Bow Medical Practice

Bow Medical Practice

Main Surgery: Iter Cross, Junction Road, Bow, EX17 6FB
Branch Surgery: Devonshire House, Essington Road, North Tawton, EX20 2EX
Telephone: 01363 82333 Prescriptions: 01363 82749

Current time is 21:33 - Sorry, we're currently closed. Please call NHS 111


Telephone: 111

When the practice is closed

Meet The Team

Dr. Andrew Bower – GP Partner


Andrew Bower

I have been a GP for many years having qualified in London. I moved to Somerset in 2001 and joined the team at Bow in 2007.

I enjoy the many challenges that general practice in a rural community provide, but I have a particular interest in palliative care, cardiovascular disease and care of the elderly.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family. My interests include rugby, running and gardening.


Ms Michelle Freeburn – Managing Partner

Dip.PPM (Distinction), Dip. RSA, MIHM, MInstLM, AIGPM

Michelle Freeburn

I have worked within the field of management since 1997, starting my career with Lloyds Pharmacy. I moved into General Practice in 2004, joining the team at Bow in 2009. I really enjoy working within the healthcare community, providing support to patients, the practice team and our attached staff.

My duties outside of the practice include; Chair of the Pan Devon Practice Managers Forum, board member and lead manager Mid Devon Healthcare Primary Care Network (MDH PCN).

I constantly endeavour to balance my career and home life. I enjoy spending time with my family, visiting the theatre, listening to a wide range of music and reading.


The Practice Team

Operations Manager: Mrs Sarah Stapleton

Sarah is an experienced manager, with a specialist interest in human resources and training.

Sarah is responsible for the operational management of the practice, overseeing day to day operations, providing leadership and support to the practice team.


Salaried GPs:  

Dr. Zoe Summers, Dr. Fiona Stuart, Dr Stephanie Gounaris-Shannon, Dr Frances Palmer

Sessional GPs:

Dr. Susan Taheri, Dr. Griff Thomas,  Dr. Sheila Fitzpatrick

Paramedic Practitioner:


Nursing Team

Practice Nurses: Holly & Amy

Nurse Assistant Practitioner: Jo

Healthcare Assistant: Kath

Patient Services Team

Patient Services Lead: Hannah.M.

Patient Services Administrators: Beverly, Natalie, Claire, Stephanie, Aaron & Tanya

GP Assistant: Elliott

Dispensary Team

Dispensary Team Lead: Debbie

Assistant Dispensary Lead: Donna

Dispensers: Louise, Helen, Jenny and Lynne

Dispensary Services Assistants: Natalie

Housekeeping Team

Housekeepers: Hannah.N. and Christine

Caretaker: Keith

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Branch Surgery 8am - 1pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Branch Surgery Closed
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Branch Surgery 8am - 1pm
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Branch Surgery Closed
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Branch Surgery 8am - 1pm
  • Saturday
    Please call NHS 111
  • Sunday
    Please call NHS 111