Dr. Samuel Medaris joins us from Omaha, Nebraska, this spring. He will be full time and traveling to all of the same clinics that Dr. Roberts currently covers. Dr. Medaris grew up in Missouri, around the St. Louis area but loved visiting St. Francois and lron Counties for outdoor recreation during his summers from grade school through college. He attended college and then medical school at the University of Missouri- Columbia where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and then his Medical Doctorate (MD) from 1995-2003. He did his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, from 2003-2008. He served a four year military commitment to the United States Air Force at Off utt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska, from 2008-2012. That placed him in the Omaha area as well and he and his family stayed on in Omaha and joined a small private practice there, much like Farmington ENT. He worked in that practice from 2012-2020 growing it from a two man practice with five employees to a 5 provider practice with 25 employees. He is married to his wife, Rachel, and they have six wonderful children from a newborn to a college student, five boys and one girl. He is a very family oriented man, as he would have to be to have such a large family! lt was family and the desire to be back in Missouri near all of their extended family that prompted the search in Missouri after all these years. He and Dr. Roberts already have a very similar practice experience and philosophy and he seems to be a perfect fit. He is used to practicing in rural areas and did two to three out of town clinics a week out of his Omaha office and will continue to do that here in Farmington. He and his family have already moved to Farmington and are excited to be part of our community and practice!