Top Doctors 2014

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+Specialties

Allergy and Immunology
Michael E. Joseph, MD
Midwest Regional Allergy, Asthma,
Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center;
Mercy Hospital Joplin, Freeman Health System
417-624-0050
    

Cardiovascular Disease
Jose De Hoyos, MD
Mercy Clinic Cardiology Heart Care
417-781-5387

Runner-Up
William Randy Craig, MD
Mercy Clinic Cardiology Heart Care
417-781-5387     

Dermatology
Mark Matlock, MD
M & T Dermatology Services, LLC;
Freeman Health System and Mercy
Hospital Joplin
417-624-0440     

Emergency Medicine
D. Sean Smith, DO
Mercy Emergency Medicine
417-781-2727

Runner-Up
James M. Riscoe, MD
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine–Joplin
417-781-2727

Endocrinology
Gretchen D. Shull, MD
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology
417-627-8555

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

Fertility
Jeffrey B. Manley, MD
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN
417-623-6056     

Family Practice
Mary L. Kennedy, DO (tie)
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine
417-781-0408

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

Glen W. King, DO (tie)
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine
417-781-0408

Gastroenterology
Xujun “John” Wu, MD
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology; affiliate at Freeman Heath System
417-206-4928

Runner-Up
David A. Seidl, MD
Digestive Health Professionals; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-781-7110     

Geriatric Medicine
Saba Habis, MD (tie)
Freeman Hospital West
417-347-4570

Henry Petry, DO (tie)
Center for Geriatric Medicine; Freeman Health System
417-347-4374     

Hematology/Oncology
David W. Croy, MD
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology
417-782-7722

Runner-Up
Irving E. LaFrancis, MD
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology
417-782-7722

Hospitalist
Julie A. Hoffmann-Janisch, DO
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists
417-781-2727

Runners-Up
Connie S. Drapcho, MD
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists
417-781-2727

J. Lee Harwell, MD
Freeman Hospital West
417-347-4570    

Infectious Disease
Eden M. Esguerra, MD
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease; privileges at Freeman Health System
417-781-8688    

Internal Medicine
Bernard F. Bettasso, MD
Freeman Southwest Internal
Medicine; privileges at Mercy
Hospital Joplin
417-624-8823

Runner-Up
Dennis W. Smith, MD
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine
417-782-1600    

Nephrology
Antoinette A. Mensah, MD
Joplin Nephrology Consultants; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin, Freeman Health System and
Landmark Hospital
417-782-5000   

Neurology
Taylor C. Bear, MD
Mercy Clinic Neurology &
Neurosurgery, 417-659-6876

Obstetrics and
Gynecology

Jeffrey B. Manley, MD
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN
417-623-6056 

Runners-Up
Angela Langer, MD
Freeman Obstetrics & Gynecology
417-347-2525

Hugh L. Lacey, MD
Thousand Oaks Medical Plaza; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-624-2111

Occupational Medicine
Ping Gao, MD
Mercy Clinic Occupational Medicine
417-623-2207

Runner-Up
Dennis Estep, DO
Freeman OccuMed
417-347-6625

Ophthalmology
Lawrence Jordan Jr., DO
E. Lawrence Jordan, DO PC; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-781-0044    

Otolaryngology
R. Hilton McDonald, DO
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy
417-627-8566

Runner-Up
Larry D. McIntire, DO
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat
417-347-6767    

Pain Management
David M. Tonkin, MD
Mercy Pain Mangement
417-358-8121

Runner-Up
Sadie Holland Giedd, DO
Freeman Pain Management Center
417-347-8355    

Pediatrics (General)
Frederic R. Wheeler, DO
Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-782-5522

Runner-Up
Jeffrey Grills, MD
Freeman Children’s Clinic
417-347-8750    

Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation

John Michael Hardin, DO
Mercy Clinic Physical Medicine &
Rehabilitation
417-208-3601

Runner-Up
Melvin D. Karges, MD
Independent; privileges at Freeman Health System
417-782-1700    

Podiatry
David A. Dowell, DPM
Mercy Clinic Podiatry; privileges at Freeman Health System
417-625-2278    

Psychiatry
Tamon B. Paige, MD
Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health
417-781-7337    

+Pulmonary Disease

Annie Nawab, MD
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology
417-627-8377

Runner-Up
Rick L. Scacewater, MD
Rick L. Scacewater, MD; Mercy Hospital Joplin
417-782-8350    

Rheumatology
Michael E. Joseph, MD
Midwest Regional Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center; privileges at Mercy
Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-624-0050    

Urology
James M. Frogge, MD
Joplin Urology Associates;
privileges at Mercy Hospital
Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-623-3703

Runner-Up
G. Scott Brehm, MD
Joplin Urology Associates;
Freeman Health System
417-623-3703

 

Surgery Specialties

Bariatric Surgery
Danny T. Liu, MD
Mercy Clinic General and
Specialty Surgery
417-781-4404

Cardiovascular Surgery
Stephen L. Meyer, MD
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascuar Surgery
417-782-2190

Runners-Up
Raymond Vetsch, MD
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5001

James J. Taylor, DO
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
417-782-2190   

General Surgery
Charles Y. Ro, MD
Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery
417-781-4404

Runner-Up
Thomas “Brad” Coy, DO
Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group
417-347-7272

Laparoscopic Surgery
Charles Y. Ro, MD
Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery
417-781-4404

Maxillofacial Surgery
Frank W. Shagets, MD (tie)
Frank W. Shagets, MD; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-623-5111

Kent D. McIntire, DO (tie)
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat
417-347-6767    

Neurological Surgery
Brian V. Curtis, MD
Mercy Clinic Neurology &
Neurosurgery
417-659-6876

Runners-Up
Joshua Sweaney, DO
Freeman NeuroSpine–Thousand Oaks Building
417-347-7200

Hish S. Majzoub, MD
Mercy Clinic Neurology &
Neurosurgery; privileges at
Freeman Health System
417-659-6876  

General Orthopedic
Surgery

David Black, MD (tie)
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
417-347-5400

Derek Miller, DO (tie)
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
417-347-5400

Orthopedics (Foot & Ankle Surgery)
Gregory P. Harbach, MD
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics
417-625-2278

Orthopedics (Joint
Replacement Surgery)

David Black, MD
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
417-347-5400

Orthopedics (Sports
Medicine & Arthroscopy)

Robert Lieurance, MD
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
417-347-5400    

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
R. Hilton McDonald, DO
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy
417-627-8566

Runner-Up
Kent D. McIntire, DO
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat
417-347-6767

Plastic (Breast
Augmentation)

Duane W. Sherrod, MD
Regional Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Inc. and Four States Surgery Center; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-782-3100

Plastic (Facial Surgery)
Frank W. Shagets, MD
Frank W. Shagets, MD; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-623-5111

Runner-Up
Duane W. Sherrod, MD
Regional Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Inc. and Four States Surgery Center; privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-782-3100    

Trauma Surgery
Brock Carney, MD
Freeman Surgical Associates
417-781-6844

Runner-Up
Mollie M. James, DO
Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery; privileges at Landmark Hospital
417-781-4404

Urology Surgery
G. Scott Brehm, MD
Joplin Urology Associates;
Freeman Health System
417-623-3703

Runner-Up
James M. Frogge, MD
Joplin Urology Associates;
privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System
417-623-3703

Vascular Surgery
Stephen L. Meyer, MD
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
417-782-2190

Runners-Up
James J. Taylor, DO
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
417-782-2190

Thomas “Brad” Coy, DO
Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group
417-347-7272   

+Additional Specialties

Anesthesiology
Kalaichelvi R. Huff, MD
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology
417-781-2727

Runner-Up
Brad Ramsey, DO
Freeman Anesthesiology
417-347-5222    

Pathology
Susan O. Pintado, MD
Mercy Clinic Pathology;
privileges at Landmark Hospital
417-781-2727    

Radiology
Stephen E. Slawson, MD
Mercy Radiology
417-781-2727

Runner-Up
Steven J. Taggart, MD
Mercy Radiology
417-781-2727

 

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