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BENEFITS OF DIRECT PRIMARY CARE
Fowler Medical Group is unlike the traditional primary care model. FMG is a Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice and is based on a membership model. Patients pay a monthly membership fee. In exchange, the monthly fee covers in-person (or virtual) patient consultations, and often other laboratory and clinical services. FMG also offers flexible scheduling as well as after-hours text and/or video access to medical staff. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “DPC benefits patients by providing substantial savings and a greater degree of access to, and time with, physicians. DPC allows family physicians to care for the whole person while reducing the overhead and negative incentives associated with fee-for-service third-party-payer billing.” Instead of a hurried 10-15 minute appointment with a physician, patients typically enjoy an extended 45-60 minute visit, where the FMG medical staff can delve more deeply into the patients’ questions and concerns.
MEET THE FMG TEAM
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Fowler joined the Navy, where he completed a Family Practice Residency and then a fellowship in Sports Medicine. During his time in the Navy, Ryan gained valuable experience in treating the US Marine and US Navy Warriors, enabling them to get back into the field faster. His certifications, experience and practice areas include:
- Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injury
- Adult Joint Pain
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Diagnosis
- Regenerative Medicine
- IV Infusion Therapy
Dr. Fowler has been married to his Wife, Dayspring, for 19 years and they have 3 active sons.
He is active in the Men’s group at their church, volunteers with several ministries both locally and internationally, and he has been the YoungLife Chair for Mid-Tex YoungLife as well as serving on several other non-profit boards.
Ryan is very passionate about exercise and health and works out in his home gym regularly, along with rock climbing and Mountain biking.
Stephanie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner caring for families in Central Texas for the past 20 years. She graduated from UMHB with her nursing degree and years later attended University of Texas in Austin earning her Master’s in Nursing in 2002.
Born in Temple, she considers serving people from her home town and surrounding communities a honor. She married her high school sweetheart Patrick and they have 3 teenagers that they love following around to watch their sporting events. They are active members of Crossroads Church in Belton.
Stephanie sees her profession as a personal way to minister to each patient that entrusts their care to her. “I truly love what I get to do everyday. I am beyond blessed to have found place where patients are put first, care is individualized and each person is able to partner in their own health.”
Erika is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with 10 years experience. She is a Belton, Texas girl born and raised who has a servant’s heart and is eager to work with our community. She is detail oriented and loves connecting with new people. She is passionate about helping clients find their health journey will go above and beyond to make sure they are well taken care of. She is knowledgeable and truly wants the best for her patients.
Experience and Practice areas:
- Women’s Health
- Family Health
- Medical Aesthetics including Botox, Fillers, and Microneedling
Erin (MSN, FNP-C, IBCLC) received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003 from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, and returned to UMHB in 2012 to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing and obtain certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her experience and practice areas include:
- Women’s Health
- Family and Well Woman Health Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
- Breast-feeding Support
She trained under Dr. Fowler during her clinicals for her masters work and says that his functional approach and philosophy were something she had not witnessed any where else. Erin enjoys working at FMG because of the environment and resources Dr. Fowler provides which allow for the time and scope that is necessary to help patients achieve the goal of wellness.
Erin is married to Daniel, and they have three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching, studying apologetics, cooking, walks, and time with family. As a homeschooling mom, Erin is available at the clinic on Tuesday afternoons and by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays.
Erin says, “As a committed Christian, I view the patient’s spiritual and emotional health and the impact upon physical wellness. I have sat with women in times of joy, grief, pain, and anxiety. I understand the challenges that women and mothers face in our current world, and want to use my experience to help them achieve wellness, so that they can better serve others in turn.”
Crystal graduated from nursing school in 2009, and brings 13 years of nursing experience to Fowler Medical Group. Her practice areas include:
- Med Surg nursing for urology, neurology, and orthopedic specialties
- Pediatric home health
- Skilled geriatric care including leadership roles
- Correctional nursing
Crystal says that working with Dr. Fowler gives her the ability to provide functional/holistic care with a genuine, unbiased, and compassionate heart.
She is the mother of two amazing daughters and aunt to an incredible nephew.
Crystal is committed to exercise and healthy eating habits – and in her free time enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, crafting, reading and the occasional spa day.