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Hi I'm Douglas J. Campbell

I grew up in Boise, Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Family Practice physician in Arizona. I have many interests including gardening, hiking, biking, music, writing, woodworking, and making Pysanki (Ukrainian Easter eggs). I loved to run long-distance and marathons until a back injury put an end to running a few years ago, but I remain physically active. I find that my greatest joys come from spending time with my wife of 31 years, and our 5 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and our 3 grandchildren, serving others, and being involved in creative pursuits. I have also been involved as a Boy Scout leader for 30 years and truly embrace the Boy Scout movement.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Boise, Idaho to parents who were honest, hard-working citizens, but for whom religion and/or spirituality were not important issues. I longed to know answers to serious questions, especially what happens when we die. Although my mom and I attended a Congregational church several times a year, and I had read the Bible, I was not getting the answers I sought. It is hard to put together everything in the Bible on your own when you are 14. In the Spring of that year, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Soon after that, my brother investigated the LDS church, and wanted to be baptized. He asked me to talk with the missionaries, which I did. To my delight and surprise, they answered every question I had with authority and backed the answers with scripture. I made the best decision of my life to join the church.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example of what I believe in spite of my weaknesses. I am honest, give my patients at least as much time as they pay for, go the extra mile to help them in whatever way I can, pray for them, and give them a square answer to their questions. I am involved in my community in Boy Scouts as a district leader, and my wife and I are involved in a community choir that raises money for arts scholarships for local students. I frequently volunteer time in various ways. I am involved in the church activities, but more than just using the church as a social club, I try to be very consistent in visiting those families for whom I am a home teacher and encourage others to drink deeply of the knowledge and power available in the church.