Post Rock Welcomes Amanda Lowe

August 31, 2018 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

Amanda is attending the University of Kansas –  Kansas City Campus.  She is in her 4th year and is completing her rural rotation in Family Medicine.  Amanda is shadowing Dr. Beth Oller.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Leawood, Kansas with my parents and one older sister.  After graduating from Blue Valley North High school, I attended the University of Arkansas to study biochemistry.  I then returned to KU School of Medicine for medical school, although I will not admit any loyalties to the Jayhawks as my mother is a Wildcat.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I chose Plainville for this rotation because these doctors have a great reputation at KU in providing an amazing experience for medical students.  I also wanted to see the differences in family practice in a rural setting versus an academic center like KU.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
I plan to go into family medicine!  I have always wanted continuity with patients, and I have an uncle who is a family physician that was a great role model for me growing up.  I want to be able to treat anyone and everyone, and I prefer to follow my patients throughout their lives and get to know them on a personal level and not just treat their medical issues.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
I love seeing how comfortable patients are when talking with Dr. Beth Oller.  She seems to know a great deal about each of her patients and greets them all like an old friend.  I am also amazed at these doctors’ abilities to treat both inpatient and outpatient conditions, as well as provide maternity care and deliver babies.  I hope to practice in a similar fashion when I have completed my residency.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I am a big fan of sports, and I always love to cheer on my Royals, Chiefs, and Arkansas Razorbacks.  I also love to travel and learn about different cultures.  My most recent trip was a trek in Peru to Machu Picchu.  In a few months, I will be in Zambia on an international rotation, where I hope to learn about their culture as well as the ways they practice medicine.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I am hoping to learn about what it takes to be a great family medicine physician in a rural area, and the differences between rural and urban practice.  I also would like to learn more about the communities of Stockton and Plainville to see how their daily lives differ from city life.  My experiences here will help me choose what I would like my future practice to be and in what environment I would like to live.