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 2022 at 8 a.m.

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The Jains with their younger children in front of the new Ozark location.
The Jains with their younger children in front of the new Ozark location.

Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health

3600 S. National Ave. | Springfield
5548 N. Farmer Branch Road | Ozark

Eustasis Psychiatric and Addiction Health is a lifespan mental health organization across SWMO and NWA. The owners, Drs. Alok and Breanna Jain, have dedicated their lives to helping those in the mental health community because of their own family experiences and complications arising due to lack of access.

”We provide the quality and expedition of services we would want for our own family. Every patient deserves that. As parents, we know you want to help your child as quickly as possible. That should be today—not next year!”

Dr. Alok Jain is a board-certified psychiatrist and a Top Doc winner for the last 20 years. The Jains have based their practice model on evidence-based care and immediate access that is unparalleled in the region. The two of them started their clinic in 2018 and have expanded to caring for thousands in two states—they attribute this to their innovative walk-in psychiatric urgent care model that allows all patients to receive comprehensive psychiatric and addiction treatment the same day for all mental health needs, as well as continued follow-up care by their team of board-certified clinicians.

Conditions treated include mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, trauma and complex comorbid mental health and medical issues. The clinics provide interventional psychiatry including esketamine, rTMS and advanced tx modalities.

They take all insurances, treat all ages, and prioritize access over bureaucracy.

Their newest treatment center in Ozark is serving hundreds of lifespan patients a week with a specialized focus on pediatric and adolescent populations with a team highly skilled in these age groups.

Their work has received national attention and correlates with major reductions in ER visits. “Every day patients say they were driving by and decided to come in—they are thrilled that we can help and actually treat them today.” In addition, many peers who voted Dr. Jain as Top Doc send their patients over because the wait time for mental health services spans weeks to months. Eustasis has definitely eliminated that barrier and is working to save lives. “The data shows this is helping people—we are excited for what the future holds.”

Ozarks Healthcare team of southwest Missouri.
Dr. Leslie Marshall, Dermatology; Dr. Curtis Horstman, Family/Emergency Medicine; Dr. Jesse Rhoads, Psychiatry; Dr. Charles Morgan, Hematology/Oncology; Dr. Andy McGee, Cardiothoracic Surgery/Cardiology/Wound Care; Dr. Jen Lambert, Family Medicine; Dr. Ryan Roberts, Pain Management/Anesthesiology; Dr. Clara Applegate, Neurology; Dr. Kendell Clarkston, Hospitalist/Internal Medicine; Dr. Nashmia Riaz, Endocrinology/Geriatrics; Dr. Rex Goodman, Podiatry; Dr. Biplab Saha, Pulmonology/Critical Care. Not pictured: Dr. Edwin Roeder, Orthopedic Surgery; Dr. Antony Joseph, General Surgery; Dr. Ritu Kathuria, Hospitalist/Infectious Disease; Dr. Christopher Cochran, Internal Medicine; Dr. Reah Kurian, Ob/Gyn; Dr. Ashish Risal, Pediatrics; Dr. Beth Cooper, Radiology

Ozarks Healthcare

1100 Kentucky Ave.West Plains

Big city innovative treatment options with compassionate care are now closer to home for 417-landers in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri! Ozarks Healthcare encompasses primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually.

The much anticipated Ozarks Healthcare Expansion is now complete and provides convenience for patients by placing more services under one roof. The location of the expansion connects the existing Shaw Medical Building and the current main hospital building, housing almost all of Ozarks Healthcare’s specialty clinics and ancillary services in one location. A chapel, coffee shop proudly serving Starbucks Coffee, gift shop, dining area featuring a restaurant called Grill 59, which pays homage to the health system’s opening in 1959, retail pharmacy, along with Ozarks Healthcare’s Imaging, Laboratory, Patient Financial Services and Registration Departments will be located on the first floor.

More than 100,000 square feet of the construction includes a new Medical Office Building, flexible clinics, a procedure suite, centralized imaging facilities, an updated pharmacy and a new dining area. In addition, a new 20,000 square-foot Women’s Center houses modern labor and delivery rooms, gynecological surgery facilities and educational spaces.

These additions allow the facility to better serve more than 150,000 residents in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas who prefer to stay close to home to utilize quality healthcare services. As confirmed by a federally required Community Health Needs Assessment, Ozarks Healthcare continues to grow its facilities, services, and the Ozarks Healthcare Medical Group to align with the needs of local residents and improve the overall health of those they serve.

They are focused on your health, providing a continuum of care and a breadth of services 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 offer so that patients can stay close to home while receiving the care they need.

Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute team in Springfield MO
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 and Spine Institute

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: You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter: @CoxHealthSNSI. Here today, here tomorrow, here when you need us.

Cristy Ketcherside, LE; Brandon Delport, D.O.; Clementine Bentley, M.Ed., LE; Lily Oyler
Cristy Ketcherside, LE; Brandon Delport, D.O.; Clementine Bentley, M.Ed., LE; Lily Oyler

Bentley Skincare & Wellness

1016 W. Battlefield Road | Springfield

Dr. Delport is the only fellowship trained Oculoplastic Surgeon in the Springfield area and has nearly 20 years of plastic surgery experience. From cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery to Botox and injectable fillers, Dr. Delport combines treatments to optimize esthetic balance and provide amazing cosmetic results. He specializes in both surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the face using state-of-the-art lasers and equipment to produce a natural, youthful appearance.

As a leader in the field, Dr. Delport has lent his expertise to training other physicians and providers in esthetic medicine, providing courses on injectable fillers, neurotoxins, chemical peels, and facial anatomy. Wanting to provide the most comprehensive treatments for his clients, Dr. Delport has expanded his own education and training to also include functional and anti-aging medicine.

Providing clients with information about their treatment options is a priority at Bentley Skincare & Wellness and they believe that time spent counseling helps set the tone for a pleasant experience. As they continue to grow with the esthetic industry and offer new and advanced treatments, visit their website at or on social media (@bentleyskincarewellness) to keep up with their ever-expanding treatment options. Or, call their office at 417-881-SKIN (7546) to schedule an appointment.

Drew D. Shoemaker, MD
Drew D. Shoemaker, MD

Burrell Behavioral Health

Main Center, 1300 E. Bradford Pkwy. | Springfield
Crisis Center, 800 S. Park Ave. | Springfield

Drew D. Shoemaker, MD has a focus in addiction medicine and serves as the Medical Director for Burrell’s Behavioral Crisis Center, as well as the Medical Director at Fordland Clinic where he specializes in primary care. As a father, he understands the importance of seeing each patient as a unique and entire person rather than simply an illness.

In 2020, Burrell opened the Behavioral Crisis Center in Springfield, providing 24/7 walk-in support for those in need of rapid access to care. This innovative model is spreading throughout the state as Burrell plans to open two more locations in Columbia and Independence.

A crisis in mental health or substance use can happen to anyone. Addiction, especially, does not discriminate. Dr. Shoemaker strives to meet each individual where they are in their journey and help them find the services that best fit their needs at that very moment.

For more information about Fordland Clinic, call 417-767-2273. For information about the Behavioral Crisis Center, call 417-893-7735. If you’re in crisis and need someone to talk to, Burrell’s 24/7 crisis line can be reached at 1-800-494-7355.

Dr. J.W. Buckner & Dr. Brian Biggers
Dr. J.W. Buckner & Dr. Brian Biggers

Breast Surgeons at CoxHealth

Dr. John Buckner & Dr. Brian Biggers


3850 S. National Ave. Suite 320 | Springfield

From benign conditions to breast cancer or those who are at high risk for breast cancer, Dr Biggers and Dr. Buckner, along with their dedicated staff, are trained in comprehensive care including genetic testing. They were the first to offer partial breast radiation, ductal lavage, high-risk screening and counseling and their clinic at CoxHealth was the first dedicated breast surgery clinic in Southwest Missouri.

Dr. Biggers graduated from the University of Missouri, attended residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Biggers is a part of many professional organizations and his articles have been published in medical journals. He is also an assistant professor for the University of Missouri School of Medicine and serves as a clerkship director for surgery at the Springfield Clinical Campus.

Dr. Buckner has been in the practice of surgery in Springfield for 29 years and is an assistant professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and started the first multidisciplinary breast conference in 1994. He has continued to lead the way in new innovations in treating patients with benign and malignant diseases of the breast.

Robert Shaw, MD; Connor Barnes, MD; Carl Price, MD
Robert Shaw, MD; Connor Barnes, MD; Carl Price, MD

The Center for Plastic Surgery

3555 S. National Ave., Suite 50 | Springfield

The Center for Plastic Surgery at CoxHealth 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 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, Dr. Barnes has trained with world-renowned plastic surgeons and takes a “primary care approach,” 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.

Dr. Edwin Watts, Dr. Penelope Harris, Dr. Leo Shunyakov
Dr. Edwin Watts, Dr. Penelope Harris, Dr. Leo Shunyakov

Central Care Cancer Center

1501 N. Oakland Ave. | Bolivar

Central Care Cancer Center at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center has proudly served the Bolivar area and surrounding communities for 17 years. The oncology team is led by Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Leo Shunyakov and includes Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Penelope Harris, and Radiation Oncologist Dr. Edwin Watts.

This highly trained and experienced team, along with an amazing staff, provides many services for their patients including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, second opinions, financial counseling and other supportive services. With the addition of a Varian TrueBeam radiation treatment machine and an in-house CT simulator, Central Care is able to provide more accurate radiation therapy sessions, while shortening the time between planning and treatment for patients.

Now more than ever, cancer clinical trials are extremely important for finding better treatments that will improve the quality of life for patients during and after treatment. Because Central Care understands this important option, their cancer clinical trial program continues to expand.

Central Care offers treatment at the same level of an academic center, with the ability to care for their patients in a more friendly and comfortable setting. They strive to give their patients the personal attention they deserve. Call Central Care Cancer Center to get personalized cancer care, close to home!

Dr. Michael Bauer
Dr. Michael Bauer

Freedom Health Systems

1405 W. State Hwy J | Ozark

Dr. Bauer is a dual-certified Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. After completing medical school, he attended a three-year residency in Family Medicine in Daytona Beach, Florida, and subsequently a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Carolina. Currently, Dr. Bauer has co-founded Freedom Health Systems, a multi-specialty medical practice with locations in both Ozark and Battlefield, Missouri. Freedom Health Systems specializes in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, IV Infusion Therapy and Orthopedics with telehealth options, in-house labs and oral supplements available.

At Freedom Health Systems, you will be treated like a member of the family. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by smiling, friendly staff who are eager to help in any way possible. Office visits are not rushed and patients are given the time they deserve. No two people are the same and therefore, no two treatment plans should be the same. Freedom Health Systems takes pride in creating individualized treatment plans that focus on getting to the root cause of your problem, not just treating the symptoms. Dr. Bauer and the entire staff at Freedom Health Systems are here for you.

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

Innovative Dental

6401 S. Innovation Ave. | 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.c 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!

iTooth team in Springfield MO
Front Row: Wendy Wille, Cheryl Friend, Jennifer Brengle, Heidi Mills, Sherry Peterson, Lance Robbins, DDS, Abigail Fincel, DDS, Sandra Avila, Rachel Tolliver, Rachael Neal, Hannah White; Back Row: Monica Young, Mariah Harding, Robin Loney, Lakin Waggoner, Debby Kindall


3211 E. Battlefield Road, Suite 100 | Springfield

With the summer sun making everything bright, you want your teeth to sparkle, too! The professional team at iTooth wants to make the look and health of your smile the best they can be.

From checkups to implants to the latest in cosmetic dentistry, Drs. Robbins and Fincel and the friendly, patient team at iTooth will make sure you get the oral care you need now to avoid bigger health problems later.

iTooth offers the latest, state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive review of your health history to provide the most complete oral health checkup possible.

Priding themselves on the ultimate patient experience, iTooth can provide your family’s checkups, oral surgery, CEREC same-day crowns and bridges, surgically guided implants and the cleanest, brightest, whitest teeth possible. They are YOUR trusted dental team!

At iTooth, their desire is to put a smile on every face. From the moment you walk in and relax by the fireplace until the time you walk out with a warm cookie, you’re always treated like family.

“Your Health, Your Smile, Our Commitment.”

Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS
Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS

Kienstra Facial Plastic Surgery

1965 S. Fremont Ave #120 | Springfield

The last few years have taken their toll on all of us. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to show the world your best self. And there’s no one better to help you rejuvenate your face than 417’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeon, Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS.

Decades of exclusive dedication and training have made Dr. Kienstra the go-to expert in his field­—conveniently located right here in 417-land. Dr. Kienstra and his team will put you at ease with 150+ years of combined experience—giving you skilled advice and guidance along the way.

From rhinoplasties to rejuvenation procedures such as facelifts, eyelid surgeries, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, Botox and fillers, the team at Kienstra Facial Plastic Surgery is here to help you achieve your best self. Aesthetic treatments and facial plastic surgery are highly effective ways to increase your self-esteem and enjoyment of life. Dr. Kienstra offers a wide range of solutions that can be customized for a natural and refreshed look. Ready to explore your options? Dr. Kienstra and his highly trained team are ready to help.

Mercy C.H. “Chub” O’Reilly Cancer Center team in Springfield MO
Back row: Sami Khosyomn, MD; Brian Swenson, MD; Madhu Pendurthi, MD; Kimberly Creach, MD; Jennifer Lu, DO; Front row: Rajesh Nair, MD; Nathan Tonlaar, MD; Jessica Snider, DO; Christopher Estes, MD; Sodaf Sohrab, MD; John Bumberry, MD. Not pictured: Chiazo Amene, MD; Marcus Henderson, DO; Benjamin Hodnett, MD; Daniel Pinheiro, MD; Lavanya TIriveedhi, MD

Mercy C.H. “Chub” O’Reilly Cancer Center

2055 S. Fremont Ave. | Springfield

For Mercy’s oncology team, caring for cancer patients is not just a career—it is a calling. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, Mercy is here 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.

Mercy is recognized near and far for their innovative treatment options. They are the only area provider of C-RAD, which reduces radiation exposure to the heart and other organs by monitoring breathing motion and provides reference images for more precise body positioning. They are also the only cancer center in the region to offer Cyberknife, a noninvasive alternative to open surgery. Cyberknife treats cancerous and noncancerous tumors throughout the body, including in the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. This painless treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy.

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

Garet Jones, Whitney Smith, Dr. Shachar Tauber, Heather Sayre, Michelle Begey
Garet Jones, Whitney Smith, Dr. Shachar Tauber, Heather Sayre, Michelle Begey

Mercy Eye Specialists

1229 E. Seminole St. Suite 420 | Springfield

Since 1995, Dr. Shachar Tauber with Mercy Eye Specialists has completed more than 10,000 laser vision correction procedures. He attributes those large numbers to the excellent service and VIP treatment that he has become well known for.

In fact, Dr. Tauber and the Mercy Eye Specialists are at the forefront of using laser technology to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Their staff exceeds FDA certification requirements, while providing a first-class patient experience. Dr. Tauber is ranked in the top one percent of refractive surgeons in the U.S. It is an honor that he has chosen to serve patients here in 417 land.

Dr. Tauber uses the most innovative and cutting edge technology when performing laser vision correction. One example is the iDesign Refractive studio, which gives him the ability to deliver a truly personalized procedure designed specifically for each patient. The system takes over 1,200 measurements of the eye and maps each data point to create a custom procedure only three seconds! The laser then corrects the patient’s vision to their exact needs, and results are immediate!

Get out of those glasses and contacts, and see the world with a whole new view! Call today for a free consultation.

Erin Duvall, APRN, FNP-C, FPMHNP-BC, Kyle John, M.D.
Erin Duvall, APRN, FNP-C, FPMHNP-BC, Kyle John, M.D.

Perimeter Healthcare

2828 N. National Ave. | Springfield

Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield was founded on the mission statement of “providing hope and transforming lives.” Perimeter sees children in crisis from ages 6-17 and patients can be referred over the phone, walk-in or from another hospital. The multidisciplinary team utilizes best-practice medication management along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to meet the needs of their patients.

Kyle John, M.D., the Clinical Vice President for Behavioral Health at Mercy, is the acting Medical Director for Perimeter. Working with a team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Perimeter is pioneering a collaborative practice model to treat the acute behavioral needs of the children and adolescents in the region. Dr. John graduated from University of Missouri in 1993 with his Medical Doctorate. He graduated from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1998 with a specialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Erin Duvall, APRN, FNP-C, FPMHNP-BC is the Lead Nurse Practitioner at Perimeter. She completed her Master’s degree in Nursing in 2013 and completed a Post Master’s Certificate to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2017 from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Highly skilled, Erin is passionate about the care of the kids at Perimeter.

Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield is proud to have these outstanding providers lead their team and provide hope to their patients daily.

Callie Maggard, Valerie Sharlin, Dr. Ken Sharlin, Rachel Wemple
Callie Maggard, Valerie Sharlin, Dr. Ken Sharlin, Rachel Wemple

Sharlin Health & Neurology

5528 N. Farmer Branch Road | Ozark

If you are facing a neurological disease or have a family history of it, Sharlin Health is here to create your personalized care plan. Dr. Sharlin is a board-certified neurologist who believes in a hybrid approach for patients beyond the standard medicine treatment option. The team at Sharlin Health helps get to the root of the sickness by looking at environmental, diet and lifestyle factors to bring a holistic treatment approach. They also help with preventive strategies for those with a family history of illnesses like Alzheimers, ALS or Parkinson’s.

“The most damaging idea is that once a diagnosis is made, there’s nothing that can be done about it,” says Dr. Sharlin. “We empower patients so they can still be in the driver’s seat when it comes to influencing the trajectory of their illness.”

As the area’s only certified functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Sharlin is focused on innovations including the use of biological markers to diagnose conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, automated three-dimensional volumetric analysis of the brain through Advanced Imaging, hormone optimization and cutting-edge clinical research.

If you are ready for a new approach to treating your neurological illness or are looking for preventative strategies for brain health, Dr. Sharlin and his team are here for you.

Dr. Charles E. Woodall, III
Dr. Charles E. Woodall, III

Charles E. Woodall III MD, MSC, FACS

1001 E. Primrose St. | Springfield

Dr. Woodall is helping to rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer with CoxHealth. Statistically speaking, pancreatic cancer is the eleventh most commonly diagnosed cancer. For perspective, it is expected that 166 Americans will be diagnosed with it every day in 2022. Those are our family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues—people we care about and who we can’t imagine having to struggle through such a devastating diagnosis.

Dr. Woodall helps bring hope to the pancreatic cancer community here in 417-land.

He is the only fellowship-trained surgical oncologist to treat the disease locally. The importance of receiving specialized treatment from a physician with experience can’t be stressed enough, and Dr. Woodall provides that with the added convenience of being close to home at CoxHealth. In fact, Dr. Woodall is passionate about providing expert treatment here in Springfield. He says, “I returned to the Ozarks so patients wouldn’t have to travel at a time that is already difficult and stressful enough.”

Survival rates for pancreatic cancer are improving. Since 2014, the five-year survival rate has been increasing due to improved treatment protocols and surgery techniques like the ones Dr. Woodall practices for patients here in 417-land.

Dr. W. Patrick Collins
Dr. W. Patrick Collins

Collins Eye Clinic

1342 E. Primrose, Suite B | Springfield

Many of us take our vision for granted—that is, until we no longer have it. Dr. W. Patrick Collins of Collins Eye Clinic, 417-land’s     expert in Ophthalmology, is dedicated to serving the visually impaired.

For over 20 years he has been on the cutting edge of Ophthalmology. Dr. Collins has a special interest in multi-focal implants and astigmatism surgery. He is board-certified with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a recipient of the American College of Eye Surgeons’ “Best Surgeon Award.” 

Dr. Collins is experienced, passionate and thorough. He is a Kickapoo High and Drury University alum, and enjoys hunting, traveling and tinkering with old cars in his spare time.

Dr. Edwin M. Roeder
Dr. Edwin M. Roeder

Ozarks Healthcare

Dr. Edwin M. Roeder

1210 N. Kentucky Ave. | West Plains

For over 25 years Dr. Edwin M. Roeder has been helping patients in the Ozarks recover from injuries and enjoy their lives free of pain. Dr. Roeder says, “Every day, I see the difference I make in people’s lives—they are able to return to sports, get back to work and resume everyday activities.”

Dr. Roeder is a graduate of Stanford University and studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed a residency at Scott and White Hospital/Texas A & M in Temple, Texas. He is certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is proud to be the team physician for the West Plains Zizzers.

Back: Dr. Joseph Haynes, MD; Dr. Scott Ballmann, MD; Dr. Matthew Weis, MD Front: Dr. Kristy McCall, MD; Dr. Mary Duff, MD; Dr. Randy Hill, MD; Dr. Daphne LeMon, MD
Back: Dr. Joseph Haynes, MD; Dr. Scott Ballmann, MD; Dr. Matthew Weis, MD Front: Dr. Kristy McCall, MD; Dr. Mary Duff, MD; Dr. Randy Hill, MD; Dr. Daphne LeMon, MD

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology

1000 E. Primrose, Suite 400 | Springfield

The OB/GYN specialists at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic provide comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic services for women of all ages and backgrounds.

From family planning, assistance with fertility, prenatal care, labor and delivery and postpartum, the OB/GYN team at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic strives to provide excellent care and support to growing families throughout the reproductive life span.

In addition to all of these services, they are surgical specialists who can also treat a range of common problems like fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic organ prolapse with a range of minimally invasive techniques, including vaginal and robotic surgery. Congratulations to Dr. Hill, Dr. McCall, Dr. LeMon, and Dr. Duff for being listed in 417 Magazine’s 2022 Top Docs!

Andrew Kochevar, MD, FACS; Rosellen Meystrik, MD, MBA, FACS
Andrew Kochevar, MD, FACS; Rosellen Meystrik, MD, MBA, FACS

Mercy Plastic Surgery

1229 E. Seminole Suite 340 | Springfield

This clinic provides plastic and reconstructive surgery. They do anything from skin bumps to aesthetics and complex reconstruction. There is no typical plastic surgery patient. They offer a range of surgical and cosmetic services that can meet a broad range of needs.

Patients can expect a warm welcome in a serene environment from clinical staff that have worked together for decades. Arrive ready to explain your expectations and ask plenty of questions! Their goal is that you leave the clinic feeling your needs were understood. Their physicians are all certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dennis Morrison, DO; Leea Reed, DO; William Howitt, MD; Kayce Morton, DO; Donald Burkindine, DO
Dennis Morrison, DO; Leea Reed, DO; William Howitt, MD; Kayce Morton, DO; Donald Burkindine, DO

QPS Missouri

1820 W. Mount Vernon St. | Springfield

Since opening their doors to the Springfield community in 1994, QPS Missouri (formerly known as QPS-Biokinetic) has conducted over 2,000 FDA-regulated studies and paid out more than $50 million to local participants.

QPS partners with some of the areas most respected doctors to oversee clinical trials. Their mission is to accelerate drug development worldwide by creating breakthroughs in pharmaceutical innovation. The experienced staff is dedicated to investigating new and exciting medicines while treating participants with the care and respect they deserve. 

As a leader in the industry, and one of the largest clinical research sites in the U.S., they are ready to take on any challenges that are brought to them by clients here or abroad.

Bharat Shah, MD
Bharat Shah, MD

Shah Plastic Surgery

1530 E. Bradford Parkway | Springfield

Specializing in a wide range of treatments for the face, breast and body, double board-certified plastic surgeon and hair transplant specialist Dr. Bharat Shah has been delivering exceptional results for over 25 years.

Dr. Shah is known across 417-land for the refined beauty and elegance of his results. He has been voted Top Plastic Surgeon in the region year after year­—his patients trust his advanced skills, discretion and personalized care.

Dr. Shah’s modern surgical techniques produce results that look refreshed, rejuvenated and completely natural. His team also provides aesthetic services with world-class cosmetic treatments.

How can Dr. Shah help you reach your goals? If you have cosmetic concerns, schedule a consultation. Dr. Shah can recommend the best treatment options for you. Experience excellence. Call today.