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Dr. Beard received his medical degree and internship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed his Orthopaedic residency training at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Beard is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Beard is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been practicing general Orthopaedics in Bowling Green, Kentucky since 1987.

Dr. Beard has staff privileges at Greenview Regional Hospital, The Medical Center at Bowling Green and The Medical Center at Franklin. He currently serves on the HCA Greenview Board of Directors.

Dr. Beard has a strong interest in joint reconstruction. This includes both primary and revision joint replacements. He performs hip and knee replacements, total shoulder replacements and partial knee replacements.

He has served as the WKU team physician for 25 years and enjoys spending time with his two kids, Katie and Will.

Memberships include the Kentucky Orthopaedic Society, Kentucky Medical Association, Warren County Delegate 1990-92, Warren County Medical Society, President 1991, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber of Commerce. He is retired as team physician at Western Kentucky University after 25 seasons of service.