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Texas Health Kaufman Welcomes Dr. Steven Bowers to Medical Staff
04/07/2009

KAUFMAN, Texas — Dr. Steven Bowers has started a general medical practice in Crandall. He also is on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman.

Dr. Steven Bowers and his office staff
Dr. Steven Bowers and his office staff

“We are excited to have another primary care option for residents of Kaufman and the surrounding communities,” said Patsy Youngs, Texas Health Kaufman president.

Medicine Associates of Crandall will stagger its hours throughout the week to be more convenient to patients’ various work schedules. The practice will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Every first and third Saturday of the month, the practice will open from 8 a.m. to noon.

“I hope to give patients a source of medical care close to home with hours that fit their needs,” Bowers said. “We’re trying to be a community oriented medical practice that accommodates people’s work schedules and finances and give them an easier way to access medical care around their daily lives.”

Bowers, who lives in Combine, continues to work part time for the federal government on disability quality assurance and for the University of Texas Medical Branch as a district medical director in correctional medicine for prisoners. But the travel throughout Texas became excessive, so Bowers decided to trim back his commitments and open a practice two miles from his home.

In addition to being a board-certified internal medicine physician, Bowers also has a master’s in business administration from Dallas Baptist University and a juris doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University.

Physician assistant Lisa Wimberley said it’s been exciting for her to be involved in creating a practice from scratch.

“It’s definitely been an educational experience,” she said. “It’s been wonderful.”

Wimberley will be in the office full-time, while Bowers will work about 20 hours per week. The practice does not provide obstetrical care, major surgery, or care for children younger than 12.

Medicine Associates of Crandall is located at 1101 E. U.S. Highway 175, Suite 700. The office’s phone number is 972-427-6555.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is a 91-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Kaufman and Henderson counties and the southern part of Dallas County since 1979. The hospital's services include women’s services, wound care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and pain management services. Texas Health Kaufman, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, was recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/PHK.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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