Richard Stowers, Jr., MD

Centra Health

Richard Stowers, Jr., MD

Contact Information: 
2323 Memorial Avenue, Suite 10 (Located in the lower level of the Plaza building)
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: 434.200.5200
Fax: 434.200.1641

Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency - Faculty, Assistant Director of Didactic Education

Hometown:   Bluefield, West Virginia

Medical school:  University of Virginia, 1979

Residency attended/year:  Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, 1982

Certifications/Fellowships:  Fellow American Academy of Family Practice, American Board of Family Medicine

Medical interests:  Preventive care, population management

Languages spoken:  English

Volunteer activities:  Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Boy Scouts of America, First Presbyterian Church

Career goals:  Encouraging primary care for the entire population

Personal interests/hobbies:  Reading, gardening, rowing, hiking, watersports, travel, anything outdoors

What do you love about Lynchburg?  Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain environment with remarkable cultural and educational activity through the Academy Center for the Arts and our multiple universities; restored downtown with refreshing culinary opportunities and increasing population diversity.

Clinical Appointment: 

Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Practical Experience:

  • Lynchburg Family Physicians 1982 -1985
  • Piedmont Family Physicians 1985 -1993
  • Central Virginia Family Physicians 1993 - 2014
  • Centra Medical Group - Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency 2014 - present

Leadership and Community Service:

  • Virginia Academy of Family Physicians 1982 - 2016, Board of Directors 1989 - 1992
  • Centra Health, Inc. Board of Directors 1994 - 1999, Executive Committee 1997-1999, Finance Committee 1994-1999, Professional Committee 1994-1999
  • Virginia Baptist Hospital and Lynchburg General Hospital Joint Medical Staff, Chairman- Department of Family Medicine 1986-1987, Medical Staff Executive Committee 1986 - 1987
  • Free Clinic of Central Virginia 1987 - 2016, Board of Directors 1987-1999, 2001 - 2003, Medical Director 1989 - 1991
  • Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors 2010 - 2016
  • First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg, Session Member 2001 - 2008


Medical Education

University of Virginia School of Medicine - 1979


Roanoke Memorial Hospital - 1982
American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow 1986