Residents Mason Farris, DO My name is Mason Farris. I was born and raised in Eldon, MO and attended College of the Ozarks, where I met my wife, Katie. After receiving my degree in Human and Molecular Biology, Katie and I moved to Lynchburg, VA, where I attended Liberty University as a graduate student studying Biomedical Science. At LU, I had the opportunity to teach and conduct research while receiving my master’s degree before attending medical school at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In my second year of school, my wife and I were blessed with our daughter, Goldie. I’d be remiss to not mention what an incredible wife and mother Katie is - I know I couldn’t have made it this far in my goals without her.Family Medicine is a specialty I knew I wanted to enter long before medical school. This was, in part, because of the great relationship I had with my Family Physician growing up, as well as having role models like my mother, who worked for several years as a nurse and now Nurse Practitioner. I was instantly drawn to the diversity of care that Family Physicians are trained to deliver, and to a greater extent, I admired the life-long relationships that can form between them and their patients. Within Family Medicine, I am most interested in Obstetrics, Women’s Health, and Pediatrics. I’m excited to be completing my medical training at CoxHealth, not only because I know they have the faculty and resources to help me achieve my goals, but also because of the incredible people I get to work with.I love being in the outdoors in my free time, and now, my wife and I get to share that with our daughter. Whether we’re hiking, strolling through the park, or spending time on Table Rock Lake, the time we spend together is always the greatest for me. I love caring for the people of southwest Missouri and serving and learning from this community!