Episode 88: Dr. Ashlee Hendry (She/Her) of Mid-South DPC - Petal, MS

Updated: Jul 31

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Dr. Hendry of Mid-South DPC
Dr. Ashlee Hendry

Dr. Ashlee Hendry is a board certified family medicine physician and boy mom of three. She grew up in a small rural town of Stringer Mississippi. She then attended undergraduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg MS where she obtained her BS degree in Biology with a minor in general chemistry. She then earned her DO at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine. After medical school, she and her family moved to Memphis TN where she completed the unopposed UT St. Francis Family Medicine Residency program In 2018.


She continued to practice Fee for service medicine in Tennessee for two years. During the pandemic she and her family welcomed a third son and soon after moved back home to Mississippi, ultimately settling the city of Petal. She then practiced in the local community for 12 months before opening the area’s first Direct Primary Care clinic in March of this year.


She loves the work life balance that DPC has given her. She enjoys spending time with her children and husband Wes. Her hobbies outside of medicine and motherhood include art, fitness, and cake decorating.


 

The Buildout of Mid-South DPC


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- The company who made Dr. Hendry's sign: 1801 & Co. Etsy Shop


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Email: midsouthdpc@gmail.com

Phone: 7692239503


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TRANSCRIPT*


Welcome to the podcast Dr. Henry. Thanks for having me. Maryelle I'm so excited. Uh, I feel like a total DPC newbie, and


This is such an honor to be asked to be on the podcast.


It's definitely an honor, from this end of the recording, because, you have over 200 patients and you only opened in March of this year I just I'm so impressed. By your tenacity please tell us a little bit more about Dr. Henry herself. Where did you get started with medicine and how did you end up on this amazing journey to open and take care of over 200 people?


Of course, thank you so much. So yeah, I guess to really understand what brought me to the DPC community, you have to understand what, what drove me to be a physician to start with.


I grew up in a very small rural town in Mississippi with my family. Um, And I live very close to my grandparents growing up. They both ended up passing. From cancer related illness when I was 11 and 17 years old. So this was probably one of the most key driving factors in me wanting to be a physician was my experiences with their healthcare.


As a child, I did endure some traumatic childhood events which ultimately shaped me as an adult. And. Ended up making me a better physician overall. As a teenager, I was a very lost soul. During this time I wasn't even really sure if I wanted to go to college, but my friends all seemed interested.


So I ultimately decided to go, thankfully, there were some teachers that advocated for me in the system and they, told me, look, you've gotta get a scholarship. You can take the a C T and if you make a 30, you can have a full ride. So that was like, kind of my goal. You know, I've gotta get this 30.


I ended up taking the a C T six times. Saving my money every time and studying. And then once I got that 30, I knew I was in and I could actually go to college and not have everything paid for. So starting out in college, I didn't really take anything seriously the first year, but thankfully my grades didn't suffer too much.


By my second year I decided I'm gonna go to medical school. I'm gonna, make straight A's have a great GPA. Everything was going great. And then I reached, the beginning of my fourth year, I had planned on starting at that point to interview for medical schools, but the universe had some different plans.


Um, I found out I was pregnant with my son, Evan that summer and his dad, and I really didn't stay together for much long after that. So, um, I was pregnant, single and a pre-med mom. This was definitely problematic in um, many ways. Not only was it like a very difficult time for me, physically and mentally.


But I also ran into some hesitancy and resistance from faculty members when it came to writing my letters of recommendations for my applicatio