Dr Bratcher began his career as an EMT in 1990, completing his Paramedic training in 1993 from the Medical Center Bowling Green, Kentucky. In 1998 he began his career as a Flight Paramedic with STATCARE in Louisville, Kentucky. After completing his BSN in 2005 at Bellarmine University in Louisville he worked ICU, Open Heart Recovery, and as a Nurse Manager at Jewish Hospital. Before completing his MSN in 2012 he worked as a Nurse Manager at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, opening their second orthopedic unit. Upon completion of his MSN he worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice, later transitioning to a high volume, high acuity emergency room. He completed his DNP in 2022 at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. His research focus is the utilization of telehealth in rural and underserved areas to reduce heart failure readmissions/complications.