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Owner, Nixa General Medical Clinic, 107 Patricia, Nixa, a solo family practice. Professional affiliations include serving as past board director of Doctor's Hospital of Springfield and past chief of staff of Columbia Hospital Network of the Ozarks. Campbell has also served as past president of the Ozark Osteopathic District and continues to serve on the board of Physicians for Youth, a scholarship program for area youth Campbell co-founded in 1985. The scholarship program was founded by Campbell and Dr. Guy Miller, a physician who is now with St. John's.

Age: 41.

No. of years in Springfield/area: 15.

Education: Graduated magna cum laude from Northeast Missouri State University and went on to the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Completed his post-graduate internship at Southbend Osteopathic Hospital in Southbend, Ind.

Early career: Established practice in the Nixa community 15 years ago and continues to practice as an independent provider. At the time Campbell entered practice, most physicians were independent, though the market has shifted somewhat since then. To fulfill the requirements of a public health scholarship he had received, Campbell began his practice in Nixa, which was an underserved community at that time, having lost the physicians who had practiced there.

Current projects: Campbell plans to add an associate and develop a professional building on Highway 14 in Nixa. He is also working toward the repurchase of the north campus of what was Doctors Hospital, related to the resale of Columbia's assets to Cox Health Systems. The goal of the purchase would be to reopen Doctors Hospital as an independent, physician-owned hospital facility providing an emphasis on medical and surgical, obstetrics and outpatient services. "I think the development of this hospital meets a community need. The northside location is ideal for many patients in the community and there are a certain number of physicians, as well as patients, who prefer a hospital with some autonomy," Campbell said. The hospital could be operational as Doctor's Hospital by Jan. 1, 1999.

Management philosophy: "The mark of a true professional is to give more than you're compensated for," Campbell said.

Spare-time pursuits: Enjoys scuba diving, which he got involved in through vacations and traveling, becoming a certified diver in May of 1996; travel; collecting porcelain; and golf.

Family data: Wife, Cheryl, works in the doctor's office two days a week and spends most of her days with their 23-month-old son, Tyler Rex. Campbell's oldest son, Marty, 22, is a senior biology major at Southwest Missouri State University.

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