Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) announced the addition of Robert Monty Cline II, DO, to the hospital’s experienced team of hospitalists.

Dr. Cline joins PMC to provide medical care to the growing number of hospitalized patients.

Dr. Cline received his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) and completed his medical degree from the University Of Pikeville KY College Of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cline completed his residency at PMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

He was born in Pikeville with deep family roots that date back several generations.

“I became a doctor to be able to care for everyone,” said Dr. Cline. “I want to care for the people in my community.”

He says he hopes his personality and empathy allows all his patients to confide in him.

“I love to educate my patients about their illnesses and steps they can take to prevent further illnesses,” added Dr. Cline.

He says his patients can expect to see a doctor who shows compassion, empathy and has a down- to-earth relatable personality.

“My goals are to provide excellent inpatient hospital care and transition patients to make going home after their stay in the hospital easier,” said Dr. Cline.

Several factors drew Dr. Cline to PMC.

“I completed my residency at PMC and during that time, I very much enjoyed the culture and the ancillary staff who showed me what a pleasure they are to work with. Everyone is on the same page, working together for the best interest of the patients,” Dr. Cline said.

He said PMC’s administration has shown a willingness to place value in its staff. They have shown an ability to respond to issues and make changes appropriately with much forethought.

“During medical school and residency, the attending physicians always treated me with respect and had a willingness to teach me all they knew,” said Dr. Cline.

He said the partnership with UPIKE allows him a resource where he can continue to educate future physicians.

Cline and his wife have three children. They enjoy spending time as a family, working on their new home and gardening.

In his spare time, he enjoys his long-time hobby of building computers and computer coding.

“Working at PMC allows me to have a hand in developing this area for my children and give back to a community that has always been in my heart,” said Dr. Cline