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Top Doctors

Medical Professionals in the Ozarks

Browse this selection of medical professionals to discover some of the top practices in southwest Missouri and most extensively educated experts in their respective fields. These first rate physicians are ready to guide you in your journey to health.

Jul 01 2020 at 9 a.m.

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Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health
Front Row: Kelley Snow-Watson, LPC; Jessica Espinoza, CRO; Ashley Frazier-Osburne, COO; Dr. Alok Jain, Co-Owner, MD-Psychiatrist, Medical Director; A. Breanna Jain, Co-Owner, CEO, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, APRN; Ankit Jain; Row 2: Wayne Manier; Lisa Galeski, PMHNP; Jessica Rogers; Damine Thorpe, LMA; Row 3: Amber Peters FNP-BC, PMHNP; Shelby Weifirch; Row 4: Amy Baremore, PMHNP; Samantha Dugan PsyD; Sheryl Steinmiller; Payton Garrison; Row 5: Miranda Moore; Al Vorst; Brianna Greene; Angela Limpus, FNP
Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health
A. Breanna Jain, Co-Owner, CEO, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, APRN; Dr. Alok Jain, Co-Owner, MD-Psychiatrist, Medical Director

Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health

417-322-6622 | 3600 S. National Ave., Springfield

Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health is pleased to announce construction of their brand new site in the heart of Medical Mile, opening in July! There is expanded access to medication management, psychotherapy, testing and advanced treatment options.

Dr. Alok Jain and his wife Breanna Jain started the clinic in 2018 with the mission of providing the highest quality psychiatric care to all patients. Since then they have put together an amazing team of board-certified providers and support staff who have tirelessly served the Springfield community.

“We wanted to build something really vital for our patients. A place that everyone could come, regardless of age or diagnosis,” says Dr. Jain.

Dr. Alok Jain has been honored as a 417 Top Doctor every year since 2007 and is 2020's top psychiatrist. He is a board-certified psychiatrist, member of the American Psychiatric Association and has an extensive background in consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Eustasis’s immediate-access site has provided patients with an unprecedented way to receive psychiatric care without delay. Their “walk-in and be seen” model is changing the face of psychiatry. The new location has eight providers and room for growth! They are providing the most state of the art modalities, including ADHD testing and esketamine.

“It is super exciting,” says Breanna Jain, CEO, PMHNP-BC. “We have patients who come in all hours of the day, pediatric or adult, all payor sources. They will ask, ‘You mean I can really be seen right now?’ We can proudly tell them of course! This is just the way we believe mental health should be done.”

Both Dr. Jain and Breanna know that people need options in this community. Patients’ struggles are numerous, ranging from addiction, bipolar, ADHD, trauma, anxiety and more. The Jains like to think of Eustasis as a one-stop-shop.

“There shouldn’t be high levels of bureaucracy. This is what overwhelms patients. Barriers have no place when it comes to mental health,” the Jains explain.

Eustasis is committed to helping patients find the optimal balance of emotions during these difficult times. They have expanded their hours and have both in person and telemedicine options available. They are always accepting new patients!

Springfield Neurological & Spine Institute
Front row left to right: Chad Morgan MD, Michael Workman MD, Ted Lennard MD, Angela Spurgeon DO, Michael Mumert MD, Mark Crabtree MD, Edwin Cunningham MD, Charles Mace MD Back row: Jeffrey Woodward MD, Mayur Jayarao MD, Robert Strang MD, Salim Rahman MD

Springfield Neurological & Spine Institute

417-885-3888 | 3801 S. National Ave., Springfield

Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute (SNSI) at CoxHealth specializes in the treatment of brain, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders. They are committed to providing exceptional care, and their goal is to enhance the quality of life of their patients. Their team is trained in the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments of brain and spine disorders. SNSI offers a unique combination of experience, expertise and compassion so that patients can have confidence in the care they receive.

Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute is located in the Jared Neuroscience Center (JNC) at CoxHealth. The Jared Neuroscience Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering a multidisciplinary approach to treatment at the highest level of care for patients. Board certified and fellowship trained neurosurgeons, physiatrists and an interventional neuro-radiologist are teaming up with neurology, neuropsychology and the JNC Imaging Center, together in a facility that’s uniquely designed for collaborative care. 

With more than 240 years of combined experience, SNSI is one of the Midwest region’s top neurosurgical practices, servicing multiple locations in Missouri and Arkansas. Their largest location is in Springfield, with outlying clinics in

Branson, Carthage, Monett, Rolla, Harrison and Mountain Home.

Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute at CoxHealth is committed to their mission to improve the health of the communities they serve.

To schedule an appointment, call 417-885-3888 or visit their website: springfieldneurological.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter: @CoxHealthSNSI. Don’t put your health on hold. We are open, ready and here for you.

Dr. Brendon Delport, D.O. of Bentley Skincare & Wellness
Dr. Brendon Delport, D.O.

Bentley Skincare & Wellness

417-881-7546 | 1016 Battlefield Rd., Springfield

Dr. Brendon Delport, D.O., is an Ophthalmologist and completed a fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery. He has now expanded his practice to include the full spectrum of Aesthetic Medicine at Bentley Skincare & Wellness. A few of his specialties include neurotoxin injections, soft tissue filler injections, platelet rich plasma injections, eyelid lifts, skin resurfacing and much more!

Dr. Delport was born in South Africa and moved to the U.S. when he was 8 years old. He has been in practice locally for the past 15 years, helping people to see better, look better and feel better. 

Bentley Skincare & Wellness is an elite medical spa specializing in aesthetic medicine and wellness, where all injections are performed by a plastic surgeon. They are members of the American Medical Spa Association and strive to provide a clean, friendly, comfortable environment with strict attention to each client’s individual needs.

Bentley always stays on the cutting edge of technology and learning, so that they can offer the absolute best solutions to address each client’s needs. Their clients range from teenagers dealing with acne issues, to older adults battling the effects of aging, and everyone in between. They have treatment options that can fit every demographic and budget. 

Skincare and wellness are both part of a healthy lifestyle. Let Bentley help you reach your highest potential.

Branson Nephrology & Dialysis
Front row: Dwight Zabel, MD; Lavonne Burrows, APRN; Back row: Johnna Manna, PA-C; John Martinez, MD

Branson Nephrology & Dialysis

417-334-8288 | 101 Skaggs Rd., Suite 302, Branson

John Martinez, MD, and Dwight Zabel, MD, are board certified nephrologists who have been treating patients with kidney disease in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas since 2002. Together with Johnna Manna, PA-C, and Lavonne Burrows, APRN, their team provides a full spectrum of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care, including CKD education and advanced care planning for patients approaching kidney failure.

Their care begins in the physician’s office, where they create an individualized care plan to slow the progression of kidney disease and closely manage the patient’s chronic medical problems. Their office provides education and counseling about many different therapy options, including transplantation. If the patient chooses one of their many dialysis therapies, there are three outpatient dialysis facilities where providers perform weekly rounds to continue to optimize kidney health: Branson Dialysis, Branson West Kidney Center and Harrison Dialysis.

Kidney disease does not have to be scary. Let Dr. Martinez and Dr. Zabel guide you with tools and resources to have kidney health success.

Tamara Fusco, M.D., F.A.A.P. of Burrell Behavioral Health
Tamara Fusco, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Burrell Behavioral Health

417-761-5092

In the United States, approximately one-fourth of kids with ADHD never receive treatment. That’s according to general pediatrician and child advocate Dr. Tamara Fusco, who has been practicing in the Ozarks for more than 20 years. Dr. Fusco is passionate about taking care of the whole child, including early identification and intervention of developmental challenges. 

She brings this passion to Burrell Behavioral Health by leading and serving as a pediatrician at the organization’s first youth ADHD specialty clinic, the Youth Focus Clinic in Springfield. The Youth Focus Clinic is home to a multidisciplinary treatment team that provides comprehensive psychological evaluations and treatment for children with ADHD, which includes combined medication management and behavioral therapy.

Prior to joining Burrell, Dr. Fusco worked as a pediatrician for Mercy Health Systems in Nixa and Springfield. She has also practiced in Alaska, served as an Assistant Professor/Chief Resident at Tulane University Medical Center, and served in the Army National Guard with a final rank of Captain. Dr. Fusco is a mother of three and a graduate of the University Of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Robert Shaw, MD; Carl Price, MD; Arthur Hawes, MD of the Center for Plastic Surgery
Robert Shaw, MD; Carl Price, MD; Arthur Hawes, MD

Center for Plastic Surgery

417-875-3246 | 3555 S. National Ave., Springfield

The Center for Plastic Surgery was founded on the belief that aging is a treatable condition, not a foregone conclusion. Their approach to slowing, preventing and even reversing the signs of aging is through early detection and appropriate intervention, combining state-of-the-art plastic surgery with scientifically proven anti-aging therapeutics and products.

The Center for Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing patients with individualized and effective plans. While ensuring the highest quality result, they strive to make your experience comfortable, convenient and effective. The doctors are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have more than 50 years combined experience.

Dr. Shaw is an international expert on facial aging and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Price is the originator of endoscopic plastic surgery procedures, and Dr. Hawes has trained with world-renowned experts who developed microvascular endoscopic and breast reconstructive techniques widely used today.

The Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to have a doctor in every 417 Magazine Top Doctors’ plastic surgery category. They are located in the Bone and Joint Center at CoxHealth.

Command Family Medicine
Back row: Jordan Jenkins, Samantha Goodall, FNP; Dr. Luke Van Kirk, DO; Front row: Dr. Drew Haney, DO; Natalie Mayfield, LPN; Danae Van Kirk, RN; Dr. Tex Gaskins, DO

Command Family Medicine

417-351-2900 | 2659 E. Normandy Drive, Suite 108, Springfield

As a direct primary care facility, Command Family Medicine provides services to patients without insurance. They go above and beyond to give people command of their health and deliver what they promise. Dr. Luke and his team aim to make people feel like they are part of a family, not just a number.

Aside from providing a high-quality, welcoming clinic, Dr. Luke strives to make visits as convenient as possible. His passion is helping people avoid everything that frustrates them when they go to a primary care doctor. Health care costs (labs, imaging and medications) are cut significantly, and wait times are virtually zero. He almost never recommends that patients go to urgent care and makes every effort to see them himself as soon as possible. Same or next-day appointments for urgent issues are always available, appointments are never double booked and every patient’s time is highly respected and never rushed. The team at Command is on call for you after hours and weekends, and if you have an urgent need after hours they will help you avoid unnecessary trips to the ER and urgent care. This fall, Command Family Medicine is expanding into the Branson market, with a new location led by Dr. Haney. It’s your health. Are you ready to take command?

M Nanette Crighton, MD
M Nanette Crighton, MD

Crighton Aesthetic Studio

417-567-6230 | Located at Sola Salon Studios | 1839-B E. Independence Ave. Suite 23, Springfield

By now, many of you know that Crighton Aesthetic Studio moved to a new location. You can find them in the family of Sola Salon Studios in the James River Towne Center. Their little corner of the world inhabits studio number 23. Their hours of operation haven't changed and are still Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. by appointment. As always, they carry the Epionce® skin care line, which, in Dr. Crighton's opinion, is the very best skin care in the world.

The new space suits them well! It is cozy, efficient, organized, planned, private, elegant and tasteful. And they absolutely love it there! You know from past experience that their business is essentially a one-in, one-out service, with virtually no waiting. What a treat! The new location is quite conducive to that efficient operation.

Dr. Crighton is ready to take care of your need for botulinum toxin A and filler. She’s still the same: caring, gentle and artistic. She continues to claim “Best Botox Shooter” after receiving that title in 2007 from 417 Magazine readers. You could also just ask her clients: They’ll tell you that she is absolutely top notch! Give Crighton Aesthetic Studio a call. They can’t wait to hear from you!

Dr. J.W. Buckner, Dr. Brian Biggers of Ferrell-Duncan Clinic
Dr. J.W. Buckner, Dr. Brian Biggers

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic | Dr. John Buckner & Dr. Brian Biggers

417-875-3761 | 1001 E. Primrose St., Springfield

Dr. J.W. Buckner and Dr. Brian Biggers are southwest Missouri’s most experienced breast surgeons and specialize in caring for patients at high risk for breast cancer, as well as surgery for cancer and benign diseases of the breast at CoxHealth.

Dr. Buckner and Dr. Biggers are part of the only high-risk breast clinic in southwest Missouri. They are the only local breast surgeons who screen for lymphedema. And they are the first in our region to offer partial breast radiation to patients. In fact, they offer innovative, advanced oncoplastic techniques for breast cancer patients and participate in weekly multidisciplinary breast conferences in order to offer their patients input across multiple specialties.

Dr. Buckner is boarded by the American Board of Surgery is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, participant in the Mastery of Breast Surgery program and member of the Board of Trustees of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

Dr. Biggers is fellowship trained in Breast Surgical Oncology. He is a past president of the Greene County Medical Society, secretary for the Missouri State Medical Association and a member of its executive council. Dr. Biggers is Board Certified in general surgery, a fellow for the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

FERRELL-DUNCAN CLINIC Dr. William Duncan
Dr. William Duncan

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic | Dr. William Duncan

417-875-3800 | 3555 S. National Ave., Suite 200, Springfield

Dr. Bill Duncan’s family has been caring for the people of Springfield for over 70 years. His grandfather, the late Dr. Robert Duncan, helped pioneer modern clinical practice in the region along with Dr. Ferrell when the Ferrell-Duncan Clinic began in the 1940s. His uncle, Dr. Doug Duncan, continues to practice orthopedics in the Bone and Joint Center at CoxHealth.

Dr. Duncan is proud to continue the tradition of providing care for the people in southwest Missouri and beyond. As a surgeon who is board certified in both general orthopedics and orthopedic sports medicine, Dr. Duncan works with his colleagues at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Bone & Joint Surgeons and serves as a team physician for Drury and Evangel Universities. By performing minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures to treat simple and complex sports injuries, Dr. Duncan is able to help athletes return to the fields and courts quickly and safely. In addition to sports-related problems, Dr. Duncan performs joint replacement surgeries of the shoulder, hip and knee, relieving patients of chronic joint pain and returning them to active lifestyles. 

Dr. Duncan attended undergraduate and medical schools at the University of Kansas and completed a prestigious internship and orthopedic residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has published papers and has presented at both national and international orthopedic conventions. When not in the office or OR, Dr. Duncan enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffany, and their kids, Evie, Will, Dori and Stu.

Dr. Charles E. Woodall, III of Ferrell-Duncan Clinic
Dr. Charles E. Woodall, III

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic | Dr. Charles E. Woodall, III

417-875-3525 | 1001 E. Primrose St., Springfield

Dr. Charles Woodall understands that 417-land is known for its outdoor adventures. But before you head to the lake, the trails or the golf course, he reminds you to be sure to cover up and lather up with sunscreen. As the only fellowship-trained surgical oncologist in southwest Missouri, Dr. Woodall offers expert care to those working to overcome melanoma—one of the three most common types of skin cancer.

Unfortunately, melanoma is on the rise, with more than three million cases diagnosed in the United States each year. The numbers are especially high among males older than 50 years and females 15 to 29 years old.

Although a diagnosis of melanoma can be frightening, Dr. Woodall assures locals that new treatment options for all stages have been developing at a rapid pace over the past few years, resulting in substantially improved outcomes.

For example, less extensive surgery has been proven safe for many patients, providing a better functional result without compromising the outcome. Treatment has also become personalized through the use of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy, which allow surgery to be tailored for each specific case.

Dr. Woodall offers these advanced treatment options locally at CoxHealth and is here to be part of your recovery story.

Matthew Simpson, MD; Timothy Woods, MD of Ferrell-Duncan Clinic
Matthew Simpson, MD; Timothy Woods, MD

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic | Matthew Simpson, MD and Timothy Woods, MD

Dr. Simpson: 417-875-3593 | Dr. Woods: 417-875-2796 | 1001 E. Primrose St., Springfield

Matthew Simpson, MD, and Timothy Woods, MD, serve patients at CoxHealth’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgical Institute.

Dr. Simpson and Dr. Woods perform life-improving procedures for bariatric patients that include the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic duodenal switch and revisions of previous bariatric surgery.

The surgeons are also proficient in all general surgeries, foregut surgeries, laparoscopic hernias and all anti-reflux and revisions of previous anti-reflux procedures.

CoxHealth’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgical Institute is fully accredited through the Metabolic and Bariatric Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center in Bariatric Surgery. The services they offer to patients are comprehensive and include an in-house dietician, as well as a psychologist.

Wondering if weight loss surgery is right for you? You may benefit from weight loss surgery with Dr. Simpson and Dr. Woods if you’re at least 18 years old, at least 100 pounds overweight or your BMI is 40 or higher.

Talk to your primary care physician, then call CoxHealth’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgical Institute at the Ferrell-Duncan Clinic for information about attending a free weight loss seminar.

Innovative Dental
Taylor Jordan, DDS; Megan Westrich, DDS; Grant Olson, DDS

Innovative Dental

417-889-4746 | 3424 S. Culpepper Ct., Springfield

When you walk into Innovative Dental, you will always find compassionate care, cutting-edge dental techniques and complimentary services. It is Innovative Dental’s passion to give people brighter and healthier smiles by creating a comfortable, convenient and affordable dental environment with top-notch technology and training.

Advances in technology and techniques allow for specialized services, including same-day cosmetics (crowns, bridges and veneers), guided implants and implant dentures, along with general dentistry and traditional orthodontics. As the only top one percent provider in the area for Accelerated Invisalign, they are able to complete treatments up to 70 percent faster. Innovative Dental takes pride in its innovative and efficient techniques that offer patients convenience and ease.

Dr. Olson, Dr. Westrich and Dr. Jordan make it a point to get to know their patients on a personal level and maintain open communication, honesty and education to work toward a brighter and healthier smile. They love what they do and are continually working to increase their knowledge of the best practices and technology available for their patients’ care. The Innovative Dental team will leave you feeling confident, safe and comfortable in your dental work.

Contact Innovative Dental today to see how they can give you a brighter and healthier smile through innovation!

Dr. Lance Robbins of iTooth Family Dentistry
Dr. Lance Robbins

iTooth Family Dentistry

417-883-8515 | 3211 E. Battlefield Road, Suite 100, Springfield

They say that the eyes are windows to the soul. Did you know that the mouth can be a window to your overall health?

When you think of taking care of your teeth and gums, you are probably focused on preventing bad breath, pain or even losing your teeth. But most people don’t know that oral health goes much further than that. Gum disease is linked to a host of problems, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation and infections in the mouth can allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream, which leads to problems in the heart and other parts of the body. Medical histories show that people with gum disease are twice as likely to die from a heart attack and three times as likely to have a stroke.

iTooth Family Dentistry encourages regular visits with Dr. Lance Robbins and his amazing team. Regular visits not only reduce cavities, they can also put a smile on your face and help you stay on your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile! iTooth provides an enjoyable, comfortable environment, along with health education to improve the overall health of the 417 community through value, convenience and a personal touch.

Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS of Kienstra Facial Plastic Surgery
Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS

Kienstra Facial Plastic Surgery

417-887-3223 | 1965 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

Are you the first to volunteer to take the group photo just to avoid being in it? It may be the age of the “selfie,” but there are many people who cringe when they feel the camera’s focus. Don’t edit yourself out of every memory. Increase your confidence by visiting one of the region’s most skilled facial rejuvenation experts.

Facial plastic surgeon Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS, has dedicated more than 20 years to providing beautifully natural, refined facial results with both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. He and his team have a combined total of 140+ years of aesthetic experience and specialize exclusively in the face. It’s this renowned expertise and Dr. Kienstra’s unique ability to put patients at ease that have prompted physicians and surgeons to repeatedly recognize him as one of the area’s top facial plastic surgeons.

Whether you are seeking rhinoplasty or wish to reverse the signs of aging with other rejuvenation procedures—such as facelifts, eyelid surgery, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, Botox and fillers—Dr. Kienstra and his team offer a wide range of solutions to ensure your confidence shines in every picture.

Mercy C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center doctors
Back row: A. Daniel Pinheiro, MD, Head/Neck Surgeon; Nathan Tonlaar, MD, Radiation Oncologist; Chiazo Amene, MD, Neurosurgeon; Sami Khoshyomn, MD, Neurosurgeon; John Bumberry, MD, Breast Surgeon; Brian Swenson, MD, Colorectal Surgeon Front row: Sadaf Sohrab, MD, Pulmonologist; Kimberly Creach, MD, Radiation Oncologist; Jessica Snider, DO, Medical Oncologist; Christopher Estes, MD, Radiation Oncologist

Mercy C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center

417-882-PINK | 2055 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

For Mercy’s oncology team, caring for cancer patients is not just a career—it’s a calling.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, Mercy is ready to help you move forward with the best possible treatment and support. They understand the challenges people with cancer experience and have designed their services to support you and your loved ones through every stage.

Mercy has hundreds of adult and pediatric cancer specialists who care for almost every kind of cancer. These nationally known experts engage in clinical research to bring you cutting-edge cancer treatments, delivered with the most innovative technologies available.

Congratulations to Mercy’s physicians on the Cancer Care team receiving Top Doc recognition!

Mercy Eye Specialists
Louis K. Hirsch, MD; Kathy Sun, MD; Shachar Tauber, MD; Zachary Seagrave, MD

Mercy Eye Specialists

417-820-9328 | 1229 E. Seminole St. Suite 420, Springfield

Mercy Eye Specialists is one of the largest eye groups in the state of Missouri and the nation’s leading Laser Cataract Surgery Center. They are the only clinic in the area with multiple subspecialists, including Retina, Laser Cataract Surgery, Cornea and LASIK, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Glaucoma.

Because of their depth of specialty care and state-of-the-art technology, Mercy Eye Specialists is proud to offer the best in eye care to the 417 area and beyond. From newborns to our country’s greatest generation patients, they treat vision problems across all age ranges.

As the area’s only Center of Excellence for laser cataract surgery, they are nationally and internationally recognized. Mercy National Eye Surgery Center is the most experienced laser cataract surgery center in the United States, completing more cases than any other surgery center. In keeping with the Mercy Mission to provide the best care for all patients, regardless of financial resources, they were the first center in the world to offer laser cataract surgery to all patients at no additional cost.

Mercy exists to serve the community and is deeply rooted in Springfield. They offer compassionate, patient-centered, world-class eye care that exceeds the expectations of patients and referring doctors.

Oncology Hematology Associates
Dushyant Verma, MD; Brooke Gillett, DO; Roger Holden, MD, PhD; William Cunningham, MD; Robert Ellis, MD; Jiantao Ding, MD

Oncology Hematology Associates

417-882-4880 | Springfield Clinic: 3850 S. National, Suite 600Monett Clinic: 802 Highway 60

The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges to find new ways to deliver cancer care safely. Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA) now offers telehealth services to ensure patients have continued and convenient access to quality care. During this unprecedented time, OHA has acted quickly to implement a telehealth program to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, maintaining patient access to care directly from home. The adoption of virtual appointments enables the same level of care as an in-office visit. Patients can easily connect to their physician and care team via a web link using a computer or mobile device.

Telehealth appointments are secure, convenient and simple. Using a live video chat, OHA providers consult with patients remotely and share laboratory results, treatment plans and more. OHA is always focused on delivering cancer care that is patient-centric and personalized. Telehealth is an extension of that care, making it easy for patients to receive care throughout their cancer journey and stay connected with their care team. As health care technology continues to evolve, Oncology Hematology Associates will remain at the forefront, bringing the latest technology and advancements to their patients.

Ozarks Medical Center
Back row: Dr. Morgan, Oncology and Hematology; Dr. Goodman, Podiatry; Dr. Joseph, General Surgery; Dr. Giurgius, General Surgery Front row: Dr. Applegate, Neurology; Dr. Rhoads, Psychiatry; Dr. Clarkston, Hospitalist; Dr. Lambert, Family Medicine

Ozarks Medical Center

417-256-9111 | 1100 Kentucky Ave., West Plains

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in West Plains delivers top-quality, compassionate medical care when it matters most. At the heart of it all, they provide “the right care, right here.” OMC provides the rare combination of advanced medicine and compassionate care patients can only get at home.

Even after 61 years serving the local community, patients are still surprised by the world-class physicians and care they get in south central Missouri.

The breadth of services OMC offers are second to none in the region: interventional cardiac care, open-heart surgery, oncology, neurosurgery and cancer treatment are just a few of the high-tech services they provide so that patients can stay close to home while receiving the care they need.

Their hospital continually strives to bring high technology healthcare to the region through the development of new services, the acquisition of new equipment and the recruitment of high-quality healthcare professionals.

OMC is not only breaking new ground in healthcare… they’re literally breaking ground in West Plains as they embark on the most significant expansion in the medical center’s history. The 120,000 square-foot expansion will help meet the demand for OMC’s healthcare services from residents who prefer to stay close to home.

Bharat Shah MD, FACS
Bharat Shah MD, FACS

Bharat Shah MD, FACS

Mercy Clinic Medical Spa | Mercy Plastic Surgery
417-820-9340 | 1229 E. Seminole St. Suite 310, Springfield

Dr. Bharat Shah is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation, body contouring and hair restoration. He has been voted Best Plastic Surgeon by the readers of 417 Magazine since 2013 and has consistently been recognized by his peers as a leader and Top Doctor in plastic surgery.

Dr. Shah performs the latest cosmetic surgery procedures, including Nanofat Microneedling for facial rejuvenation. This procedure uses your body’s fat cells and stem cells to improve your facial appearance. Nanofat is also highly effective when added to facelift procedures, providing natural-looking results.

In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Shah offers a full range of non-surgical treatments at Mercy Clinic Medical Spa. From Botox and fillers to skin tightening and more, they can help you look your absolute best.

Central Care Cancer Center
Dr. Leo Shunyakov and Dr. Garry Brown

Central Care Cancer Center

417-326-7200 | 1501 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar

Central Care Cancer Center has proudly served the Bolivar community for nearly 15 years. Their oncology team, led by Medical Oncologist Leo Shunyakov and Radiation Oncologist Garry Brown, provides expert cancer care all under one roof with the most advanced technology to provide top-of-the-line care for patients. The doctors, along with their experienced staff, provide chemotherapy/immunotherapy, radiation therapy, hematology services, access to clinical trials and a gamut of support services, including individualized financial counseling. Central Care is proud to offer patients the ability to stay close to home, surrounded by family and friends as they work with them on their journey.

Rosellen Meystrik, MD, MBA, FACS
Rosellen Meystrik, MD, MBA, FACS

Mercy Plastic Surgery | Rosellen Meystrik, MD, MBA, FACS

417-820-9330 | 1229 E. Seminole Suite 340, Springfield

Rosellen Meystrik, MD, MBA, FACS, has practiced Plastic Surgery for 30 years. Along the way, she’s been a wife, mother and now grandmother; she earned her MBA, volunteered on many boards and served on Greene County’s SWAT team. She accomplished all of this while having a thriving medical practice! She has been named a 417 Top Doctor for many years, in 2016 was awarded Health Care Champion Top Doctor, and in 2018 was the first Mercy physician to receive the Mercy Charism Award. Ultimately, Dr. Meystrik keeps the needs of her patients at the center of everything she does.

Dr. Raghu Nandan
Dr. Raghu Nandan

Mercy Plastic Surgery | Dr. Raghu Nandan

417-820-9330 | 1229 E. Seminole Suite 340, Springfield

Dr. Raghu Nandan’s goal is to provide the same support and care to his patients as he would to his own family members. While there is a lot of information that a patient can find online, everyone is unique and deserves specialized care. That’s why Dr. Nandan takes the time to advise all patients and ensure that all of their ongoing health care–related questions are answered. Patients can expect the highest levels of compassionate care when they visit Dr. Nandan at Mercy Plastic Surgery for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, from their first consultation, through surgery, into post-surgical care and beyond.

Dr. Ramesh Shah, MD & Dr. Heeral Shah, MD Ophthalmology
Dr. Ramesh Shah, MD & Dr. Heeral Shah, MD Ophthalmology

Dr. Ramesh Shah, MD & Dr. Heeral Shah, MD Ophthalmology

417-781-2616 | 1703 W 30th St. B, Joplin

Ramesh Shah, MD, FACS, FICS, and Heeral Shah, MD, serve patients as Joplin’s premier eye surgeons and retina specialists. This father-daughter team is fellowship trained and considers it a privilege to be awarded Best Ophthalmologist and Best Eye Surgeon, respectively. They perform cataract surgeries and  laser procedures and treat retinal diseases. Both doctors teach at Kansas University of Biosciences. Dr. Heeral Shah is a co-founder of the International Society for the Advancement of Medical Retina, and Dr. Ramesh Shah is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International. They encourage patients to safeguard their vision by seeking help immediately if there is a concern.

Mark Dake, DDS, MSD
Mark Dake, DDS, MSD

Uncommon Orthodontics | Mark Dake, DDS, MSD

417-625-1114 | 2330 S. Rangeline Road Suite E, Joplin

At Uncommon Orthodontics, Dr. Dake goes to great lengths to ensure that his patients are happy and comfortable throughout their treatment. Have questions? Ask them! Dr. Dake and his knowledgeable staff are always just a call away.

No one likes getting impressions made. Dr. Dake uses digital scanners to take images of your teeth that show how your mouth will change throughout the course of treatment. Dr. Dake has treated more than 20,000 patients throughout his career and been certified by the American Board of Orthodontics for over 25 years.

Benjamin Winters, DDS, MS
Benjamin Winters, DDS, MS

Uncommon Orthodontics | Benjamin Winters, DDS, MS

417-625-1114 | 2330 S. Rangeline Road Suite E, Joplin

Is your young one on TikTok? So is Dr. Winters! Dr. Winters is reaching his orthodontic patients where they live—on social media. Uncommon Orthodontics is an approachable, fun and upbeat clinic where you can often find this doctor singing and dancing. Dr. Winters says that when you visit, you can always expect great music and good vibes. Whether you're interested in traditional braces or invisible aligners, Dr. Winters ensures that you know and understand every step of your treatment along the way. He wants the best for you and your smile so you're happy with your results and the time spent achieving it.

David J. Sander, DMD, MDS
David J. Sander, DMD, MDS

Westrock Orthodontics | David J. Sander, DMD, MDS

417-256-5100 | Houston | Mountain Grove | West Plains

Dr. Sander treats patients of all ages! He reminds us that you are never too old to enhance your smile and that "faster is not always better." Whether you are a child, teen or adult, Dr. Sander offers custom treatment plans that are best tailored to you. "Your smile is with you for the rest of your life, so make sure you do your research and find the right orthodontist for your treatment." 

At Westrock Orthodontics, Dr. Sander can provide you with options (and payment plans!) that allow you to make the best decision for your family.