Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Fort Smith Adds Physician

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Anne Bowes, D.O., is now taking new patients at Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Fort Smith. Dr. Bowes provides prenatal and postpartum care, as well as general wellness exams and surgical procedures for women of all ages.  She also specializes in women’s sexual health and wellness, along with hormone therapy.

The Oklahoma City native earned a medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During that time, Dr. Bowes also spent two years at Baptist Health-Fort Smith, then Sparks Regional Medical Center, as part of her training.

While Dr. Bowes had always been passionate about science and health care, it wasn’t until later in life and after she became a mother that she decided to pursue an education to become an obstetrician and gynecologist.

“The relationship I had throughout my pregnancy with my physician was phenomenal and now I get to have those same kinds of relationships with my patients and be a part of one of the best days of their lives,” Dr. Bowes said.

In her obstetrics practice, Dr. Bowes takes a patient-centered approach to natural childbirth, low medical interventions and vaginal birth after cesarean section.

“I think often women are so busy taking care of other people that they don’t make time to take care of themselves,” she said. “So, when you come to see me, my goal is to focus on your needs and questions, so that you’re in control of your health care.”

Dr. Bowes, her husband and young son are excited to return to Fort Smith. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family watching movies and playing games.

Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-Fort Smith is located at 1500 Dodson Ave., Suite 230 in Fort Smith. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (479) 709-7490.

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