Dr. Andrew Bourne, of Dakota Dunes, always looks forward to Father’s Day weekend and any other opportunity he has to enjoy time with his four children and wife during the busy weeks of work, kids’ activities and life.

“I enjoy spending time with my family doing sporting events [and] following the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers,” Bourne commented. “We also, as a family, enjoy the shooting sports and hunting.”

Family is important to Bourne and a big reason he came back to the area after finishing his schooling and residency program. He is originally from Sioux City and attended East High School. His parents, Perry and Karen Bourne, live in Dakota Dunes and enjoy seeing their son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren on a regular basis.

As a physician at Siouxland Urology Associates, Bourne has full days seeing patients from around the Sioux City metro area, as well as doing outreach in Iowa for the communities of Ida Grove, Manning and Dennison. During his pursuit to become a urologist, Bourne also became a father. He met his wife, Bethany, during undergrad at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The two got married and became Hawkeyes together when they moved to Iowa City for Bourne to attend medical school while Bethany obtained a graduate degree in speech pathology with a minor in deaf education.

“Shortly after Bethany completed the masters program, we had our first child in my fourth year of medical school,” he said. “Following medical school, I went to residency at the University of Southern Illinois in Springfield, IL. We had our next two children while in Illinois, in my second and fourth years of residency. I completed my urology residency program and moved home to the Siouxland area. I joined the Siouxland Urology Associates practice in 2011. My fourth child was born here in Sioux City. We now have Michael, who is 15 and entering his sophomore year of high school; Annie, who is 12 – almost 13 – and entering her eighth grade year; Callie, who is 11 and entering her fifth grade year; and Gabriel, who is seven and entering his second grade year.”

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.