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August 24, 2010

Family Medicine Physician Returns to Provide Medical Care

Dr. Jadene Lowry, family medicine physician, comes from a family of physicians. She follows in the footsteps of her mother, aunt, and uncle, all of whom practice medicine close to their family roots in Lumberton.


Dr. Lowry joins Scotland Health Care System's medical staff this summer, providing family care at Scotland Health Care Center in Bennettsville. Together, she and Dr. David Howell offer full-time medical care to the citizens of Marlboro County and the surrounding areas. "I look forward to meeting the people of Marlboro County and getting to know our patients," commented Dr. Lowry. "I'm quite excited to be putting down roots here again."

A Pembroke native, Dr. Lowry earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, followed by a medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Most recently, Dr. Lowry completed a family medicine residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. This past December, Dr. Lowry was one of 13 recipients to receive the Outstanding Resident of the Year from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.

As a child, Dr. Lowry was inspired by her mother, family medicine physician, Tulula Lowry. "She was a non-traditional medical student in that she didn't enter medical school until she was in her 30s," Dr. Lowry stated. "I was in the 2nd grade at the time with an older brother and sister. While it was hard for her, it was quite visible to all who knew her that she loved what she was doing, and still does. So when I decided to become a physician, she was very supportive of me."

When asked why she specialized in family medicine, Dr. Lowry responded, "As family physicians we provide continuity of care to learn about those aspects of their life that makes each one a person, not just a patient. Plus, I get to provide care to patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens. I see my patients as a whole - what makes up their life affects their health."

Spending quality time with family and friends is one of Dr. Lowry's favorite things to do - which made the decision to practice medicine so close to her Pembroke home such an easy one to make. "I also enjoy reading and listening to music when I'm not dancing to it," she commented. "I love to cook and enjoy being outdoors, whether I am jogging, playing ball or just enjoying the scenic views." Dr. Lowry is engaged to Nick Mills of Wallace, North Carolina.

Scotland Health Care Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1:30 pm). New patients are welcome. Most insurance plans are accepted. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lowry, or Dr. Howell, call the Bennettsville practice at 843-454-0245.

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