Top Doctors 2016

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Allergy and Immunology

Michael E. Joseph, MD

Midwest Regional Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

417-624-0050                        

 

Runner-Up

R. Hilton McDonald, DO

Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy

17-556-8566    

 

Anesthesiology

Kalaichelvi Huff, MD

Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology

417-556-3570    

 

Runners-Up

Donita Boan, DO

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-1078

        

Rex Crumpacker, MD

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-1078    

 

John Green, MD

Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology

417-556-3570                

 

Gregory Ramirez, MD

Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology

417-556-3570

 

Bradford Ramsey, DO

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-1078    

 

Xi Zhu, MD

Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology

417-556-3570

 

Bariatric Surgery

Danny Liu, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery; 417-556-4404

 

Runners-Up

David Baker, DO

Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group

417-347-7272    

 

Thomas Brad Coy, DO

Thomas B. Coy, DO

417-347-7272

Privileges at Freeman Health System and Mercy Joplin

            

David E. Hargroder, MD

The Mini-Gastric Bypass

417-206-2900

 

Burn Treatment

Joseph Newman, MD

Freeman Wound Care

417-347-4800        

 

Cardiovascular Disease

Jose De Hoyos, MD

Mercy Clinic Cardiology & Heart Care

417-781-5387        

 

Runners-Up

William Craig, MD

Mercy Clinic Cardiology & Heart Care

417-781-5387                        

 

James Hoff, MD

Mercy Clinic Cardiology & Heart Care

417-781-5387

 

C. Ryan Longnecker, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute

417-347-5000                        

David Zuehlke, MD

Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute

417-347-5000

 

Cardiovascular Surgery

Stephen Meyer, MD

Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

417-556-8600                        

 

Runner-Up

Raymond Vetsch, MD

Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute    417-347-5001                

 

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Brock Carney, MD

Freeman Surgical Associates

417-781-6844            

 

Runners-Up

Kurtis Cox, MD

Freeman Surgical Associates

417-781-6844        

 

Thomas Brad Coy, DO

Thomas B. Coy, DO

417-347-7272

Privileges at Freeman Health System and Mercy Joplin

 

Kenneth Watts, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery

417-781-4404    

 

Dermatology

Derek S. Towery, MD

Dermatology Associates & Skin Cancer Center

417-624-0440            

 

Dermatology Cosmetic

Frank W. Shagets, MD

Frank W. Shagets, MD Facial Aesthetic and Laser Center

417-623-5111    

 

Emergency Medicine

David Sean Smith, DO

Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine

417-556-2300        

 

Runners-Up

Kyle Kennedy, DO, FACOEP

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-6670                        

 

Brandon Mahurin, DO

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-6656

 

Erik Martin, MD

Mercy Emergency Medicine

417-556-2300                        

 

Jimmy Morgan, DO

Mercy Emergency Medicine

417-556-2300                        

 

James Riscoe, MD

Mercy Emergency Medicine

417-556-2300    

 

Frank Veer, DO

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-6656

 

Endocrinology

Gretchen D. Shull, MD

Mercy Clinic Endocrinology

417-556-8553                        

 

Runners-Up

Allison Galloway, DO

Freeman Endocrinology Associates

417-347-8730

 

Sean Hamlett, DO, FACOI

Freeman Endocrinology Associates

417-347-8740

 

Family Practice

Russell Kennedy, DO

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine

417-781-0408            

 

Runners-Up

Maria Bruce, MD

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine

417-781-4727

 

Mary Kennedy, DO

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine

417-781-0408    

 

Glen King, DO

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine

417-623-2207        

 

Stephen Thomas, DO

Freeman Family Practice

417-347-8525

 

Gastroenterology

Xujun (John) Wu, MD

Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology

417-556-8323    

 

Runners-Up

Sudhakar Ancha, MD

Ozark Gastroenterology

417-623-5250                        

 

Charbel Maksoud, MD

Freeman Center for Digestive Health

417-347-8636    

 

David A. Seidl, MD

Digestive Health Professionals

417-781-7110

 

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Frank W. Shagets, MD

Frank W. Shagets, MD Facial Aesthetic and Laser Center

417-623-5111        

 

Runner-Up

Catherine Chatal, MD

Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery

417-556-3737

 

General Orthopedic Surgery

Derek Miller, DO (tie)

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

417-347-5400

 

Todd Twiss, MD (tie)

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

417-347-5400            

Runners-Up

 

David Black, MD

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

417-347-5400

 

James Boyle, MD

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

417-347-5400        

 

Thomas McClain, MD

Mercy Clinic Orthopedics

417-556-2278

 

General Surgery

Thomas Brad Coy, DO

Thomas B. Coy, DO

417-347-7272

Privileges at Freeman Health System and Mercy Joplin

 

Runners-Up

Brock Carney, MD

Freeman Surgical Associates

417-781-6844

 

Kurtis Cox, MD

Freeman Surgical Associates

417-781-6844

 

Charles Ro, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery

417-781-5845        

 

Kenneth Watts, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery

417-781-4404

 

Geriatric Medicine

Saba Habis, MD, FACP

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-3816        

 

Hematalogy / Oncology

David Croy, MD (tie)

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology

417-782-7722

 

Matthew D. Miller, DO (tie)

Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, Freeman Health System

417-347-4000        

 

Runners-Up

Samir Dalia, MD

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology

417-782-7722        

 

Anisa Hassan, MD

Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, Freeman Health System

417-347-4000        

 

Mark Skelley, MD

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology

417-782-7722

 

Hospitalist

Adam Fahrenholtz, DO (tie)

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-4570    

 

Timothy O’Keefe, MD (tie)

Mercy Clinic Hospitalists

417-556-3754                        

Runners-Up

 

Bernard Aoun, MD

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-4570

 

David Dawson, DO

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-4570

 

Connie Drapcho, MD

Mercy Clinic Hospitalists

417-556-3754

 

Saba Habis, MD, FACP

Freeman Hospital West

417-347-3816

 

Julie Hoffmann-Janisch, DO

Mercy Clinic Hospitalists

417-556-3754                        

 

William Kessler, Jr., MD

Mercy Clinic Hospitalists

417-556-3754

 

Infectious Disease

Eden Esguerra, MD

Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease

417-556-6813                        

 

Runners-Up

Uwe Schmidt, MD

Freeman Infectious Disease

417-347-8322                        

 

Nicole Sleiman, MD

Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease

417-556-6813

 

Internal Medicine

Bernard Bettasso, MD

Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine

417-347-8318        

 

Runners-Up

Samuel R. Carter, MD

Samuel R. Carter, MD

417-659-4661

 

Brandon Gibson, DO

Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine

417-347-8711

 

John R. Tyler, DO

Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine & Palliative Care

417-556-8753

 

Laparoscopic Surgery

Charles Ro, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery; 417-781-5845

 

Runners-Up

David Baker, DO

Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group

417-347-7272

 

Kurtis Cox, MD

Freeman Surgical Associates

417-781-6844

 

Thomas Brad Coy, DO

Thomas B. Coy, DO

417-347-7272

Privileges at Freeman Health System and Mercy Joplin

 

Maternal–Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)

Howard Thompson, MD

Freeman Perinatology Center

417-347-8590    

 

Maxillofacial Surgery

Frank W. Shagets, MD

Frank W. Shagets, MD Facial Aesthetic and Laser Center

417-623-5111                    

 

Runner-Up

Scott McClintick, DO

Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center

417-347-8301    

 

Neonatology

Christine Culpepper, MD

Mercy Clinic Neonatology

417-556-6429    

 

Nephrology

Aleta Greathouse, MD

Freeman Kidney Center

417-347-8570            

 

Runners-Up

Ahmed Aboul-Magd, MD

Joplin Nephrology Consultants

417-782-5000

 

Leslie Hamlett, DO

Freeman Kidney Center

417-347-8570    

 

Abdul Nagaria, MD

Freeman Kidney Center

417-347-8570

 

Neurological Surgery

Margaret Ellen Nichols, MD

Freeman NeuroSpine

417-782-5500

 

Runners-Up

Brian Curtis, MD

Freeman NeuroSpine

417-782-5500

 

Cherylon Yarosh, MD

Freeman NeuroSpine

417-782-5500

 

Neurology

Donald Hopewell, MD (tie)

Mercy Clinic Neurology

417-556-6876

 

Ahmed Robbie, MD (tie)

Freeman NeuroSpine

417-782-5500                        

 

Runners-Up

Gulshan Uppal, MD

Freeman NeuroSpine

417-347-7200                        

 

Anna Wojcicka-Mitchell, MD

Freeman NeuroSpine

417-782-5500

 

Nuclear Medicine

Stephen Slawson, MD

Mercy Radiology

417-556-4762

 

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jeffrey Manley, MD

Mercy Clinic Women’s Health

417-623-6056        

 

Runners-Up

Jana L. Allison, MD

Freeman Ozark Obstetrics & Gynecology; 417-347-2525

 

Cheryl A. Fogarty, MD, FACOG

The Juno Group

417-624-2621

 

Lydia Keisler, MD, Ph. D

Mercy Clinic Women’s Health

417-623-6056    

 

Angela M. Langer, MD

Freeman Ozark Obstetrics & Gynecology

417-347-2525

 

Jason Sloan, DO, FACOG

Mercy Clinic Women’s Health

417-623-6056

 

Occupational Medicine

Dennis Estep, DO

Freeman OccuMed

417-347-6625

 

Ophthalmologic Surgery

Charles F. Sherrod, III, MD

Regional Eye Center, PC

417-781-3630                            

 

Runners-Up

Ernest M. Bhend, MD

Thousand Oaks Building

417-626-8082

            

John A. Yuhas, MD

Regional Eye Center, PC

417-781-3630

 

Ophthalmology

E. L. Jordan, Jr., DO

Jordan Eye Center

417-781-0044                        

 

Runner-Up

Charles F. Sherrod, III, MD

Regional Eye Center, PC

417-781-3630

 

Orthopedics (Foot & Ankle Surgery)

J. Timothy Ogden, MD

Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States

620-783-4441                

 

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)

Todd Twiss, MD

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

417-347-5400    

 

Runner-Up

Duane W. Sherrod, MD

Regional Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center

417-782-3100    

 

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)

David Black, MD

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; 417-347-5400        

 

Runner-Up

Derek Miller, DO

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; 417-347-5400    

 

Orthopedics (Spinal)

Joseph Mark Graham, Jr., DO (tie)

Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States

620-783-4441    

 

Brian J. Ipsen, MD (tie)

Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States

620-783-4441

 

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)

James Boyle, MD 

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; 417-347-5400    

 

Runner Up

Robert Lieurance, MD

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; 417-347-5400

 

Otolaryngology

Frank W. Shagets, MD

Frank W. Shagets, MD Facial Aesthetic and Laser Center

417-623-5111            

 

Runners-Up

Lea Humphrey, DO

Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy; 417-556-8566

 

Scott McClintick, DO

Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center; 417-347-8301

 

R. Hilton McDonald, DO

Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy; 417-556-8566

 

Kent McIntire, DO

Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center; 417-347-6767

 

Larry McIntire, DO

Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center; 417-347-6767

 

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

R. Hilton McDonald, DO (tie)

Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy; 417-556-8566

 

Kent McIntire, DO (tie)

Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center

417-347-6767

 

Pain Management

Anthony Casanova, MD

Freeman Pain Management Center; 417-347-8355

 

Pathology

Susan Pintado, MD

Mercy Clinic Pathology

417-556-2130                        

 

Runners-Up

Farzan Eskandari, MD

Mercy Clinic Pathology

417-556-2130

 

Craig Patterson, MD

Ferguson Medical Laboratories Inc. 

417-623-6330

 

Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Frederick K. Emge, MD

Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri 

417-782-5522

Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute

417-347-4327

 

Pediatrics (General)

Fredric R. Wheeler, DO

Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri

417-782-5522

 

Runner-Up

Shari L., Smith, DO

Hometown Pediatrics of Joplin

417-626-7337    

 

Pediatrics (Neurology)

James J. Collins, MD

Mercy Kids Pediatric Neurology–Joplin

417-820-9055

 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rebecca Jeyaseelan, MD

Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit; 417-347-1234

 

Runner-Up

Laurie Behm, MD

Freeman NeuroSpine

417-782-5500

 

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)

Catherine Chatal, MD (tie)

Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery

417-556-3737

 

Duane W. Sherrod, MD (tie)

Regional Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center

417-782-3100

 

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)

Catherine Chatal, MD

Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery

417-556-3737    

 

Runner-Up

Duane W. Sherrod, MD

Regional Plastic & Reconstructive  Surgery Center

417-782-3100

 

Plastic (Facial Surgery)

Frank W. Shagets, MD

Frank W. Shagets, MD Facial Aesthetic and Laser Center

417-623-5111                    

 

Runners-Up

Catherine Chatal, MD

Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery

417-556-3737

 

Duane W. Sherrod, MD

Regional Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center

417-782-3100

 

Podiatric Surgery    

David Dowell, DMP

Mercy Clinic Podiatry–Joplin

417-556-2278    

 

Podiatry    

David Dowell, DMP

Mercy Clinic Podiatry–Joplin

417-556-2278

 

Runners-Up

Jeffrey L. Haste, DPM

Haste Podiatry Clinics, PC

417-659-9395

 

Valarie Ikerd, DPM

Valarie Ikerd, DPM

417-659-9395

 

Psychiatry

Charles L. Graves, MD (tie)

Ozark Center, an affiliate of Freeman Health Systems; 417-347-7600

 

Tamon Paige, MD (tie)

Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health

417-781-7337        

 

Runner-Up

James Orlando, III, MD

Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health

417-781-7337

 

Pulmonary Disease

Rick Scacewater, MD

Mercy Clinic Pulmonology

417-556-8377

 

Runners-Up

Syed Ahmed, MD

Mercy Clinic Pulmonology

417-556-8377

 

Waqas Chishti, MD

Freeman Pulmonary Specialists

417-347-8315

 

Toufic T. Saad, MD

Mercy Clinic Pulmonology

417-556-8377

 

Radiology

Steven Taggart, MD

Mercy Radiology

417-556-4762

 

Runners-Up

Joshua Ball, MD

Freeman Radiology

417-347-1111

 

Lance Borup, DO

Mercy Radiology

417-556-4762

 

Mark Farnham, MD

Freeman Radiology

417-347-1111

 

Richard Price, MD

Mercy Radiology

417-556-4762

 

Stephen Slawson, MD

Mercy Radiology

417-556-4762

 

John Williams, MD

Freeman Radiology

417-347-1111

 

Rheumatology

Anan Afaneh, MD (tie)

Mercy Clinic Rheumatology

417-556-5210

 

Michael E. Joseph, MD (tie)

Midwest Regional Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

417-624-0050

 

Runners-Up

Mark Jarek, MD

Mercy Hospital–Carthage

417-359-8121

 

Anne E. Winkler, MD

Privileges at Mercy Hospital–Carthage

417-358-8121

 

Sports Medicine

Russell Kennedy, DO

Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine 

417-781-0408

 

Surgical Oncology

Kenneth Watts, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery; 417-781-4404

 

Trauma Surgery

Charles Ro, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery; 417-781-5845

 

Runners-Up

David Baker, DO

Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group; 417-347-7272

 

Brock Carney, MD

Freeman Surgical Associates

417-781-6844

 

Kurtis Cox, MD

Freeman Surgical Associates

417-781-6844

 

Kenneth Watts, MD

Mercy Clinic General & Specialty Surgery; 417-781-4404

 

Urgent Care

Ronald Edwards, MD (tie)

Freeman Urgent Care

417-347-2273

 

Jeffrey Green, DO (tie)

Freeman Urgent Care

417-347-2273

 

Urology

James M. Frogge, MD

Freeman Urology Associates

417-623-3703

 

Runners-Up

G. Scott Brehm, MD

Freeman Urology Associates

417-623-3703    

 

Roger Schoenfeld, DO

Midwest Urology Center, P.C.

417-781-7220

 

Urology Surgery

James M. Frogge, MD

Freeman Urology Associates

417-623-3703

 

Vascular Surgery

Stephen Meyer, MD

Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

417-556-8600

 

Runner-Up

Raymond Vetsch, MD

Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute

417-347-5001

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