Prague Family Rural Health Clinic
1322 Klazuba Avenue
Office Phone: 405-567-2295
Dr Scott Fowler
Chief of Staff
Dr. Fowler attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford for his undergraduate studies. He has bachelors’ degrees in both Biology and Computer Science. While attending SWOSU, he held the position of nurse’s assistant at the local hospital where he confirmed his love of medicine.
He completed his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. He recently completed his Family Medicine Residency at Oklahoma State Medical Center in Tulsa and is board certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Steffan Carey, DO
Please welcome Steffan Carey, DO as he joins us in late July of 2014. Dr. Carey is currently finishing his training in Family Medicine at OSU-CHS in Tulsa where he is the current Chief Resident. Dr. Carey is from small town Oklahoma. He graduated from El Reno High School in 2002. His undergraduate work was completed at OSU Stillwater in 2007 with a degree in human development and family sciences. His wife Amanda is also a resident in Tulsa and Prague hospital hopes to recruit her to join the team as well upon completion of her training. Dr. Carey (Amanda) is from Cushing, so she is also an Oklahoma Native. She graduated from Cushing High School. Her undergraduate work was completed at UCO in biology and has two years of family medicine residency left. They both love to travel but most of all they enjoy spending time with each other and their families. Dr. Carey’s main hobbies are playing the guitar and drums, being outside as well as gardening. They both want to practice in small towns in Oklahoma.
Mary Ann Ward, PA-C
Mary Ann provides care for emergency room patients Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on a full time basis and also sees patients in the Prague Family Clinic. She is practicing under the supervision of Dr. Darryl Jackson.
Mary Ann graduated from Paden High School in 2000. She is the daughter of Charles and Darlene Cook of Paden, and is married to Shannon Ward, formerly of Prague. She completed her Physician Assistant Program at the University of Oklahoma in November 2007 and received her certification in December. She was a member of the honor society in her undergraduate program. She is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Life Support. She is a member of the OK Association of Physician Assistants, and the American Association of Physician Assistants.
Mary enjoys remodeling her home, reading, and spending time with her family.
Bill Holland, APRN-CNP
Bill Holland's career spans over 36 years starting his EMT program while completing his senior year of high school and his Paramedic degree before the age of 20. Bill later completed his BSN at the University of Oklahoma in 1984 and continued his passion for critical care and EMS. Mr. Holland completed his Masters and Post Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner program in 1994 from Texas Tech University. His practice has focused in both rural and metropolitan cities practicing in Family Medicine Clinics and Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 Emergency / Trauma Centers. Prior to joining the hospital staff at Prague Community Hospital, Bill served as the Chest Pain Center Manager for the INTEGRIS Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was responsible for their regional STEMI and emergency cardiac care program. Mr. Holland worked closely with both regional hospitals and pre-hospital ground and air medical transport systems to improve emergency cardiac care processes and outcomes.
Bill Holland, APRN-CNP is active in leadership roles serving on numerous state and national advisory boards. Bill has held many offices in professional organizations including being the past President of the Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners Association. He is frequently invited to lecture on numerous topics at primary care and emergency medicine conferences. Bill is also active in emergency cardiac care research and served as the research study coordinator on two active studies currently in progress.
Mr. Holland’s numerous honors include being the recipient of the Nurse Practitioner of the year award from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners in 1999. He was the recipient of the 25th Anniversary Silver Star Award in 2007 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing recognized as the outstanding graduate from the class of 1994.
Mr. Holland is recognized as an expert in trauma and emergency cardiac care transport systems nationally. He started the first hospital based EMS helicopter program, Flight for Life in Lubbock, Texas in 1986. This flight program was highly progressive and pioneered trauma and emergency cardiac care throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Two years later, Mr. Holland started an independent air medical program serving the entire region know as AeroCare based in Lubbock, Texas providing ground, fixed wing, and helicopter critical care transport for regional, national, and international missions.
Bill continues his passion for aviation serving as a consultant to the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team promoting aviation safety through training, outreach, and education following his appointment as a Safety Team Representative. Bill also is the Associate Vice President for the Academy of Model Aeronautics representing Oklahoma promoting the sport of aviation and radio control aircraft. Additionally, he is a volunteer at the Oklahoma Museum of Flying and is active with the youth aviation program. Bill and his wife Sharon love to fly fish and travel in their off duty time.
Heather LaQuerre, MS, APRN-CNP
Heather grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school in 1986. Immediately following high school, she attended Phillips University where her studies focused on Biology and Chemistry. After taking a break from education to focus on her young children, Heather graduated from Connors State College, in Warner, Oklahoma, with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and an Associate of Arts Degree in 2000. While at Connors State College, she was President of the Student Nurses Association, Vice-President of Communications of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, All-State Academic Team, Oklahoma Two-Year College Academic All Star. Her achievements were also recognized by the nursing faculty with the Nursing Leadership Award.
She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2005 at the University of Oklahoma - College of Nursing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree the faculty awarded her with the Student Affairs Award and her classmates honored her with the Peer Leadership Award.
She graduated with honors from Nurse Practitioner School in 2009 with a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While in graduate school she was an adjunct nursing instructor at Rose State College and the University of Oklahoma as well as the Treasurer of the Graduate Student Nurses Association for two consecutive years. Her dedication to excellence in education was recognized by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, The Honor Society of Nursing – Sigma Theta Tau, Golden Key International Honour Society, and The National Scholars Honor Society. Upon graduation, the College of Nursing faculty recognized her with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Outstanding Professional Service Award, and Outstanding Service-Student Government Award.
Since becoming a nurse practitioner, she has worked primarily in rural Oklahoma emergency rooms. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has been recognized by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority. She also has current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support.
Heather’s professional memberships have included: Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Nurses Association, International Association of Human Caring.
Her hobbies include traveling, scrapbooking, attending plays and theater events, listening to audiobooks, participating women’s Bible study groups, spending time with her family, and loving chocolate.
SPECIALTY CLINIC – Cardiology & Stress Testing
Syed Abbas, M.D.
Soni J. Zacharias, MD - Interventional Cardiology