Our Mission at Advanced Care Centers

At Advanced Care Centers we are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare in a clinical setting with modern facilities, experienced providers and specialists as well as courteous and friendly staff. As an aggressive group of primary care and clinical specialists Advanced Care Centers will move forward with the goals and commitment that confirm our slogan, “It’s Not Just Care, It’s Advanced Care”.

Dr. Debora Tallio, M.D.
Medical Director
Dr. Debora Tallio has nearly 20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her primary clinical interest is treating patients with musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Tallio previously worked at University of Michigan Medical Center, Southeastern Regional Medical Center in North Carolina, and Lexington Clinic in Kentucky. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Dr. Tallio is currently seeing patients at the Advanced Care Centers location in Irvine, KY.
Karim Rasheed, M.D.
Comprehensive Spine Specialists
Dr. Rasheed is Board Certified in Pain Management & Anesthesiology he has worked with the VA in Lexington, Clark Regional Medical Center, St. Josephs East as well as his own private practice before joining Advanced Care Centers. With over 20 years experience in Anesthesiology and Pain Management including procedures such as Epidurals, Facet Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablations and Spinal Cord Stimulators Dr. Rasheed offers a comprehensive approach in the treatment of the disorders which can result in chronic pain.
Shari Pierce P.A.
Clinical Director, Weight Loss Consultant, & Primary Care
Shari Pierce P.A. is a native of Lexington, KY. Shari is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has been a licensed Physicians Assistant for 10 years. Most of her experience was acquired at Lexington Clinic and St. Josephs E.R. Hospital.
Samantha Daugherty BS, CST
Administrative CFO
As CFO of Advanced Care Centers maintaining control of costs is of the highest priority. Ours is a, “quality always comes first and waste is not an option” philosophy which allows us to provide high quality care at a competitive cost. As we serve each community where one of our centers is located we shall always strive to provide the quality care you want at he competitive price you need.
Jennifer Pelfrey BBA-Management AS, CMA (AAMA), CBCS (NHA)
Administrative COO
As COO of Advanced Care Centers we are looking to the future and are committed to the expansion of our facilities and attracting quality providers and specialists, as well as maintaining an efficient and courteous staff. These are the key components of an internal operations network which is both effective and efficient. We will achieve this through aggressive recruiting and an effective management style which shall ensure our patients the clinical care experience they are looking for.

Meet Our Caring Staff

Laci Brown
Front Office Coordinator
Christie Brandenburg
Medical Assistant
Amy Young
Advanced Care Specialist
Katie Pierce
RMA Prior Authorization & After Care Specialist