Residents Christopher Flud, MD Hello! I’m from Jasper, Arkansas. Many of you might have driven through there if you have ever floated the Buffalo River or hiked some of the beautiful local trails. It was there where I discovered a love for the outdoors, but more importantly, where I discovered my deep love of people- the most special of which are my family. I am the youngest of four siblings, and they would all attest to me being my mother’s favorite. Outside of medicine, I enjoy any outdoor activity. I love to go kayaking, mountain biking, and camping but am always open to a new adventure. When not outdoors, I dabble in woodworking, mechanics, and art.My path to medicine was anything but ordinary. It started in 2010 when I enlisted in the Arkansas National Guard where I served as a Combat Medic for 6 years. Later, I had the great pleasure of working for Arkansas Children’s Hospital where I served as a Clinical Support Assistant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I received a Bachelor Degree in Biology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016 and entered the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences the same year. Upon receiving my doctorate, I began course work toward a Master of Public Health Degree with a concentration in rural and global population health. In the year following medical school, I was fortunate to serve in the Burn and Wound ICU at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.I love the many facets of medicine, but I chose Family Medicine because I wanted to develop strong relationships with my patients so that together we can move toward a healthier future. I firmly believe the best medicine comes from within us through love, compassion, courage, and hope. I know CoxHealth FMR shares this belief and I am blessed to have the opportunity to grow as a physician and human being with them.