In August of 2017, Castro County Healthcare District (CCHD) introduced a new family medicine practitioner, Dr. Stephanie Bryan, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).
Bryan comes to CCHD from Waurika, Okla. There she had a similar position working in a clinic and seeing ER, hospital, and nursing home patients. Originally born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., Bryan has also lived in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.
“I love working here and the people in Dimmitt are great,” said Bryan
Bryan began her work life as a travel agent, which she did for 15 years and got to travel the world extensively. Then she finished her undergraduate studies in 1990 at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM with a Business Degree in Human Resources. She then returned to UNM to begin her medical studies with pre-med classes.
She graduated medical school from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in Fort Worth, Texas. Then she finished her internship and Family Medicine Residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.
Bryan has been very involved with extracurricular activities throughout her life, starting at age 15 as a Sunday School teacher in a Catholic Church. While in medical school in Albuquerque, NM she volunteered at hospital emergency rooms. She has also been a volunteer at a clinic for a homeless shelter, helped raise money for medical students, and was a volunteer coordinator for her class. Since 1995 she has facilitated delivery of medical supplies and textbooks to developing countries.
In addition to her practice and volunteer work, Bryan and her husband, Tom, a retired nurse, enjoy donating to different charities and to community groups they feel show a need. In Waurika, Okla. they were voted Citizens of the Year in 2015 for such assistance. They already have donated supplies in Dimmitt to schools, police, sheriff’s department, the hospital, and ambulance service in the area. The Bryans bought a home in Dimmitt and live there with their three cats.
Bryan is excited to be working at CCHD and getting involved with the community. She is accepting new patients, so if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Medical Center of Dimmitt at 806-647-2194.