Defuniak Springs - Though his face may be new to many DeFuniak Springs residents, Dr. Kevin Hornsby is well-known in other sections of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama. A Deep South native, Dr. Hornsby originally hails from Slocomb, Alabama, where he was named Man of the Year in 1998, Enterprise College Alumnus of the Year in 1999 and served as Chief of Staff at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva, Alabama in 2000.

Dr. Hornsby earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine to earn his Medical Degree in Family Practice medicine. Dr. Hornsby was President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Associates, which operated two large urgent care clinics in Dothan, Alabama. He also served as an emergency care physician at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. He has served as Director and Chief Medical Officer of The Weight Loss Clinic in Birmingham, as well as Medical Director and International Flight Physician for AirMed International, which is also located in Birmingham.

More recently, Dr. Hornsby launched a multi-state clinical operation that managed 14 clinics. He is currently the owner of “The Male Method” and the “Eros Institute of Alabama,” which are two multi-state clinical operations with three clinics each. Literally, thousands of area residents have been treated at the clinics he owns and manages.

Having achieved success in hospitals and clinics, both large and small, Dr. Hornsby credits his success with his love of people.

“I love helping people,” he said. “It’s why I do what I do. I like getting to know them, hearing their stories. I believe the better your doctor knows you, the better he can treat you.”

Dr. Hornsby joined Healthmark Regional Medical Center (HRMC) in DeFuniak Springs and is seeing patient at Healthmark’s Walk-In Clinic. He also serves as an emergency care physician.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Hornsby to Healthmark,” said HRMC Chief Operating Officer Gerald Beard. “His experience and reputation precede him and he is just a great fit for us. He is a wonderful addition to the Healthmark family!”

Clinic Manager Kelli Maynard agreed, saying “We are already seeing people from Bonifay, Geneva, Chipley and other places who have come here specifically to see Dr. Hornsby. That says a lot about his patients’ regard for him as a physician and we are glad to have him working with us.”