Top Doctors Hall of Fame

Meet the Best of 417-land’s medical best, year after year after year.

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JOPLIN SPECIALTIES


ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Michael Joseph, MD
Midwest Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center.; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-624-0050
2009, 2008, 2006

David L Straub, MD
David L. Straub, M.D.; privileges Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Health Center
417-782-1343
2009, 2008

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

John Cox, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-5000, 417-682-6081
2006

William R. Craig, MD
St. John’s Physicians LLC
417-781-5387
2009, 2008

James Hoff, MD
St. John’s Physicians LLC
417-781-5387
2008, 2006

Ronnie Smalling, MD
St. John’s Physicians LLC
417-781-5387
2003

DERMATOLOGY

Mark Matlock, MD
M & T Dermatology Services; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-624-0440
2009, 2008

Derek Towery, MD
M & T Dermatology Services; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-624-0440
2008, 2006

EAR, NOSE & THROAT

Kent McIntire, DO
Freeman Health System
417-623-6767
2009

Frank Shagets, MD
Independent; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s
2009, 2008
Facial Aesthetic & Laser Centre’
2700 McClelland Blvd., B-204
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: 1-800-622-6268, 417-623-5111
www.fwshagets.net

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Robert Arnce, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-6656
2008, 2006

D. Sean Smith, DO
St. John’s Regional Health Center
417-781-2727
2009

FAMILY PRACTICE

Tracy Godfrey, MD
Family Health Center of Joplin
417-624-4060
2006

William Hughes, DO
Family Medicine Associates; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-347-2526
2006

Timothy O’Keefe, MD
St. John’s–O’Keefe & Kessler, Inc.
417-782-6767
2009

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Larry Deffenbaugh, DO
Larry Deffenbaugh, D.O., P.C.; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-782-4701
2009, 2006

David Seidl, MD
Digestive Health Professionals; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s, 417-781-7110
2009, 2008, 2006

GERIATRIC MEDICINE

Debra Buckler, DO
Freeman Health System
417-347-1245
2008

Irving LaFrancis, MD
St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-782-7722
2006

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

David Croy, MD
Oncology & Hematology Center; privileges at St. John’s
417-782-7722
2009, 2008, 2006

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Eden Esguerra, MD
St. John’s Physicians
417-781-8688
2009, 2008, 2006

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Bernard Bettasso, MD
Freeman Health System
417-624-8823
2008

Samuel Carter, MD
St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-659-4661
2008, 2006

Jack Rhoads, MD
Landmark Hospital of Joplin; privileges at privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-627-1300
2006

Dennis W. Smith, MD
Dennis W. Smith, M.D.; privileges at Freeman and St. John’s
417-623-5610
2009

MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE (PERINATOLOGY)

Bernard Bettasso, MD
Freeman Health System
417-624-8823
2009
(Editor’s note: Dr. Bettasso’s actual specialty is internal medicine.)

NEONATOLOGY

Michael Porte, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-1111; 417-347-3413
2009, 2008

NEPHROLOGY

Ahmed Aboul-Magd, MD
Joplin Nephrology Consultants; privileges at Freeman and St. John’s
417-782-5000
2009

Aleta Greathouse, MD
Freeman Nephrology & Dialysis Center
417-347-8330
2008, 2005
NEUROLOGY

Christopher R. Andrew, MD
McCune Brooks Specialty Clinic; privileges at McCune Brooks
417-359-1820
2009, 2006

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Francis Corcoran, MD
St. John’s Physicians LLC
417-781-5387
2008

B. Michael Driver, MD
Freeman Health System
417-782-3154
2008

Duane Myers, MD
Independent; privileges at St. John’s
417-625-2488
2006

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Cheryl Fogarty, MD
Freeman Women’s Center
417-347-8660
2006

Hugh Lacey, MD
Hugh Lacey, M.D.; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s
417-624-2111
2009

Christopher Roberts, MD
Freeman Women’s Center
417-347-7992
2008, 2006

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

Saad Al-Shathir, MD
Saad Al-Shathir, M.D.; privileges at St. John’s, 417-782-4111
2009

Dennis Estep, DO
Freeman Health System–OccuMed
417-347-6625
2009, 2008

OPTHALMOLOGY

Lance Brown, MD
Regional Eye Center; privileges at St. John’s, 417-781-3630
2008

Charles Sherrod III, MD
Regional Eye Center; privileges at Freeman Health Center and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-782-3100
2008

PAIN MANAGEMENT

John Knudsen III, MD
Freeman Health System
417-347-8572
2009, 2006

Mark Pinkerton, MD
Pinkerton Pain Therapy; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-781-7246
2009, 2008, 2006

PEDIATRICS (GENERAL)

Frederic Wheeler, DO
Freeman Health System
417-782-5522
2009, 2008, 2006
PEDIATRICS (ALLERGY)

David L Straub, MD
David L. Straub, M.D.; privileges Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Health Center
417-782-1343
2008

PEDIATRICS (CARDIOLOGY)

Mark Gelatt, MD
Independent; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
888-550-3880
2008

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

Laurie Behm, MD
Freeman Neurospine; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-782-5500
2008, 2006

PODIATRY

James Hamilton, DPM
Southwest Foot Clinic; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-624-8408
2008

PSYCHIATRY

Steven Kory, MD
Freeman Health System
417-659-8845
2006

Tamon B. Paige, MD
Tamon B. Paige, M.D.; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-781-7337
2008

PULMONARY DISEASE

Rick Scacewater, MD
Rick Scacewater, M.D.; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-782-8350
2009, 2006

John Venter, DO
Freeman Health System
417-627-1300
2008, 2006

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY

O.E. Dement, MD
Freeman Women’s Center
417-347-7009
2008, 2006

RHEUMATOLOGY

Michael Joseph, MD
Midwest Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center.; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-624-0050
2009, 2008, 2006

Richard Kenney, DO
McCune Brooks Regional Hospital; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-359-2675
2006

UROLOGY

G. Scott Brehm, MD
Joplin Urology Associates; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-623-3703
2009, 2008, 2006

J. Mark Frogge, MD
Joplin Urology Associates; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-623-3703
2008, 2006


Dr. Steele: Pediatrics

JOPLIN SURGERY SPECIALISTS


CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY / THORACIC SURGERY

Joseph Graham, MD
Heart & Vascular Care, PC; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-782-2190
2009, 2006

Ray Vetsch, MD
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5001
2006

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

Robert Dodson, MD
St. John’s Physicians
417-781-4404
2009, 2008, 2006

GENERAL SURGERY

T. Brad Coy, DO
Independent; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-347-7272
2009, 2006

W. Curt Dandridge, Jr., MD
St. John’s Physicians
417-781-4404
2008, 2006

LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

W. Curt Dandridge, Jr., MD
St. John’s Physicians
417-781-4404
2008, 2006

MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Larry McIntire, DO
Freeman Ear, Nose, & Throat
417-623-6767
2009

Frank Shagets, MD
Independent; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s
2008
Facial Aesthetic & Laser Centre’
2700 McClelland Blvd., B-204
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: 1-800-622-6268, 417-623-5111
www.fwshagets.net

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Hish Majzoub, MD
St. John’s Regional Medical Center–Joplin Neurosurgical Associates
417-781-4733
2008

M. Ellen Nichols, MD
Freeman NeuroSpine
417-782-5500
2008, 2006

OPTHALMOLOGICAL SURGERY

Ernest Bhend, MD
Independent; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-626-8082
2006

Lance Brown, MD
Regional Eye Center; privileges at St. John’s
417-781-3630
2008

E. L. Jordan, Jr., DO
Independent; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-781-0044
2006

GENERAL ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Christopher Banwart, MD
Orthopedic Specialists of the Four States; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center and McCune Brooks
620-783-4441
2006

David Black, MD
Freeman Midwest Orthopaedic Surgery
417-347-2807
2008, 2006

ORTHOPEDICS (HAND SURGERY)

Bruce Silverberg, MD
Freeman Health System
417-621-9000
2006

ORTHOPEDICS (SPORTS MEDICINE & ARTHROSCOPY)

David Black, MD
Freeman Midwest Orthopaedic Surgery
417-347-2807
2008, 2006

Terry Schwab, MD
Mercy Physicians Group
620-223-8040
2006

ORTHOPEDICS (JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY)

David A. Ball, MD
Independent–David A. Ball, MD
417-347-8448
2006

David Black, MD
Freeman Midwest Orthopaedic Surgery
417-347-2807
2009, 2008, 2006

OTOLARYNGOLOGY/HEAD & NECK SURGERY

Frank Shagets, MD
Independent; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s
2008, 2006
Facial Aesthetic & Laser Centre’
2700 McClelland Blvd., B-204
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: 1-800-622-6268, 417-623-5111
www.fwshagets.net

Larry McIntire, DO
Freeman Ear, Nose, & Throat
417-623-6767
2006

PEDIATRIC GENERAL SURGERY

Guy Rosenschein, MD
Freeman Health System
479-927-3100
2008

GENERAL & RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY

Duane Sherrod, MD
Duane W. Sherrod, M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
417-782-3100
2009, 2008

PLASTIC (ABDOMINOPLASTY)

Duane Sherrod, MD
Duane W. Sherrod, M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
417-782-3100
2008

PLASTIC BREAST (AUGMENTATION)

Duane Sherrod, MD
Duane W. Sherrod, M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
417-782-3100
2008

PLASTIC (FACIAL SURGERY)

Frank Shagets, MD
Independent; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s
2008, 2006
Facial Aesthetic & Laser Centre’
2700 McClelland Blvd., B-204
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: 1-800-622-6268, 417-623-5111
www.fwshagets.net

Duane Sherrod, MD
Duane W. Sherrod, M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
417-782-3100
2009, 2008

PODIATRIC SURGERY

David Dowell, DPM
Dowell, Haste & Ikerd Podiatry; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-659-9395
2006

James Hamilton, DPM
Southwest Foot Clinic; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-624-8408
2008

Valarie Ikerd, DPM
Dowell, Haste & Ikerd Podiatry; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-659-9395
2006

TRAUMA SURGERY

Brock Carney, MD
Freeman Health System
417-781-6844
2008, 2006

W. Curt Dandridge, Jr., MD
St. John’s Physicians
417-781-4404
2008

Robert Dodson, MD
St. John’s Physicians
417-781-4404
2009, 2008, 2006
VASCULAR SURGERY

Joseph Graham, MD
Heart & Vascular Care, PC; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-782-2190
2009, 2008

Michael Phillips, MD
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5001; 417-347-4800
2008, 2006

Ray Vetsch, MD
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5001
2008

JOPLIN ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES


ANESTHESIOLOGY

Bradford Ramsey, MD
St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-781-2727
2009

Tacee Walker, MD
St. John’s Regional Health Center
417-781-2727
2008

PATHOLOGY

Margaret Janssen, MD
Ferguson Medical Laboratory, Inc.; privileges at Freeman Health System and St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-623-6330
2006

Susan Pintado, MD
Ferguson Medical Laboratory, Inc.; privileges at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
417-623-6330
2009, 2008, 2006

RADIOLOGY

Paul Jones, MD
Freeman Health System–Southwest Radiology
417-624-5882
2006

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