My name is Dr. Ian Jackson. I am a family medicine physician working at
Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville. I am from Texas originally. I grew up in central Texas and did most of
my medical training there. My name is Dr. Ian Jackson. I am a family
medicine physician working at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville. I am from
Texas originally. I grew up in central Texas and did most of my medical training there.
I did my undergraduate studies at Texas A & M and from there I went to the University
of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. I did residency at John Pierce Smith Hospital,
Family Medicine Residency, in Fort Worth, Texas which is a great program. It’s the
largest family medicine program in the country. My scheduled patient practice is primarily
adult patients, but I really do enjoy taking caring of kids and adolescents. I do get the
opportunity to see a mix or range of people in the walk-in-clinic. What I think makes
a great doctor probably is a combination of medical knowledge, but compassion as well.
Having the knowledge and skills to take care of someone’s medical issues physically but
then the compassion to listen to their symptoms, their experience, and to build or tailor their
care to that particular patient. We love living in southwest Michigan and we are really enjoying
exploring all the different things there are to do here. We do enjoy being outside, we’ve
been finding places to hike and Grand Mere State Park and the beach. I think it’s important
for someone to have a primary care provider in order to have someone to get to know them
over time so that they can help them with their overall health over the long run. We
also do a lot with preventative care and trying to prevent illness and disease. As well as
coordination of care, so we are able to be an advocate for the people we see, help them
to understand the medical system, to understand their condition, where they need to be to
get them the help they need in our system. Something that is very important to me is
establishing an open line of communication with the patients I see so they feel comfortable
bringing any issues in, talking about anything that is on their mind or affecting their health.
Part of that is building the trust to allow them the comfort to ask those types of questions.
I guess my philosophy of taking care of people is to meet their needs however they come and
in whatever way they come. I like to take care of the whole person, to look at various
aspects of health and I think health goes far beyond the physical. So I like to be in
tune to social, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.