Dr Andrew Bower
MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DFFP, DRCOG
GP PartnerI 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
GP PartnerAlthough 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
Managing PartnerI 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 ManagerMrs 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 TeamPractice Nurses:
Holly, Rowan and Amy
Jan and Kath
Patient Services TeamPatient Services Administrators:
Clinical Administrator: Teresa
Medical Secretary: Hannah.F
Medical Records: Rebecca
Medical Reports: Beverly
Patient Services Assistants:
Natalie and Amanda
Dispensary TeamDispensary Team Lead:
Jan, Donna, Lynne and Teresa.W.
Dispensary Services Assistant:
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.