Joshua D. Stubblefield, D.O., Joins Broadlawns Family Medicine Practice
Des Moines, August 29, 2008 – Joshua D. Stubblefield, D.O. has joined the family medicine practice at Broadlawns Medical Center. Stubblefield recently graduated from the Broadlawns Family Medicine Residency Program and is now on the medical staff at Broadlawns Family Health Center.
“We are fortunate to have physicians of the caliber and commitment of Dr. Stubblefield participate in our Family Medicine Residency Program at Broadlawns. When we are able to keep them on staff at Broadlawns after graduation, we know we have succeeded in bringing the best to our patients,” said Larry Severidt, M.D., Director of Broadlawns’ Family Medicine Residency Program.
Transplants from California, Stubblefield and his wife have found Iowa to be a great place to settle and raise their family. A graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, Stubblefield received his doctor of medicine degree from Des Moines University. Osteopathic medicine appealed to him because of its musculoskeletal foundation, providing training that has helped him bring focus to non-surgical pain management options.
Stubblefield said he chose to stay at Broadlawns because of his family. “We love Des Moines. It has all the amenities of a large city, without the congestion, the traffic or the high cost of living,” he added. “Plus, I really appreciate the community hospital environment at Broadlawns, where we are developing a medical home model for our patients. I am pleased that I can apply the Spanish I learned while living in Argentina to better serve our many Spanishspeaking patients.”
An Eagle Scout, himself, Stubblefield is a scout leader for 11-year-olds in Waukee as he leads camping activities and hopes to help develop interests in the Boy Scouts.Stubblefield is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and board eligible in family medicine. He previously worked with Acute Care, Inc. in Ankeny, IA and EM Care in Pensacola, FL.
With a history that reaches back to 1903 as a community health center, Broadlawns Medical Center first opened its doors as a hospital to the residents of Polk County on April 13, 1924. Over the years, Broadlawns has adapted to the changing demands of public health care, yet remained true to its mission of offering quality health services to all Polk County residents and training tomorrow’s health care professionals.
Today, Broadlawns Medical Center is composed of:
- An acute care community hospital serving medical, surgical, mental health and
primary care needs
- A 60-member physician practice overseeing numerous specialty clinics and
- A Family Medicine Residency Program that graduates physician leaders who today
serve throughout Iowa and across the county.
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