Dr. Amanda Steventon found her call to be a doctor at age five after having heart surgery. Growing up in rural Kansas, she saw the need for an increase in quality healthcare in rural areas, and it was BAMC’s mission to provide care to all people and to increase access to medical care in rural areas that drew her to serve here.
Her most favorite aspect of serving people as a healthcare provider is the long-lasting relationships she forms with patients as well as their families. She said, “The joy of medicine is brought by those relationships and the privilege it is to become part of their lives.” She enjoys helping people of all ages and particularly enjoys newborn and pediatric, adolescent, and women's care.
“Rock Chalk!” – the famous Kansas University chant can be heard regularly around her home as she and her family are avid Kansas Jayhawks fans. When they are not cheering for their team, Dr. Steventon, her husband and three children enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, gardening and traveling. They have a dog named Chalmie after Mario Chalmers, the Kansas University basketball player who hit the "miracle shot" in the 2008 National Championship game.
- Associate Degree – Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, KS
- Undergraduate Degree – University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS
- Medical School – University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, KS
- Residency – KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Wesley Family Medicine Residency in Wichita, KS
- Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
- Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Newborn Care/Pediatrics
- Adolescent Health
- Women's Health
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP)
- Steventon, A. Should Johnny Avoid Sugar and Red Dye #2? Diet Restrictions for Behavioral Management of Pediatrics. (June, 2013). Oral presentation at the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Conference, Wichita, KS.
- Steventon, A. Primary Care Physician Role in Infertility. (December, 2013). Poster presentation at the Winter Symposium for KAFP, Wichita KS.
- Steventon, A. Intimate Partner Violence. (April 2014). Oral presentation at the KUSM-Wichita CME Spring Symposium, Wichita KS.
- Chesser A, Steventon A, Melhado T, Haack H, Keene-Woods N. Using the March of Dimes "Becoming a Mom" Program to Improve Prenatal Knowledge and Attitudes. (April 2014). Poster presentation accepted for the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita Research Forum Conference, Wichita, KS.
- Steventon, A. Intimate Partner Violence (March 2016). Presentation for nursing CME at William Newton Hospital, Winfield KS.
Healthy Living Kansas research, Colon cancer research/ Rural Summer Research Program, summer 2009
Researched rural Kansas towns’ infrastructure and its effects on the community. Collected patient chart data for colon cancer research from the rural physician’s practice. Administered multiple questionnaires for the various research projects. Presented research to local rural high school students in February 2010.
“Becoming a Mom Birth Disparities Program” research project, 2013-2014
March of Dimes statewide evaluation of a program originally created and launched through a community collaborative in Salina KS. Presented poster at KUSM-W Research Forum Conference in April 2014.