Dr. Stephanie Sayers Has Determination to Spare

Sep 28, 2017 | Staff Stories

For Dr. Stephanie Sayers, her work, relationships, and even hobbies all share a common trait: the drive to constantly do better and keep learning…plus, have fun while she’s at it. With a knack for knocking down obstacles and a penchant for positivity, Stephanie knows how to keep her eye on the goal. This determined yet easygoing philosophy helps her continually do her best for herself and for others—in the clinic, at home, and—you guessed it—at the bowling alley.

“I’ve been into bowling for what feels like forever!” she says excitedly. “In middle school, the local bowling alley ran a special where they gave away free bowling passes if you brought in your school report card. After that, I was hooked.”

Stephanie continued to frequent the local lanes on a weekly basis throughout high school, improving her game and eventually meeting her husband, Matt.

“It’s awesome that Matt likes to bowl too and that it’s something we can enjoy together,” she says. “During college and medical school, I joined several leagues with him. We bought our own equipment and learned the fancy curves,” she grins. “Our team even came close to winning first place for one of the leagues, but we missed by just three pins. It’s still a sore subject for Matt and me,” she laughs.

“I really appreciate the patient-physician relationship and having the opportunity to grow that bond with my patients over time,” she shares. “These relationships allow me to see things from their perspective and really go through their struggles and successes with them.”

When asked what she likes most about bowling, Stephanie is quick to reply: “I love that it’s such a fun way to compete and learn how to constantly get better.” Yet her passion for the game goes beyond friendly competition and the innate desire to improve. A people person at heart, Stephanie also enjoys the relational component of the sport and the opportunity it affords to give back.

“It’s great being able to form friendships with other people in the league,” she says. “Plus, bowling has become a way for Matt and me to make a difference in the community we love,” she smiles. “Bowl a Turkey for a Turkey at Chipper Lanes has become our fun Thanksgiving tradition. We play every year and donate our turkeys to the local food bank afterward.”

Clearly, Stephanie’s resolute urge to leave no pin standing is one that follows her inside and outside the bowling alley. As a family medicine physician with Associates in Family Medicine, she works hard to provide the best possible care for her patients, building meaningful relationships and treating the whole person, physically, mentally and emotionally, so underlying problems don’t go unseen.

“I really appreciate the patient-physician relationship and having the opportunity to grow that bond with my patients over time,” she shares. “These relationships allow me to see things from their perspective and really go through their struggles and successes with them.”

With her long-held love of people and her unrelenting eagerness to learn, it’s safe to say that serving as a family medicine doctor is right up Stephanie’s alley.

“I truly love what I do, and I wouldn’t do anything else.” she says wholeheartedly, then teases, “Although, becoming an astronaut has always fascinated me,” she laughs, “but since getting me on a plane is hard enough, I think I’ll stay here on earth.” It’s a decision her patients (and bowling mates) would most assuredly appreciate.

Dr. Sayers is accepting new patients at our Lemay office in Fort Collins.

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