Steven J. Havener - MD
B.S. General Science – with highest Distinction;
University of Iowa 1977-1981
M.D. – University of Iowa College of Medicine 1980-1984
Internship at Sioux Valley Hospital,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1984-1985
Family Practice Residency, College of Medicine
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1992-1994
Dr. Havener was born in Iowa City, IA and raised in West Union, IA as the oldest of 3 children. He married Janine Hemphill in July 1983. They have 3 adult children: Matt is married to Christine & lives in Dallas where he is a Software Engineer after graduating from University of Texas at Dallas; Jill graduates from University of North Texas in Fashion Merchandising in 2010 and will marry Burke Atkerson in June 2010; Jon attends Texas A&M University where he is a Pre-Dentistry/ Biology major.
Dr. Havener worked part-time as a physician in emergency rooms in Sioux Falls, SD and in Waterloo and Knoxville, IA from 1985-1992 while he and his wife were missionaries with The Navigators and served in the campus ministry at Iowa State University and University of Iowa. After completing his Family Practice residency in Iowa City, he moved his young family to Texas in 1994 to open FHCM clinic with Dr. Johnson. His wife is the office manager at Family Health Center of Mission
Dr. Havener attends Calvary Baptist in McAllen where he is involved in Global & Local Missions. He served on the Board for Mission Regional Medical Center. He also volunteers at Hope Medical Center.
Hobbies / Interests:
Gardening, fishing, camping, (or any outdoor activity) is a passion of Dr. Havener. When he is not at FHCM, he can usually be found in his own backyard working on a project or exercising. His favorite camping sites in Texas: SPI & Blanco State Park. He also enjoys woodworking - and loves taking naps.
Why did you decide to become a doctor? Why did you move to Mission, TX?
“I decided to become a doctor as a way to help people. My desire to serve God in missions also began in high school when I first placed my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior. Short-term mission trips took me to Yugoslavia, Mexico, Romania and the inner city of Chicago. Dr. Johnson and I realized our mutual heart & desire to serve the poor through medicine during our training together at U of Iowa. We decided to move together to Mission, TX and start a clinic as well as volunteer in Mexico regularly.”
Dr. Havener serves along/across the border of Mexico as well as in Kenya, Africa on regular basis.
“I like Tom Clancy novels, visiting botanical gardens when traveling, raising a garden and chickens in my backyard, and taking vacations with family. My favorite foods: popcorn, my wife’s homemade bread & her pizza, and pecan pie. My favorite place in the Valley: anywhere outdoors with the people I love.”