Dr. Alyssa Emery has joined Bothwell Family Medicine Associates as a new physician.
As a family physician, Dr. Emery provides care for people of all ages, including preventative services and treatments, short- and long-term illnesses and injuries, and obstetric care. She also will serve as a faculty member of the new Bothwell-University of Missouri Rural Family Medicine Residency program.
“I’ll be doing a little bit of everything for patients at Bothwell Family Medicine Associates, including caring for pregnant women and delivering their babies and seeing children, adults and the elderly,” Dr. Emery said. “I will also follow my patients and see them in the hospital if they have been admitted for additional care there.”
Keith Morrow, Bothwell’s Clinic Operations vice president, said Dr. Emery is a great addition to Bothwell’s family clinics’ group of physicians.
“Dr. Emery is highly motivated by treating patients in smaller communities,” he said. “She grew up in a rural community, trained in a rural clinic and understands the health care needs of the people she’s going to care for here.”
Dr. Emery received her bachelor’s degree at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in molecular and cellular biology and her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. She completed three years of residency at University of Missouri (MU) Health Care. Dr. Emery said she was drawn to MU Health Care for its Family and Community Medicine Residency where she could focus on rural care.
“Mizzou was the best of both worlds because it allowed me to train at a large hospital but still practice in rural clinics,” Dr. Emery said. “I had access to top resources and specialists while still fostering my passion to serve smaller community health settings.”
During the last year of her residency at MU Health Care, Dr. Emery served as Chief Resident. While in residency, she managed patients in the hospital, intensive care unit and emergency department. She also cared for pregnant women, newborns and children at MU Health’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital and served patients at Callaway Physicians in Fulton, Missouri.
Growing up in rural Girard, Illinois, Dr. Emery was used to driving 45 minutes one way for access to a hospital. She is proud to stick to her small-town roots and provide health care for people in the Sedalia area.
“I know there is a huge need for providers in rural communities. I’m excited to see patients and get to know the community,” she said. “I have also been impressed by the number of subspecialties Bothwell has, and Sedalia is perfectly located in rural Missouri for my family and me.”
Dr. Emery and her husband, Eddie, live in Sedalia with their son Gabe, 3, daughter Lucy, 10 months, and Golden Retriever, Dallas. As a family, they enjoy walking the Katy Trail, spending time at the park, and they are looking forward to watching their children grow up in Sedalia.
Dr. Emery will see patients at Bothwell Family Medicine Associates at 3401 W. 10th Street in Sedalia. The phone number is 660.827.2883, and office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.