From an early age, Pamela Bellow wanted to be a nurse. The second eldest of 11 children, Pamela helped her mother care for, not only her siblings, but also her grandmother, who developed dementia and became bed bound. Being in a caregiver role as a youth solidified Pamela’s desire to pursue nursing, and as a result, a considerable part of her career has been caring for vulnerable populations.
With a Master of Science in Nursing from UTMB at Galveston, Pamela has been in the nursing profession for 39 years, is board certified, and specializes in Family Medicine. Prior to CenterWell, she was at Southwest Medical Associates for over five years, focused on home-bound or bed-bound seniors with multiple co-morbidities, requiring complex case management. Before that, she spent 11 years at Access Health in Fort Bend, Texas; and at Healthcare for the Homeless in Houston for another three. At all of these facilities, she was responsible for the assessment, diagnosing, and treatment of acute and chronically ill patients.
Pamela believes in being a “trustworthy provider,” giving patients her undivided attention and validating their concerns. She finds it most rewarding when a patient and/or family member expresses their relief that “they have been seen by someone who really cares and is giving their all to making them feel better.” Pamela feels privileged to treat patients throughout their lifespan, be that in outpatient, clinical or in-home settings — or even in the streets! Her philosophy of care is to treat patients as you would a loved one.
Pamela has two grown sons, one in Louisiana and one in Texas, and three grandchildren, who she is always excited to see. During her time off, she likes to go out with friends to dinner, movies and concerts. The words she lives by are: “Don’t forget to smile; it could be the one thing that makes another’s day.”