Dr Darnell


  • Obstetrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments

Family Medicine is a specialty area of Medical Practice which encompasses the entire family in a special way of practicing medicine.  Instead of offering fragmented health care, as most specialty medical practices do, Family Medicine offers total family, holistic health care.  This means that you can see your Family Doctor for Obstetric care (delivering your baby at JCHC), Pediatric Care (at the Family Medical Center in Buffalo or Kaycee),  General family wellness check ups, Gynecology (well women checkups), and Geriatric care all in one place, with one doctor who knows you well.

Family Medicine offers a unique, comprehensive high quality health care experience that other specialties simply can't offer.


  • University of North Texas Health Science Center


  • University of Wyoming, Family Medicine Residency Program, Casper Wyoming.


  • Board Certified: American Board of Family Practice
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine


When faced with the task of choosing which field of medicine he wanted to study, Dr. Darnell wanted it all.

Dr. Darnell loved delivering babies and taking care of mothers, but he also loved the excitement on Emergency Room medicine.  In addition, he wanted to add a holistic aspect to practice.

After weighing his options, he realized that Family Medicine offered him the ability to care for whole families, and still work in the Emergency room.  He then chose to be a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) because it offers a more holistic way to practice medicine.

Osteopathic Medicine is a specialty medical school training that takes the structure of the body into consideration in treating patients.

In addition to Family Practice, Dr. Darnell will provide manipulation of the spine as well as cranial manipulation and muscle therapy when necessary to help patients live healthier and more vigorous lives.

“Treating the patient means I take into consideration their home situation, their spirituality, stresses in their lives

Dr. Darnell grew up in Dallas, Texas.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and worked in medical research and pharmaceutical sales for three years before going to medical school at the University Of Northern Texas Health Science Center.  He completed a Family Practice Residency in Casper, Wy. in 2003.

The Darnell’s moved to Oregon before relocating to Buffalo in 2005.

Dr. Darnell states that his goal is to treat the whole person.  This means in addition to treating acute illnesses and injuries, delivering babies, and performing minor surgeries, he’ll work with patients to help them live healthier lives.

"I want to treat the whole person."