July 17, 2003

NEMO Family Health Clinic Brings Doctor Back To Birthplace

Memphis was the perfect solution for a pair of former northeast Missouri residents that hoped to return back to their roots and be close to their families. And the community is all the better for it, as Dr. Jeff Davis and his wife Trinity are now calling Memphis home.

The Davis family moved to Memphis in June, splitting the distance between their former homes in Unionville and Kahoka. Dr. Jeff Davis is employed by the Northeast Missouri Family Health Clinic in Memphis and also is working with Scotland County Memorial Hospital (SCMH).

It's a homecoming of sorts as Dr. Davis was actually born at SCMH in 1972 when his father, Darl Davis, was a teacher and coach at Scotland County R-I High School.

His family relocated to LaPlata for a few years before they returned to their home in Unionville where Darl was named the Superintendent of the Putnam County school district. Jeff's mother, Linda, was also employed by the district as a teacher.

The Putnam County school system has been good for the doctor. Not only is he a graduate of the high school but he also can credit the school for bringing him together with his wife, Trinity Trump of Kahoka.

Trinity graduated from the University of Missouri with a teaching degree and took her first job with the high school in Unionville teaching science. A year later she and Jeff were married. The couple now has two children, Sadie who will be four in July and Clara who is four months old. Trinity is the daughter of Gary and Carol Trump of Kahoka.

Dr. Davis went on to Graceland University after graduating from high school. He played football for four years at the Iowa school where he was a starting wide receiver. He graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in science and biology.

The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine was the next stop for Jeff. After four years in medical school he served three years of residency at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL through the family practice program with the University of Southern Illinois.

During his residency Dr. Davis became familiar with SCMH once again working in the hospital's emergency room for a period of 18 months beginning in December of 2001.

After completing the residency program Dr. Davis became Board Certified in Family Practice. He joined the staff with the Northeast Missouri Health Council, which maintains a clinic in Memphis.

Dr. Davis is available in the NEMO Family Health Clinic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. His hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. He will also continue his work with the hospital providing coverage in the emergency room.

"We always have wanted to come back to the area and the Health Council and the hospital have provided the perfect combination to make that possible," Davis said. "Memphis is close to home for both my wife and I it provides the best professional opportunity for my practice. I want to provide my patients with the best care possible and the hospital and the clinic have the quality equipment and staff that insure I can do this."

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