Dr. David Allen

Meet Your Doctors: Dr. David Allen

Note: This is the fourth story in a series about doctors in our community.

Dr. David Allen is a family practice physician with Community HealthCare System of Onaga, which operates the Holton Medical Center.

Dr. Allen, 43, is a Jackson County native who grew up in Circleville and now lives in the Soldier area, This is his 15th year as a family practice physician, all with Community HealthCare System.

A graduate of Jackson Heights High School, Dr. Allen earned his undergraduate bachelor of science degree in English at Kansas State University. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at The University of Kansas. His Family Practice Residency was completed at Via Christi Family Practice Residency in Wichita.

He and his wife Ange have five children - Ross (22), Zev (20), Aiden (18), Quinn (13), Annalysse (10) and Ian (6).

Dr. Allen is the son of David and Evelyn Allen of Circleville. Ange is also a graduate of Jackson Heights and Kansas State, where she received her degree in elementary education. Ange grew up on a dairy farm in Soldier. She is the daughter of Larry and Andra Holliday.

In his spare time, Dr. Allen volunteers on the Jackson Heights Board of Education, where he is currently president of the board.

He and his family are members of the Circleville Christian Church. He is also active with the Community CORE group at Soldier. Four border collies, three cats and 75 cows call the Allen place home.

Dr. Allen says he received his musical ability from his dad and “the encouragement to practice’’ from his mom.

“My father always encouraged me to consider a career in medicine because I always enjoyed talking to people and wanted a career that would allow me to return to this area and serve the people who helped me when I was growing up. It’s a real privilege to get to take care of your teachers, coaches and Sunday school teachers,” Dr. Allen said.

The Jackson County community is special because of its people, he said.

“This is a close-knit community that cares for one another,” he said.

If he could give just one piece of medical advice, Dr. Allen said, it would be to “exercise 30 minutes per day.”

“People frequently want a pill to fix a lot of things that 30 minutes of walking would fix,” he said.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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