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Surgery Team

Dr Andrew Bower


Andrew  Bower

GP Partner

I have been a GP for many years having qualified in London. I moved to Somerset in 2001 and joined the team at Bow in 2007.

I enjoy the many challenges that general practice in a rural community provide, but I have a particular interest in palliative care, cardiovascular disease and care of the elderly.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family. My interests include rugby, running and gardening.

Dr Susan Taheri

MB ChB(Hons) Manchester 1996, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, DTM&H

Susan Taheri

GP Partner

Although my surname is a little exotic (it's Persian), I was actually born and bred in the West Midlands and ended up moving to Devon in 1999 to train as a GP following medical school in Manchester and a year working in outback Australia.

Away from work, I live locally with my husband and our two dogs. My interests include gardening, cooking, travel and running to keep fit.

Ms Michelle Freeburn

Dip.PPM (Distinction), Dip. RSA, MIHM, MInstLM

Michelle Freeburn

Managing Partner

I have worked within the field of management since 1997, starting my career with Lloyds Pharmacy. I moved into General Practice in 2004, joining the team at Bow in 2009. I really enjoy working within the healthcare community, providing support to patients, the practice team and our attached staff.

My duties outside of the practice include; Chair of the Pan Devon Practice Managers Forum and board member of Mid Devon Healthcare.

I constantly endeavour to balance my career and home life, which is challenging with two growing children. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the theatre, listening to a wide range of music and reading.

Salaried GPs:  Dr Zoe Summers

Locum GP: Dr Griff Thomas, Dr Lewis Jones and Dr Sheila Fitzpatrick

Paramedic Practitioner: Gareth Roberts

Operations Manager

Mrs Sarah Stapleton

Sarah is an experienced manager, with a specialist interest in human resources and training.

Sarah is responsible for the operational management of the practice, overseeing day to day operations, providing leadership and support to the practice team.

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses:
Holly, Rowan and Amy

Healthcare Assistants:
Jan and Kath

Patient Services Team

Patient Services Administrators:

Clinical Administrator: Teresa
Medical Secretary: Hannah.F
Medical Records: Rebecca
Medical Reports: Beverly

Patient Services Assistants:
Natalie and Amanda

Dispensary Team

Dispensary Team Lead:

Dispensary Team:
Jan, Donna, Lynne and Teresa.W.

Dispensary Services Assistant:

Housekeeping Team



Attached staff:

District Nurses


Health Visitors



Social Prescribing Link Workers


When the Practice is closed, you should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.