Brian William Schack
Wall of Fame
Brian William Schack was born May 2, 1970 to Herman and Anita Schack. Growing up he lived in Peach Grove with his two younger brothers - Scott and Kevin, and his younger sister - Suzanne. He attended Northern Elementary, Pendleton County Middle School and Pendleton County High School. He developed an interest in medicine while serving as a First Responder at Northern Pendleton Fire Department, where his father served as Fire Chief. In 1988, he graduated from Pendleton County High School as co-valedictorian with plans to attend college and earn a medical degree.
After high school, Brian attended the University of Louisville from 1988-1992 for his undergraduate studies as an inaugural member of the GEMS program (Guaranteed Entrance into Medical School). He completed this program and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology summa cum laude. Brian then attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine from 1992-1996, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree and forever after being known as Dr. Schack. For the next four years, the newly christened Dr. Schack completed his residency program in the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis – training to become a primary care physician. While in Indianapolis, Dr. Schack was “encouraged” to go on a blind date by his future mother-in-law with Laura Suzanne Johnson. About one and a half years later, they were married and recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary. They have two children, Amy age 17 – graduating tonight from Pendleton County High School - and Evan, age 15.
After completing his residency, Dr. Schack convinced his wife to return to his home town of Butler, Kentucky and take over a medical practice that had been established by Dr. Robertson Ward. She was somewhat concerned that the small town would not be enough to support a doctor, a concern that has since been alleviated as the Butler medical practice has continued to grow and thrive. Dr. Schack serves as Lead Physician of the Pendleton County office and for the past six years, he has been a member of the St. Elizabeth Physicians’ Board of Directors. Since 2015, Dr. Schack has served as the Director of Service Excellence for St. Elizabeth Physicians, tasked with improving patient satisfaction across the organization. Dr. Schack’s dedication to this goal is reflected in five consecutive years of achieving the 99th percentile nationwide for patient satisfaction personally, and helping the Butler office achieve greater than the 90th percentile nationally for patient satisfaction for the same time frame. Dr. Schack has also served as chairman of the local board of health for the Three Rivers Health District for the past five years. Brian has been in practice in Pendleton County for the past 19 years. Many residents of Pendleton County receive their medical care from Dr. Schack, his nurse affectionately known as “Dr. Michelle” and the hard working staff of the Butler office.
On a personal level, Dr. Schack takes great pride in his wife and children. His wife is a successful bank executive and remains his best friend. His children are his greatest accomplishment in life.
Dr. Schack continues to have a passion for reading and has amassed a library of over 7,000 books. In his spare time he builds and repairs computers and spends perhaps too much time playing on them as well.
Future plans include continuing to serve the residents of Pendleton County and providing high quality primary care. It has been his great honor to care for many of tonight’s graduates, some of them since birth, and he plans to continue to help the population of Pendleton County with their future health needs. Starting later this year, he will also begin teaching at the new University of Kentucky Medical School at Northern Kentucky University – helping a new generation of doctors prepare for the challenges of modern medicine.
Dr. Schack is extremely humbled by this honor and is proud to call Pendleton County his home.