New doctor to join staff at Davis County Hospital

Davis County Hospital is getting ready to welcome a new doctor to their staff.

Dr. Ugochukwu Akoma comes to Bloomfield with 14 years of experience as a doctor in Nigeria, as well as residency experience at the University of Arkansas and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Akoma will practice family medicine with a concentration on OB.

Staff at the hospital said they look for a deep knowledge of a practice and a community-oriented personality when they look to hire a new doctor, and Dr. Akoma will fit in just right with the Davis County Hospital staff and the Davis County community.

"In visiting with Dr. Akoma over the past few months, he's made two visits here to the community and he's excited about coming and joining the staff here," said Kelly Pottorff, Clinic Manager at Davis County Hospital. "He's looking so forward to living in a small rural area and practicing and serving the people of the community."

Dr. Akoma's position is a new position being added to the staff, and he will begin practicing at the hospital on July 15.