SNU Alumnus, Physician of the Year

(BETHANY, OKLA.) -- The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians named Dr. Paul Davis, Class of 1968, their Family Physician of the Year. Davis will be recognized at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Scientific Session, “Family Medicine: Moving Forward,” on June 15 in Wichita, KS.

Following graduation from Southern Nazarene University, Davis attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma and completed his family medicine residency program at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. He served two years in the national Health Services Corps in Ringling, OK, and taught one year at the Wesley Family Medicine Residency program before going into private practice in 1978.

Davis organized a large group of physicians known as Physicians Clinic of Kansas, later to be integrated into Via Christi as Preferred Medical Associates. He held leadership capacities in both organizations until 2002. Shortly after, Davis began his current practice, Primary Care Associates.

Davis’ special interests center around family crisis issues and their background causes. In 1991, Dr. Davis started a non-profit organization, HopeNet, which has served thousands of people who have been deeply wounded in their past and continue to struggle with making healthy choices.

“The hours I spend every day in my family practice continue to give me enormous pleasure. The long term relationships formed over the years with my patients, as well as the daily interactions with people of all ages and backgrounds, are among the most satisfying and therapeutic aspects of my life. In many ways, it is my patients who have healed me rather than I who have healed them!” says Davis.

Davis has also been nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Family Physician of the Year Award. The winner will be announced in the fall of 2007.

Davis received his education from the SNU pre-medicine program, which consistently boasts an acceptance rate into medical schools of 90%.