Welcome Dr. Megan Brown
Cheyenne County Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Megan Brown to our staff! Dr. Brown recently graduated from Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency in June. She will join our current team of providers and her first day of seeing patients will be August 12th.
Dr. Brown is originally from Hutchinson, KS. She first went to college and received her bachelors in Molecular Biology from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. After that she worked in research for 4 years before deciding to go onto medical school. She then attended KU School of Medicine and completed the Rural Track Program in Salina which is the last 18 months of medical school before going on to residency.
Dr. Brown may not be a new face to some as she has been to the area many times before. In 2008, she first came here and participated in the Rural Health Weekend. She then spent a month here in August 2010 as a student and liked it so much that she came back for another month in January of 2011. She then began coming here during her residency approximately every six weeks to do a weekend of call in 2012. While being in medical school does not allow for much spare time she does enjoy knitting, watching movies, and going camping.
When asked what her favorite part about being a rural doctor is she replied, “I like the variety that a rural hospital brings. Unlike a specialty doctor just specializing in one area, I like the challenge of having to know everything.” Her least favorite part is the challenge of paperwork that the government is mandating now. Dr. Brown enjoys doing everything in the medical field but she has special interests in women and children’s health.
When Dr. Brown begins in August, she will bring back the OB program which she already has going, as she has 10 obstetric patients and deliveries planned. She is working together with Lori Raile, our OB Manager, and the OB staff to accomplish this. She also would like to improve the way well child checks are being done. Her long term goal is to see our community thrive and to be the place where people want to go for healthcare. She states, “Without good quality healthcare, communities die. I want to do the best that I can to make sure that doesn’t happen.”