Meet Our Captains!
Dr. Devin Hicks
Dr. Hicks obtained her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed pediatrics residency training at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. During residency, she fell in love with Memphis and the surrounding area and is excited to continue her career in Marion.
Dr. Hicks has a passion for serving through medicine and showing Christ’s love to all. She finds great joy in partnering with families to best take care of their children. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, global health, and advocacy. During residency, she completed additional training in global health specializing in disparities of health and clinical medicine in resource limited settings. She practices evidence-based pediatric care and hopes to promote lifelong wellness and healthy habits for her patients.
In her free time, Dr. Hicks loves spending time outdoors with her dog, traveling to new places, and gardening. She is an active member of Christian Medical and Dental Association and loves mentoring medical students through this organization.
- Undergraduate: University of Georgia
- Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
- Residency: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UTHSC in Memphis, TN
- Board Certified in Pediatrics
Dr. Hong Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen graduated from the UAMS pediatric residency program in Little Rock and received training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Originally from New Orleans, she obtained her medical degree from LSU New Orleans and has always been captivated by the rich culture of the southern region. She is excited to start a new chapter closer to Memphis, where she will be serving and caring for the local communities of Marion and Wynne.
As a strong advocate for children, Dr. Nguyen believes in creating a nurturing environment where children feel safe, supported, and cared for. She prioritizes preventative care and family education while actively participating in community outreach programs. Outside of medicine, Dr. Nguyen enjoys staying active and connected to nature, often going on hikes and taking leisurely walks with her senior dog. Additionally, she has a strong appreciation for the arts and can frequently be found exploring galleries and attending live performances.
Dr. Aaron Mitchell
Lead Physician & Medical Director
Dr. Mitchell is highly trained and gives God all the glory for his many accomplishments over the years. Dr. Mitchell has 16 years experience in the medical field. As CEO, he has grown MFM from 8 to 30 employees over the past 3 years. MFM has developed The Ark Children’s Clinic, and together, they are fully committed to bringing life changing health care to the Delta from the newborn to the elderly.
His clinical interests lie in diabetic management and internal medicine. He loves to incorporate new processes that involve the integration of technology in health care. Dr. Mitchell is committed to delivering high quality health care in a setting that utilizes technology to bring efficiency to his medical practice and allows the patient easier access to personalized care. He is co-owner and chief medical officer of Harmony Healthcare, MFM’s branch of non-profit health care in Wynne, Arkansas.
- Methodist Hospital Physician Leadership Academy, designating the top 20 physicians covering all specialties in the greater Memphis area. ’
- Level 3 (Highest Level) PCMH Certification – Patient Centered Medical Home
- He was the Chief Resident while training at St. Bernards Hospital and NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, AR, and is dedicated to promoting health and wellness through true lifestyle change.
Dr. Mitchell is married to Rebecca, who is a pharmacist, and they have four beautiful children. Rebecca proudly home-schools their children. Dr. Mitchell lives in Marion, attends church at Bellevue Baptist, and is an active member of his community. He and Rebecca co-teach a 4th-5th grade Sunday School class at Bellevue Baptist church. He has served on medical mission trips overseas to Brazil, Ghana, and Mexico.
In his spare time, Dr. Mitchell loves to go camping in his RV. He loves spending time with his family while traveling across the nation. He has a goal to visit as many National Parks as possible in the RV. He also loves to work with his wife in gardening and taking care of their flower beds.
- Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
- Residency: UAMS Family Medicine, Jonesboro, AR
- Master’s in Business Administration: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- Undergraduate: Oral Roberts University (B.S. in Bio-Medical Chemistry), Tulsa, OK
- Board Certified in Family Medicine
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Jill Davis is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of Primary Care (PNP-PC) certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Her practice (and life) verse comes from Matthew 5:16 “Let your life shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
As a 2003 graduate of Wynne High School, a 2006 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and Biology, and a 2008 graduate of the inaugural class of the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Arkansas State University, she began her career as an emergency room nurse at LeBonheur Level One Trauma Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She served as Wynne Public School’s district school nurse before going to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing in 2018. She started her career as a pediatric nurse practitioner at The Children’s Clinic in Jonesboro, Arkansas, before being offered the opportunity to return to her hometown to care for the children of Wynne.
Jill married her high-school sweetheart, Chris Davis, and they have two children, Charlie and Caroline. When not at work, you can find her at the area ballfields enthusiastically cheering and coaching her children or camping in the beautiful parks across Arkansas. An active member of Wynne Baptist Church, she chose her career to be equipped for daily ministry to be the hands and feet of Jesus as she serves and loves her patients. She believes in the Patient-Family Focus Care Model and is looking forward to partnering with parents and guardians in the community to provide medical care for their children!
Christian graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a minor in Religion from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. In 2015 she graduated with a Bachelor in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Finally, in 2019, she graduated with a Doctorate in Nurse Practices – Pediatric Primary Care from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN with induction into Sigma Theta Tau. Christian is certified in Pediatric Primary Care from PNCB and is also certified as a Building Strong Brains – Tennessee Trainer regarding ACE awareness and how it affects physical, emotional, and mental health.
Favorite Bible Verses: 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as Holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that you may have.” 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxieties on Him, because he cares for you.”
Previous work experience includes:
- Lebonheur Children’s Hospital on the General Surgery/Cardiology floor, and then on the Diabetic, Kidney/Liver Transplant, and GI floor.
- Methodist University Hospital in the Emergency Department in the Cardiac and Neuro Center.
- Pediatric provider at Memphis and Shelby County Pediatric Group
In addition to being a medical professional, she is also musically talented! She is classically trained in both voice and piano and has been doing both for 27 years. She was an All-Southwest Tennessee Honor Choir member for 6 years, All-State member for 1 year, and she even sung at President Obama’s Second Inauguration.
She has four puppies: Daisy, Major, Pippin, and Luna.
Family Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis in Women’s Health
Mrs. Angel Gulley is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Mitchell Family Medicine in December 2019. Angel grew up in Marion, AR, and always knew she wanted to follow in her mother and aunt’s footsteps to become a nurse. Angel attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to pursue her dream of serving others, and ultimately she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors. She has extensive RN experience in OB, including prenatal care, labor/delivery, postpartum, and bereavement care. Angel then obtained her Master of Science in Nursing in 2018, specializing in family practice and women’s health. She is committed to providing compassionate, Christ-centered, evidence-based care to her patients.
Angel thoroughly enjoys community service and community outreach programs. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Arkansas Nurse Practitioners Association.
Angel is married to Thad, and they are proud to own three Siberian Huskies: Luca, Ollie, and Nova. Angel loves studying health, wellness, nutrition, and exercise. She has three Siberian Huskies: Luca, Ollie, and Nova. Her and her “wolf pack” love to exercise. She is also quite the trivia expert. Most of all, she loves everything Star Wars. The force is strong with you, Angel.
- Master’s in Nursing: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
- Undergraduate: Arkansas State University, B.S. in Nursing, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
- Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by AANP
Mrs. Peyton Courtney is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Peyton obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in 2018. Upon graduation, Peyton began working as an RN in the ICU at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. Peyton obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in May 2020. Peyton has BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications.
Peyton joined the MFM family in May of 2022! Peyton previously completed almost 600 clinical hours with Dr. Mitchell as an NP student and grew to love working with the MFM team and how they prioritized their patients’ health needs above anything else. Peyton is fully committed to doing all she can to give the best possible care to every patient she sees here at MFM. She is kind and compassionate and highly detailed.
Peyton is married to Corbett, a pediatric operating room nurse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Peyton and Corbett are proud fur-parents to their 7-year-old lab, Ranger!
Peyton loves to go to the lake in her spare time and enjoys boating and fishing.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Arkansas State University – 2018
- Board Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Mr. Will Curry is a board certified Physician Assistant. He joins the MFM team with several years of experience in primary and urgent care. His Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies was obtained at Christian Brothers University. Will has been married to his wife, Courtney, for six years. They have one child, a one year old son named Bennett. They live in East Memphis and are avid Memphis Tiger fans! Will enjoys being physically active, cooking, and reading a good book.
Will has a deep passion for living out the Gospel, especially through medical missions. This inspiration comes from what we see of Jesus in Mark 4:23 which reads “And He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.” Will has been privileged to go on multiple short term medical mission trips. Currently, he serves as a medical advisor with The Liquid Legacy in their efforts to provide increased medical care to the Bahamian island of Abaco. Will’s greatest medical interests lie in lifestyle medicine, preventive medicine, and general primary care.