SECOND YEAR RESIDENTS
Joshua Fleming, DO
“And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.” Matthew 17:7-8.
Jesus called me into medicine to reach people for His kingdom. By His grace I’ll continue looking to “Jesus only” throughout this experience at VBFP Residency. I never thought I’d be in Texas so far away from my family and home in rural New Jersey, but when God calls, you go. I’ll certainly miss the mountains and hiking, but there’s no place like the center of God’s will. I already sense He has great plans, and He’s provided an excellent learning environment to do so, with teachers who also seek to be at the center of God’s will. What better place to be than that?
Daniel Kohl, DO
I thank God that He has brought me and my family to join this Christ-centered team of doctors. I love the opportunities to learn, grow, pray, and serve alongside mentors and friends overflowing with Jesus’ love. I pray God uses me to improve the health of my patients in body, mind, and spirit. I wanted to share my favorite Bible verse that describes how Jesus rescued me from my sin and transformed my life.
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Sean Moran, MD
I like exercise, outdoors, and reading.
I’m blessed to be part of this program, where we can learn and grow together. Being taught and trained by physicians with giant hearts, great experience, and humble attitudes is a recipe for great learning.
” Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who persecute you”
John Guy, DO
Originally from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana – I have lived all over the United States. I even spent a year of
high school in Texas. Now living in the Rio Grande Valley, our family is very grateful for the opportunity
to make our home in the Lone Star State.
I am at Valley Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program (VBFP) because I want to train with physicians
who seek to glorify God in all they do, and who are motivated to provide exceptional health care to
patients as an act of service unto God.
I am reminded every day what a privilege it is to work in medicine. At VBFP, we train together to meet
the challenges that medicine places upon us. We also encourage each other to focus on the call Jesus
has for our lives.
Hebrews 12: 1-3 “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay
aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the
race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set
before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of
David Magness, MD
Hi, I’m Dr. David Magness! I’m a second year resident here at Valley Up. I chose family medicine because of my passion for service. I chose Valley Up because of my passion for Christ. Having completed my intern year, I am so happy that I came to Valley Up! I grew as a Christian, as a physician, as a father, and as a husband. I can’t wait to see what the next two years and beyond hold for my walk with Christ as a family physician.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family. My wife Erin and I are raising three lively, beautiful children: Eden (4), Jedidiah (2), and Tobias (2 months). We enjoy Harlingen because of the small-town feel and the community. Our goal is to eventually move to a small town where we can serve the community as I practice rural family medicine. After only a year at Valley Up, I feel well-prepared for family practice, spiritually as well as clinically. At Valley Up, I am gladly reminded that “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10