Dr. Debra Wright-Bowers
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Q: What is your connection to our mission?
A: As a pediatrician, I have witnessed the frustration of my patients’ parents of whom have children with suspected autism but do not have a formal diagnosis. Prolonged waitlists delay the necessary interventions needed to support their child’s needs. I am grateful to be a part of an organization focused on eliminating barriers to completing an autism evaluation, in addition to coordinating the support needed for children diagnosed with autism to thrive.
Q: Why do you love helping children?
A: I believe a child’s innocence, unfiltered love, empathetic nature, and kind spirit are a reflection of God’s unwavering love, and feel blessed to be able to care for them.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I love spending time with my family and am working on intentionally living in the moments with them. I also like baking, reading, and volunteering at church and through different social organizations.
Q: What (or who) inspires you?
A: Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman physician, inspired me as a child. My parents’ sacrifice, love, and support motivated me in adolescence, and my kids now push me to be the best version of myself.
Q: Tell us about your family. Any children? What about pets?
A: I am married with 3 children – ages 6, 8, and 15 years old. Riki is my college sweetheart and I married him a couple of months before graduating from medical school. Taegan, my 6 year old, is fearless, loving, sassy, and an all-round athlete. Peyton, my middle child, loves gymnastics, drawing, and writing graphic novels. Greyson, my first born, loves coding, acting, and figuring out how electronics work. We recently welcomed our newest member of the family, Apollo. He is our loving puppy who is adapting to our crazy world!