Horizons Preceptorship Program

Horizons Women’s Healthcare and Family Medicine is a local, private medical practice that specializes in both Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Our providers are highly credentialed in their perspective fields of expertise. Our providers have taken on many mentorships with Miami Valley Hospital and Boonshoft School of Medicine and multiple Nurse Practitioner programs. See below for application procedures.

***Please refrain from calling the office as we receive a large number of preceptor requests per day. Please send emails only.***

Dr. Rhea Rowser, MD is a 1996 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her family practice residency training at Miami Valley Hospital in 1999, and in 2000 completed a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University. For the next 10 years she served as Assistant Director at the Miami Valley Hospital Family Practice Residency.  She has been recognized throughout the years with multiple teaching awards.

Along with Dr. Harris, she founded Horizons Family Medicine in 2009, which became Dayton’s first OB/GYN and Family Medicine office.

Dr. Rowser is current the Assistant Chair over the Family Medicine Department at Premier Health

Marcia Williams MSN, FNP-C joined Horizons in 2014 after graduating from Cedarville University for both undergrad (BSN) then Grad school (MSN). During her RN career she held national certifications in Oncology, Inpatient Obstetrics, and Fetal Monitoring.  She most recently obtained a Family Nurse Practitioner certification that allows her to combine Women’s and Family Health. Studying hormonal changes in athletes and enabling them to be have sufficient energy to compete is one her main interests and the reason she volunteers with a local collegiate women’s team.

Dr. Andre T. Harris, MD, FACOG, earned his medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his OB/GYN residency at Miami Valley Hospital where he was appointed Administrative Chief Resident, and he is now the only black male OB/GYN with a practice in the City of Dayton.

Dr. Harris is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has received many honors, including SNMA Outstanding Resident Award 2006, John Halki Exemplary Physician Award 2006 and the Jack Gruber Excellence in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology Award 2006.  Dr. Harris is currently the Chair over the OB/GYN department in the Premier Health System.

What Horizons Offers

Our providers and office staff pride ourselves in providing high quality healthcare to our patients.  Our providers take education seriously and are committed to the training of future healthcare professionals. One-on-one full hands-on education with our providers along with real life patient care issues cannot be undervalued.  Our students become a member of our healthcare team. Not just standing and watching but actively learning patient presentation, diagnosing common disease processes and leaving full of real-life education. An experience you can not get out of a book.

Why a paid preceptorship?

Dr. Rowser’s goal with proctoring is to not only have the student participate in office education but actively learn through didactic sessions that she does one on one with the student.  Taking time at the end of the day or during the day to formally teach. She believes that this time is valuable. This value comes with a fee. During this teaching she makes sure that the student: possess distinctive attitudes, skills, and knowledge that collectively allow them to provide comprehensive medical care, health maintenance, and preventive services to each member of the family – regardless of sex or age — for a range of biological and behavioral problems.

Family Care Includes:

  • Adult care:
    Be able to do a formal presentation when sharing their findings on a patient.
    Construct a differential diagnosis and understanding the tests, ROS, imaging behind narrowing this to a diagnosis. Our students will have a level of comfort with treating and managing common chronic illnesses such as:


    • Diabetes,
    • Heart disease,
    • Hypertension,
    • Obesity
  • Treatment and management and depression and Emotional Illnesses
  • Acute Care
  • Male Care
  • ER follow up
  • Coordination of care with specialist

Women’s Health

  • Annual Well Woman exam: age dependent management
  • Birth control options and rationale for each
  • Pap Smears
  • STD Management
  • Mammograms

Child and Adolescent Care

  • Teenage care
  • Well Child Visits
  • Weight management
  • Developmental delay management
  • Sport physicals

Pediatrics (Newborn to 18 years old)

  • Acute Care
  • Newborn care
  • Immunizations
  • Growth Chart
  • Asthma management
  • Daycare physicals
  • Developmental delay management

Dr. Rowser’s goal is that by the end of a rotation the NP student will be able to see and manage the needs of a patient independently, present the patient’s clinical picture, collaborate on a plan of care, and finish the charting/ meds / labs.

Application Process

Send an email to charlotte@hwhcf.com containing the following:

  • Name
  • School
  • Rotation needed
  • Hours needed
  • Time frame needed
  • Send a current resume

IMPORTANT:  Please check with your program to see if they will accept hours from a PAID preceptor. Several programs are fine but other programs will not allow it.  If you we were recommended to Horizons from a student in your program that precepted with Horizons in the past, then you should be fine otherwise seek permission FIRST.  Placement will not be reserved while awaiting program approval.


8662 N Main St.
Dayton, OH 45415


Phone: 937-898-4942


Monday 7:45-4
Tuesday 9-4
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Friday 7:45-4
Closed Saturday & Sunday