Law returns ‘home’ to Troy, begins practice

Published 10:45 pm Thursday, August 2, 2012

By Whitley Kilcrease

After spending eight years studying medicine, a Troy man returned to his roots this week.

Dr. Eric Law has taken up residence in Pike County again and began his first day of employment this week at Southern Health Associates, located on Franklin Drive.

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“It’s really the people,” Law said. “I was born in Troy and I wanted to come back and serve the people of Troy and be good to them, like they’ve been good to me.”

Law was born and raised in Troy, attending Charles Henderson High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Troy University, earning a bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training.

Following graduation, Law married longtime girlfriend, Teresa, who also graduated from Troy with a degree in nursing. The two then moved to Tuscaloosa, where Law earned his master’s degree from the University of Alabama in health studies with emphasis in sports medicine health care while also serving his graduate assistantship. His wife continued her studies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, eventually becoming a family nurse practitioner.

After graduate school, Law attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He then completed his three-year family residency at Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency, where he served as Chief Resident from 2010 to 2011.

Law went on to serve his one-year fellowship in the Dr. Patrick Lee Trammell Sr. Excellence in Sports Medicine Program in Tuscaloosa. His duties there included serving as team physician for Shelton State Community College and Hillcrest High School, as well as assisting with team and event coverage at the University of Alabama and with DCH Sports Medicine.

Law and his wife, Teresa, recently moved back to Troy and both are employed at Southern Health Associates. They have two sons, Noble, 4, and Sam, 1.

“My family and I want to say thank you to the people of Troy who have graciously welcomed us,” Law said. “Teresa Grimes and the hospital authority have been great reaching out and getting us settled in fairly quickly. We look forward to working with them and seeing patients at the hospital as well as the practice.”