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Jeff Davis, DO of Memphis, Missouri was recently awarded the 2020 Physician of the Year Award by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS). Each year, this prestigious award is given to one physician for an outstanding accomplishment, event, or service, during the preceding calendar year.
Jeff Davis, DO, is a family medicine specialist from Memphis, MO. He graduated in 2000 from A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Davis is Chief Medical Officer at Scotland County Hospital, sees patients in his practice at Memphis Medical Services, and is the Scotland County coroner.
He received this award for his tireless efforts advocating for his patients, fellow physicians, community, and rural health center during the past year. His advocacy included efforts to enhance access to healthcare for his patients, educate legislators on scope of practice issues and the importance of a physician-led health team, even in rural, under-served areas, and for the osteopathic profession in general. He led efforts related to his community hospital and rural health center, ensuring his legislators hear the issues facing rural healthcare.
Dr. Davis has served the osteopathic profession as president of MAOPS in 2017, a Wetzel Scholar, chair of the MAOPS Education Committee, and chair of the Missouri Osteopathic Political Action Committee. He currently serves on the MAOPS Board of Trustees, Finance and Audit, Leadership Development, Education and Legislative committees, and is a Missouri Delegate to the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates. In addition, he serves as a mentor for the Wetzel Fellow and Scholar programs, advising osteopathic medical students and postgraduates regarding issues related to leadership in the profession.
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) was founded in 1897 in Kirksville, Missouri. – the birthplace of osteopathic medicine – as the professional organization for physicians holding doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degrees. Since that time, MAOPS has been preserving and advancing the distinct philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine through advocacy on a local, state and federal level. MAOPS is the voice of more than 3,000 DOs in Missouri.