New Physician, Dr. Susan Hornback, Expands Obstetric and Family Practice Services

Dr. Susan Hornback(Lake City, IA) The physicians and staff at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital are pleased to welcome Dr. Susan Hornback to their team. Dr. Hornback, a Des Moines native, specializes in family care, obstetrics and women’s health. She is also Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. Dr. Hornback began her career in the medical field very early in life. “My first experience caring for other people was working in a medical clinic as a Certified Medical Assistant and then I went on to become a Registered Nurse,” recalls Hornback. After eight years of working as an R.N. at Des Moines General Hospital, Hornback went to medical school and earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. She completed her residency at Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine in Des Moines.

Dr. Honback says her love of learning and caring for people persuaded her to become a doctor. “I’ve always had a desire to take care of people and I have a passion for learning,” commented Hornback. Prior to joining Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Dr. Hornback practiced at the Manning Family Healthcare Clinic in Manning, IA. “Serving families in a rural setting is very rewarding for me professionally. I think it’s very beneficial for a physician to get to know the families they provide medical care for and establish life-long relationships,” says Hornback. Dr. Hornback’s level of compassion is evident in her professional history; in 2005 she was awarded the Dr. Greg Smith Award for compassion, competence and bedside manner.

When Dr. Hornback is not caring for patients, she is spending time with her family. She and her husband Jeff have four children. Dr. Hornback will start seeing patients at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City on January 18th and will be accepting new patients. Her specialty is family care, women’s health and obstetrics. If you are interested in learning more about the services offered by Dr. Hornback, please call 1-800-560-7500 or log onto the hospital website at