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Physician assistant with passion for women’s health and family nurse join AccelHealth medical team.

Stephanie Powdar

A physician assistant and family nurse are the latest healthcare professionals to join the AccelHealth medical team.

Stephanie Powdar earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and Master of Physician Assistant Studies from UT Southwestern Medical Center prior to becoming a board-certified physician assistant.

“We are excited to have Stephanie join the AccelHealth team,” CEO Esther Taylor said. “Stephanie’s skills and patient focus contribute to our mission and vision of exceptional healthcare.”

Powdar is passionate about family medicine and women’s health with an emphasis on preventive care.

She believes health is best managed by preventing conditions before they arise and will regularly remind patients about preventive screenings, review lab results in detail and share helpful lifestyle modifications prior to prescribing medication.

When asked why she chose to join AccelHealth, Powdar said, “I was attracted to the team’s friendly energy and the certainty that my growth as a provider would continue to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who strive to provide up-to-date, quality care.

“It’s a privilege to join this group and I look forward to serving patients of all ages.”


Sheila Spears, FNP, earned a special master certificate in Family Nurse Practice from Simmons College, Boston MA.

Sheila Spears

She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Education through Hardin Simons University.

“I have a love for serving others and the community,” Spears said. “I look forward to being part of a team who share my compassion. I relish this opportunity which brings me back to my Texas roots.”

Spears holds a national certification through The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and brings 13 years of hospital experience.

Powdar and Spears are both serving patients in the AccelHealth Brownwood Clinic located at 2100 Crockett Drive.

New patients are welcome.


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