Meet Stacy Davis, Manager at Monticello Family Medicine
Stacy Davis is one of the original staff members at Monticello Family Medicine, having worked at the clinic alongside James W. Stephens, MD, for the last 15 years.
Davis and Dr. Stephens, aka “the cowboy doctor,” grew up together in Lawrence County, Miss., where Davis’s father also served as the mayor for 25 years.
“We call Dr. Stephens the cowboy doctor because when he is not in his white coat, he’s wearing his wrangler jeans and cowboy boots,” Davis said. “What you see is what you get with him, and that’s what his patients like most about him.”
Davis lived in Lawrence County – a small, rural town on the west side of the Pearl River – for almost her entire life. Then six years ago, her husband, David, who has served in the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years, received a promotion that required them to live within 25 miles from Camp Shelby.
“After he told me that we had to move to Hattiesburg, he asked if I was still going to work in Monticello,” Davis said. “I told him I wasn’t going anywhere. I love my job. I have patients that come in and ask for me specifically. It’s like one big family here.”
In the spring of 2017, Monticello Family Medicine merged with Hattiesburg Clinic, which Davis recalled being one of the more challenging times of her career.
“The merger was tough at first, having to learn all the new management, policies and procedures,” Davis said. “The administrative staff helped me a lot, and I am grateful for them. It’s been wonderful with Hattiesburg Clinic. I learn something new every day.”
Being a part of the Hattiesburg Clinic team, Davis said she appreciates having other primary care managers to lean on, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Primary care managers are a blessing. They go through the same things that I go through,” Davis said. “When you start talking to one another, you realize y’all have the same issues and that you’re not alone. If you have a problem, reach out to one of your fellow managers for help, because it is a tough job. Everybody [doctors, nurses, and front staff] is looking at you for answers.”
Outside of her primary care responsibilities, Davis volunteers with the U.S. Army, helping facilitate family support groups. Her husband has been deployed overseas four times, so she understands the challenges that come with being a military wife.
“You learn to be independent and self-reliant,” Davis said. “I’ve learned how to put doors on hinges, take care of the yard, the farm, and basically everything else. My husband jokes and says that I don’t really need him for anything because I can do it myself.”
Davis and her husband have been married for 27 years and together they have a 25-year-old son, Tyler. They enjoy traveling to Oxford, Miss., to attend Ole Miss football games where their son also recently graduated.
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