Gower Family Care Center

Steven Brushwood, D.O.

Family Practice Physician located in Gower, MO & St. Joseph, MO

About Dr. Brushwood

Dr. Steven Brushwood, D.O., is a top-rated family doctor in Gower, MO, offering skilled, compassionate care to patients of all ages. At Gower Family Care Center, Dr. Brushwood provides a comprehensive array of services, including physical exams, adult and child wellness exams, well woman visits, testing and treatment for allergies, high blood pressure treatment, high cholesterol treatment, diabetes management and other family medicine options, including flu shots and preventive care. The practice includes an on-site diagnostic laboratory and state-of-the-art testing equipment including spirometry, x-ray and DEXA bone scanning technology.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Brushwood earned his medical degree at A.T. Still University's Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine followed by a residency at Baptist Medical Center. Gower Family Care has been providing top-quality care for patients of Gower and the surrounding communities since 2007, offering the most advanced treatment options at two convenient locations. The practice offers care for acute, chronic and complex medical conditions and accepts most major medical insurance plans. Same-day appointments are available for urgent care needs.

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Gower Family Care Center

Dr. Steven Brushwood, D.O., is a top-rated family doctor in Gower, MO, offering skilled, compassionate care to patients of all ages. At Gower Family Care Center, Dr. Brushwood provides a comprehensive array of services, including physical exams, adult and child wellness exams, well woman visits, testing and treatment for allergies, high blood pressure treatment, high cholesterol treatment, diabetes management and other family medicine options, including flu shots and preventive care. The practice includes an on-site diagnostic laboratory and state-of-the-art testing equipment including spirometry, x-ray and DEXA bone scanning technology.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Brushwood earned his medical degree at A.T. Still University's Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine followed by a residency at Baptist Medical Center. Gower Family Care has been providing top-quality care for patients of Gower and the surrounding communities since 2007, offering the most advanced treatment options at two convenient locations. The practice offers care for acute, chronic and complex medical conditions and accepts most major medical insurance plans. Same-day appointments are available for urgent care needs.


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Our Mission: Always provide the Gower community with friendly, knowledgeable medical care.

Our Medical Team
  • Beth is a Family Nurse Practitioner with St. Joe Family Care with nearly 20 years’ experience specializing in family patient care. She has enjoyed a lifelong personal and professional commitment to St. Joseph and surrounding area communities.  She sees patients with acute respiratory illnesses (colds, sore throats, sinus and/or ear infections, etc.), chronic illnesses (diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, asthma, COPD, rashes, etc.), women’s health, acute injuries, and wellness exams.  She performs a number of procedures such as lesion removal, laceration repair, acute visits, pap tests, and cultures due to infection.

    Beth believes in treating patients and their families with compassion, dignity, and respect. She encourages patients to be active participants in their care, and communicates as clearly and openly as possible. She believes that cooperative involvement between patients and clinicians improves outcomes, understanding, and general satisfaction.

    Beth completed her undergraduate degree at Graceland University.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s of Science of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialty in Family.  Beth maintains several professional affiliations, including as a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Missouri Nurses Association (MONA), American Nurses Association (ANA), the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. 

Kathy Darnell, FNP-BC

Kathy is a Family Nurse Practitioner with St. Joe Family Care Center.

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April Wamsley, NP-C

April Wamsley is an AANP certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Gower Family Care Center. She has been in the nursing field for over 10 years. She completed her Associates Degree of Nursing in 2006 from Penn Valley Community College. She then went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from UMKC. She provides a full range of services including well child checkups, sports physicals, DOT physicals, chronic health management, as well as Medicaid patients located in the Gower, MO school district. April is married to Zach, and together they have three sons: Clayton, Cody, and Cael. Her main interests are centered around her faith, family, and the outdoors. 

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Patient Portal

We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records through the Gower Family Care Center. Patients can safely and easily:

  • Request prescription refills
  • Update insurance/demographic information
  • Review financial statements/make secure payments
  • View lab and test results
  • Access relevant health education materials

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We accept most major Health Plans. Please contact our office or your insurance provider for more details.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "They care about people. One can only hope they grow."

    Mike B.
  • "Love Doc and the girls! I don't know what I would do without Doc and the girls."

    Loretta R.