Top Doctors 2006

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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KEY:
"+" = Top Doctors are elected by their peers
HONORABLE MENTIONS: noted with a § are the top vote-getters for the same medical specialy within their health-system groups or among independents

Pediatrics (General)
+ Thomas Tryon
Freeman Pediatric Care;
417-347-5437

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Fredric Wheeler
Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri (independent); 417-782-5522

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
+ Laurie Behm
(Dr. Behm left St. John's
Medical Group in July.)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Shynda Miles
Freeman Hospital East; 417-347-8570

Psychiatry
+ Steven Kory
Freeman Psychiatric Associates; 417-659-8845

Pulmonary Disease
+ Rick Scacewater
Rick Scacewater, MD (independent); 417-782-8350


HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ John Venter
Freeman Pulmonary Specialists; 417-623-7005

Reproductive Endocrinology
+ O. E. Dement
Women's Healthcare Associates (Freeman); 417-624-7009


Rheumatology
+ Richard Kenney (tie)
St. John's Medical Group; 417-627-8700

+ Michael Joseph (tie)
Midwest Allergy, Asthma & Osteoporosis (independent); 417-624-0050

Sports Medicine
+ R. Bradley Reeves
Freeman Sports Medicine; 417-347-8300

Cardiothoracic Surgery
+ Ray Vetsch
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute; 417-347-5001

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Joseph Graham
Heart & Vascular Care, PC (independent); 417-782-2190

Colon and Rectal Surgery
+ Robert Dodson
St. John's Medical Group - Colon/Rectal Surgery;
417-781-4400

General Surgery
+ T. Brad Coy
T. Brad Coy; 417-206-7272

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ W. Curt Dandridge Jr.
St. John's Medical Group - General Surgery; 417-781-4404

Laparoscopic Surgery
+ W. Curt Dandridge Jr.
St. John's Medical Group - General Surgery; 417-781-4404

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Mitchell Meier
Freeman Surgical Associates; 417-781-6844

Maxillofacial Surgery
+ Frank Shaffer
Shaffer & Ditto (independent); 417-623-2000

Neurological Surgery
+ M. Ellen Nichols
Freeman NeuroSpine;
417-782-5500

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
H. Mark Crabtree
Springfield Neurological & Spine Institute; 417-885-3888
(Though based in Springfield, Dr. Crabtree receives many "tertiary referrals" from Joplin-based neurologists for advanced cases, as well as referrals from general practitioners.)

Ophthalmological Surgery
+ E.L. Jordan Jr.
Jordan Eye Center (independent); 417-781-0044

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Ernest Bhend
St. John's Medical Group - Opthalmology; 417-781-1696

General Orthopedic Surgery
+ David Black
Midwest Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. (independent); 417-781-2807

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Christopher Banwart
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; 417-347-8600

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
+ Bruce Silverberg
Hand & Microsurgery Associates; 417-621-9000

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
+ David Black
Midwest Orthopaedic Surgery Inc. (independent); 417-781-2807

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ David Ball
Independent; 417-623-0904

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
+ Terry Schwab
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; 417-347-8600

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ David Black
Midwest Orthopaedic Surgery Inc. (independent); 417-781-2807

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
+ Frank Shagets
 Aesthetic & Laser Centre; 800-622-6268

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Larry McIntire
McIntire Ear, Nose & Throat; 417-623-6767

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
+ Davis Bronson
Freeman Health System;
417-347-8560

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
+ Davis Bronson
Freeman Health System;
417-347-8560

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
+ Davis Bronson
Freeman Health System; 417-347-8560

Plastic (Facial Surgery)
+ Frank Shagets
Aesthetic & Laser Centre; 800-622-6268

Podiatric Surgery
+ David Dowell
Dowell, Haste & Ikerd Podiatry (independent); 417-659-9395

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Valerie Ikerd
Dowell, Haste & Ikerd Podiatry (independent); 417-659-9395

Trauma Surgery
+ Robert Dodson
St. John's Medical Group - Colon/Rectal Surgery; 417-781-4400

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Brock Carney
Freeman Surgical Associates; 417-781-6844

Urology
+ G. Scott Brehm
Joplin Urology Associates, Inc. (independent); 417-623-3703

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ J. Mark Frogge
Joplin Urology Associates, Inc. (independent); 417-623-3703

Vascular Surgery
+ Michael Phillips
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute; 417-347-5001

Anesthesiology
+ Quinn Johnson
Freeman Health System; 417-347-1078

Pathology
+ Susan Pintado
Ferguson Medical Labratories, Inc. (independent); 417-623-6330

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
§ Margaret Janssen
Ferguson Medical Laboratories, Inc. (independent); 417-623-6330

Radiology
+ Paul Jones
Southwest Radiology (independent); 417-624-5882

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Mark Moore
(Dr. Moore has recently left St. John's Medical Group.)



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