Top Doctors 2013

An exhaustive listing of the very best physicians in southwest Missouri, as chosen by their peers.

How do you choose the perfect doctor for you and your family? When you find yourself needing medical care, you don’t want to be stuck wondering if you’ve chosen the right care provider.

That’s where this Top Doctors list comes in.

It’s an exhaustive listing of the very best physicians in southwest Missouri, as chosen by their peers. Whether you’re new to town and looking for a primary care physician, or a long-time 417-lander with a new medical need, you can find who you’re looking for in this handy resource. It includes doctors who are practicing in Bolivar, Branson, Joplin, Lebanon, Springfield and West Plains, touching all corners of 417-land.

Like reliable word-of-mouth tips from a trusted friend, this list contains physicians who are recommended by peers in their field. It began in December, when we surveyed 417-land physicians in six towns. We asked them to tell us who they’d recommend to friends and family members searching for a doctor in a certain field or specialty. The following list contains their answers. It’s not the only information out there about who the best doctors are in our region, but it’s a great place to start as you work on making the right choices for you and your family. 

Bolivar Branson Joplin Lebanon Springfield West Plains

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Bolivar Branson Joplin Lebanon Springfield West Plains

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Cardiovascular Disease
John Best, MD, FACP, FACC
CMH Heart Institute,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-328-6040

Emergency Medicine
Jeffrey Smieshek, DO
CMH Emergency Department,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-6000

Family Practice
William Donnell, MD (tie)
Bolivar Family Care Center,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-6021

Kristopher Kaufmann, DO (tie)
Butterfield Park Medical Center,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-7676

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

Hospitalist
Wanda Ethen, MD
Note: Dr. Ethen recently moved to Minnesota and is no longer practicing in southwest Missouri.

Internal Medicine
Wanda Ethen, MD
Note: Dr. Ethen recently moved to Minnesota and is no longer practicing in southwest Missouri.
 

Nephrology
David Sommerfeld, MD
Bolivar Family Care Center/Citizens
Memorial Hospital
417-886-5000
Note: Dr. Sommerfeld also works for Springfield Nephrology Associates.

Neurology
Curtis Schreiber, MD
CMH Neurology Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-327-3530

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Shelly Meents, MD
Bolivar OB/GYN,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-777-8131

Runner up:
Kevin Burlison, MD
Bolivar OB/GYN,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-777-8131

Occupational Medicine
Juris Simanis, MD
CMH Sports and Occupational
Medicine Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-777-6161

Ophthalmology
Caleb Sawyer, MD
Note: Dr. Sawyer was voted a Top Doctor but moved to Texas and no longer practices in southwest Missouri.

Otolaryngology
Jacque LeBeau, MD
Note: Dr. LeBeau moved to Florida and no longer practices in 417-land.

Runner up:
Robert Cagle, DO
CMH ENT and Allergy Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-328-7702

Pain Management
Mark Bult, MD
Institute for Pain Management,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-7246

Pediatrics (General)
Shannon Calvert, MD
Butterfield Park Pediatrics,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-777-2121

Runner up:
Maida Baugh, MD
Butterfield Park Pediatrics,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-777-2121

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mark Bult, MD
Institute for Pain Management,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-7246

Podiatry
Patrick McShane, DPM
CMH Professional Building
888-417-5665

Runner up:
Matt Garrison, DPM
Regional Foot and Ankle
417-326-6200

Psychiatry
H.J. Bains, MD
Bolivar Medical Center,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-7814

Pulmonary Disease
Brian Kim, MD
CMH Pulmonology Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-2550

Rheumatology
Anthony Tay, MD
CMH Rheumatology Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-327-3530

Sports Medicine
Juris Simanis, MD
CMH Sports and Occupational
Medicine Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-777-6161

Urology
John Boullier, MD
CMH Urology Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-2550

+ SURGERY SPECIALISTS

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Brent Bartgis, DO
CMH Surgical Services,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-8700

General Surgery
Brent Bartgis, DO
CMH Surgical Services,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-8700

Runner up:
Wayne Wolf III, DO
CMH Surgical Services,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-8700

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

Maxillofacial Surgery
Jacque LeBeau, MD
Note: Dr. LeBeau has moved to
Florida and no longer practices in southwest Missouri.

Opthalmologic Surgery
Caleb Sawyer, MD
Note: Dr. Sawyer has moved to Texas and no longer practices in southwest Missouri.

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

Orthopedics (Foot & Ankle Surgery)
David Hicks, MD
Note: Dr. Hicks currently works in
Springfield.

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

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Ron Smith, MD
Parkview Orthopedic Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-777-2663

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Jacque LeBeau, MD (tie)
Note: Dr. LeBeau has moved to Florida and no longer practices in 417-land.

Robert Cagle, DO (tie)
CMH ENT and Allergy Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-328-7702
Note: Dr. Cagle works in otolaryngology; he does not perform head & neck surgery.

Podiatric Surgery
Matt Garrison, DPM
Regional Foot and Ankle
417-326-6200

Urology Surgery
John A. Boullier, MD
CMH Urology Clinic,
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-2550

+ ADDITIONAL SPECIALISTS

Anesthesiology
Melissa Kokoszka, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-6000

Pathology
James Shelley, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-6000

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

Runner up:
Jana Horner, MD
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-6000
 

 

 Plains

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Be Your Own Medical Scribe

Ever wonder if you should be taking notes at your doctor appointments, or which medical records you should have copies of? You’re not alone. We took some of the most frequently asked medical questions to Dr. Tim Fursa, CoxFamily Medicine Residency Program Director, to get answers to these common, often overlooked medical quandaries, and learned about CoxHealth Express—an online tool to help you manage your medical records.

Q: What files or records should patients keep?
A: They should always have a complete list of current meds, the doses, the frequency and reason why they’re taking those meds. They should also keep a list of any surgeries they’ve had, any diagnostic testing they’ve had done within the last five years (like MRIs, CT scans and stress tests), any recent hospitalizations and why, any routine screening tests like mammograms, pelvic exams and cholesterol tests.

Q: What should patients get screened for or have tested regularly?
A: This is a controversial topic since there are a lot of varying views on this. My advice is to always talk with your doctor about which tests you should have done. But if you want to do some research on your own, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org) is a good site to visit. They use evidence-based research to determine which tests people should have. But once you’ve done your research, it’s still best to discuss with a family doctor about which screening tests are appropriate for you. 

Q: Which records should patients take with them when switching to a new doctor?
A: Patients should request a copy of their medical records to be transferred from their old doctor to their new doctor. Each clinic should have a form to fill out for this, and patients can even fill these out at their new doctor’s office. But it’s not a bad idea for patients to keep a record for themselves. 

Q: Should patients take notes during a doctor’s appointment? 
A: Yes, definitely take notes. This is so important, especially now that treatment plans can be so complicated for patients, and it’s hard to memorize everything the doctor says. Because treatment plans can often require a change in diet, lifestyle and/or exercise, it is really important people have a clear understanding and a copy of the doctor’s instructions. Often the doctor will print out their recommendations, and patients can always request this if they wish. Another key recommendation I can make is to be sure patients work with their physician to come up with treatment plans that work best for the patient. If you can’t afford something, tell the doctor.  

Q: Are there any online tools to help patients manage all their medical information?
A: Ask your physician to see if their office offers anything like this, but these tools are becoming more popular. CoxHealth uses CoxHealth Express, which is an online tool where patients can schedule appointments, renew prescriptions, message their physician and keep track of their lab work. So if you wanted immunization records for your kids or for yourself, or if you wanted to look back on a lab result or compare blood sugar or cholesterol levels, you can do all that online. There’s even a secure inbox that allows patients to message their doctor with questions about prescriptions or health issues or even billing questions. 

 

 

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Endocrinology
Maryann Mugo, MD
Cox Diabetes & Endocrinology
Branson
417-348-8990

Family Practice
Holly Wherry, MD
CoxHealth Family Medicine &
Obstetric
417-335-7540

Runner up:
James Lukavsky, MD
417-337-7511

Hospitalist
Brian Clonts, MD
Cox Medical Center Branson
417-335-7128

Internal Medicine
Thomas Woodward, MD
Note: Dr. Woodward currently practices at Mercy Springfield.

Runner up:
Cassandra L. Ashley, MD
CoxHealth Internal Medicine Infectious Disease
417-335-7020

Nephrology
Dwight Zabel, MD
Branson Nephrology
417-334-8288

Runner up:
John R. Martinez, MD
Branson Nephrology
417-334-8288

Neurology
Diane Cornelison, DO
CoxHealth Pain & Neurology
417-335-7222

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mark Edelstein, MD
CoxHealth Family Medicine &
Obstetric
417-335-7540

Ophthalmology
Tom Morrison, MD
Tri-Lakes Eye Center
417-334-0044

Otolaryngology
J. Travis Brawner, MD, FACS Ozark Mountain Ear Nose & Throat, 417-335-3636
Pain Management
Diane Cornelison, DO
CoxHealth Pain & Neurology
417-335-7222

Pediatrics (General)
Angela Richmond, MD
CoxHealth Pediatrics
417-335-7540

Pulmonary Disease
Mohammed Bakry, MD
Note: Dr. Bakry no longer practices at Cox Medical Center Branson.

Rheumatology
Anne E. Winkler, MD, PHD,
MACP, FACR
CoxHealth Branson
Rheumatology
417-348-8253

Urology
Jerry Givens, MD
Tri-Lakes Urology Consultants
417-335-7736
 

+SURGERY SPECIALISTS

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Nicole Reid, MD
417-336-3646

General Surgery
Nicole Reid, MD
417-336-3646

Laparoscopic Surgery
Nicole Reid, MD
417-336-3646

Maxillofacial Surgery
J. Travis Brawner, MD, FACS
Ozark Mountain Ear Nose &
Throat
417-335-3636

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Tom Morrison, MD
Tri-Lakes Eye Center
417-334-0044

General Orthopedic Surgery
Chris Reeves, DO
Reeves Spine & Orthopedic,
LLC
417-339-2000

Runner up:
John Huffman, DO
CoxHealth Orthopedics
417-348-8100

Orthopedics (Joint replacement
Surgery)

Darin Talley, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics
417-820-5610

Runner up:
John Huffman, DO
CoxHealth Orthopedics
417-348-8100

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
J. Travis Brawner, MD
Ozark Mountain Ear Nose &
Throat
Skaggs Regional Medical Center
417-335-3636

Urology Surgery
Jerry Givens, MD
Tri-Lakes Urology Consultants
417-335-7736

+ADDITIONAL SPECIALISTS

Anesthesiology
Robert Blackshear, MD
White River Anesthesia
Associates, Inc.
417-239-3392

Radiology
Richard Makuch, MD (tie)
Lakes Region Imaging
Cox Medical Center Branson
417-335-7223

John Bartow, DO (tie)
Lakes Region Imaging
Cox Medical Center Branson
417-335-7223

Anthony Wheeler, MD (tie)
Lakes Region Imaging
Cox Medical Center Branson
417-335-7223
 

st Plains

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Trying to find a new doctor or physician? Our Top Docs story is filled with medical professionals ready to assist. To see which hospitals these docs scrub in at and to find which ones are near you, check out this list of 417-land hospitals. 

Bolivar

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

Branson

Cox Medical Center Branson
251 Skaggs Rd., located at the intersection of Skaggs Rd. and Branson Landing Blvd., Branson
417-335-7000, coxhealth.com/branson

Joplin

Mercy St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin
2817 St. John’s Blvd., Joplin
417-781-2727, mercy.net/joplinmo

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

Lebanon 

Mercy Hospital Lebanon
100 Hospital Dr., Lebanon
417-533-6100, mercy.net

Springfield 

Cox Medical Center South
3801 S. National Ave., Springfield
417-269-6000, coxhealth.com

Cox North Hospital
1423 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield
417-269-3000, coxhealth.com

Mercy Hospital Springfield
1235 E. Cherokee St., Springfield
417-820-2000, mercy.net

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

West Plains

Ozarks Medical Center
1100 Kentucky Ave., West Plains
417-256-9111, ozarksmedicalcenter.com

 

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Allergy & Immunology
Michael E. Joseph, MD
Midwest Regional Allergy, Asthma,
Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Center
417-624-0050

Runners up:
David Straub, MD
Note: Dr. Straub is now retired.

Robert H. McDonald, DO
Mercy Hospital Clinic
417-627-8566

Cardiovascular Disease
Jose De Hoyos, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-5387

Runners up:
James Hoff, MD
Mercy Hospital, 417-781-5387

John Nicholas, MD
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5000

David Zuehlke, MD
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute,
417-347-5000

Dermatology
Mark Matlock, MD
Mercy M&T Dermatology Services,
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-624-0440

Runner up:
Derek Towery, MD
Mercy M&T Dermatology Services,
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-624-0440

Emergency Medicine
Kyle Kennedy, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-6670

Endocrinology
Sean Hamlett, DO
Freeman Endocrinology Associates
417-347-8740

Runner up:
Gretchen Shull, MD
Mercy Clinic, 417-627-8555

Family Practice
Stephen Thomas, DO (tie)
The Bentlage Building,
Freeman Health System
417-347-8528

Russell Kennedy, DO (tie)
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine
417-781-0408

Runners up:
Mary Kennedy, DO
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine
417-781-0408

Timothy O’Keefe, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System, 417-781-2727
Note: Dr. O’Keefe was voted runner up in the family practice category, but in fact he is a hospitalist.

Fertility
Oman E. Dement
Freeman Women’s Healthcare
Associates Center,
Freeman Health System
417-347-7009

Gastroenterology
David Seidl, MD
Digestive Health Professionals
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-781-7110

Runners up:
Larry Deffenbaugh, DO
620-783-2430

Xujun Wu, MD
Mercy/Freeman
417-206-4928

Allan Weston, MD
Digestive Health Professionals
417-781-7110

Geriatric Medicine
Saba Habis, MD
Center for Geriatric Medicine,
Freeman Heath System
417-347-4374

Runner up:
Henry Petry, DO
Center for Geriatric Medicine,
Freeman Health System
417-347-4374

Hematology/Oncology
David Croy, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-782-7722

Runners up:
Elizabeth Kent, MD
Freeman Cancer Institute
417-347-4000

Anisa Hassan, MD
Freeman Cancer Institute
417-347-4000

Matthew Miller, DO
Freeman Cancer Institute,
Freeman Health System
417-347-4000

Hospitalist
Lee Harwell, MD
Freeman Health System
Note: Dr. Harwell is currently not accepting new patients.

Runners up:
Connie Drapcho, MD
Mercy Hospital, 417-781-2727

Julie Hoffman-Janisch, DO
Mercy Hospital
417-781-2727

Hameed Ahmad, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-4570

Infectious Disease
Eden Esguerra, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-8688

Internal Medicine
Bernard Bettasso, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-3767

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)
Howard Thompson, MD
Freeman Women’s Center
417-347-8590

Nephrology
Leslie Hamlett, DO
Freeman Health System Specs
417-347-8570

Runner up:
Ahmed Aboul-Magd, MD
Joplin Nephprology Consultants
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-782-5000

Neurology
Taylor Bear, MD
Mercy Clinic Joplin
417-659-6876

Runners up:
Ahmed Robbie, MD
Freeman NeuroSpine,
Freeman Health Systems
417-782-5500

Christopher Andrews, MD
Medical One
417-681-5284

Anna Wojcicka-Mitchell, MD
Freeman NeuroSpine,
Freeman Health System
417-782-5500

Nuclear Medicine
Amir Moubayed, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-1111

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jason Sloan, DO
Mercy Clinic Joplin,
Mercy Hospital
417-627-8370

Angela Langer, MD
Freeman Women’s Center, Ozark
OBGYN
Freeman Health System
417-347-2525

Runner up:
Cheryl Fogarty, MD
Independent, 417-624-2621
Note: Dr. Fogarty delivers at Mercy Hospital and Freeman Health System.

Occupational Medicine
Dennis Estep, DO
Freeman OccuMed,
Freeman Health System
417-347-6625

Ophthalmology
Charles Sherrod, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-781-3630

Runners up:
Ernest Bhend, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-626-8082

Ramesh Shah, MD
Freeman Health System/Mercy Hospital
417-781-2616

E. L. Jordan, Jr., DO
Freeman Health System/Mercy Hospital
417-781-0044

Otolaryngology
Frank Shagets, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-623-5111

Runners up:
Robert McDonald, DO
Mercy Clinic
417-627-8566

Larry McIntire, DO
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat
Freeman Health System
417-347-6767

Pain Management
Sadie Holland, DO
Freeman Pain Management Center,
Freeman Health System
417-347-8355

Runner up:
John Knudsen, MD
Freeman Health System
417-624-4277

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Laurie Behm, MD
Freeman NeuroSpine
417-782-5500

Runners up:
Melvin Karges, MD
Independent, 417-782-1700

John Hardin, DO
Mercy Hospital
417-208-3601

Podiatry
David Dowell, DPM
Dowell, Haste & Ikerd Podiatry
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-659-9395

Runner up:
Jeffrey Haste, DPM
Dowell, Haste & Ikerd Podiatry
Mercy Hospital
417-659-9395

Psychiatry
Tamon Paige, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-2727

Runners up:
Charles Graves, MD
Freeman Health System/Ozark Medical Center
417-347-7550

Steven Kory, MD
Ozark Medical Center
417-347-7565

Pulmonary Disease
Rick Scacewater, MD
Independent
417-782-8350

Runners up:
Qurrat-ul-ain Nawab, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-627-8377

Waqas Chishti, MD
Freeman Pulmonary and Sleep
Medicine Specialists
417-347-8315

John Venter, DO
Landmark Hospital
417-627-1300

Rheumatology
Michael Joseph, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-624-0050

Urgent Care
Jeffrey Green, DO
Freeman Urgent Care,
Freeman Health System
417-347-2273

Urology
Daniel Hoyt, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-623-3703

Runners up:
G. Scott Brehm, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-623-3703

Roger Schoenfeld, DO
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-781-7220

+ SURGERY SPECIALISTS

Bariatric Surgery
David Hargroder, MD
Mercy Hospital
800-387-0514

Cardiovascular Surgery
Stephen Meyer, MD (tie)
Mercy Hospital
417-782-2190

Raymond Vetsch, MD (tie)
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute,
Freeman Health System
417-347-5001

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Robert Dodson, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-4404

Runner up:
T. Brad Coy, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-7272

General Surgery
T. Brad Coy, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-7272

Runners up:
Robert Dodson, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-4404

Kurtis Cox, MD
Robert A. Higgins Medical Building,
Freeman Health System
417-781-6844

Alan Buchele, MD
Buchele & Associates Surgical Services, LLC
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-347-8585

Laparoscopic Surgery
Charles Ro, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-4404

Runner up:
T. Brad Coy, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-7272

Neurological Surgery
M. Ellen Nichols, MD
Freeman NeuroSpine,
Freeman Health System
417-782-5500

Runners up:
Brian Curtis, MD
Mercy Clinic
417-659-6876

Joshua Sweaney, DO
Freeman NeuroSpine,
Freeman Health System
417-782-5500

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Charles Sherrod, MD
Regional Eye Center
Mercy Freeman
417-781-3630

Runner up:
Ernest Bhend, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-626-8082

General Orthopedic Surgery
David Black, MD
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Freeman Health System
417-347-2807

Runners up:
Derek Miller, DO
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports
Medicine
Freeman Health System
417-781-2807

Robert Stringer, DO
Orthopedic Specialists of the Four States
Mercy Hospital
620-783-4441

Orthopedics (Foot & Ankle Surgery)
Derek Miller, DO
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Freeman Health System
417-781-2807

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
Scott Swango, MD (tie)
Mercy Hospital
417-820-5610

Robert K. Lieurance, MD (tie)
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
417-781-2807

Bruce Silverberg, MD (tie)
Hand and Micro Surgery Associates
417-621-9000
Note: At press time, Dr. Silverberg had recently left Freeman Hospital to go independent with the Hand and Micro Surgery Associates.

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
David Black, MD
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine,
417-347-2807

Runner up:
Derek Miller, DO
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
417-781-2807

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Robert Lieurance, MD
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Freeman Health System
417-781-2807

Runner up:
David Black, MD
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Freeman Health System
417-347-2807

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Frank Shagets, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-623-5111

Runners up:
Larry McIntire, DO
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat
Freeman
Health System
417-347-6767

Robert McDonald, DO
Mercy Hospital
417-627-8566

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Duane Sherrod, MD
Regional Reconstructive & Plastic
Surgery Center,
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-782-3100

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
Duane Sherrod, MD
Regional Reconstructive & Plastic
Surgery Center, Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-782-3100

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
Duane Sherrod, MD
Regional Reconstructive & Plastic
Surgery Center
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-782-3100

Plastic (Facial Surgery)
Frank Shagets, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-623-5111

Runner up:
Duane Sherrod, MD
Regional Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery Center
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-782-3100

Podiatric Surgery
David Dowell, DPM (tie)
Joplin Urology Associates
Dowell, Haste and Ikerd Podiatry
Mercy Hospital
417-659-9395

James Hamilton, DPM (tie)
Joplin Urology Associates
Southwest Foot Clinic, LLC
Mercy Hospital
417-624-8404

Trauma Surgery
Robert Dodson, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-4404
Note: The Joplin location is no longer treating trauma patients.

Runner up:
Brock Carney, MD
Freeman Health System
417-781-6844

Urology Surgery
Daniel Hoyt, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health System
417-623-3703

Runners up:
Scott Brehm, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-623-3703

Mark Frogge, MD
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-623-3703

Roger Schoenfeld, DO
Mercy Hospital/Freeman Health
System
417-781-7220

Vascular Surgery
T. Brad Coy, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-7272


+ADDITIONAL SPECIALISTS

Anesthesiology
Michael Hill, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-1111

Runner up:
Anthony Dominic, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-5222

Pathology
Susan Pintado, MD
Mercy Hospital
417-781-2727

Runners up:
Craig Patterson, MD
Freeman Health System
417-623-6330

Margaret Janssen, MD
Freeman Health System
417-623-6330

Radiology
Mark Farnham, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-1111

Runners up:
Paul Jones, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-1111

Steve Slawson, MD
Mercy Clinic Radiology-Joplin,
Mercy Hospital
417-625-2063
 

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Emergency Medicine
Jeffrey Bond, MD
Mercy Hospital Lebanon
417-533-6100

Family Practice
Philip Mitchell, MD
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-Lebanon
417-533-6751

Hospitalist
Sean Larimore, DO
Mercy Lebanon Hospital
417-533-6100

Internal Medicine
Sam Al-assafeen, MD
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon Hospital
417-533-6746

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hussain Ali, MD
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6710

Ophthalmology
Aaron Dent, DO
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists-Opthalmology-
Cowan Drive,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6545

Pediatrics (General)
John Hopkins, MD
Mercy Clinic Pediatrics-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6729

+ SURGERY SPECIALISTS

General Surgery
Karen Tabb, DO
Mercy Clinic General Surgery-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6780

Laparoscopic Surgery
Karen Tabb, DO
Mercy Clinic General Surgery-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6780

General Orthopedic Surgery
Curtis Mather, DO
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon, 417-533-6560

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
Curtis Mather, DO
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6560

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Jeffrey Mutchler, DO (tie)
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6560

Curtis Mather, DO (tie)
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon, 417-533-6560

+ ADDITIONAL SPECIALISTS

Radiology
George Runyon, DO
Mercy Imaging Services-Lebanon,
Mercy Lebanon
417-533-6100

 

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Allergy and Immunology
William S. Micka, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3742

Runners up:
Gregory Lux, MD
Mercy Clinic Allergy and Asthma,
SGC
417-885-0823

Wayne B. Miles, MD
Allergy & Asthma Center of the
Ozarks
417-887-1188

Cardiovascular Disease
Mark Anderson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3200

Runners up:
James Ceasar, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3210

Keesag Baron, MD
Baron Cardiology Group
417-883-5500

David Cochran, MD
Mercy Clinic Cardiology-Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3911

Donald Myears, MD
Mercy Clinic Cardiology-Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3911

Danny Penick, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,CoxHealth
417-875-3210

Stephen Kuehn, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,CoxHealth
417-875-2500

Dermatology
Raffaele Pennella, MD
Mercy Clinic Dermatology-Surgery Center,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-6017

Runners up:
Troy E. Major II, MD
417-881-7220

Joshua Dimmick, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3664

Daphne Anderson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3337

Jay Pearcy, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3664

Emergency Medicine
Howard Jarvis, MD
CoxHealth Emergency Department
CoxHealth
417-269-6583

Runners up:
Thomas Lewis, MD
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine
Springfield,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-6569

Anthony Cauchi, MD
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine
Springfield,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-6569

Ted McMurry, MD
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine-
Springfield,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2115

Matthew Brandt, MD
CoxHealth Emergency Department
CoxHealth
417-269-6583

Craig Abernathy, DO
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-837-4000

Endocrinology
Gregory Ledger, MD
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology-SGC,
Mercy
417-888-5660

Runners up:
JonBen Svoboda, MD
Adult Medicine & Endocronology
Specialist,
CoxHealth
417-269-4450

Daniel Lyons, MD
Adult Medicine & Endocronology Specialist,
CoxHealth
417-269-4450

Linda MacGorman, MD
Adult Medicine & Endocronology
Specialist,
CoxHealth
417-269-4450

Family Practice
William Russell Detten, DO (tie)
CoxHealth Center Steeplechase, CoxHealth
417-269-1362

Candise Kroutil, MD (tie)
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3013

Runners up:
Hope Misterovich, DO
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-
E. Kearney,
Mercy Hospital
417-863-9190

Lawrence Dybedock, MD
CoxHealth Center Mt. Vernon,
CoxHealth
417-269-2460

W. Timothy Wilson, DO
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-SGC,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-7450

Fertility
Kathleen Graves, MD
Physicians for Women,
CoxHealth
417-269-6850

Runner up:
John Williams, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-269-7900

Gastroenterology
Gregory Lyford, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3760

Runners up:
Donald Nelson, MD
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology-Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-5200

Peter Ramsey, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3760

David Geier, MD
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology-
Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-5200

Geriatric Medicine
Ovais Zubair, MD
Cox Senior Health Center South,
CoxHealth
417-269-9220

Runners up:
William Rosen, MD
Cox Senior Health Center North,
CoxHealth
417-269-3915

Maria Dela Rosa, MD
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine-
S. Fremont,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3500

Raj Purushothaman, MD
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine-
Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital, 417-820-5600

Hematology/Oncology
Robert Ellis, MD
Oncology Hematology Associates
417-882-4880

Runners up:
Gary Hoos, MD
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-8099

William Cunningham, MD
Oncology Hematology Associates
417-882-4880

V. Roger Holden, MD, Ph.D.
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-8099

Hospitalist
Reggie George, MD
Springfield Inpatient Physicians,
CoxHealth
417-269-7728

Runners up:
James E. Duff, MD
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists-Springfield,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2600

Mark Entrup, DO
Springfield Inpatient Physicians,
CoxHealth
417-269-7728

Brian Rekus, MD
Springfield Inpatient Physicians,
CoxHealth
417-269-7728

Andrew Evans, MD
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists-Springfield
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2600

Infectious Disease
Robin Trotman, DO
CoxHealth Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-269-7784

Runners up:
William Sistrunk, MD
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease- Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3950

Lalita Chulamokha, MD
CoxHealth Infectious Diseases
Specialty Clinic,
CoxHealth, 417-269-7784

Robert Swords, MD
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease- Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital, 417-820-3950

Eric Fulnecky, MD
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease-
Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital, 417-820-3950

Internal Medicine
Teresa Olsen, MD
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine-SGC,
Mercy Hospital
417-888-5658

Runners up:
Lehman Godwin, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3330

William C. Moore, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3270

James T. Rogers, MD
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine- Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-5600

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)
Patricia Dix, MD
Regional Perinatal Center,
CoxHealth
417-269-4037

Runner up:
Robert F. Fraser II, MD
Mercy Clinic Maternal and Fetal Health-S. Fremont,
Mercy
417-820-3715

Neonatology
Melinda Slack, MD
Ozark Neonatal Associates Inc.,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3219

Runners up:
Edward Stevens, MD
Ozark Neonatal Associates Inc.,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3219

Joseph Eccher, MD
CoxHealth Newborn Medicine Specialists,
CoxHealth
417-269-6184

Nephrology
Sailesh Nayar, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, CoxHealth
417-875-3150

Runners up:
Gary Kell, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, CoxHealth
417-875-3150

Susan Woody, DO
Springfield Nephrology Associates, INC
417-886-5000

Wade Jordan, MD
Springfield Nephrology
Associates, INC
417-886-5000

Robert May, MD
Primrose Nephrology
417-877-9090

Neurology
Rodney Quinn, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3000

Runners up:
Jenifer Zhai, MD
Mercy Clinic Neurology-Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9123

George Wong III, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3000

Ken Sharlin, MD
Ozarks Community Hospital,
Medical Office Building
Nixa Clinic
417-875-4665

Nuclear Medicine
James Wolski, MD
Litton & Giddings Radiological
Associates,
CoxHealth
417-269-4056

Runners up:
Robert Sonnemaker, MD
Mercy Clinic Nuclear Medicine-
Springfield,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2865

Stephen Long, MD
Mercy Clinic Nuclear Medicine-Springfield,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2865

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Darren Lehnert, MD
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN-S. Fremont,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3890

Runners up:
Mary Duff, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-269-7900

Matthew Ting, MD, FACOG
Springfield OB/GYN,
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-882-4466

Thomas M. Shultz, MD
Primrose OB/GYN
417-882-6900

Kristy McCall, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, CoxHealth
417-269-7900

Occupational Medicine
James L. Jordan, MD
Mercy Clinic Occupational
Medicine-W. Kearney
Mercy Hospital
417-869-6191

Runners up:
Randall J. Cross, MD
CoxHealth Occupational Medicine-South,
CoxHealth
417-875-3577

Boyd Crockett, MD
Southwest Spine & Sports Medicine,
CoxHealth
417-269-6868

Thomas Corsolini, MD
Mercy Clinic Occupational
Medicine-SGC,
Mercy Hospital
417-841-0186

Ophthalmology
Shachar Tauber, MD
Mercy Eye and Ear Center,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9393

Runners up:
Gary Mehlhorn, MD
Retinal Associates,
CoxHealth/Mercy Hospital
417-883-3937

Brendon Delport, DO
Medical Office Building, Nixa Clinic
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-725-8250

Tom Prater, MD
Mattax, Neu, Prater Eye Center
CoxHealth
417-886-3937

Otolaryngology
Allan Allphin, MD
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat-
Surgery Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-5750

Runners up:
Jeffrey Fenwick, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Ear, Nose and
Throat
CoxHealth
417-875-3600

Jon “Rick” Snow, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Ear, Nose and
Throat
CoxHealth
417-875-3600

David Randall, MD
Springfield Ear Nose & Throat,
CoxHealth
417-887-3855

A. Daniel Pinheiro, MD, PHD
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat-
Surgery Center,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-5750

Pain Management
Benjamin Lampert, MD
Pain & Spine Management Clinic
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2064

Runners up:
Jay Baker, DO
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-837-4263

Tom Brooks, MD
Note: Dr. Brooks currently practices in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sadie Holland, DO
Note: Dr. Holland practices at Freeman Pain Management Center, Freeman Health System, Joplin, 417-347-8355.

Pediatrics (General)
John Burson, MD
Mercy Clinic Pediatrics-Whiteside,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3535

Runners up:
John J. Magnuson, MD
Nixa Pediatrics Clinic,
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-725-8250

Robert Steele, MD
Mercy Clinic Pediatrics-Whiteside
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3535

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

Pediatrics (Allergy)
Gregory Lux, MD
Mercy Clinic Allergy and
Asthma-SGC,
Mercy Hospital
417-885-0823

Runner up:
William S. Micka, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3742

Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Alan D. Tong, MD
Pediatrix Cardiology of Springfield
417-447-4700
Runner up:
A. James Shapiro, MD
Pediatrix Cardiology of Springfield
417-447-4700

Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
David Schwartz, MD
Mercy Clinic Pediatric, Endocrinology
and Diabetes
Mercy Hospital
417-820-0280

Pediatrics (Neurology)
Bernardo Flasterstein, MD
Note: Dr. Flasterstein is no longer with Mercy and is currently practicing in Palm Beach, Florida.

Runner up:
Gene Tenorio, MD
CoxHealth Pediatric Specialties,
CoxHealth
417-269-1010

Pediatrics (Pulmonary Disease)
John Carlile, MD
CoxHealth Pediatric Specialties,
CoxHealth
417-269-1010

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

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Boyd Crockett, MD
Southwest Spine & Sports Medicine,
CoxHealth
417-269-6868

Runners up:
Russell Bond, DO
Southwest Spine & Sports Medicine,
CoxHealth
417-269-6868

Hollis Bell, MD
Mercy Clinic Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2364

Ronald Pak, MD
Mercy Clinic Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-2364

Podiatry
Dan Park, DPM
Mercy Clinic Podiatry–SGC,
Mercy Hospital
417-888-6708

Runners up:
Chris Hoyland, DPM
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Dan Mostrom, DPM
Mercy Clinic Podiatry-SGC,
Mercy Hospital
417-888-6708

Brad Jones, DPM
Medical Office Building, Nixa Clinic
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-837-4191

Psychiatry
Alok Jain, MD
CoxHealth
417-269-3732

Runner up:
Tom Kuich, MD
Mercy Clinic Psychiatry-S. Fremont
Mercy Hospital
417-820-8180

Pulmonary Disease
Terrence Coulter, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3114

Runners up:
Stephen Clum, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3916

James Hargis, MD
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology-SGC
Mercy Hospital
417-888-5696

Mark Grimm, MD
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology-SGC
Mercy Hospital
417-888-5696

Brian Kim, MD
Chest & Sleep Institute
Ozarks Community Hospital &
CoxHealth
417-886-2747

Reproductive Endocrinology
Daniel Lyons, MD (tie)
Adult Medicine & Endocrinology
Specialists,
CoxHealth
417-269-4450

Gregory Ledger, MD (tie)
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology-SGC,
Mercy Hospital
417-888-5660

Rheumatology
Stephen Armstrong, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Bone & Joint
Center,
CoxHealth
417-875-3120

Runners up:
Norman Simon, DO
Mercy Clinic Rheumatology-SGC
417-888-5664

Stanley Hayes, MD
Mercy Clinic Rheumatology-SGC
Mercy Hospital
417-888-5664

Sports Medicine
Brian Mahaffey, MD
Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-7969

Runners up:
Shannon Woods, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Sports Medicine,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Boyd Crockett, MD
Southwest Spine & Sports Medicine,
CoxHealth
417-269-6868

Christopher Miller, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Urgent Care
Jess Lyon, DO
CoxHealth Adult & Pediatric
Urgent Care
417-269-9812

Runners up:
Jamie Jones, MD
CoxHealth Adult & Pediatric
Urgent Care
417-269-9812

Rachael Winston, MD
CoxHealth Adult & Pediatric
Urgent Care
417-269-9812

Stephen Adams, MD
Cox Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care-South National
417-269-9950

Urology
Peter Trinca, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3483

Runners up:
Mark Walterskirchen, MD
Mercy Clinic Urology-S. Fremont,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-0300

David Anderson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3381

Geoffrey Lloyd-Smith, MD
Urology at National,
Ozarks Community Hospital & Mercy
417-823-8700

+ SURGERY SPECIALISTS

Bariatric Surgery
Christopher Edwards, MD
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty
Surgery-S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Runners up:
Timothy Woods, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3525

Matthew Simpson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3230

Cardiovascular Surgery
David Zolfaghari, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3370

Runners up:
John Steinberg, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3370

K. Fon Huang, MD
Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3960

Sirish Parvathaneni, MD
Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3960

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

Runners up:
J. Patrick Brooks, MD
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty
Surgery-S. Fremont
417-820-3800

John Crighton, MD
Crighton, Olive & Dunn Surgical
Group
417-882-2349

Brian Swenson, MD
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty
Surgery-S. Fremont,
417-820-3800

Hope Rasque, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3276

General Surgery
Timothy Woods, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3525

Runners up:
John Buckner, MD
Ferrell Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3761

John Crighton, MD
Crighton, Olive & Dunn Surgical
Group
417-882-2349

Christopher Edwards, MD
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty
Surgery-S. Fremont
417-820-3800

James Gibson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHeath
417-875-3240

Laparoscopic Surgery
Timothy Woods, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3525

Runners up:
Christopher Edwards, MD
Mercy Clinic and Specialty Surgery-
S. Fremont
417-820-3800

John Crighton, MD
Crighton, Olive & Dunn Surgical
Group
417-882-2349

Robert Cavagnol, MD
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty
Surgery-S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Maxillofacial Surgery
Frank Newman Jr., DMD
Mercy Clinic Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery-S. Fremont
417-820-9415

Runners up:
Matthew Kienstra, MD
Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery-
S. Fremont
417-887-3223

David Gipson, DDS, MD
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group,
CoxHealth
417-887-8800

Steven Quinn, DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group,
CoxHealth
417-887-8800

Robert Shaw, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Neurological Surgery
Charles Mace, MD
Springfield Neurological & Spine
Institute,
CoxHealth
417-885-3888

Runners up:
Sami Khoshyomn, MD
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery
417-820-5150

Salim Rahman, MD
Springfield Neurological & Spine
Institute,
CoxHealth
417-885-3888

Chad Morgan, MD
Springfield Neurological & Spine
Institute,
CoxHealth
417-885-3888

Alan Scarrow, MD
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery-S. Fremont,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-5150

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Shachar Tauber, MD
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists-
Opthalmology-Surgery Center,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9393

Runners up:
James Mattax, MD
Mattax, Neu, Prater Eye Center
417-886-3937

C. Scott Atkinson, MD
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists-
Ophthalmology-Surgery Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9393

Gary Mehlhorn, MD
Retinal Associates
CoxHealth, Mercy
417-883-3937

Brendon Delport, DO
Medical Office Building, Nixa Clinic
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-725-8250

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

Runners up:
William Duncan, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Robert Mahnken, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery Center
417-820-5610

Edwin Roeder, MD
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-837-4254

William Wester, MD
Ferrell Duncan Clinic, CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Orthopedics (Foot & Ankle Surgery)
David Hicks, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Runners-up:
Judith Smith, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Robert Mahnken, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery Center
417-820-5610

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
Erin Greer, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Runners up:
Brad Wyrsch, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery Center
417-820-5610

John S. Swango, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery Center
417-820-5610

Michael Grillot, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery Center
417-820-5610

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

Runners up:
William Wester, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

William Duncan, MD
Ferrell Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Robert Mahnken, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery
Center
417-820-5610

Bradley Walz, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery Center
417-820-5610

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Chris Miller, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Runners up:
Victor Wilson, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery
Center
417-820-5610

William Duncan, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

William Wester, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Rick Seagrave, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery
Center
417-820-5610

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Jeffrey Fenwick, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3600

Runners up:
A. Daniel Pinheiro, MD
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat-
Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Allan Allphin, MD
Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat-
Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Jon Snow, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3600

Matthew Kienstra, MD
Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery-
S. Fremont,
Mercy Hospital
417-887-3223

Pediatric General
Surgery
Troy Spilde, MD
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty
Surgery-S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Runner up:
G. Chapman Olive, MD
Crighton, Olive & Dunn Surgical Group
417-882-2349

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
William Goodman, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics-Surgery
Center
417-820-5610

Runners up:
Clyde Parsons III, MD
Sun River Orthopaedics,
CoxHealth, 417-882-8437

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Runner up:
Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Bharat Shah, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Rosellen Meystrik, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Rodney Geter, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
Rosellen Meystrik, MD (tie)
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Arthur Hawes, MD (tie)
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Runners up:
Carla Garrison, MD
Garrison Plastic Surgery
417-877-0630

Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Rodney Geter, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Bharat Shah, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-SurgeryCenter
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Runners up:
Carla Garrison, MD
Garrison Plastic Surgery
417-877-0630

Rosellen Meystrik, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Bharat Shah, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Plastic (Facial Surgery)
Matthew A. Kienstra, MD
Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery-
S. Fremont,
Mercy Hospital
417-887-3223

Runners up:
Carl Price, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Keith A. LaFerriere, MD
Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery-
S. Fremont,
Mercy Hospital
417-887-3223

Arthur Hawes, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3246

Bharat Shah, MD
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery-Surgery
Center,
Mercy Hospital
417-820-9330

Podiatric Surgery
Dan Park, DPM
Mercy Clinic Podiatry—SGC
417-888-6708

Runners up:
Brad Jones, DPM
Medical Office Building, Nixa Clinic,
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-725-8250

Dan Mostrom, DPM
Mercy Clinic Podiatry-SGC
417-888-6708

Chris Hoyland, DPM
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3800

Trauma Surgery
Tim Woods, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3525

Runners up:
Matt Simpson, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3230

Kenneth Larson, MD
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery-S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Urology Surgery
Peter Trinca, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3483

Runners up:
Geoffrey Lloyd-Smith, MD (tie)
Urology at National,
Ozarks Community Hospital and
Mercy Hospital
417-823-8700

Mark Walterskirchen, MD (tie)
Mercy Clinic Urology-S. Fremont
Mercy Hospital
417-820-0300

David Anderson, MD (tie)
Ferrell Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3381

Jeffrey Johnson, MD
Mercy Clinic Urology-S. Fremont
Mercy Hospital
417-820-0300

Vascular Surgery
Randolph Mullins, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3755

Runners up:
Jon Reese, MD
Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular
Surgery—Whiteside
Mercy Hospital
417-820-3960

Zachary Schmittling, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3755

Robert Vorhies, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic,
CoxHealth
417-875-3732

+ ADDITIONAL SPECIALISTS

Anesthesiology
David Delahay, MD
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology-Springfield
417-820-2829

Runners up:
Timothy Swearengin, DO
Ozark Anesthesia Associates,
CoxHealth
417-269-4550

Charles Cantrell, DO
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-837-4000

Kevin Hampel, MD
Ozark Anesthesia Associates,
CoxHealth
417-269-4550

Pathology
David Smid, MD
Pathology Services of Springfield,
CoxHealth
417-269-6021

Runners up:
Jami Skrade, MD
Pathology Services of Springfield,
CoxHealth
417-269-7644

Doug A. Anderson, MD
Greene County Medical Examiner
417-868-4822
Note: Dr. Anderson was voted a runner up in this category, but he passed away in 2012.

Maryam Mohammadkani, MD
Pathology Services of Springfield,
CoxHealth
417-269-6091

Gregory Haake, MD
Pathology Services of Springfield,
CoxHealth
417-269-6094

Radiology
Chris Chernesky, MD
Mercy Clinic Radiology-Springfield
417-820-9729

Runners up:
Nathan Kester, MD
Ozarks Community Hospital
417-837-4000

G. Jeff Ondr, MD
Mercy Clinic Radiology
417-820-9729

Christine Wester, MD
Litton & Giddings Radiological Associates,
CoxHealth
417-269-4056

 

 

Bolivar Branson Joplin Lebanon Springfield West Plains

Be Your Own Medical Scribe | Find Your Hospital | Gray's Anatomy

Don’t let medical jargon leave you scratching your head. This list of common illnesses, health conditions and acronyms can help you decipher some of that gobbledygook you hear at your doctor’s office. 

Acute
Dictionary Says: characterized by sharpness or severity or having a sudden onset, sharp rise or short course
In Layman’s Terms: rapid onset, severe in effect

Anemia
Dictionary Says: condition where the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells which then deprives the body of oxygen
In Layman’s Terms: you lack iron

Appy
Dictionary Says: surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
In Layman’s Terms: short for appendectomy, where surgeons remove the appendix

Benign
Dictionary Says: of a mild type or character that does not threaten life or health
In Layman’s Terms: It’s not cancer. Phew!

B.M.P.
Dictionary Says: Basic metabolic panel
In Layman’s Terms: this test checks sodium, potassium, CO2, chloride, calcium, glucose levels and kidney function

Bradycardia
Dictionary Says: abnormally slow heartbeat
In Layman’s Terms: hmm, that’s actually pretty understandable

Carcinoma
Dictionary Says: a malignant tumor of epithelial origin
In Layman’s Terms: a term used for the most common type of cancer, where the cancer forms on the inner or outer surfaces of the skin 

C.B.C.
Dictionary Says: complete blood count
In Layman’s Terms: a test that measures the number of red and white blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin and the fraction of the blood composed of red blood cells, a.k.a the hematocrit

Diplopia
Dictionary Says: a disorder of vision in which two images of a single object are seen.
In Layman’s Terms: double vision

Dysthymia
Dictionary Says: a mood disorder characterized by chronic mildly depressed or irritable mood
In Layman’s Terms: chronic depression

Embolism
Dictionary Says: the sudden obstruction of a blood vessel
In Layman’s Terms: something is blocking your blood flow, not good

Epistaxis
Dictionary Says: nosebleed
In Layman’s Terms: nosebleed

Hematoma
Dictionary Says: a mass of usually clotted blood that forms in a tissue, organ or body space as a result of a broken blood vessel.
In Layman’s Terms: a collection of blood outside the blood vessels; a non-serious example is a bruise  

Hemoptysis
Dictionary Says: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract
In Layman’s Terms: coughing up blood

Hypertension
Dictionary Says: abnormally high blood pressure and especially arterial blood pressure
In Layman’s Terms: high blood pressure

L.D.L.
Dictionary Says: Low-density lipoprotein
In Layman’s Terms: a.k.a. bad cholesterol, the less you have in your blood, the lower your risk for heart attack or stroke, an optimal LDL reading is less than 100 mg/dl

Idiopathic
Dictionary Says: arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause
In Layman’s Terms: term doctors use when they can’t explain what’s causing a patient’s symptoms or condition

Malignant
Dictionary Says: tending to produce death or deterioration
In Layman’s Terms: cancerous cells that have the ability to multiply and destroy tissue

Melanoma
Dictionary Says: a highly malignant tumor that starts in melanocytes of normal skin or moles and metastasizes rapidly and widely
In Layman’s Terms: most dangerous type of skin cancer

Neuropathy
Dictionary Says: an abnormal and usually degenerative state of the nervous system or nerves
In Layman’s Terms: any disease or malfunction of the nerves 

 

Plains

Bolivar Branson Joplin Lebanon Springfield West Plains

Be Your Own Medical Scribe | Find Your Hospital | Gray's Anatomy

Allergy and Immunology
Jeffrey J. Hull, MD
Southern Missouri ENT & Allergy
417-255-1373

Cardiovascular Disease
Kevin Crowe, MD
Ozarks Medical Center
OMC Heart Care Services
417-257-5950

Family Practice
John McCormack, MD
Burton Creek Rural Clinic
417-256-2111

Fertility
Evan Wood, DO
Woman’s Care
Ozarks Medical West Plains Surgery
417-257-7071

Internal Medicine
Jeffrey Dryden, DO
Ozarks Medical Center
417-257-5800

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Evan Wood, DO
Woman’s Care
Ozarks Medical West Plains Surgery
417-257-7071

Ophthalmology
Robert Jones, MD
West Plains Ambulatory SurgeryCenter,
Jones Eye Center
417-256-4111

Otolaryngology
Jeffrey Hull, MD
Southern Missouri ENT & Allergy
417-255-1373

Pain Management
Richard Tompson, MD
Pain Treatment Associates
417-256-2225

Sports Medicine
Gregory Hubbard, DO
Ozarks Medical Center/ West Plains Ambulatory Surgery
Center, Hubbard Bone and Joint Clinic
417-255-2063

+SURGERY SPECIALISTS

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Bryan Eck, MD
West Plains Surgical Associates
417-255-2301

General Surgery
Bryan Eck, MD
Ozarks Medical Center/ West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
West Plains Surgical Associates
417-255-2301

Laparoscopic Surgery
Bryan Eck, MD
Ozarks Medical Center/ West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
West Plains Surgical Associates
417-255-2301

Neurological Surgery
K. Douglas Green, MD
Ozarks Medical Center Surgical Specialist Clinic (OMC)
417-255-9700

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Robert Jones, MD
West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
Jones Eye Center, 417-256-4111

General Orthopedic Surgery
Gregory Hubbard, DO
West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
Hubbard Bone and Joint Clinic
417-255-2063

Orthopedics (Foot & Ankle Surgery)
Gregory Hubbard, DO
West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
Hubbard Bone and Joint Clinic
417-255-2063

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
Gregory Hubbard, DO
West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
Hubbard Bone and Joint Clinic
417-255-2063

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
Gregory Hubbard, DO
West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
Hubbard Bone and Joint Clinic
417-255-2063

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Gregory Hubbard, DO
West Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center,
Hubbard Bone and Joint Clinic
417-255-2063

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Jeffrey Hull, MD
Southern Missouri ENT & Allergy
417-255-1373

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
Bryan Eck, MD
West Plains Surgical Associates
417-255-2301

+ADDITIONAL SPECIALISTS

Anesthesiology
Richard Tompson, MD
Pain Treatment Associates
417-256-2225

 

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