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Dr. Susan Ponder - Independence Medical Village

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.

Care team

Dr. Ponder works closely with team members at her care station. This includes Dr. Khoury and Dr. Woolbert as well as advanced practitioners Alycia Hawkins and Maile Mixon.

Learn more about how your care team works together here.

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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."



"Dr. Ponder took her time to go through everything with me during my annual physical and talk about the details. I really appreciated that. She has a kindness in her approach, no judgment, and very positive about things and encouraged me to take things in stride and not be too hard on myself. To celebrate the small victories."



"Great and quick access for my medical care!! Dr. Ponder is wonderful!! Thank you."



"My annual exam with Dr Susan Ponder was a great experience …. She spent a lot of time going over everything and answered all my questions.. I never felt rushed and feel she was extremely thorough. I highly recommend Dr Ponder for your primary Physician !"



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