BONIFAY - When Jessica Register Ludwig graduated from Holmes County High School in 2002, she had her sights set on working in the medical field.

That dream became a reality three years ago when she began her career as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), but a recent partnership Dr. Steve Davis and Flowers Hospital has taken her goal a step further, allowing Ludwig to serve those in her hometown.

Ludwig and Davis co-operate Community Family Medicine of Bonifay, located behind DoctorsMemorialHospital on Hospital Drive.

"I'm excited to be able to take care of my community," said Ludwig. "It's definitely good to be back in the area."

Ludwig earned her Associates Degree in Nursing at ChipolaCollege and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FloridaStateUniversity before furthering her education at the University of South Alabama, where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing.

The clinic, which also has a branch in Graceville, is off to a productive start, according to the staff.

"We're excited about being here and have enjoyed the reception we've received so far," said Dr. Davis.

Community Family Medical Group is accepting new patients and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

For more information, call 850-547-8158.