Top Doctors 2009

The best of 417-land's medical best, as decided by their peers.

How do you determine which doctor is right for you and your family?

There are a lot of factors to consider, but starting from square one is the toughest place to be (especially if you’re new to town and haven’t caught wind of word-of-mouth information about who’s great and whose bedside manner could use a little help). The purpose of this feature is to give you a jumping-off point as you venture into the wild world of hospitals and health-care research.

Several months ago, we surveyed as many physicians as we could in five 417-land cities: Bolivar, Branson, Joplin, Lebanon and Springfield. We asked them to tell us who they’d recommend to friends and family members who were searching for a doctor in a certain field or specialty. What lies on the following pages are their answers. It’s not the only information about there about who the best doctors are in our region, but it’s a place to start as you work on making the right choices for you and your family.

 

Click on a specialty to browse Top Doctors winners

Bolivar
- Specialists
- Surgery Specialists
- Additional Specialists

Branson
- Specialists
- Surgery Specialists
- Additional Specialists

Joplin
- Specialists
- Surgery Specialists
- Additional Specialists

Lebanon
- Specialists
- Surgery Specialists
- Additional Specialists

Springfield
- Springfield Specialists
          - Allergy and Immunology
          - Cardiovascular Disease
          - Dermatology
          - Ear, Nose & Throat
          - Emergency Medicine
          - Endocrinology
          - Fertility
          - Family Practice
          - Gastroenterology
          - Geriatric Medicine
          - Hematology/Oncology
          - Infectious Disease
          - Internal Medicine
          - Neonatology
          - Nephrology
          - Neurology
          - Nuclear Medicine
          - Obstetrics and Gynecology
          - Occupational Medicine
          - Ophthalmology
          - Pain Management
          - Pediatrics (General)
          - Pediatrics (Allergy)
          - Pediatrics (Cardiology)
          - Pediatrics (Neurology)
          - Pediatrics (Pulmonary Disease)
          - Podiatry
          - Psychiatry
          - Pulmonary Disease
          - Reproductive Endocrinology
          - Rheumatology
          - Sports Medicine
          - Urology


- Springfield Surgery Specialists
          - Cardiovascular Surgery
          - Colon and Rectal Surgery
          - Laparoscopic Surgery
          - Maxillofacial Surgery
          - Neurological Surgery
          - Ophthalmologic Surgery
          - General Orthopedic Surgery
          - Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
          - Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
          - Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
          - Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
          - General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
          - Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
          - Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
          - Plastic (Facial Surgery)
          - Podiatric Surgery
          - Trauma Surgery
          - Urology
          - Vascular Surgery

- Springfield Additional Specialties
          - Anesthesiology
          - Medical Toxicology
          - Pathology
          - Radiology


Physicians with this symbol were selected by their peers as Top Doctor. Runners-up were other physicians receiving high vote counts in the 2009 Physicians survey. Often, only a few votes seperate runners'up and Top Doctors.



Bolivar
Top Doctors 2009

Bolivar Specialists

Cardiovascular Disease
Warford Johnson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Cardiology Clinic (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-328-6787        
         
Emergency Medicine 
Jeffrey Smieshek, DO
Citizens Memorial Hospital—Emergency Services, 417-326-6000               
   
Endocrinology
LaVonne Berg, MD
Citizen’s Memorial Hospital—
Endocrinology Center,
417-328-6738               
   
Family Practice
Louis Harris, MD
Bolivar Family Care Center
(Citizens Memorial Hospital),
417-326-6021           
   
Geriatric Medicine
  Jeffrey Tedrow, MD
Bolivar Family Care Center
(Citizens Memorial Hospital),
417-326-6021                   

Hematology/Oncology
Leonid Shunyakov, MD
Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center (Citizens Memorial Hospital),
417-326-7200                   

Internal Medicine

Wanda Ethen, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital,
417-326-6000 (hospitalist)
Neurology

Hasan Askari, MD
Bolivar Institute of Neurology (Citizens Memorial Hospital),
417-326-5600                   

Obstetrics and Gynecology
D. Shelly Meents, MD (tie)
Bolivar OB/GYN (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-8131

C. Kevin Burlison, MD (tie)
Bolivar OB/GYN (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-8131           
       
Ophthalmology
Caleb Sawyer, MD
Bolivar Eye Specialty Center
(Citizens Memorial Hospital),
417-777-2222                   

Pain Management
Mark Bult, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—Institute of Pain Management, 417-326-7246               
   
Pediatrics (General)
Maida Baugh, MD (tie)
Butterfield Park Pediatrics (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-2121

Shannon Calvert, MD (tie)
Butterfield Park Pediatrics (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-2121   
           
Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
LaVonne Berg, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Endocrinology Center,
417-328-6738                   

Podiatry
Matt Garrison, DPM (tie)
Regional Foot and Ankle (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-326-6200

  Josh Garrison, DPM, AACFAS (tie)
Regional Foot and Ankle (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-326-6200

Psychiatry
Angela Oloman, DO
Pomme De Terre Wellness Clinic (Citizens Memorial Hospital),
417-326-7272

Pulmonary Disease
Donald Wantuck, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Pulmonology Clinic, 328-6055

Rheumatology
Mark Jarek, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Rheumatology Clinic, 417-777-2663

Sports Medicine
Juris P. Simanis, MD
Parkview Sports and Occupational Medicine Clinic (Citizens Memorial Hospital),
417-777-2663

Urology
John Boullier, MD
Citizens Medicine Hospital—
Urological Clinic, 417-326-2550

Bolivar Surgery Specialists

General Surgery
Wayne Wolf III, DO
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Surgical Services, 417-326-8700

Laparoscopic Surgery
Wayne Wolf III, DO
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Surgical Services, 417-326-8700

General Orthopedic Surgery
  Ron Smith, MD
Parkview Orthopaedic Clinic (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-2663

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
Michael Grillot, MD
Parkview Orthopaedic Clinic (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-2663

Orthopedics  (Joint Replacement Surgery)
Ron Smith, MD
Parkview Orthopaedic Clinic (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-2663

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Nathan Melton, DO
Parkview Orthopaedic Clinic (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-777-2663

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
William Reynolds, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Professional Building, 417-328-6535

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
William Reynolds, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Professional Building, 417-328-6535

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
William Reynolds, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Professional Building, 417-328-6535

Plastic (Facial Surgery)

William Reynolds, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Professional Building, 417-328-6535

Podiatric Surgery
Matt Garrison, DPM
Regional Foot and Ankle (Citizens Memorial Hospital), 417-326-6200

Bolivar Additional Specialists

Radiology
John Gamble, III, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital—
Radiology, 417-326-6000

Just the Two of Us

Top Doc Dr. Darren Lehnert, from St. John’s Clinic—OB/GYN, shares the 10 best tips for a healthy pregnancy.

1. See a doctor. Early prenatal care is an important first step after you’ve become pregnant.

2. Get adequate nutrition. Folic acid is especially important, so make sure to take prenatal vitamins and eat whole grains and dark green veggies.

3. If possible, make sure you’re up-to-date on all your immunizations prior to pregnancy.

4. Check with your doctor to determine if you’re a candidate for moderate exercise.

5. Make sure you are gaining an appropriate amount of weight. Women of normal weight (neither underweight or overweight) should gain between 25 to 35 pounds. Keep in mind that weight gain is dependent on height and body mass index.

6. Ask before taking medications or undergoing

procedures, such as CAT
scans or surgery.

7. Become aware of your family history. Look for things like diabetes, cholesterol, genetic illnesses, etc. For example, if you have a family history of breast cancer (a mother, aunt, sister or another relative), start receiving mammograms earlier because you’re at greater risk of developing the disease.

8. Build a support network:  a spouse, friends, family or coworkers.

9. Consider environmental exposures or occupational hazards. Make sure your job or lifestyle isn’t going to harm your pregnancy, like heavy lifting, staying out in the sun, exposure to radiology, etc.

10. If applicable, consider your pregnancy history. Tell your doctor if you’ve had one or more miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies.
—Melody Adams

Branson
Top Doctors 2009

Branson Specialists

Cardiovascular Disease
Naginder Sharma, MD
Branson Heart Center (Skaggs Regional Medical Center), 417-336-4112   
           
Ear, Nose & Throat
Michael Bays, DO
Branson Ear, Nose and Throat (Skaggs Regional Medical), 417-335-3636               

Emergency Medicine
Kent Griffith, DO
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—Emergency Department, 417-335-7218
 
Endocrinology
Maryann Mugo, MD
Skaggs Diabetes and Endocrinology, 417-348-8990               

Family Practice
David Afshar, DO
Skaggs Family Health Clinic,
417-335-7540   
   
Internal Medicine
Cody Hoeflicker, DO
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—Emergency Department,
417-335-7218               

Nephrology

John Martinez, MD
Branson Nephrology (Skaggs Regional ), 417-334-8288               

Neurology
Diane Cornelison, DO
Branson Neurology and Pain
Center (Skaggs), 417-335-7222               

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mona Afrassiab, DO
Skaggs Family Health Clinic,
417-335-7540       

Occupational Medicine

Randall Cross, MD
Skaggs Occupational Medicine, 417-335-7555   
   
Ophthalmology
Tom Morrison, MD
Tri-Lakes Eye Center
(Independent), 417-334-0044 (Hospital privileges at Skaggs Regional Medical Center)

Pain Management
Diane Cornelison, DO
Branson Neurology and Pain
Center (Skaggs), 417-335-7222       
Pediatrics (General)

Angela Richmond, MD
Skaggs Family Health Clinic,
417-335-7540
       
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Randall Cross, MD
Skaggs Occupational Medicine, 417-335-7555   
   
Pulmonary Disease
Habib Munshi, MD
Branson Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, 417-334-5864
 
Reproductive Endocrinology
Maryann Mugo, MD
Skaggs Diabetes and
Endocrinology, 417-348-8990       

Sports Medicine
Darin Talley, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Branson
Orthopedic, 417-334-8877
       
Urology
Jerry Givens, MD
Tri-Lake Urology (Skaggs),
417-335-7736

Branson Surgery Specialists

Cardiovascular Surgery
Mary Wollmering, MD
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—Cardiothoracic Surgery,
417-336-9728       

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Donald Wonder, MD
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—General Surgery, 417-334-1093

General Surgery
Donald Wonder, MD
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—General Surgery, 417-334-1093

Laparoscopic Surgery
Donald Wonder, MD
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—General Surgery, 417-334-1093           
   
Maxillofacial Surgery
Michael Bays, DO
Branson Ear, Nose and Throat (Skaggs), 417-335-3636   

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Tom Morrison, MD
Tri-Lakes Eye Center
(Independent), 417-334-0044 (Hospital privileges at Skaggs Regional Medical Center)

General Orthopedic Surgery
John Huffman, DO
Skaggs Orthopedic Associates, 417-348-8100
           
Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)

John Huffman, DO
Skaggs Orthopedic Associates,
417-348-8100
      
Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
John Huffman, DO (tie)
Skaggs Orthopedic Associates,
417-348-8100       

  Lawrence Page, DO (tie)
Skaggs Orthopedic Associates,
417-348-8100

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)   
Darin Talley, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Branson Orthopedic, 417-334-8877 (Privileges with Skaggs Regional Medical Center)
   
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Michael Bays, DO
Skaggs Orthopedic Associates,
417-348-8100

Urology Surgery
Jerry Givens, MD
Tri-Lake Urology (Skaggs),
417-335-7736

Vascular Surgery
Mary Wollmering, MD
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—
Cardiothoracic Surgery, 417-336-9728

Branson Additional Specialists

Anesthesiology
Robert Blackshear, MD
White River Anesthesia Associates (Skaggs Regional Medical Center), 417-239-3392

Radiology
Anthony Wheeler, MD
Lakes Region Imaging LLC,
417-335-7223

Pharmacist's Q&A

Just what should you know about prescription drugs? We sat down with Gary Grove, owner of Grove Pharmacy, to get some answers about meds.

417 Magazine: What should you do when your medications expire?
Gary Grove: Take them to your pharmacy. Don’t flush them down the toilet or throw them away, or you’ll be putting other people and animals at risk. At Grove Pharmacy, we take expired medications to a biohazard service.

417: What does it mean when medications expire, and can you still take them after the date has passed?
GG: The date on the drug bottle doesn’t mean it goes bad that day. That’s just the date it will start deteriorating and start losing its potency. It’s simply a guideline to know when your medication will start losing its effectiveness.

417: Where do pharmacists fit in with my routine medical care?
GG:  Pharmacists aren’t just there to fill prescriptions. They can help explain everything about the drugs you’ve been prescribed: How to take it, what it does, possible side effects, etc. Pharmacists are there to give guidance and ensure you’re getting adequate help.

417: How can you save money on medications?
GG:  If you’ve never taken a certain prescribed medication before, start out with a week’s supply instead of a month’s supply. That way, if you have an adverse reaction or need to stop taking the drug, you haven’t paid for too much. Generic drugs are a great way to save money. Name brands must be on the market for 13 years before a generic version can become available.—Melody Adams

  

Joplin
Top Doctors 2009

Joplin Specialists

Allergy and Immunology
David L. Straub, MD (tie)
Allergy and Immunology David L. Straub MD PC, (Independent),
417-782-1343 (Privileges at Freeman and St. John’s)

Michael E. Joseph, MD (tie)
Midwest Regional Allergy, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center (Independent), 417-624-0050

Cardiovascular Disease

William Randy Craig, MD (tie)
St. John’s Medical Group—Cardiology, 417-781-5387   

Dermatology
Mark S. Matlock, MD
M and T Dermatology (Independent), 417-624-0440 (Privileges at Freeman and St. John’s)

Ear, Nose & Throat
Frank W.  Shagets, MD (tie)
Frank W. Shagets MD (Independent), 417-623-5111  (Privileges at Freeman and St. John’s)

Kent McIntire, DO (tie)
McIntire Ear, Nose and Throat
(Freeman Health System),
417-623-6767   

Emergency Medicine
D. Sean Smith, DO
St. John’s Medical Group—Emergency Medicine, 417-659-6613   

Endocrinology
Jasbir Dhawan, MD   
Adult Medicine Associates (Freeman Health System), 417-347-8740   

Family Practice
Timothy O’Keefe, MD
O’Keefe and Kessler PC (Independent), 417-782-6767 (Privileges at Freeman and St. John’s)

Gastroenterology
David Seidel, MD (tie)
Digestive Health Professionals, LLC
(Independent), 417-781-7110
(Privileges at Freeman and St. John’s)

Larry Deffenbaugh, DO (tie)
Larry Deffenbaugh DO PC,
(Independent), 417-782-4701
(Privileges at St. John’s and Freeman)
Hematology/Oncology

David W. Croy, MD
Oncology and Hematology Center PC (Independent), 417-782-7722
(Privileges at St. John’s)

Infectious Disease
Eden Esguerra, MD
St. John’s Medical Group—Infectious Disease, 417-781-8688 (Privileges at Freeman)

Internal Medicine
Dennis W. Smith, MD
Dennis W. Smith MD (Independent), 417-623-5610 (Privileges at St. John’s)

Maternal–Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)
Bernard Bettasso, MD
Dr. Bernard Bettasso, MD, Internal Medicine (Independent),
417-624-8823 (Privileges at St. John’s and Freeman)

Editor’s Note: Physicians who completed the 2009 Physicians Survey chose Dr. Bettasso in this field. In fact, his specialty is internal medicine.

Neonatology
Michael Porte, MD
Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 417-347-3413   

Nephrology
Ahmed Aboul-Magd, MD
Joplin Nephrology Consultants
(Independent), 417-782-5000
(Privileges at Freeman and St. John’s)
 
Neurology
Christopher Andrew, MD
Neurological Associates of Joplin
(Freeman Health System), 417-623-3330

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hugh Lacey, MD
Hugh Lacey, MD (Independent),
417-624-2111 (Privileges at Freeman and St. John’s)

Occupational Medicine
Dennis Estep, MD (tie)
Freeman OccuMed, 417-347-6625
   
Saad Al-Shathir, MD (tie)
Saad Al-Shathir MD (Independent),
417-782-4111 (Privileges at
Freeman and St. John’s)

Pain Management
John Knudsen, III, MD (tie)
Freeman Pain Center (Freeman Health System), 417-347-8572

Mark Pinkerton, MD (tie)
Pinkerton Pain Therapy
(Independent), 417-781-7246 (Privileges at St. John’s)
 
Pediatrics (General)
Fred Wheeler, DO
Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri (Independent),
417-782-5522 (Privileges at St. John’s)

Pulmonary Disease
Rick Scacewater, MD
Rick Scacewater, MD
(Independent), 417-782-8350 (Privileges at St. John’s)

Rheumatology
Michael E. Joseph, MD
Midwest Regional Allergy, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
(Independent), 417-624-0050
   
Urology
Scott Brehm, MD
Joplin Urology (Independent),
417-623-3703 (Privileges at
Freeman and St. John’s)

Joplin Surgery Specialists

Cardiovascular Surgery
Joseph Graham, MD
Heart and Vascular Care
(Independent), 417-782-2190    (Privileges at St. John’s)

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Robert Dodson, MD   
St. John’s Medical Group—Colon and Rectal Surgery, 417-781-4404

General Surgery
Brad Coy, DO
Freeman General Vascular Surgery, 417-206-7272 (Privileges at
McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage)

Maxillofacial Surgery
Larry McIntire, DO
McIntire Ear, Nose and Throat (Freeman Health System),
417-623-6767

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
David Black, MD
Freeman Midwest Orthopaedic Surgery, 417-347-2807

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Duane Sherrod, MD (tie)     
Regional and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center (Independent), 417-782-3100 (Privileges at
Freeman, St. John’s and Four State Surgery Center)

Plastic (Facial Surgery)
Duane Sherrod, MD    (tie)
Regional and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center (Independent), 417-782-3100

Trauma Surgery
Robert Dodson, MD   
St. John’s Medical Group—Rectal Surgery, 417-781-2727

Vascular Surgery
Joseph Graham, MD
Heart and Vascular Care
(Independent), 417-782-2190 (Privileges at St. John’s)

Joplin Additional Specialists

Anesthesiology
Brad Ramsey (tie)
21st Century Anesthesia—St. John’s Medical Group
417-781-2727   

Kalai Huff (tie)
21st Century Anesthesia—St. John’s Medical Group
417-781-2727

Pathology

Susan Pintado, MD
Ferguson Medical Laboratories Inc., 417-623-6330 (Privileges at St. John’s and Freeman)

Time For Testing

We asked Top Doc Dr. David Afshar from Skaggs Family Health Clinic in Branson about your medical time line.

• If you’re overweight, have your cholesterol checked, no matter what age you are. “There are guidelines for when you should get tested for certain things, but it’s an individual basis based on each patient,” says Dr. Afshar.

• If you’ve reached age 50, it’s a good idea to have a colonoscopy. Get one sooner if you have a family history of colon problems.

• Women should start scheduling mammograms between ages 35 and 40.

• Men should receive prostate exams after age 45.

• Adults should always have their blood pressure checked, no matter what age. Children should have their blood pressure checked if they are overweight.

• Once you reach adulthood, make sure you’re up-to-date on your immunizations (most of which should’ve been taken care of in childhood). Just remember that immunization recommendations vary from year to year, so do what’s best for your specific health situation. —Melody Adams

Lebanon
Top Doctors 2009

Lebanon Specialists

Emergency Medicine
Jeffrey Bond, MD
St. John’s Hospital—Lebanon—Emergency Services,
417-533-6100                                       
Family Practice

John Tabb, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Agape Family Medicine, 417-533-6500                                   
Internal Medicine

Sam Assafeen, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Lebanon—
Internal Medicine, 417-533-6746   
 

Lebanon Surgery Specialists

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Karen Tabb, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Lebanon—
General Surgery, 417-533-6780                                   
General Surgery

Karen Tabb, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Lebanon—
General Surgery, 417-533-6780                                   
Laparoscopic Surgery

Karen Tabb, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Lebanon—
General Surgery, 417-533-6780               

General Orthopedic Surgery
Curtis Mather, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Lebanon—Orthopedics, 417-533-6560

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
Curtis Mather, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Lebanon—Orthopedics, 417-533-6560

Orthopedics  (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Curtis Mather, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Lebanon—Orthopedics, 417-533-6560

Lebanon Additional Specialists

Radiology
G. David Runyon, DO
St. John’s Hospital—Lebanon—Radiology, 417-533-6026

Doctor.com

Don’t just Google it. Top Doc Dr. Wanda Ethen from Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar shares tips for where to find quality medical advice, and when to put down the mouse and head to the doctor instead.

The Problem
Searching the web for a diagnosis can be a good idea, if you know where to look. “One of the biggest problems is getting obscure information,” says Dr. Wanda Ethen. “We want to make sure they’re using reliable resources.” If you’re going to search, take whatever you read with a grain of salt; realize that it may not be correct or applicable to you because of your particular health situation.

Information Overload
Reading medical information on the web can cause problems with the patient/physician relationship. “Patients may try to diagnose or treat themselves, or they won’t want to comply with what the doctor thinks,” says Dr. Ethen. Or even worse, a patient could scare themselves by thinking the worst of what they read online, which may prevent them from being honest with the doctor.

What You Can Do
If you’re worried about something you’ve read on the Internet, print off a sheet and take it to your doctor. Be honest with your doctors about your concerns, and they can help sort through the fact and fiction.

Reputable Sources

Dr. Ethen suggests perusing organizational websites (such as the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association) for reputable information, as they usually display links to other quality sites. You can also read through medical journals, but medical jargon is often difficult to understand, and some can even be biased. Other sites, including uptodate.com and webmd.com are useful but shouldn’t be thought of as completely reliable. “Remember that anybody can put information out there,” says Dr. Ethen. “You have to be a skeptical buyer.” —Melody Adams
 

Springfield
Top Doctors 2009

Springfield Specialists

Allergy and Immunology
Gregory Lux, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Allergy and Asthma—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-885-0823

Runners-Up
Wayne Miles, MD
Allergy and Asthma Center of the Ozarks (Independent),
417-269-3000 (Hospital privileges with CoxHealth)

Barrett Lewis, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, 417-875-3000

Editor’s Note: Physicians voted Dr. Barrett Lewis as a runner-up Top Doctor, but Dr. Lewis has passed away since earning the honor.   


Cardiovascular Disease
Mark Anderson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—
Cardiology—Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center (CoxHealth),
417-875-3000
Runners-Up       
Donald Myears, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cardiology,
417-820-3911       

James Ceaser. MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
(CoxHealth), 417-875-3000

David Cochran, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cardiology,
417-820-3911       


Dermatology
Raffaele Pennella, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Dermatology, 417-820-6017

Runners-Up
Daphne Anderson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—
Dermatology, 417-875-3337

Troy Major, MD
Dr. Troy Major II, MD, LLC;
417-881-7220 (Independent with privileges at CoxHealth)

Gene Schoonmaker, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Dermatology—Smith Glynn Callaway,
417-885-0803   


Ear, Nose & Throat
Allan Allphin, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-820-5750 (Hospital privileges at CoxHealth)

Runners-Up
Jon Snow, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-875-3600

Daniel Pinheiro, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-820-5750

David Randall, MD
Springfield Ear, Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery (Independent), 417-887-3855 (Privileges at CoxHealth)

Jeffrey Fenwick, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-875-3600

Patricia Bell, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-875-3600       

Emergency Medicine
Ted McMurry, MD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Emergency Medicine, 417-820-2115
   
  Thomas Lewis, MD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Emergency Medicine, 417-820-2115
   
  Charles Sheppard, MD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Emergency Medicine, 417-820-2115   

Runners-Up
Camala Porter, MD
Emergency Physicians of
Springfield, 417-269-4983   

Endocrinology
Gregory Ledger, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Endocrinology—Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5660

Runners-Up
Jon Ben Svoboda, MD
Center for Internal Medicine
(CoxHealth), 417-269-4450

Ralph J. Duda Jr., MD
IronBridge Diabetes and
Endocrinology Services LLC (Independent), 417-879-6364 (Privileges at CoxHealth and St. John’s)

Daniel Lyons, MD
Center for Internal Medicine
(CoxHealth), 417-269-4450

Linda MacGorman, MD
Center for Internal Medicine
(CoxHealth), 417-269-4450


Fertility
Christopher Stein, MD
Woman’s Clinic (Independent), 417-887-5500 (Hospital privileges at St. John’s)

Family Practice
Candise Kroutil, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Family Medicine, 417-875-3013

Runners-Up
Hope Misterovich, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Family Practice—East Kearney, 417-863-9190

Timothy Wilson, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Springfield
Family Medicine, 417-820-7450

Richard Honderick, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Family &
International Medicine—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-885-0834

John Brown, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Family &
International Medicine—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-885-0834

Gastroenterology
Gregory Lyford, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—
Gastroenterology, 417-875-3250

Runners-Up
Lawrence Gurian MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—
Gastroenterology, 417-875-3250

Alex Hover, MD
St. John’s Clinic—
Gastroenterology, 417-820-5200

Donald Mangum, MD
St. John’s Clinic—
Gastroenterology, 417-820-5200

David Geier, MD
St. John’s Clinic—
Gastroenterology, 417-820-5200

Geriatric Medicine
Raj Purushothaman MD
St. John’s Clinic—Senior Health Center, 417-820-3760

Runners-Up
William Rosen, MD
Cox Senior Health Center (North), 417-269-3915

Ovais Zubair, MD
Cox Senior Health Center (South), 417-269-9220

Maria Dela Rosa, MD
St John’s Clinic—Senior Health Center, 417-820-3760
   
Hematology/Oncology
Gary Hoos MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cancer and Hematology, 417-889-8099
Runners-Up
Robert Ellis
Oncology-Hematology Associates (CoxHealth), 417-882-4880

Ruth Grant, MD
Oncology-Hematology Associates (CoxHealth), 417-882-4880

Manjula Raju, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cancer and Hematology, 417-889-8099

William Cunningham, MD
Oncology-Hematology Associates (Independent), 417-882-4880 (Privileges with CoxHealth)

Infectious Disease
William Sistrunk, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Infectious
Disease, 417-820-3905

Runners-Up
Robin Trotman, DO
Springfield Inpatient Physicians (CoxHealth), 417-269-7728

Robert Swords, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Infectious
Disease, 417-820-3905

Eric Fulnecky, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Infectious
Disease, 417-820-3905

Alastair Haddow, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Infectious
Disease, 417-820-3905

Steve Daugherty, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Infectious Diseases (CoxHealth),
417-875-3300

Internal Medicine

Dominic Meldi, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Internal Medicine—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-5658
Runners-Up
Teresa Olsen MD
St. John’s Clinic—Internal Medicine—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-5658

Richard Purcell, MD
Adult Medicine and Wellness
Center (CoxHealth),
417-882-0200

Louis Lim, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Internal Medicine—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-5658

Kenneth Powell, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Internal Medicine (CoxHealth),
417-875-3310

Lehman Godwin, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Internal Medicine (CoxHealth),
417-875-3310

Heath Morgan, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Internal Medicine—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-5658

Maternal–Fetal Medicine
(Perinatology)

Robert Fraser, MD
St. John’s Springfield Perinatology Center, 417-820-3715

Runners-Up
Patricia Dix, MD
Regional Perinatal Center
(CoxHealth), 417-269-4037

Neonatology
Nancy Ceasar, MD
Neonatology at CoxHealth,
417-269-6184   

Runners-Up
Melinda Slack, MD
Ozark Neonatal Associates Inc.,
417-820-3219
Ed Stevens, MD
Ozark Neonatal Associates Inc.,
417-820-3219

Colleen Rose, MD
Neonatology at CoxHealth,
417-269-6184   

Joseph Eccher, MD
Neonatology at CoxHealth,
417-269-6184

Nephrology
Wade Jordan, MD
Springfield Nephrology Associates
(Independent), 417-886-5000

Runners-Up
Gary Kell, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Nephrology
(CoxHealth), 417-875-3750

Susan Woody, DO
Springfield Nephrology Associates
(Independent), 417-886-5000

Sailesh Nayar, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Nephrology
(CoxHealth), 417-875-3750

Robert May, MD
Primrose Nephrology (Independent),
417-877-9090 (Privileges at CoxHealth and Skaggs Community Health Center)

David Sommerfeld, MD
Springfield Nephrology Associates
(Independent), 417-886-5000

Neurology
Rodney Quinn, MD
Neurology Group of the Ozarks at
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic (CoxHealth),
417-875-3087   

Runners-Up
Jenifer Zhai, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Neurology, 
417-820-9123

Robert Scott Duff, MD
Neurology Group of the Ozarks at
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic (CoxHealth),
417-875-3087

George Wong, III, MD
Neurology Group of the Ozarks at
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic (CoxHealth),
417-875-3087

Tim Frederick, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Neurology, 
417-820-9123

Nuclear Medicine
Stephen Long, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Nuclear Medicine,
417-820-2865

Runners-Up
Robert Sonnemaker, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Nuclear Medicine,
417-820-2865

James Wolski, MD
Litton and Giddings Radiological Associates PC (CoxHealth), 417-889-6102

William Sharpe, MD
Litton and Giddings Radiological Associates PC (CoxHealth), 417-889-6102

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Darren Lehnert, MD
St. John’s Clinic—OB/GYN—Fremont, 417-820-3890

Runners-Up
John Williams, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Obstetrics and Gynecology (CoxHealth), 417-269-7900

David Redfern, MD
St. John’s Center for Women,
417-820-3890

Meera Scarrow, MD
St. John’s Clinic—OB/GYN—Fremont, 417-820-3890
Thomas Shultz, MD
Primrose OB/GYN (CoxHealth),
417-882-6900

Kristy McCall, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Obstetrics and Gynecology (CoxHealth),
417-269-7900

Occupational Medicine
James Jordan, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Occupational Medicine, 417-532-3495

Runners-Up
Russell Bond, DO
Southwest Spine and Sports
(CoxHealth), 417-269-6868   

Thomas Corsolini, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Occupational Medicine—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-841-0186

Boyd Crockett, MD
Southwest Spine and Sports
(CoxHealth), 417-269-6868   

Ophthalmology
Shachar Tauber, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Eye Specialists, 417-820-9393

Runners-Up
Thomas Prater, MD
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center (CoxHealth), 417-886-3937

Wendell Scott, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Eye Specialists, 417-820-9393

Craig Peterson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Eye Specialists, 417-820-9393

James Mattax, MD
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center (CoxHealth), 417-886-3937

Gary Melhorn, MD
Eye Surgeons of Springfield Inc. (Independent), 417-887-1965 (Priviliges at St. John’s and
CoxHealth)

Pain Management
Benjamin Lampert, MD
St. John’s Spine and Pain Management Center, 417-820-2064

Runners Up
Thomas Brooks, MD
Ozarks Anesthesia Associates (CoxHealth), 417-269-4550

Curtis Evenson, MD
St. John’s Spine and Pain Management Center, 417-820-2064

Ronald Ellis, MD
St. John’s Spine and Pain Management Center, 417-820-2064

James Daily, MD
Ambulatory Anesthesia Services of Springfield (Independent),
417-848-5583 (Hospital privileges at CoxHealth)

Pediatrics (General)
Robert Steele, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Pediatrics—Whiteside, 417-820-3535   

Runners-Up
John Burson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Pediatrics—Whiteside, 417-820-3535

Tamara Fusco, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Pediatrics—Nixa, 417-724-5437

Jean Moore, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Pediatrics—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-885-0810

James Wilson, DO
The Pediatric Center (CoxHealth), 417-269-2000   

Pediatrics (Allergy)
Gregory Lux
St. John’s Clinic—Allergy and Asthma—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-885-0823

Runners-Up
Barrett Lewis, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
417-875-3000

Editor’s Note: Physicians voted Dr. Barrett Lewis in this field, but he has since passed away.

Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Armin Wagman, MD
Pediatrix Cardiology of Springfield, 417-447-4700 (Privileges at
CoxHealth, St. John’s, Freeman and Ozark Medical Center)

Runners-Up
Alan Shapiro, MD
Pediatrix Cardiology of Springfield, 417-447-4700 (Privileges at
CoxHealth, St. John’s, Freeman and Ozark Medical Center)

Alan Tong, MD
Pediatrix Cardiology of Springfield, 417-447-4700 (Privileges at
CoxHealth, St. John’s, Freeman and Ozark Medical Center)

Pediatrics (Neurology)
Bernardo Flasterstein, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Pediatric Neurology, 417-820-9055

Runners-Up
Arie Ashkenasi, MD
Pediatric Neurology of the Ozarks (CoxHealth), 417-269-1010

Gene Tenorio, MD
Pediatric Neurology of the Ozarks (CoxHealth), 417-269-1010

Pediatrics (Pulmonary Disease)
John Carlisle, MD
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
 (CoxHealth), 417-269-4856

Runners-Up
James Wilson, MD
The Pediatric Center (CoxHealth), 417-269-2000

Editor’s Note: Physicians who completed the 2009 Physicians Survey chose Dr. Wilson in this field. In fact, his specialty is critical care.

Terrence Coulter, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine (CoxHealth), 417-875-3114

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hollis Bell, MD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
417-820-2364

Ronald Pak, MD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
417-820-2364

Runners-Up
Russell Bond, DO
Southwest Spine and Sports
(CoxHealth), 417-269-6868

Boyd Crockett, MD
Southwest Spine and Sports
(CoxHealth), 417-269-6868   

Podiatry
Dan Mostrom, DPM (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Podiatry—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-6708

Dan Park, DPM (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Podiatry—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-6708

Runners-Up
Chris Hoyland, DPM
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—
Orthopedics, 417-875-3800

Russell Dirksen, DPM
The Foot Doctors PC (Independent), 417-883-1881

Psychiatry
Thomas Kuich, MD    St. John’s Clinic—Psychiatry—Fremont,
417-820-8180

Runners-Up
Kyle John, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Psychiatry—Fremont, 417-820-8180

Alok Jain, MD
Burrell Behavioral Health (Independent), 417-269-3250   

Pulmonary Disease
Terrence Coulter, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine (CoxHealth), 417-875-3114

Runners Up
James Hargis, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Pulmonology—Smith Glynn Callaway,
417-888-5696

John Wolfe, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine (CoxHealth), 417-875-3114

Mark Grimm, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Pulmonology—Smith Glynn Callaway,
417-888-5696

Brian Kim, MD
Chest and Sleep Institute (Ozark Community Hospital),
417-886-2747

Reproductive Endocrinology
Christopher Stein, MD
Woman’s Clinic (Independent), 417-887-5500 (Hospital privileges at St. John’s and CoxHealth)

Rheumatology
Steven Armstrong, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Rheumatology (CoxHealth), 417-875-3555

Runners-Up
Norman Simon, DO
St. John’s Clinic—Rheumatology—Smith Glynn Callaway,
417-888-5664

Anne Winkler, MD
Skaggs Regional Medical Center—Rheumatology, 417-348-8253

Stanley Hayes, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Rheumatology—Smith Glynn Callaway,
417-888-5664

Howard Schwartz, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Rheumatology (CoxHealth), 417-875-3555

Sports Medicine
Brian Mahaffey, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Runners-Up
Chris Miller, MD
Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield, 417-882-1900 (Privileges at CoxHealth)

Christopher Farmer, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Michael Hartman, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Bone & Joint Center, 417-875-3800

Urology
Peter Trinca, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Urology (CoxHealth), 417-875-3375

Runners-Up
Robert Johnson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Urology—
Fremont, 417-820-0300

Eric Guilliams, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Urology—
Fremont, 417-820-0300

Geoff Lloyd-Smith, MD
Urology at National LLC (Independent), 417-823-8700 (Hospital privileges at St. John’s)

Howard Follis, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Urology (CoxHealth), 417-875-3375

Jeff Johnson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Urology—
Fremont, 417-820-0300

Springfield Surgery Specialists

Cardiovascular Surgery
Jon Steinberg, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Cardiology—Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center (CoxHealth),
417-875-3370
   
Runners-Up
K. Fon Huang, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery,
417-820-3960

David Zolfagheri, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—
Cardiology—Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
(CoxHealth),417-875-3370

Paul Ruff, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery,
417-820-3960

Cylde Redmond, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery,
417-820-3960

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Jose Dominguez, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Surgery/
Colon and Rectal Surgery
(CoxHealth), 417-875-3276

Runners-Up
James Patrick Brooks, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800

John Crighton, MD
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349

General Surgery
Christopher Edwards, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800

Editor’s Note: Physicians who completed the 2009 Physicians Survey chose Dr. Edwards in this field. In fact, his specialty is bariatrics.

Runners-Up
John Crighton, M.D.
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349

Nicholas Shoults, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800
James Gibson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Surgery (CoxHealth), 417-875-3240

John “Bucky” Buckner, III, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Surgery (CoxHealth), 417-875-3230

John Bumberry, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800

Laparoscopic Surgery
Christopher Edwards, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800

Runners-Up
G. Chapman Olive, MD
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349

Timothy Woods, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Surgery (CoxHealth), 417-875-3761

Nicholas Shoults, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800

John Crighton, MD
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349

Maxillofacial Surgery
Matthew Kienstra, MD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Facial Plastic
Surgery—Fremont, 417-887-3223

Frank Newman, DMD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-9415

Runners-Up
James David Gipson, DDS, MD
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Group (Independent),
417-887-8800

Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Bharat Shah, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Jon Snow, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—ENT
(CoxHealth), 417-875-3600

Steven Quinn, DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group (Independent), 417-887-8800

Neurological Surgery
Sami Khoshyomn, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Neurosurgery, 417-820-5150

Runners-Up
Alan Scarrow, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Neurosurgery, 417-820-5150

Charles Mace
Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute (CoxHealth),
417-885-3888

Sunghoon Lee, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Neurosurgery, 417-820-5150

Salim Rahman
Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute (CoxHealth),
417-885-3888

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Shachar Tauber, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Eye Specialists, 417-820-9393

Runners-Up
Wendell Scott, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Eye Specialists, 417-820-9393
Tom Prater, MD
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center (CoxHealth), 417-886-3937

Leo T. Neu III, MD
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center (CoxHealth), 417-886-3937

General Orthopedic Surgery
Pierre Clothiaux, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Orthopedic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3800

Runners-Up
Robert Mahnken, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

J. Peter Crites, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

William Goodman, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Thomas Kelso, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Chris Miller, MD
Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield (Independent), 417-882-1900

Ed Roeder, MD
Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield (Independent), 417-882-1900

Richard Seagrave, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610


Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)

Brad Wyrsch, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Runners-Up
Scott Swango, MD
Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield (Independent), 417-882-1900

Christian Woodbury, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Orthopedic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3800

Erin Greer, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Orthopedic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3800

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
Pierre Clothiaux, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Orthopedic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3800

Runners-Up
Robert Mahnken, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

John Putnam, MD
Putnam Orthopaedic Center
(Independent), 417-447-1000

Brad Wyrsch, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Pediatric General Surgery
E. Gregg Ford, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800

Runners-Up
Troy Spilde, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Specialty Surgery—Fremont,
417-820-3800

G. Chapman Olive, MD
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349

Editor’s Note: Physicians who completed the 2009 Physicians Survey chose Dr. Olive in this field. In fact, his specialty is general and laparoscopic surgery.

John C. Crighton, MD
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
William Goodman, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Runners-Up
Clyde Parsons, MD
Sun River Orthopaedics
(CoxHealth), 417-882-8437
Tom McClain, M.D.
 Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield (Independent), 417-882-1900


Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)   
Richard Seagrave, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Runners-Up
Chris Miller, M.D.
 Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield (Independent), 417-882-1900

J. Peter Crites, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Victor Wilson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Orthopedic Specialists, 417-820-5610

Michael Hartman, MD
Ferrell–Duncan Clinic—Orthopedic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3800

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Daniel Pinheiro, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-820-5750

Runners-Up
Jon Snow, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-875-3600

Allan Allphin, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Ear, Nose and Throat, 417-820-5750

David Randall, MD
Springfield Ear, Nose and Throat (Independent), 417-887-3855     (Privileges at CoxHealth)

Matthew Kienstra, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Facial Plastic Surgery—Fremont, 417-887-3223

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Runners-Up
Rosellen Meystrik, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Bharat Shah, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Carla Garrison, MD
Garrison Plastic Surgery
(Independent), 417-877-0630 (Privileges at CoxHealth and Springfield Surgical Specialists)

Rodney Geter, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Steve Hughes, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
Carla Garrison, MD
Garrison Plastic Surgery
(Independent), 417-877-0630

Runners-Up
Rosellen Meystrik, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Bharat Shah, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Runners-Up
Rosellen Meystrik, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Carla Garrison, MD
Garrison Plastic Surgery (Independent), 417-877-0630

Walter Gaska, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Steve Hughes, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246


Plastic (Facial Surgery)
Bharat Shah, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Center for Plastic Surgery, 417-820-9330

Runners-Up
Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Keith Laferriere, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Facial Plastic Surgery—Fremont, 417-887-3223

Matthew Kienstra, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Facial Plastic Surgery—Fremont, 417-887-3223


Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—The Bone and Joint Center—Center for Plastic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3246

Carla Garrison, MD
Garrison Plastic Surgery
(Independent), 417-877-0630

Podiatric Surgery
Dan Park, DPM
St. John’s Clinic—Podiatry—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-6708

Runners-Up

Dan Mostrom, DPM
St. John’s Clinic—Podiatry—Smith Glynn Callaway, 417-888-6708

Judith Smith, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Orthopedic Surgery (CoxHealth),
417-875-3800

Russell Dirksen, DPM
The Foot Doctors (Independent), 417-883-1881

Trauma Surgery
Timothy Woods, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Surgery (CoxHealth), 417-875-3761

Runners-Up
Robert Johnson, Jr., MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Trauma Surgery, 417-820-7250

Charles Dunn, MD
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349

Editor’s Note: Physicians who completed the 2009 Physicians Survey chose Dr. Dunn was chosen as a Top Doctor runner up in this field. In fact, his specialty is general and vascular surgery.

Kenneth Larson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Trauma Surgery, 417-820-7250

Martin Tyson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—General and Trauma Surgery, 417-820-7250

Urology
Robert Johnson MD    St. John’s Clinic—Urology—Fremont,
417-820-0300

Runners-Up
Peter Trinca, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Urology (CoxHealth), 417-875-3375

Eric Guilliams, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Urology—
Fremont, 417-820-0300

James Webb, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Urology (CoxHealth), 417-875-3375

Jeff Johnson, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Urology—
Fremont, 417-820-0300

Vascular Surgery
Randy Mullins, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
(CoxHealth), 417-875-3755

Runners-Up
Jon Reese, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
417-820-3960

Zachary Schmittling, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic—Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
(CoxHealth), 417-875-3755

Clyde Redmond, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery,
417-820-3960

Charles Dunn, MD
Crighton, Olive, Dunn Surgical Inc., (CoxHealth), 417-882-2349

Springfield Additional Specialities

Anesthesiology
David Delahay, MD (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Anesthesiology, 417-820-6863

Wade Shipman, DO (tie)
St. John’s Clinic—Anesthesiology, 417-820-6863

Runners-Up
Brad Bowenschulte, MD
St. John’s Clinic—Anesthesiology, 417-820-6863

Timothy Swearengen, DO
Ozarks Anesthesia Associates (CoxHealth), 417-269-4550

James Daily, MD
Ambulatory Anesthesia Services of Springfield (Independent),
417-848-5583

Medical Toxicology
Doug Anderson, MD
Pathology Services of Springfield (CoxHealth), 417-269-4646

Editor’s note: Physicians who completed the 2009 Physicians Survey chose Dr. Anderson in this field. In fact, his specialty is pathology.

Pathology
Doug Anderson, MD
Pathology Services of Springfield (CoxHealth), 417-269-4647

Runners-Up
David Smid, MD
Pathology Services of Springfield (CoxHealth), 417-269-4647

Lori Wilson, MD
St. John’s Health Center—
Anatomic Pathology,
417-820-2961

Radiology
+ Chris Chernesky, MD
St. John’s Health Center—
Radiology, 417-820-9201

Runners-Up
Chris Gordon, MD
Litton and Giddings Radiological Associates PC (CoxHealth),
417-889-5448

Jeff Ondr, MD
St. John’s Health Center—
Radiology, 417-820-9201

Joan Tomanek, MD
St. John’s Health Center—
Radiology, 417-820-9201

Nathan Kester, MD
Ozarks Community Hospital—
Radiology, 417-837-4040


 

Call a Doctor

Springfield

CoxHealth
3801 S. National Ave.,
417-269-6000, coxhealth.com

Ozarks Community Hospital
2828 N. National Ave.,
417-837-4000, ochonline.com

St. John’s Health System
1235 E. Cherokee St.,
417-820-2000, stjohns.com

Bolivar

Citizens Memorial Healthcare
1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar,
417-326-6000, citizensmemorial.com

Branson

Skaggs Regional Medical Center
N. Business Hwy. 65 and Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-335-7000, skaggs.net

Joplin

Freeman Health System
1102, W. 32nd St., Joplin,
417-347-1111, freemanhealth.com

St. John’s Hospital—Joplin
2727 McClelland Blvd., Joplin,
 417-781-2727, stj.com

Lebanon

St. John’s Hospital—Lebanon
100 Hospital Dr., Lebanon,
417-533-6100, stjohnslebanon.com

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