchell recently relocated to St. Louis with his wife, Kate, and their three children. In addition to earning a Doctor of Medicine degree with a clinical focus on primary care in 2011 from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Mitchell is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Kentucky University. He completed his Family Medicine residency and a Sports Medicine fellowship from the University of Kentucky in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award in 2014 and 2015.