About Dr. Ponder
Dr. Susan Ponder has been practicing medicine for more than 16 years, spending the past six years as a family physician in Plano.
A firm believer in disease prevention, Dr. Ponder advocates preventative health screenings and education about a healthy lifestyle that includes better nutrition and regular physical activity. She encourages patients to set aside time to exercise and believes regular exercise has a strong, positive impact on both mental and physical well-being. Sustainable long-term lifestyle changes will benefit patients in the management of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, arthritis, depression, anxiety and many other conditions.
Dr. Ponder cares for patients like they are her own family. She strives to educate patients to better understand and manage their individual health conditions with the goal of living a productive and full life.
Prior to joining Village Health Partners, Dr. Ponder worked at Stratford Hills Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, and Physicians of Family Medicine in Midlothian, Virginia, as well as a family medicine practice in Plano.
How Dr. Ponder practices whole-person wellness
She is married with two children and lives in Allen, where she and her family enjoy staying active by going to the gym together and exercising regularly. They also enjoy traveling, reading, snow skiing and backpacking.
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Undergraduate studies, Austin College
She completed her residency in family medicine at Medical College of Virginia and Hanover Family Practice in Richmond, Virginia.
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Dr. Ponder sees patients at Independence Medical Village. To schedule an in-office appointment with her, text (469) 382-3548. To schedule a telehealth appointment, click below.
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"Everyone in this office is so pleasant. Dr. Ponder is very through in her explanation and gives you all options that are available. Love the staff"
"Dr. Ponder has been my physician for years. She is very good, professional, knowledgeable and genuinely cares about her patients. I trust her completely when she gives me information and advice. Sometimes it's a bit of a wait, but she makes up for it by giving you all the time you need and doesn't try to rush you. Highly recommend her."
"I called in desperation for an appointment with Dr. Ponder due to a frightening panic reaction to a personal situation. Her first appointment was December, so I inquired with Christina, her nurse, if she might make an exception to see me. She was able to schedule me within the week, which was a great relief. Christina came in, visited with me, noticing my emotional state and telling me she would keep me in her prayers. She administered the EKG with great care and concern. Dr. Ponder came in, listened to me, allowing me to vent my frustration and anger at the situation that had prompted my reaction and request to check my health - heart, blood pressure, etc. She offered consolation, wise counsel and affirmation of my feelings. She discussed treatment with me and scheduled me for a six-week follow-up, with an option to cancel if I felt it was not necessary. I could not have received more care, concern, true empathy and sage advice and wisdom that Dr. Ponder gave me when I needed it most. I am truly blessed to have been able to see her and move my care under her. "
"Dr. Ponder is the best. I like how she really takes the time to listen. "
"Keep up the great work Dr. Ponder"
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