Top Doctors 2013

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

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

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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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