Intersection of Science, Personal Connection Draws Doctor to Orthopedics

Premier Pulse     January 2018

1265710966Richard (Rick) Davis II, MD, sees patients at Premier Orthopedics in Middletown.

What is your specialty?
Orthopedic Surgery, fellowship-trained in hip and knee replacement

What brought you to Premier Health?
I found it to be a great opportunity to start a practice. My wife and I are also from the area, so it's great to be back home.

Why did you choose medicine as a career?
I love the integration of science, improving someone's life, and getting to know them on a more personal level.

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you?
There were many along the way, including parents, personal friends, pastors, and many physician educators - all have helped shape me into who I am today.

How do you describe your bedside manner?
Personal, lighthearted

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I love playing golf.

How do you want to be remembered?
As a Christian, husband, and father who used his career to better peoples’ lives physically and spiritually.

What is the last book you read?
“Making Sense of God” by Timothy Keller

What is your favorite song in your playlist?
“Beauty in Tragedy” by August Burns Red

iPhone or Android?

Early bird or night owl?
Definitely, I’m an early bird. Ask my wife.

Beach bum or mountain hiker?
Beach bum, but not a sun tanner. I've got to be up and moving.

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?
It depends on the situation. I prefer anything comfortable. 

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