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July 30, 2013

New pediatrician is a hometown girl

Dr. Emi Bays establishes Anderson practice

ANDERSON, Ind. — After earning her credentials as an M.D., Emi Bays is back in her hometown.

“It’s been nice to see people I haven’t seen. It’s been so fun to come back here,” said Bays. “It’s just neat how many people know each other. There’s so much connectedness.”

Dr. Emi Bays opened the doors to her Anderson practice last week. She’s a pediatrician with St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, in practice with Dr. Teri Shulz-Compton.

Bays grew up in Anderson, graduating from Anderson High School in 2002. From there, she was off to Indiana University in Bloomington, then on to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bays did her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical.

Along the way, Bays met Joachim Walker, from the Cleveland area, and the pair married in 2010. Walker works in pharmaceutical sales, based in Muncie. The couple is expecting a child in October.

Bays, 29, is tickled pink to be back in Anderson, surrounded by family, and excited about her career.

“The job opportunity really matched all the things I wanted to do,” said Bays. Continuity of care and the ability to establish relationships with patients is high on her list of priorities. St. Vincent gives Bays the total picture of daily clinic work, catching up with the newborns in the hospital, and visiting her patients in the hospital.

“It’s really a nice mix,” said Bays. She added, “I felt like it was a really warm place, inviting.”

Bays is also very pleased to be in practice with Shulz-Compton, a pediatrician with more than 20 years experience under her belt.

Bays said that her own dad and his family provided a lot of the inspiration that led to her decision to choose medicine as a career. Two of her aunts had breast cancer. Bays’ aunt, Vickie Boone, of Lapel, made a profound impression on Bays.

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