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Welcome to Even Keel Health 

The mission of Even Keel has been to help people live brighter lives while simultaneously addressing the challenges they face. Led by Scott Keel MD, MPH., one of the regions leading authorities on ADHD.   We want to help you and your family find the right balance in life and maximize your potential.  We have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults (and their families too).  

Our Comprehensive Treatment Team Approach

Too often today, patients are given only the medication or tools they need to mask the symptoms or negative behaviors that are disrupting their lives. Even Keel's treatment team process:


I am a board certified physician who has trained in Pediatrics at Virginia Tech and then in Preventive Medicine at the University of Kentucky where I also served as Chief.  While at UK, I also obtained my Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health.  I also completed my certification in Integrative Medicine with the University of Arizona's Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine.   I am an ambassador for the American College of Preventive Medicine, member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine,  Virginia Chapter of the American College of Pediatrics and sit on the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) education committee, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and passionate Advocate for inclusion and diversity.  I am a published author and researcher in the field, public speaker, and regional, national, and international award recipient.  

As an epidemiologist, I am able to have a much deeper understanding of the medical literature and research and broader grasp of risk and harm reduction to make sure the right treatment plan is designed and tailored to your specific needs and values while also being able to help educate parents and patients on such topics to make sure they are well informed and apart of the clinical decision making.  

Why have I decided to dedicate my career make it my life's purpose to helping those with ADHD and other mental health challenges? 

 Simply put,  because of lived experience and know first hand the struggles that many people and their families go though.  A doctor patient relationship is about trust, taking the time to get the know the patient and their unique circumstances and connecting with them on a deeper more meaningful level.  

In overcoming my own challenges and experiences, I have cultivated a deep a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults (and their families too) so they too can over come, thrive and find their balance in life.  That's living life on an Even Keel. 

Attributes: Medical Doctor, Economist, Innovator, Epidemiologist, and Population Health Expert with a deep understanding of social determinants and environmental health. A proven leader with a strong passion for collaboration, policy development, program design and implementation, care delivery, systems transformation and guided by values that align with whole health, patient centered clinical care. 

Aim to provide a predictively positive experience at every encounter.

Notable Achievements: Honors, Awards, and Recognition


University of Kentucky Health Care, Outstanding Service Award, Recognition for service as Chief


American College of Preventive Medicine, (ACPM), ACPM Ambassador at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, Orlando FL, Nov 13-16, 2022


American College of Preventive Medicine, (ACPM) Scientific Excellence Award, Semi Finalist 


Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS), 2 year Professional Development Certificate


American College of Preventive Medicine, Jacob and Heather Adams Scholarship Recipient 


Center for Disease Control, Epidemic Intelligence Service, David J Sencer Scholarship Recipient


University of Kentucky, Outstanding MPH Student (Environmental Health) Award, to a student who has demonstrated above-and-beyond excellence in their MPH concentration. Award

2022 University of Kentucky, National Physicians’ Week and Doctors Day, one of five physicians recognized institution-wide for their commitment to institutional advancement, Recognition


University of Kentucky, College of Public Health Research Day Symposium, selected as one of three participants to present an oral presentation, Presenter


University of Kentucky, Emerging Leaders Program, Participant


University of Kentucky, Graduate Medical Education, Leadership Legacy 2021 Program Certificate


University of Kentucky, Women in Medicine and Science, Scholarship Recipient


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) contribution to IPHA for National Public Health Week: Monday: Mental Health- advocate for and promote emotional well-being, contributing Author


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Legislative Conference, Scholarship Recipient


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Class of 2019 for the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Nominated 


TEACH Academy: Teaching Excellence Academy for Collaborative Healthcare, Emerging-Associate Member


VIA Bona Lifetime Award. Selected as a top 5 nominee by the VIA Foundation out of 138 past award winners on their 25th anniversary. Nominated


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Program Delegate, Award


Top 40 under 40 award winner for Richmond, Virginia for commitment to enhancing access to mental health, Award


VIA BONA Award for Philanthropy, Award


Charles University, Outstanding Leadership and Representation of the University, Award


Charles University, Outstanding Service to the University and Community, Award


Magan David Atom, Tel Aviv, Israel, selected to participate in the inaugural class for the international course in Emergency Response and Mass Casualty, Participant 

Committees, Boards, and Service

09/2022- Present  

American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Nature as Medicine, special interest group


American College of Preventive Medicine, (ACPM) Annual Conference Planning Committee Lifestyle Medicine Tract, Steering Committee Member. 


American College of Preventive Medicine, Membership Committee 


American College of Preventive Medicine, CME/MOC Committee

07/ 2018 -Present

Virginia Mental Health Access Program,  VA-AAP,  Education Advisory Committee, Member 

08/2020- 06/2022

University of Kentucky, Wellness Committee, Member


University of Kentucky, Graduate Medical Education, House Staff Committee Council, Wellness in Training, Member

09/2020- 06/2022

University of Kentucky, Women and Medicine and Science Committee, Member, Honors and Awards Sub Committee, Member

06/2021- 06/2022

University of Kentucky, Physician Experience Advisor


Lexington Fayette County Community Needs Assessment, Lexington Fayette County Health Department, Contributor, Steering Committee,


Delegate, Medical Society of Virginia, House of Delegates, Pediatrics


Trauma Informed Care Network of Southwest Virginia, Steering Committee Member 


Faculty Vitality and Professional Well-Being Committee Member

05/2018- Present

American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia Chapter, Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) Committee Member

12/2018- Present

American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia Chapter, Project ECHO Steering Committee, Education Committee Member


District IV – Virginia Tech-Carilion Pediatric Residency Program Delegate to the American Academy of Pediatrics 


Liverpool Football Club-Official Supporters Club, Richmond Virginia, Co-Founder, President 


Medical Society of Virginia, Infuse Conference, Steering Committee Member


Pediatric and Adolescent Health Partners, Parent Advisory Committee, Chair

09/2017- 06/2020

Southwest Virginia Medical Reserves Corps, Roanoke, Virginia


Undergraduate and Medical School: Elected Student Senator while attending Hampden-Sydney College and Charles University

Full Documentary 

"The Road Less Run"


The trailer to my Documentary 

"The Road Less Run"


The trailer to my Documentary 

"The Road Less Run"


Full Documentary

 "The Road Less Run"


Dr. Colleen Craft MD MBA

Past President of American Academy of Pediatrics and Founder of Medical Home and leader in the Patient Centered Appoach to Health

Dr. Russell Barkley  

ADHD Legend and leading expert on Executive function and Self Regulation and emotional dysregulation in ADHD

My Mentors and adopted fathers, 

Dr George Bright, ADHD world expert and founder of Adolescent Medicine specialty

Drs Ted Abernathy  Pedestrian 

Dr. William Dodson MD 

ADHD legend and Leading expert on Rejection Sensitivity Disorder

Dr. Sandy Chung  MD 

President of the American College of Pediatrics  and Director of the Virginia Mental Health Access Program