Top Doctors

Top Doctors List 2019

When your health or the health of a family member is on the line, where do you turn for help? All 403 experts on our annual Top Doctors list were nominated by their peers, and they represent the best in medical and surgical care across 77 categories.

List Edited by Claire Porter

Jul 2019

Top Doctors List 2019
Photo courtesy MercyMercy Orthopedic Hospital Springfield is using a new pre-surgery therapy treatment as a replacement for opioid pain medications.


When your life is at stake and your health is on the line, where do you turn for help? Who do you trust with the care of your loved ones? Start with these 403 experts. All doctors on our annual Top Doctors list were nominated by their peers, and they represent the best in medical and surgical care across 77 categories. If you’re looking for a lifeline, start here.


HOW IT WORKS

Top Doctors is an annual nomination-based project in which we ask physicians in the southwest Missouri area to vote for doctors in various specialties. We ask the doctors to vote for the physicians they would trust to care for their family and friends—experts who exemplify excellence in their specialties.

This list is a service to our readers, giving them a doctor’s perspective regarding the top doctors in dozens of specialty areas. The list is intended to allow patients to see and celebrate their doctors who make the list. It also gives health care seekers a place to see doctors highlighted for achievement and reputation, and can be a great tool for finding the right doctors for their needs.

To complete this nomination project, 417 Magazine has contracted DataJoe Research to conduct nominations using an online ballot for collecting, vetting and tallying the votes. DataJoe Research is a survey/research company specializing in data collection and verification, and conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers. 

Only licensed doctors practicing in southwest Missouri were eligible to make the list.

A NOTE ABOUT BOARD CERTIFICATION

A physician’s placement on our Top Doctors list is not a guarantee of board certification in his or her listed specialty. Although we do double check physicians’ practice areas when we fact check this list—and we encourage voting physicians to choose doctors with board certification—we cannot control who receives votes from their peers. It is possible that a physician was voted into a category in which he or she does not have board certification, despite practicing in that area. We encourage readers to do their due diligence when seeking professionals for their medical care and to ask questions about qualifications and board certifications before choosing a physician.

FINAL NOTE

We recognize that there are many good doctors who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals in the health care field within Springfield and surrounding areas. Inclusion of a physician in the list is based on the opinions of his or her fellow doctors. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, and believe that the results of this survey nomination are a good indicator, not an objective metric, of useful and effective doctors within the community. However, we certainly do not discount the fact that many, many good and effective doctors might not appear on the list. 

DISCLAIMERS

DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe.



Medical Stories

Along with our comprehensive list of the best local physicians as recognized by their peers, this year’s feature includes medical miracle stories and personal experiences you need to read.

Bolivar Missouri's Best Doctors

Medical Specialties

Anesthesiology
Andrew M. Hummel, M.D.
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-6000

Breast Cancer Oncology
Leonid Shunyakov, M.D.
Central Care Cancer Center at Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center
417-326-7200

Cardiovascular Disease
Joseph A. Moore, M.D., F.A.C.C.
CMH Heart Institute Clinic
417-328-6040

Emergency Medicine
Megan A. Carter, M.D.
Citizens Memorial Hospital
417-326-6000

Endocrinology (Diabetes & Metabolism)
Heather Corn, M.D.
CMH Endocrinology Center
417-328-7000

Family Medicine
Louis Harris, M.D.
Bolivar Family Care Center
417-326-6021

Runners-Up
Kristina Kaufmann, D.O.
Dallas County Family Medical Center
417-345-6100

Kristopher Kaufmann, D.O.
Butterfield Park Medical Center
417-326-7676

Hematology/Oncology
Leonid Shunyakov, M.D.
Central Care Cancer Center at Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center
417-326-7200

Hospitalist
Garrett Alderfer, M.D.
CMH Hospitalist
417-328-6300

Runner-Up
Brian Guhl, M.D.
CMH Hospitalist
417-328-6300

Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Care
Martin S. Tyson, D.O., F.A.C.S., F.A.P.W.H.c.
CMH Wound and Hyberbaric Center
417-326-8700

Infectious Disease
Eric Fulnecky, M.D.
CMH Infectious Disease Clinic
417-328-7985

Neurology
Curtis P. Schreiber, M.D.
CMH Neurology Clinic/Missouri Memory Center
417-327-3530

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shelly Meents, M.D.
CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic
417-777-8131
Privileges at Citizens Memorial Hospital

Ophthalmology
Chetan Soni, M.D.
CMH Eye Specialty Center
417-328-7000

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Matthew C. Ericksen, D.O.
CMH ENT Clinic
417-328-7000

Pathology
Christina Otterness, D.O.
CMH Pathology Services
417-328-6030

Pediatrics (General)
James Liesen, D.O.
CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic
417-777-2121

Runners-Up
Shannon Calvert, M.D.
CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clini
417-777-2121

Angela Collins, M.D.
CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic
417-777-2121

Podiatry
Brad Jones, D.P.M.
CMH Podiatry Clinic
417-328-7000

Psychiatry
Bryan Flueckiger, M.D.
Parkview Geriatric Wellness
417-328-6305

Pulmonary Disease
S. Brian Kim, M.D.
CMH Pulomonology Clinic
417-328-6055

Radiation Oncology
Garry Brown, D.O.
Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center
417-326-7200

Radiology
Doug Horner, D.O.
CMH Imaging Center
417-328-6447

Sports Medicine
Juris P. Simanis, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., C.A.Q.S.M., R.M.S.K.
CMH Primary Care, Sports & Occupational Medicine Clinic
417-777-6161


Surgical Specialties

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
William Reynolds, M.D.
Butterfield Park Professional Building
417-328-6535

General Orthopedic Surgery
Jonathan Gray, D.O.
CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center
417-777-2663

Runners-Up
Troy Morrison, D.O.
CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center
417-777-2663

Ron Smith, M.D.
CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center
417-777-2663

General Surgery
Brent A. Bartgis, D.O.
CMH Surgical Services
417-326-8700

Runner-Up
W. Wayne Wolf III, D.O.
CMH Surgical Services
417-326-8700

Laparoscopic Surgery
Brent A. Bartgis, D.O.
CMH Surgical Services
417-326-8700

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
Ron Smith, M.D.
CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center
417-777-2663

Orthopedics (Spinal)
Troy Morrison, D.O.
CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center
417-777-2663

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Matthew C. Ericksen, D.O.
CMH ENT Clinic
417-328-7000

Podiatric Surgery
Brad Jones, D.P.M.
CMH Podiatry Clinic
417-328-7000

Branson Missouri's Best Doctors

Medical Specialties

Hematology/Oncology
Gus Anthony Gonzalez, M.D.
CoxHealth, Oncology-Hematology
417-348-8032

Hospitalist
Sheny Alex, M.D.
CoxHealth, Hospitalist
417-335-7128

Runner-Up
Cody B. Hoeflicker, D.O.
CoxHealth, Hospitalist
417-335-7128

Infectious Disease
Cassandra L. Ashley, M.D.
CoxHealth Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
417-335-7020

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
James Travis Brawner, M.D.
CoxHealth, Ear, Nose & Throat
417-335-3636

Radiation Oncology
Mittie Matthew Dragosljvich, M.D.
CoxHealth, Radiation Oncology
417-348-8032


Surgical Specialties

General Orthopedic Surgery
Chad Douglas Efird, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery
417-348-8100

General Surgery
John Joseph Moll Jr., M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-348-8080

Dirk McMurray, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-348-8080

Laparoscopic Surgery
John Joseph Moll Jr., M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-348-8080

Joplin Missouri's Best Doctors

Medical Specialties

Allergy/Immunology
Michael E. Joseph, M.D.
Midwest Regional Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center
417-624-0050

Anesthesiology
Kalaichelvi R. Huff, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Joplin
417-556-3750

Runners-Up
Donita Boan, D.O.
Freeman Health System
417-347-6671

Mark L. Kerr, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Joplin
417-556-3570

Michael McDonald, M.D.
Freeman Health System
417-347-6671

Breast Cancer Oncology
David W. Croy, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Joplin
417-782-7722

Samir Dalia, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Joplin
417-782-7722

Runner-Up
Matthew D. Miller, D.O.
Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute
417-347-4000
Privileges at Integris Grove Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Rafael J. Gaytan, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Joplin
417-781-5387

Runner-Up
John F. Swartz, M.D.
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5000

Cardiovascular Disease
Jose C. De Hoyos, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Joplin
417-781-5387

Runners-Up
John M. Cox, D.O.
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5000

Darwin D. Jeyaraj, M.D.
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute - Second Location
417-347-5000

C. Ryan Longnecker, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5000

Richard A. Wolf, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Joplin
417-781-5387

Dermatology
Derek S. Towery, M.D., F.A.A.D.
U.S. Dermatology Partners Joplin
417-624-0440

Direct Primary Care (Private Pay)
Bernard F. Bettasso, M.D.
Southwest Internal Medicine
417-347-8318
Privileges at Freeman

Emergency Medicine
Lori Marie Schimmel, D.O.
Mercy Emergency Department - Joplin
417-556-2300

Runners-Up
Michelle Pannell, M.D.
Mercy Emergency Department - Joplin
417-556-2300

David Sean Smith, D.O.
Mercy Emergency Department - Joplin
417-556-2300

Endocrinology (Diabetes & Metabolism)
Gretchen Denise Shull, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology - Joplin
417-556-8555

Runners-Up
Allison L. Galloway, D.O.
Freeman Diabetes & Endocrine Institute 
417-347-8740

Sean R. Hamlett, D.O., F.A.C.O.I.
Freeman Diabetes & Endocrine Institute
417-347-8740

Family Medicine
Maria F. Bruce, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - 50th Street
417-556-3400

Runners-Up
William S. Hughes, D.O.
Freeman Family Medicine Associates
417-347-2526

Anne Maxey, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Primary Care
417-556-3465

Stephen R. Thomas, D.O.
Freeman Family Practice
417-347-8525

Gastroenterology
Xujun Wu, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology
417-556-8455

Runners-Up
Sudhakar Ancha, M.D.
Ozark Gastroenterology
417-623-5250
Privileges at Mercy, Freeman and 32nd Street Surgery Center

Geoffrey G. Graham, D.O.
Digestive Health Professionals
417-781-7110
Privileges at Freeman and 32nd Street Surgery Center

Charbel Maksoud, M.D.
Freeman Center for Digestive Health
417-347-8636
Privileges at Freeman Surgical Center

David A. Seidl, M.D.
Digestive Health Professionals
417-781-7110
Privileges at Freeman and 32nd Street Surgery Center

Geriatric Medicine
Henry D. Petry, D.O., F.A.C.O.F.P.
Freeman Center for Geriatric Medicine
417-347-4374

Hematology/Oncology
Rana Fawzi Ahmad Hawamdeh, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Joplin
417-782-7722

Matthew D. Miller, D.O.
Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute
417-347-4000
Privileges at Integris Grove Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma

Runners-Up
David W. Croy, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Joplin
417-782-7722

Samir Dalia, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Joplin
417-782-7722

Atman U. Shah, M.D.
Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute
417-347-4000

Hospitalist
Adam D. Fahrenholtz, D.O.
Freeman Health System
417-347-4570

Runners-Up
Emily Keeslar, D.O.
Freeman Health System, Hospitalists
417-347-1111

William D. Kessler Jr., M.D.
Mercy Hospital Joplin
417-556-3729

Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Care
Joseph A. Newman, M.D.
Freeman Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
417-347-4800

Infectious Disease
Uwe A. Schmidt, M.D.
Freeman Infectious Disease
417-347-8322

Runners-Up
Eden M. Esguerra, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease - Joplin
417-556-6813

Nicole Jarjoura Sleiman, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease - Joplin
417-556-6813

Internal Medicine
Bernard F. Bettasso, M.D.
Southwest Internal Medicine
417-347-8318
Privileges at Freeman

Runners-Up
Iftikhar Ali, M.D.
Ali Internal Medicine Associates
417-533-7920

Brandon G. Gibson, D.O.
Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine
417-347-8711

Amanda M. Harrell, D.O.
Southwest Internal Medicine
417-347-8318
Privileges at Freeman

Nephrology
Leslie M. Hamlett, D.O.
Freeman Kidney Center
417-347-6686

Runners-Up
Aleta Greathouse, M.D.
Freeman Kidney Center
417-347-6686

Talal A. Khan, M.D.
Freeman Kidney Center
417-347-6686

Abdul M. Nagaria, M.D.
Freeman Kidney Center
417-347-6686

Neurology
Gulshan Uppal, M.D.
Freeman NeuroSpine Neurosurgery
417-347-7300

Runner-Up
Anna M. Wojcicka-Mitchell, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Freeman NeuroSpine - Neurosurgery
417-347-7300

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heath Ross Merkley, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Mercy Clinic Women’s Health - Joplin
417-623-6056

Runners-Up
Elizabeth M. Barlet, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Mercy Clinic Women’s Health - Joplin
417-623-6056

Angela Langer, M.D.
Ozark Obstetrics & Gynecology
417-347-2525
Privileges at Freeman

Jeffrey Bryan Manley, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Women’s Health - Joplin
417-623-6056

Jason K. Sloan, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.
Mercy Clinic Women’s Health - Joplin
417-623-6056

Occupational Medicine
Dennis A. Estep, D.O.
Freeman Health System
417-347-6625
Editor’s Note: Dr. Estep is in an administrative role as Chief Medical Officer and is no longer seeing patients. 

Ophthalmology
Ramesh R. Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Ramesh R. Shah, M.D.
417-781-2616

Runners-Up
Earl L. Jordan Jr., D.O.
E. L. Jordan Jr., DO, PC
417-781-0044
Privileges at Mercy Hospital and Freeman. Surgical privileges at 32nd Street Surgery Center

Heeral Ramesh Shah, M.D.
Ramesh R. Shah, M.D.
417-781-2616

Charles F. Sherrod III, M.D.
Regional Eye Center
417-781-3630

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Scott M. McClintick, D.O.
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center
417-347-8301

Frank W. Shagets Jr., M.D.
Frank W. Shagets Jr., M.D., PC
417-623-5111
Surgical privileges at Freeman, Mercy, 32nd Street Surgery Center, Four States Surgery Center, Freeman Surgical Center

Runners-Up
Lea Sarah Humphrey, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy
417-556-8566

Kent McIntire, D.O.
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center
417-347-6767
Editor’s Note: Dr. McIntire practices facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

Larry McIntire, D.O.
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center
417-347-6767
Editor’s Note: Dr. McIntire practices neurotology.

Pain Management
Anthony Casanova, M.D.
Freeman Pain Management Center
417-347-8355

Pathology
Craig P. Patterson, M.D.
Ferguson Medical Laboratory
417-623-6330
Editor’s Note: Dr. Patterson also practices at Freeman.

Pediatrics (General)
Shari L. Smith, D.O.
Hometown Pediatrics of Joplin
417-626-7337

Runner-Up
Kathryn Elizabeth Garrett, M.D.
Freeman Children’s Clinic
417-347-8750

Fredric R. Wheeler II, D.O.
Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri
417-782-5522
Editor’s Note: Dr. Wheeler has retired. 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rebecca Divya Jeyaseelan, M.D.
Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit
417-347-1234

Runners-Up
Laurie Behm, M.D.
Freeman NeuroSpine Neurosurgery
417-347-7200

Amanda Price, M.D.
Freeman NeuroSpine Neurosurgery
417-347-7200

Podiatry
Jared Alan Stanton, D.P.M.
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Joplin
417-556-2278

Psychiatry
James Orlando III, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health
417-781-7337

Tamon B. Paige, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health
417-781-7337

Pulmonary Disease
Navid S. Zaidi, M.D.
Freeman Lung Institute
417-347-8315

Runners-Up
Syed Anwar Ahmed, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology - Joplin
417-556-8377

Yasser M. Mokhtar, M.D.
Freeman Health System
417-347-4570

Festus Anayo Ndukwu, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology - Joplin
417-556-8377

Rick L. Scacewater, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology - Joplin
417-556-8377

Phil C. Slocum, D.O.
Freeman Lung Institute
417-347-8315

Radiation Oncology
Chance Matthiesen, M.D.
Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute
417-347-2200

Runner-Up
Duane E. Myers, M.D.
Mercy Radiation Oncology - Joplin
417-556-4462

Radiology
Joshua M. Ball, M.D.
Freeman Health Systems - Radiology
417-347-3739

Runners-Up
Richard John Price, M.D.
Mercy Imaging Services - Joplin
417-556-4762

Jane Seto, D.O.
Freeman Radiology
417-347-6611

Stephen Eric Slawson, M.D.
Mercy Imaging Services - Joplin
417-556-4762

Steven James Taggart, M.D.
Mercy Imaging Services - Joplin
417-556-4762

Rheumatology
Anne E. Winkler, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Rheumatology
417-359-2675

Runners-Up
Anan Bassam Afaneh, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Rheumatology - Joplin
417-556-5210

Mark J. Jarek, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Rheumatology
417-359-2675

Michael E. Joseph, M.D.
Midwest Regional Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center
417-624-0050

Urology
James Frogge, M.D.
Freeman Urology Associates
417-347-3703

Runner-Up
George S. Brehm, M.D.
Freeman Urology Associates
417-347-3703


Surgical Specialties

Bariatric Surgery
T. Brad Coy, D.O.
Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group
417-347-7272

Runners-Up
David L. Baker, D.O.
Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group
417-347-7272

Danny T. Liu, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - Joplin
417-781-4404

Cardiovascular Surgery
Raymond Vetsch, M.D.
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5001

Runners-Up
Randy G. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Joplin
417-556-8600

Stephen L. Meyer, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Joplin
417-556-8600

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Kenneth L. Watts, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - Joplin
417-781-4404

Runners-Up
Brock A. Carney, M.D.
Freeman Surgical Associates
417-781-6844

Kurtis S. Cox, M.D.
Freeman Surgical Associates
417-781-6844
Editor’s Note: Dr. Cox has weekly clinic hours at Nevada Regional Hospital.

T. Brad Coy, D.O.
Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group
417-347-7272

General Orthopedic Surgery
James R. Boyle, M.D.
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Runners-Up
David L. Black, M.D.
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Robert K. Lieurance, M.D.
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Derek W. Miller, D.O.
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Todd Twiss, M.D.
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

General Surgery
T. Brad Coy, D.O.
Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group
417-347-7272

Runners-Up
Brock A. Carney, M.D.
Freeman Surgical Associates
417-781-6844

Kurtis S. Cox, M.D.
Freeman Surgical Associates
417-781-6844
Editor’s Note: Dr. Cox has weekly clinic hours at Nevada Regional Hospital.

Danny T. Liu, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - Joplin
417-781-4404

Charles Y. Ro, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - Joplin
417-781-4404

Laparoscopic Surgery
Danny T. Liu, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - Joplin
417-781-4404

Charles Y. Ro, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - Joplin
417-781-4404

Runners-Up
Kurtis S. Cox, M.D.
Freeman Surgical Associates
417-781-6844
Editor’s Note: Dr. Cox has weekly clinic hours at Nevada Regional Hospital.

T. Brad Coy, D.O.
Freeman General & Vascular Surgical Group
417-347-7272

Neurological Surgery
Joshua C. Sweaney, D.O.
Freeman NeuroSpine Neurosurgery
417-347-7200

Runners-Up
Barry Irving Katz, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery - Joplin
417-556-6876

Margaret Ellen Nichols, M.D.
Freeman NeuroSpine Neurosurgery
417-347-7200

Cherylon A. Yarosh, M.D.
Freeman NeuroSpine Neurosurgery
417-347-7200

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Earl L. Jordan Jr., D.O.
E. L. Jordan Jr., DO, PC
417-781-0044
Privileges at Mercy Hospital and Freeman. Surgical privileges at 32nd Street Surgery Center

Heeral Ramesh Shah, M.D.
Ramesh R. Shah, M.D.
417-781-2616

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
Todd Twiss, M.D.
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
David L. Black, M.D.
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Derek W. Miller, D.O.
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
James R. Boyle, M.D.
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Orthopedics (Trauma Surgery)
James R. Boyle, M.D.
Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Surgery
417-347-5400

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Scott M. McClintick, D.O.
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center
417-347-8301

Kent McIntire, D.O.
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center
417-347-6767
Editor’s Note: Dr. McIntire practices facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Runners-Up
Larry McIntire, D.O.
Freeman Ear, Nose & Throat Center
417-347-6767
Editor’s Note: Dr. McIntire practices neurotology.

Frank W. Shagets Jr., M.D.
Frank W. Shagets Jr., M.D., PC
417-623-5111
Privileges at Freeman, Mercy, 32nd Street Surgery Center, Four States Surgery Center, Freeman Surgical Center

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
Talon Maningas, D.O.
Maningas Cosmetic Surgery
417-437-0303

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
Talon Maningas, D.O.
Maningas Cosmetic Surgery
417-437-0303

Plastic (Facial Surgery)
Frank W. Shagets Jr., M.D.
Frank W. Shagets Jr., M.D., PC
417-623-5111
Privileges at Freeman, Mercy, 32nd Street Surgery Center, Four States Surgery Center, Freeman Surgical Center

Trauma Surgery
Clinton J. Pace, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery
417-781-4404

Runners-Up
Brock A. Carney, M.D.
Freeman Surgical Associates
417-781-6844

Vascular Surgery
Raymond Vetsch, M.D.
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
417-347-5001

Runners-Up
Randy G. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Joplin
417-556-8600

Stephen L. Meyer, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Joplin
417-556-8600

Springfield Missouri's Best Doctors

Medical Specialties

Allergy/Immunology
Gregory K. Lux, M.D.
Allergy and Asthma of Springfield
417-885-0823
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield

Runners-Up
Brett William Hronek, M.D.
CoxHealth, Allergy & Immunology
417-875-3742

Silvia Huebner, M.D.
Allergy and Asthma of Springfield
417-885-0823
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield

Minh-Thu Ngoc Le, M.D.
CoxHealth, Allergy & Immunology
417-875-3742

William Samuel Micka, M.D.
CoxHealth, Allergy & Immunology
417-875-3742

Anesthesiology
Bradley A. Bowenschulte, M.D., F.A.S.A.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Springfield
417-820-6863

Runners-Up
Jennifer Crites, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Springfield
417-820-6863

David Meloy Delahay, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Springfield
417-820-2829

Ryan Gassin, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Springfield
417-820-6863

David Hayes, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Springfield
417-820-6863

Kayla O’Toole, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Springfield
417-820-6863

Sandra Snider, M.D.
White River Anesthesia Associates
417-239-3392
Cox Medical Center Branson, 417-269-6000
Editor’s Note: Dr. Snider primarily practices in Branson. 

Youssef Y. Yassa, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology - Springfield
417-820-6863

Breast Cancer Oncology
Jessica Nicole Snider, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-8099
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-334-7647

Runners-Up
Brian D. Biggers, M.D.
Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc.
417-882-2349
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield

John W. Buckner, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-875-3761

John R. Bumberry, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - South Fremont
417-820-3800

Jiantao Ding, M.D.
Oncology Hematology Associates
417-882-4880

Robert John Ellis, M.D.
Oncology Hematology Associates
417-882-4880
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield and CoxHealth Springfield. Dr. Ellis also practices at the Oncology Hematology Associates Monett clinic. 

Rajesh R. Nair, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-8099
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-334-7647

Burn Treatment
Kenneth W. Larson, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Runners-Up
Krisi Ann Causa, D.O.
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Robert Clay Johnson Jr., M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Eric Alan Luehr, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Stanley D. Wiggins, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911

Runners-Up
Keesag Arsham Baron, M.D.
Baron Cardiology Group PC
417-883-5500
Privileges at CoxHealth

John Brian Garner, M.D.
CoxHealth, Electrophysiology
417-875-2624

Shang-Chiun Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911

Sunthosh Venkata Parvathaneni, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911

Cardiovascular Disease
Donald W. Myears, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911

Runners-Up
Jessica A. Birchem, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911

David S. Cochran, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911

Paul C. Freiman, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911

John William Hawkins, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Whiteside
417-820-3911
Mercy Clinic Cardiology - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic 
417-820-3960

Dermatology
Jenifer D. Insley, M.D.
Ozarks Dermatology Specialists
417-889-3332

Runners-Up
Joshua Ryan Dimmick, M.D.
Dimmick Laughlin Dermatology LLC
417-882-1818
Privileges at CoxHealth

Catherine Lynn Laughlin, M.D.
Dimmick Laughlin Dermatology LLC
417-882-1818
Privileges at CoxHealth

Craig Williams Naugle, M.D.
Ozarks Dermatology Specialists
417-889-3332
Editor’s Note: Dr. Naugle is a dermopathologist specializing in Mohs surgery.

Raffaele Pennella, M.D.
Ozarks Dermatology Specialists
417-889-3332
Editor’s Note: Dr. Pennella has privileges at CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield, where he practices pathology.

Dermatology (Cosmetic)
Michael H. Swann, M.D., MS, F.A.A.D.
Swann Dermatology
417-888-0858
Privileges at CoxHealth Springfield

Runners-Up
Arthur S. Hawes, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Matthew Allen Kienstra, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery - S. Fremont
417-887-3223

Rosellen S. Meystrik, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Craig Williams Naugle, M.D.
Ozarks Dermatology Specialists
417-889-3332
Editor’s Note: Dr. Naugle is a dermopathologist specializing in Mohs surgery.

Bharat Shah, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330 

Direct Primary Care (Private Pay)
Shelby Allen Smith, M.D.
Equality Health Care
417-633-7020
Editor’s Note: Dr. Smith also practices at OTC clinic. 

Runners-Up
Jonathan Clark, M.D.
Clark Family Medicine, LLC
417-881-5639
Editor’s Note: Dr. Clark practices general and acute care. 

Matthew Preston Green, D.O.
Ascent Direct Primary Care LLC
417-595-0956

Emergency Medicine
Mark Vincent Griesemer, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine - Springfield 
417-820-2115

Runners-Up
Devin N. Boss, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine - Springfield 
417-820-2115

Bryan Andrew Finke, M.D.
CoxHealth, Emergency Medicine
417-269-6583

Howard E. Jarvis III, M.D.
CoxHealth, Emergency Medicine
417-269-6583

Joseph Jones, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine - Springfield 
417-820-2115

Thomas Lewis, M.D.
Mercy Emergency Department - Springfield
417-820-2115

Ted A. McMurry, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine - Springfield 
417-820-2115

Jacob Lee Spain, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine - Springfield 
417-820-2115

Endocrinology (Diabetes & Metabolism)
Gregory A. Ledger, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5660

Runners-Up
James Theodor Bonucchi, D.O.
CoxHealth, Endocrinology
417-269-4450

Linda Ruth MacGorman, M.D.
CoxHealth, Endocrinology
417-269-4264

Rani K. Radhamma, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5660

JonBen Dale Svoboda, M.D.
CoxHealth, Endocrinology
417-269-4450

Johnson Thomas, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5660

Family Medicine
Rachelene Middleton, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-890-4136

Runners-Up
Barbara A. Bumberry, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - HealthTracks
417-633-7372

Wm. Russell Detten, D.O.
CoxHealth, Family Medicine
417-269-1362

Jay Leroy Sparks, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-820-7450

Sean P. Tarsney, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-890-4136

Gastroenterology
Donald H. Mangum, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology - Whiteside
417-820-5200

Runners-Up
David L. Geier, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology - Whiteside
417-820-5200

Gregory Lloyd Lyford, M.D.
CoxHealth, Gastroenterology
417-875-3760

Peter James Ramsey, M.D.
CoxHealth, Gastroenterology
417-875-3250

Donald R. Thompson, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology - Whiteside
417-820-5200

Geriatric Medicine
Ovais Zubair, M.D.
CoxHealth, Geriatrics
417-269-9220

Runner-Up
Rajamanickam Purushothaman, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine - Whiteside
417-820-5600

Gynecologic Oncology
Albert James Bonebrake, M.D.
CoxHealth, Gynecologic Oncology
417-875-3065

Marcia Lynn Hernandez, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Women’s Oncology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-3554

Hematology/Oncology
Jessica Nicole Snider, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-8099
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-334-7647

Runners-Up
Jiantao Ding, M.D.
Oncology Hematology Associates
417-882-4880

Robert John Ellis, M.D.
Oncology Hematology Associates
417-882-4880
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield and CoxHealth, practicing at Oncology Hematology Associates Monett. 

Rajesh R. Nair, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-8099
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-334-7647

Srikant Nannapaneni, M.D.
CoxHealth, Oncology-Hematology
417-875-2607

Lavanya Tiriveedhi, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-8099

Mohan Krishna Tummala, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-8099

Hospitalist
Bala Allam, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists - Springfield
417-820-2600

Runners-Up
Cynthia Brooks, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists - Springfield
417-820-2600

John Broughton, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists - Springfield
417-820-2600

Mark Henry Entrup, D.O.
CoxHealth, Hospitalist
417-269-7728

Reggie Lynn George, M.D.
CoxHealth, Hospitalist
417-269-3700

Sarah Elizabeth Smitherman, M.D.
CoxHealth, Hospitalist
417-269-7728

Thomas Thomas, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Hospitalists - Springfield
417-820-2600 

Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Care
Larry Keith Chase, M.D.
CoxHealth, Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Care
417-269-9950

Runner-Up
Jason Jay Forbes, D.O.
Mercy Wound Care and Hyperbaric - Springfield
417-885-0868

Infectious Disease
Robert L. Swords Jr., M.D.
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease - Whiteside
417-820-3905

Runners-Up
Alastair D. Haddow, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease - Whiteside
417-820-3905

William W. Sistrunk, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease - Whiteside
417-820-3905

Robin L. Trotman, D.O.
CoxHealth, Infectious Disease
417-269-7784

Internal Medicine
Dominic M. Meldi, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5658

Runners-Up
Jennifer A. McNay, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5658

Preeti Modi, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5658

William Collins Moore, M.D.
CoxHealth, Internal Medicine
417-875-3270

Teresa A. Olsen, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5658

Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)
Patricia Dix, M.D.
CoxHealth, Perinatology
417-269-4037

Runner-Up
Robert F. Fraser II, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Maternal and Fetal Medicine - S. Fremont
417-820-3715

Neonatology
Melinda R. Slack, M.D.
Mednax at Mercy NICU Springfield
417-820-3219
Editor’s Note: Dr. Slack works exclusively at Mercy.

Runner-Up
Viswanathan Subramanian, M.D.
Mednax at Mercy NICU Springfield
417-820-3219
Editor’s Note: Dr. Subramanian works exclusively at Mercy.

Nephrology
Susan A. Woody, D.O.
Springfield Nephrology Associates
417-886-5000
Privileges at Mercy Hospital

Runners-Up
Stephen E. Garcia, M.D.
Springfield Nephrology Associates
417-886-5000
Privileges at Mercy Hospital

Giselle Damien Kohler, M.D.
Springfield Nephrology Associates
417-886-5000
Privileges at Mercy Hospital 

Sailesh Nayar, M.D.
CoxHealth, Nephrology
417-875-3150

David L. Sommerfeld, M.D.
Springfield Nephrology Associates
417-886-5000
Privileges at Mercy Hospital

Neurology
Jenifer Huifang Zhai, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Neurology - Whiteside
417-820-9123

Runners-Up
Steven M. Otto, M.D.
CoxHealth, Neurology
417-875-3087

Tania Beltran Papsdorf, M.D.
CoxHealth, Neurology
417-875-3087

Rodney David Quinn, M.D.
CoxHealth, Neurology
417-875-3087

George Francois Wong III, M.D.
CoxHealth, Neurology
417-875-3087

Nuclear Medicine
Robert E. Sonnemaker, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Nuclear Medicine - Springfield
417-820-2865

Runner-Up
James R. Wolski, M.D.
Litton & Giddings Radiological Associates PC
417-269-5000
Affiliated with CoxHealth, privileges at Cox Hospital Monett

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Darren L. Lehnert, M.D.
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN - S. Fremont
417-820-3890

Runners-Up
Holly-Marie Bolger, D.O.
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-885-0827

Mary Therese Duff, M.D.
CoxHealth, Obstetrics & Gynecology
417-269-7900

Geoffery L. Stanczyk, M.D.
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-885-0827

Barbara Ellen Wotherspoon, M.D.
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN - S. Fremont
417-820-3890

Ophthalmology
Shachar Tauber, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists Opthalmology - Surgery Center
417-820-9393

Runners-Up
W. Patrick Collins, M.D.
Collins Eye Clinic
417-869-3200
Privileges at CoxHealth Springfield and satellite offices in Berryville and Mountain View, Arkansas. 

Thomas F. Essman, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists - Opthalmology - Surgery Center
417-820-9393

James B. Mattax Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center
417-886-3937
Privileges at Cox Surgery Center

Wendell J. Scott, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists - Opthalmology - Surgery Center
417-820-9393

Jacob K. Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center
417-886-3937
Privileges at Cox Surgery Center

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Allan L. Allphin, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat - Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Runners-Up
Jeffrey R. Fenwick, M.D.
CoxHealth, Ear, Nose & Throat
417-875-3600

A Daniel Pinheiro, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat - Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Jacob Edward Smith, M.D.
CoxHealth, Ear, Nose & Throat
417-875-3600

Mark J. Van Ess, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat - Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Pain Management
Benjamin A. Lampert, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pain Management - Surgery Center
417-820-2064

Runner-Up
Sadie Ochs Giedd, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Pain Management - Surgery Center
417-820-2064

Pathology
Christopher Michael Gilbert, M.D.
Pathology Services of Springfield
417-269-4647

David Matthew Smid, M.D.
Pathology Services of Springfield
417-269-4647

Runners-Up
Jami R. Skrade, M.D.
Pathology Services of Springfield
417-269-4647

Lori Wilson, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pathology - Springfield
417-820-2961

Pediatrics (Allergy)
William Samuel Micka, M.D.
CoxHealth, Allergy & Immunology
417-875-3742

Runner-Up
Silvia Huebner, M.D.
Allergy and Asthma of Springfield
417-885-0823
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield

Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Alan D. Tong, M.D.
Pediatrix Cardiology of Springfield
417-447-4700
Privileges at CoxHealth, Mercy, Freeman Neosho Hospital, Ozarks Medical Center and Citizens Memorial Hospital 

Runner-Up
Frederick Konrad Emge, M.D.
Pediatrix Cardiology of Springfield
417-447-4700
Privileges at CoxHealth, Mercy, Freeman Neosho Hospital, Ozarks Medical Center and Citizens Memorial Hospital

Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
I. David Schwartz, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes - S. Fremont
417-820-0280

Runner-Up
Rashmi Jain, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes - S. Fremont
417-820-0280

Pediatrics (General)
John M. Burson, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - Whiteside
417-820-3535

Runners-Up
Sara L. Caffey, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - Whiteside
417-820-3535

Jean N. Moore, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-885-0810
Editor’s Note: Dr. Moore has moved out of the area. 

Diane Nitta, M.D.
CoxHealth, Pediatrics
417-269-2000
Editor’s Note: Dr. Nitta also works in the Cox South Hospital Nursery. 

Laura E. Waters, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - HealthTracks
417-820-5000

Pediatrics (Neurology)
Jacqueline Anderson Hauer, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatric Neurology - S. Fremont
417-820-9055

Runner-Up
James Jacob Collins, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatric Neurology - S. Fremont
417-820-9055

Pediatrics (Ophthalmology)
Mark A. Cascairo, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists Pediatric Ophthalmology - Springfield
417-820-9393

Runner-Up
Catherine Betor, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists Pediatric Ophthalmology - Springfield
417-820-9393

Pediatrics (Psychiatry)
Kyle Steven John, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
417-820-3128

Runner-Up
Raymund R. Tan, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
417-820-3128

Pediatrics (Pulmonary Disease)
Matthew Carl Lundien, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatric Pulmonology
417-820-9055

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Boyd David Crockett, M.D.
CoxHealth, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
417-269-6868

Runners-Up
Hollis K. Bell, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - S. Fremont
417-820-2364

Russell R. Bond, D.O.
CoxHealth, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
417-269-6868

Cary Marquis, M.D.
CoxHealth, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
417-269-6868

Podiatry
Dan D. Park, D.P.M.
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-6708

Runners-Up
Tyler A. Grout, D.P.M.
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-6708

Rhett B. Lakin, D.P.M., MS
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-6708
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-888-6708

Mark A. Seiden, D.P.M.
The Foot Doctors, PC
417-883-1881

Psychiatry
Thomas Edward Kuich, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Psychiatry - S. Fremont
417-820-8180

Pulmonary Disease
Sadaf Sohrab, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology - Surgery Center
417-820-8161

Runners-Up
Mitchell Amos Ahrens, M.D.
CoxHealth, Pulmonology
417-875-3160

Terrence David Coulter, M.D.
CoxHealth, Pulmonology
417-875-3114

Amy Ruth Ford-Turner, D.O.
CoxHealth, Pulmonology
417-875-3916

Mark H. Grimm, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology - Surgery Center
417-820-8161

Madhu Kalyan Pendurthi, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology - Surgery Center
417-820-8161

Radiation Oncology
Kimberly M. Creach, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Radiation Oncology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-2468

Runners-Up
Ibrahim Abdalla, M.D.
CoxHealth, Radiation Oncology
417-269-6115

Nathan Yennumi Tonlaar, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Radiation Oncology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-2468

Radiology
Anne P. Smid, M.D.
CoxHealth, Radiology
417-269-6272

Runners-Up
Karen S. Baker, M.D.
Mercy Breast Center
417-820-2500

Craig L. Boswell, M.D.
CoxHealth, Radiology
417-269-5239

Jordan Anthony Chance, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Radiology
417-820-9729

Chris E. Chernesky, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Radiology
417-820-9729

Leon Gregston, M.D.
Mercy Breast Center
417-820-2500

Gerald J. Ondr, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Radiology
417-820-9729

Kenneth B. Snyder, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Radiology
417-820-9729

Jacob Stewart Taussig, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Radiology
417-820-9729

Christine Wester, M.D.
Litton & Giddings Radiological Associates PC
417-269-3431
Affiliated with CoxHealth, privileges at Cox Hospital Monett

Reproductive Endocrinology
Rani K. Radhamma, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5660

Rheumatology
Timothy Joseph Hayes, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Rheumatology - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-5664 

Runner-Up
Joseph L. Mayus, M.D.
CoxHealth, Rheumatology
417-875-3120 

Robotics
Jay Walter Carlson, D.O., MS, F.A.C.O.G.
Mercy Clinic Women’s Oncology - Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center
417-820-3554
Editor’s Note: Dr. Carlson has moved into an administrative role and is no longer seeing patients.

Runners-Up
David Allan Anderson, M.D.
CoxHealth, Urology
417-875-3381

Christopher A. Edwards, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Eric P. Guilliams, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Urology - S. Fremont
417-820-0300

Sports Medicine
Landon D. Hough, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000
Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-885-3000

Royce David Moore, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Shannon Lee Woods, M.D.
CoxHealth, Sports Medicine
417-875-3800

Runner-Up
Eric Michael Gifford, M.D.
CoxHealth, Sports Medicine
417-875-3800

Urgent Care
Gregory J. Kutter, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Emergency Medicine - Springfield 
417-820-2115

Urology
Matthew Clark Kincade, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Urology - S. Fremont
417-820-0300

Mark Joseph Walterskirchen, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Urology - S. Fremont
417-820-0300

Runners-Up
David Allan Anderson, M.D.
CoxHealth, Urology
417-875-3381

Eric P. Guilliams, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Urology - S. Fremont
417-820-0300

Andrew David Schultz, M.D.
CoxHealth, Urology
417-875-3381


Surgical Specialties

Bariatric Surgery
Christopher A. Edwards, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Runners-Up
Matthew Earl Simpson, M.D.
CoxHealth, Surgical Critical Care
417-875-3593

Timothy David Woods, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-875-2796

Cardiovascular Surgery
David Zolfaghari, M.D.
CoxHealth, Cardiothoracic Surgery
417-875-2622

Runners-Up
Kuo Fon Huang, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Whiteside
417-820-3960
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Mercy Multispecialty Clinic
417-820-3960

Sirish V. Parvathaneni, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Whiteside
417-820-3960
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-820-3960

Arun K. Singhal, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Whiteside
417-820-3960

John B. Steinberg, M.D.
CoxHealth, Cardiothoracic Surgery
417-875-2622

Colon and Rectal Surgery
James Patrick Brooks, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Runners-Up
Jose M. Dominguez, M.D.
CoxHealth, Colon & Rectal Surgery
417-875-3276

Brian R. Swenson, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

John Matthew Trombold, M.D.
CoxHealth, Colon & Rectal Surgery
417-875-3276

General & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Bharat Shah, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Runners-Up
Arthur S. Hawes, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Rosellen S. Meystrik, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Carl I. Price, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Robert B. Shaw Jr., M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

General Orthopedic Surgery
William Hayward Duncan, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
417-875-3800

Runners-Up
J. Peter Crites, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

William Ward Goodman III, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Robert F. Mahnken, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

David Joshua Merriman, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital

417-885-3000

Michael P. Nachtigal, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

General Surgery
John R. Bumberry, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Runners-Up
Brian D. Biggers, M.D.
Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc.
417-882-2349
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield

Robert M. Cavagnol, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Christopher A. Edwards, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Timothy David Woods, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-875-2796

Laparoscopic Surgery
Christopher A. Edwards, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Runner-Up
Timothy David Woods, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-875-2796

Maxillofacial Surgery
Frank Newman Jr., D.M.D.
Mercy Clinic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-9415

Runners-Up
J. David Gipson, DDS, M.D.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
417-887-8800

Matthew Allen Kienstra, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery - S. Fremont
417-887-3223

Robert B. Shaw Jr., M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Neurological Surgery
Sami Khoshyomn, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery - Surgery Center
417-820-5150

Sunghoon Lee, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery - Surgery Center
417-820-5150
Mercy Spine Center - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-820-3960

Runners-Up
Chiazo Shirley Amene, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery - Surgery Center
417-820-5150

Brenton Raval Coger, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery - Surgery Center
417-820-5150

Chad J. Morgan, M.D.
CoxHealth, Neurosurgery
417-885-3888

Pediatric General Surgery
Troy L. Spilde, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatric Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-4000

Runner-Up
Scott James Keckler, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Pediatric Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-4000

Ophthalmologic Surgery
Shachar Tauber, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists - Opthalmology - Surgery Center
417-820-9393

Runners-Up
W. Patrick Collins, M.D.
Collins Eye Clinic
417-869-3200
Privileges at CoxHealth Springfield and satellite offices in Berryville and Mountain View, Arkansas. 

Thomas F. Essman, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists - Opthalmology - Surgery Center
417-820-9393

James B. Mattax Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center
417-886-3937
Privileges at Cox Surgery Center

Wendell J. Scott, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists - Opthalmology - Surgery Center
417-820-9393

Orthopedics (Foot & Ankle Surgery)
Darin Lee Talley, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000
Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-885-3000

Runners-Up
David Christopher Hicks, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery
417-875-3800

Robert F. Mahnken, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Orthopedics (Hand Surgery)
Robert B. Wyrsch, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Runners-Up
Erin Kent Greer, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery
417-875-3800

Victoria Diane Kubik, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

David William Schippert, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery
417-875-3800

John S. Swango, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Orthopedics (Joint Replacement Surgery)
J. Peter Crites, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Runners-Up
Gregory Paul Daus, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

William Hayward Duncan, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
417-875-3800

Robert Benjamin Jones, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000
Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-885-3000

Robert F. Mahnken, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Richard A. Seagrave, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Bradley H. Walz, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Orthopedics (Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy)
Victor W. Wilson, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Runners-Up
J. Peter Crites, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

William Hayward Duncan, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
417-875-3800

Richard A. Seagrave, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

William T. Wester, M.D.
CoxHealth, Orthopedic Surgery
417-875-3800

Orthopedics (Trauma Surgery)
David Joshua Merriman, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Runner-Up
James Clinton Black, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
A Daniel Pinheiro, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat - Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Runners-Up
Allan L. Allphin, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat - Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Jeffrey R. Fenwick, M.D.
CoxHealth, Ear, Nose & Throat
417-875-3600

Jacob Edward Smith, M.D.
CoxHealth, Ear, Nose & Throat
417-875-3600

Mark J. Van Ess, D.O.
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat - Surgery Center
417-820-5750

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Jeremy David Onnen, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Runner-Up
William Ward Goodman III, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics - Orthopedic Hospital
417-885-3000

Plastic (Abdominoplasty)
Bharat Shah, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Runners-Up
Arthur S. Hawes, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Rosellen S. Meystrik, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Carl I. Price, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Robert B. Shaw Jr., M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Plastic (Breast Augmentation)
Bharat Shah, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Runners-Up
Arthur S. Hawes, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Rosellen S. Meystrik, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Carl I. Price, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Robert B. Shaw Jr., M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Plastic (Facial Surgery)
Matthew Allen Kienstra, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery - S. Fremont
417-887-3223

Runners-Up
Arthur S. Hawes, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Carl I. Price, M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Bharat Shah, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery - Surgery Center
417-820-9330

Robert B. Shaw Jr., M.D.
CoxHealth, Center for Plastic Surgery
417-875-3246

Podiatric Surgery
Dan D. Park, D.P.M.
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-6708

Runners-Up
Tyler A. Grout, D.P.M.
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-6708

Rhett B. Lakin, D.P.M., MS
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Smith Glynn Callaway
417-888-6708
Mercy Clinic Podiatry - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-888-6708

Surgical Oncology
Charles Ezekiel Woodall III, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-875-3525

Runners-Up
Brian D. Biggers, M.D.
Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc.
417-882-2349
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield

John W. Buckner, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-875-3761

John R. Bumberry, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-3800

Trauma Surgery
Kenneth W. Larson, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Runners-Up
Brian D. Biggers, M.D.
Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc.
417-882-2349
Privileges at Mercy Hospital Springfield

Robert Clay Johnson Jr., M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Eric Alan Luehr, M.D.
Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery - S. Fremont
417-820-7250

Timothy David Woods, M.D.
CoxHealth, General Surgery
417-875-2796

Vascular Surgery
Christopher Lee Stout, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Whiteside
417-820-3960
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-820-3960

Runners-Up
J. Randolph Mullins, M.D.
CoxHealth, Vascular Surgery
417-875-2626

Jon A. Reese, M.D.
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Whiteside
417-820-3960
Mercy Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic
417-820-3960

Zachary C. Schmittling, M.D.
CoxHealth, Vascular Surgery
417-875-2626

Robert W. Vorhies, M.D.
CoxHealth, Vascular Surgery
417-875-2627

West Plains Missouri's Best Doctors

Medical Specialties

Cardiovascular Disease
Kevin E. Crowe, M.D.
Ozarks Medical Center
417-257-5950

Pediatrics (General)
Garry E. Finke, M.D.
Southern Missouri Community Health Center
417-255-8464
Privileges at Ozarks Medical Center

Rheumatology
Anthony T. Tay, M.D.
Ozarks Medical Center
417-256-1764

General Surgery
Bryan Eck, M.D.
West Plains Surgical Associates, LLC
417-255-2301
Privileges at Ozarks Medical Center


Hospitals in 417-Land

Springfield

Cox Medical Center South
3801 S. National Ave., Springfield
417-269-6000, coxhealth.com

Cox North Hospital
1423 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield
417-269-3000, coxhealth.com

Mercy Hospital Springfield
1235 E. Cherokee St., Springfield
417-820-2000, mercy.net

Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital
3535 S. National Ave., Springfield
417-269-9800, coxhealth.com

Branson

Cox Medical Center Branson
525 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson
417-335-7000, coxhealth.com

Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine—Branson
1065 State Highway 248, Suite 200, Branson
417-337-9808, mercy.net

Joplin

Freeman Health System
1102 W. 32nd St., Joplin
417-347-1111, freemanhealth.com

Mercy Hospital Joplin
100 Mercy Way, Joplin
417-556-3729, mercy.net

Bolivar

Citizens Memorial Healthcare
1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar
417-326-6000, citizensmemorial.com

West Plains

Ozarks Medical Center
1100 Kentucky Ave., West Plains
417-256-9111, ozarksmedicalcenter.com