Greater Regional's Dr. Reeves to Receive Laureate Award

Greater Regional Health is honored to announce Dr. Steven Reeves has been selected to receive the Iowa American College of Physicians (ACP) Chapter’s Laureate Award in October 2020.

Since 1987, the Laureate Awards have been given annually by the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians as a mark of honor and recognition for achievement of excellence in Internal Medicine in the State of Iowa. Categories of accomplishment include: Scholarship and contributions to the medical literature, excellence as a teacher, significant innovation in or contributions to health care services, and advancement of the goals of the American College of Physicians and of other medical societies and organizations.

In the 33 years of this award’s existence only 11 cities have had the honor with a physician recipient:  Iowa City, Des Moines, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Davenport, Ames, Mason City, Ottumwa, Muscatine, and Bettendorf. In 2020, Dr. Reeves’ will be added to the list and add Creston to a small, honorable list.

Dr. Reeves’ passion for his patients and his community is evident through his personal philosophy statement, “This can best be summarized by two sentences on the teaching board in my office: ‘Anything worth doing is worth overdoing’ and ‘The eye does not see what the brain does not know.’ These two sentences encapsulate the dual focus I have, improving myself (professionally and personally) and improving the care I provide to my patients. I have a strong teaching component in my practice which benefits my patients, the practice, myself and hopefully the students which I have the privilege to teach.”

Dr. Reeves joined Greater Regional Health as an Internal Medicine provider in 2007 but started his medical career with GRH in 1979 to 1987 working as an ambulance driver and EMT. His desire to learn and grow in the medical field led him to going back to school in 1993 to earn his PA degree in 1995. He went on to Medical school at University of Iowa graduating in 1999 and finished residency in Internal Medicine at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in 2002 and was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 2002.

Today, Dr. Reeves continues his education and is currently working on his Masters in Population Health Management at John Hopkins.