Nabbout, joins Newton Medical Center medical staff

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announces the addition of urology specialist Philippe Nabbout, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nabbout to Newton Medical Center,” said Charles Craig, MD, chief medical officer. “He is an engaging, well-trained urologist; with an expertise not only in urology, but also in robotic surgery, combined with a patient-focused approach to care, Dr. Nabbout is a great addition to our medical staff.

“I am very excited to join the medical staff at Newton Medical Center,” said Dr. Nabbout. “My goal is to provide state of the art treatments for a wide spectrum of urologic conditions. Hopefully this will allow patients in the region to receive their urological care without the need to travel."

Dr. Nabbout attended Saint-Joseph School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon where he received his medical degree in 2006 and earned a diploma for laproscopic surgery in 2009. He completed his residency in urology at Oklahoma University Health Science Center where he also completed fellowship training for endourology and robotic surgery.

Dr. Nabbout is a member of the American Urological Society and is board-eligible through the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Nabbout is seeing Newton patients on Monday mornings and Wednesdays afternoons at Wichita Urology Group’s Newton location, located on the hospital campus at 700 Medical Center Drive, suite 101. For more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Nabbout, call 316-636-6100 or visit


Prairie View adds clinical staff

Prairie View Inc., recently announced Jean Anderson, Sara Friesen, Carri Kliewer and Emily Sauber to its clinical staff.

Jean Anderson is a licensed specialist clinical social worker, and works with adults 18 years of age and older at Prairie View’s East Wichita office, located at 9333 E. 21st Street North.

“From a young age,” she said, “I have been able to assist individuals in identifying their strengths by connecting with them and assisting them to reach their fullest potential.”

Some of Anderson’s treatment specialties include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress management, relationship issues, and grief and loss.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her master in social work from Newman University.

Sara Friesen, APRN, provides medication services to adults, also at Prairie View’s East Wichita Office.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Southwestern College, and her master’s degree from Wichita State University. She is board certified with ANCC, and comes to Prairie View with more than 30 years of experience.

“I believe people are not their illness – each individual has a unique story to share,” said Friesen, who has been recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), at both the local and state levels, as “Provider of the Year” for her high-quality, patient-centered care and establishing genuine relationships with vulnerable populations, as well as strengthening the community’s awareness of mental illness.

Carri Kliewer, PA-C, believes “it is very rewarding when you see patients able to participate in life again, and to see the impact on families when patients improve.”

Kliewer is a psychiatric physician assistant at Prairie View’s Newton and West Wichita locations. She formulates and initiates treatment plans for medication management for adolescents, adults and older adults on an outpatient basis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Tabor College, her master’s from Emporia State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wichita State University. Kliewer comes to Prairie View with over 15 years of experience as a psychiatric physician assistant.

Prairie View-Newton is located at 1901 E. First Street. Prairie View’s West Wichita office is located at 7570 W. 21st Street North, Suite 1026-D.

Emily Sauber is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and provides outpatient clinical therapy to children, adolescents and adults at Prairie View-McPherson, located at 1102 Hospital Drive.

She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Wichita State University, and her master’s of marriage and family therapy from Friends University.

“I hope that my clients can see the strength, resilience, and courage I see in each of them,” saidSauber. “I hope that my clients will experience a kind, calm, caring, understanding and non-judgmental presence. My ultimate hope is that they can learn to manage their stress and symptoms and live happy, fulfilling lives.”