Timothy Cox to see patients
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics has contracted with Dr. Timothy Cox to fill in while a physician is recruited to replace Dr. Jeffrey Edwards who moved to Texas earlier this summer.
Dr. Cox will see patients in the Cottonwood and Craigmont Clinics through mid November. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Truman Medical Center.
“I decided to become a doctor during my senior year in high school. On a trip to Mexico I met a medical missionary who inspired me to help others through medicine,” said Dr. Cox.
Since completing his residency, Dr. Cox has served as a traveling physician in a variety of small towns in Wisconsin; in Omak, Washington; and in Hannibal, Missouri. He has also volunteered with Global Health Outreach in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
“As a traveling doctor I can experience different types of practices in different areas of the country. Most medical school graduates change positions within three years of their first job. I want to work in a variety of places before I make my decision about where to live and where to practice,” said Dr. Cox. “I really enjoy rural settings and it’s easy to imagine that I’ll settle in a small town.”
Dr. Cox was raised in Shawnee, Kansas outside of Kansas City with his two sisters, one lives in Nashville and one resides in New York. When he is not seeing patients Dr. Cox enjoys hiking, camping and snow skiing.
“I am looking forward to my stay in Cottonwood because I enjoy interacting with my patients. The people I’ve met in every area are very unique and I’ve heard wonderful things about the residents of this region.”
Kathryn Allen, SMHC Medical Staff Services Director, is coordinating the recruitment effort to replace Dr. Edwards. “ St. Mary’s is committed to ensuring our patients see a health provider in a timely and convenient manner. We plan to remain fully staffed during our recruitment process. The Craigmont Clinic continues to be open on Mondays and Wednesdays. Our five physicians and two family nurse practitioners continue to rotate to our four clinics so patients can be seen close to their home.”