Stewart C. Brown, M.D.
Interim Program Director, Community Westview Family Medicine Residency
Welcome to the Community Westview Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency! We thank you for looking at our program and hope your interest will lead to an interview. I grew up in a medical family: my father was a family physician in a small town for 50 years and my mother was a registered nurse and special education teacher. It must have rubbed off; both of my sisters became RN’s and I became a family doctor. After graduation from residency, I joined my father in private practice in Albany, Indiana. For 11 years, I did full-spectrum family medicine including procedures, inpatient, outpatient and obstetrics, and I was the medical director of a 100-bed nursing home.
After my father’s retirement, I was ask to join the Family Medicine Residency in Muncie. I spent the next 17 years there as the program director. During this time I continued to practice family medicine, while leading the residency to new heights.
After 31 years, I decided to restrict my practice and give up OB and inpatient medicine. My wife of 36 years and I relocated to the Indianapolis area and I joined Community Physician Network as the medical director of primary care innovation. In that capacity, I lead our office to NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 status (the highest available) and developed group visits for diabetic patients where 70% of the participants achieved an Hgb A1c below 7.0. I also started the primary care telemedicine program for Community. This program treats patients remotely over a high-speed internet connection using cameras and an electronic stethoscope to examine patients, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.
In July 2014, I accepted the interim program director position. During my career, I have enthusiastically supported and taught osteopathic residents. The residency in Muncie mirrored the patient-centered osteopathic approach and supported osteopathic manipulation training by our DO residents. The Community Westview faculty, with support from faculty at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, keep both patient-centeredness and manipulative therapy alive and thriving within our program. Additionally, we offer broad training across all areas of family medicine to enhance your education.
Our program is undergoing change in both leadership and curriculum. And with change comes opportunity. These changes will lead to a better, more rounded education and will allow you to become the family physician you always wanted to be. The faculty are dedicated and willing to mentor and teach, and the residents are the kind with whom you become lifelong friends. Come see us and I think you will agree, we have a lot to offer!