John Growney, MD, is an Amberwell primary care provider serving at Amberwell Eighth Street Clinic, where he has been providing care for Atchison area residents since 1966. For over a generation, he has served as a board-certified family practice physician and a geriatrician, providing medical care to patients of all ages and medical conditions.
On Choosing Amberwell Atchison…
“After fifty-four years of practicing medicine in Atchison,” said Dr. Growney, “I was happy for the opportunity to continue serving patients as a part of Amberwell Health. We share a common interest in serving local families with quality primary care. Amberwell Health offers patients the opportunity for continued care at a family-focused local facility.”
On Choosing to Become a Physician…
“I’ve always felt that being a physician and helping people was one of the highest callings a human could pursue,” said Dr. Growney. “I was attracted to the rigor of the science and the art of applying that knowledge to healthcare.”
On Being Patient-Centered…
Amberwell focuses on patient-centered care. We ask each of our providers to tell us what being patient-centered means to them personally.
“To me, being patient-centered means a holistic approach to a patient’s health,” said Dr. Growney. “I have been very fortunate to have cared for some patients from their cradle to their grave. Such care provides tremendous and yet sobering satisfaction knowing that I’ve done my best by them and that they have entrusted a lifetime of care to me.”
Dr. Growney earned his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a charter member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and served as a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine until 2019.
About Dr. Growney
Dr. Growney and his wife Gertrude reared their eight children in Atchison, where they attended Maur Hill and Mount Saint Scholastica. In addition to providing fifty-four years of healthcare for the Atchison community, Dr. Growney has inspired several of his children to enter the medical field. His son Dr. Daniel Growney is a surgeon in Nebraska, and his son Dr. Michael Growney is an OB/Gyn physician in Colorado. His son James Growney, PA-C, has served as physician assistant alongside Dr. Growney since 2007. Dr. Growney’s grandchildren have also pursued a variety of medical interests, including nursing, physician assistant training, biomedical engineering, and pharmacy studies.
In his spare time, Dr. Growney enjoys yard work and spoiling his twenty-one grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, with two on the way. He is a master certified scuba diver and has dived all over the world, his favorite location being South Caicos Island.