Dr. Brett McGowan comes from a family with a rich history of military service. He was born on a US military base in Germany and was sure he would be a pilot in the military someday.
Then his mother got sick.
“I saw what a good doctor could do for their patient,” he said. Dr. McGowan’s life direction changed.
He joined the military, as so many of his family members had before him. But instead of a pilot Brett McGowan became a doctor. During the third year of medical school, he found his specialty.
“I have a passion for providing women’s healthcare,” Dr. McGowan said. “The birth experience is a very intimate time for a family and I feel honored to be welcomed into that setting by families who entrust me with their care.”
“Healthcare decision making is a shared responsibility,” Dr. McGowan continued. “My role is to give information and advice. The patient is the one who makes the decisions."
A husband and father himself, Dr. McGowan also has a passion for biking. A veteran of three Double-Century rides (that’s 200 miles), he regularly bicycles 50-100 miles a week.