Anna Lowell, DO
Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Anna Lowell was born and raised in Virginia, where she studied Biology and Sociology at the University of Mary Washington. Pivotal service-learning experiences during that time–such as collaborating with a free clinic, orphanage (through Students Helping Honduras), and a Honduran squatter village (as an indoor air pollution researcher)–allowed her to witness first-hand how external forces can significantly influence one’s health status. While pursuing her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master’s in Public Health at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Lowell had unique opportunities to partner with local youth shelters, community health centers, Planned Parenthood, and a medical outreach trip in Peru which further inspired her to deliver comprehensive, proactive care for vulnerable populations. She chose family medicine because she can morph into a listener, observer, teacher, advocate, and ultimately healer all in a day’s work!
The program vision of BIFP really struck a chord with Dr. Lowell, and she is drawn to its progressive fusion of primary care, prevention, advocacy, and interdisciplinary teamwork that is not only patient-centered but also community-oriented. She is impressed by the great strides the Institute for Family Health has made in establishing a model of urban family medicine that is innovative, high-tech, and grounded in scientific evidence yet high-touch, holistic, and humanistic. She looks forward to developing meaningful and longitudinal relationships not only within a diverse breadth and depth of patient encounters but also with her energetic colleagues and faculty!
In Dr. Lowell’s spare time, you might catch her biking, hiking, practicing yoga, painting, jamming out to live music, or reading at a cafe.