About Meridian OB/GYN

Our goal is to provide comprehensive care for you, tailoring treatment options
to a woman's individualized needs and preferences.

Dr. Landon Lorenz


Southern Methodist University (B.A., B.S.) 2000
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (M.D.) 2004

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2008

Dr. Lorenz offers the highest quality obstetric and gynecologic care to the women of Cleburne and Johnson County. He is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has been in private for over 10 years and also worked in academic medicine, where he held faculty appointment at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Meridian is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Cleburne, provide their patients with not only high-quality care in a friendly environment, but the convenience and comfort of staying close to home. Dr. Lorenz and his family live in Cleburne and are actively involved in the community.

Dena Howerton MS, APRN, CNM


Southwestern Adventist University (A.S. & B.S. in Nursing) 1993 & 1996
Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery (CNM) 2000
Texas Woman’s University (M.S. in Nursing) 2001

Parkland Hospital Health System 2000

Dena was born and raised in Johnson County.  She worked in Labor and Delivery for 7 years in Ft Worth prior to attending Nurse-Midwifery school in Dallas.  She is board certified with the American Midwifery Certification Board and a member of American College of Nurse-Midwives. After graduation and completing her practicum at Parkland Hospital Health System she stayed on as an Associate Staff Nurse-Midwife for over 19 years serving those of Dallas County. Dena is honored to return to her home town to practice with Meridian that is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Cleburne.  She believes that everyone should have access to high-quality and safe care. Dena lives in Cleburne and enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs, listening to music, traveling and drinking good coffee.