Erica E. Gibson, MD, felt a twinge of anxiety as she approached Cape Girardeau on I-55 for the first time. Coming from a big-city background, she was concerned the community might be too small for her comfort level. But then Dr. Gibson met the people of Saint Francis Medical Center, toured the facilities and experienced the city. Her fears quickly dissipated. The state-of-the-art equipment, responsive administration and access to a wide range of specialty care for her patients makes practicing medicine here everything she hoped for.