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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.


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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"Dr. Ponder is great. She's at a new practice, but I've seen her for years. She is very thorough, and will spend time with you to explain everything and answer any questions. She really cares for her patients. Because of this work ethic, she can run behind, but a little extra waiting is well worth it. It's much better than a doctor who just wants to move you along so they can get to the next patient."



"Dr. Ponder is caring, real and extremely well versed in the medical field. She has so much information to offer and does so in a very down to earth way. She emails you results (if that is your preference) so quickly."



"Dr. Ponder is great. She's very thorough, explains everything and answers any questions with lots of detail. She really cares about her patients. Now, because of this, she tends to run behind, but a little extra waiting is well worth it."



"Dr was ok. But by the time I saw her I was so mad at having to wait an hour and 15 mins to be seen I can't give a review. Wait time to see Dr Ponder was terrible other patients seeing other doctors were in and out."



"She was wonderful. Very knowledgeable! It only took one visit for me to make Dr. Ponder my primary care doctor!"



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