PITTSBURG — The newest private, primary care physician in Pittsburg plans to offer his patients a “personal connection” for “30 plus years.”

Stewart Family Medicine opened Sept. 3 at 1003 W. 4th Street in Pittsburg. Dr. Chad Stewart said he accepts self-paid patients, as well as all forms of medicaid and insurances.

Chad Stewart did his undergraduate studies at Pittsburg State University, where he met his wife, Abbie, who is the office manager. The two met during a genetics class and now have a 5-year-old daughter, Alyvia, and a 10-month-old son, Dawson.

The 30 year old received his doctor of medicine degree in 2013 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

After his residency, Chad Stewart said he chose to practice in Pittsburg because of family and the community’s impression left on him during his studies.

He quickly learned during his residency a private practice would allow him more freedom and personal time with his patients.

“And patients have more of a personal connection with doctor,” he said.

Stewart Family Medicine is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at 620-404-5220.

Additionally, Dr. Stewart coordinates with other area private, primary care physicians to offer their patients services on the weekends — the coordination will also work for his patients — between Stewart and doctors Holly Cranston, Richard Gellender and Jacqueline Orender.

— Michael Stavola is a staff writer at The Morning Sun. He can be emailed at mstavola@morningsun.net or follow him on Twitter @MichaelStavola1.