My name is Duncan Tillack. I am originally from Denver, CO, but moved to Branson, MO, with my family when I was eleven years old. For as long as I can remember, the Ozarks has been my home and the people here like family. I went to College of the Ozarks, where God led me down the crazy, unexpected path to deciding to apply to medical school. After completing my degree in Human & Molecular Biology, my wife and I moved to Jonesboro, AR, where I began medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - Arkansas. A month into medical school, my wife, Alex, and I welcomed our daughter, Lively, into the world. Two years later, our son, Chance, was born (we’ve gotten our name inspiration from celebrities - shoutout to Blake Lively and Chance the Rapper). I have no idea what I am doing most of the time, but I love the adventure of parenthood. Having two little humans looking up to me and watching my every move is daunting but also the greatest honor. I want to make the most of this opportunity and be the best dad I can possibly be. I am thankful for an amazing wife and a God who is the perfect Father to look to for wisdom.
I love family medicine because you truly get to do so much. You get to know people for who they really are and not just their illness or their health. I have a heart for the special needs community, and Cox has been so supportive of my future goals and dreams. It is an honor to become part of the team at the Cox Health Family Medicine Residency for countless reasons: the people are genuinely kind and caring, the training is outstanding, and they serve the community incredibly well. I firmly believe every person matters, and I am grateful to continue my training in a program whose values perfectly align with my own. I was a patient here at Cox throughout my childhood, shadowed at Cox Branson as a pre-med student, rotated at Cox as a medical student, and will now be completing my residency here, as well.
I have lots of hobbies, probably too many. With the little free time I have, my favorite things to do are explore creeks and rivers with my daughter (we love looking for crawdads and fish), bass fishing the local lakes, visiting the mountains and ocean, and just making memories exploring new places with my family. I am extremely thankful this is where the Lord has led us, and I’m excited to be back home and serving the community here in Southwest Missouri.