Draves Family Medicine  
Meet Our Team
Meet the Team
Our Team
Meet Our Team

Jeffrey L. Draves, M.D., Founder:

Jeffrey Draves, MD
A native of Chester, Illinois, “Dr. Jeff” is a graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1984). He performed his residency in Family Medicine at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis where he served as Chief Resident from 1986-1987. Dr. Draves became board certified in Family Medicine in 1987. Later that year, he established the Draves Family Medicine in Festus, Mo.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Jeff is on staff at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He is a former President of Medical Staff of Jefferson Memorial Hospital, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

An educator at heart, Dr. Draves is a former Preceptor and Clinical Instructor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and Saint Louis University Schools of Medicine. He resides with his family in DeSoto, MO.

E. Gene Draves, M.D.:

E. Gene Draves, MD
“Dr. Gene” graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physiology in 1988. He continued at SIU to earn his medical degree in 1993. Dr. Draves completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1996 and became board certified by the American Board of Family Practice in 1996.

Dr. Gene joined his cousin, Dr. Jeff Draves, in practice at Draves Family Medicine in 1996. Since that time, he has served on various committees at Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he is on staff. Dr. Gene enjoys caring for his patients in clinic, and promotes fitness and wellness programs. He and his wife reside in Festus, Missouri.

Christopher C. Gray, D.O.:

Christopher Gray, DO
Dr. Gray joined Draves Family Medicine in 2010. "Dr. Chris" completed both his undergraduate degree (in Biology at Truman State University, 2003) and medical degree (A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2007) in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Des Peres Hospital in St Louis, MO in 2010.

As an osteopathic physician, also known as a DO, Dr. Gray brings a fresh approach to family care. The significance of “Dr. Chris” doing his undergraduate and medical education in Kirksville is that osteopathic medicine was founded there by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the late 1800s. Dr. Still is credited with developing a system of medical care that promotes the body’s innate ability to heal itself, while utilizing the full range of medical and technological tools available.

Dr. Gray is a fully licensed medical physician who will work in partnership with patients to create a holistic approach to better health. He resides with his wife and children in Jefferson County.

Amie Nash, RN, MSN, and CSFNP:

Amie Nash, RN
Draves Family Medicine is fortunate to have the experience of Nurse Nash, or simply “Amie” as she is better known to our patients.

Mrs. Nash earned her nursing degree from Barnes College at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1996. While there, she gained invaluable experience working in the Labor and Delivery Department, general medicine, and as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

She completed her graduate work at St. Louis University in 2001, and has been a Nurse Practitioner at Draves Family Medicine since 2001. She and her family are residents of DeSoto, MO.

Jeffrey L. Draves

E. Gene Draves

Christopher C. Gray

Amie Nash