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J. Timothy Ogden, M.D.

John Ogden, M.D., offers non-operative and operative treatment of most orthopaedic conditions, including, but not limited to, computer navigated total knee arthroplasty, hip and shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, fracture care, carpal tunnel releases and other nerve compressions, synvisc injections for knee osteoarthritis and ankle and limited foot fusions for arthritis.  He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Ogden earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center 


J. Christopher Banwart, M.D.

Dr. Banwart provides comprehensive orthopaedic care with an emphasis in minimally invasive computer-assisted hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Banwart earned his medical degree from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Total Joint Replacement Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute, Kansas Joint Replacement Institute. Dr. Banwart is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.

 


Jonathan L. Grantham, M.D.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Jonathan Grantham, M.D., provides comprehensive orthopaedic care to patients of all ages, with a subspecialty in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Grantham earned his medical degree from the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine in Kansas City. He completed his internship at Surgery Naval Hospital and his residency in orthopaedics at the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine in Kansas City.

Dr. Grantham is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has also received certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Brian J. Ipsen, M.D.

Dr. Ipsen is a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon. He was a native of central Missouri prior to his medical training in Kansas City. Dr. Ipsen graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine where he was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then stayed on at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and affiliated hospitals to complete his orthopedic surgery residency. Dr. Ipsen concluded his training with a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He is an active member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Ipsen's specialty focuses on adult spinal disorders, including the treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pathology. His particular interests include cervical spine disorders, minimally invasive techniques, and motion preserving technology. He specializes in neck surgery and low-back surgery as well as general orthopaedic care.


Robert F. Stringer, D.O.

Robert Stringer, D.O., provides general orthopaedic care to patients of all ages. Dr. Stringer earned his degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Tulsa Regional Medical Center and his internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital, both located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Stringer is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. 





Paul W. Toma, D.O.

Dr. Toma is a 1979 graduate of Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He completed his internship in 1980 at Doctor's Osteopathic Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. He then completed a one-year general surgery residence at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Michigan. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in 1984 at Metro Health Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. From 1984 to 1986, he practiced in Junction City, Kansas. Since that time, he has been in practice in Joplin, Missouri. Dr. Toma is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He enjoys outdoor activities including hunting and fishing.

Dr. Toma has been married since 1979 to Joplin/Carthage pediatrician Denise M. Hamar, D.O. They are the parents of one son, Michael, of Springfield, Missouri.

 


James D. Smith, M.D.

James D. Smith, M.D., earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of South Alabama Hospitals and his Spine Fellowship at Leatherman Spine Institute. 

An All-State/Academic All-State football nominee, recipient of the U.S. Military's Distinguished Athlete Award and former football coach, Dr. Smith's understanding of sports-related injuries was developed both on and off the field. 

Dr. Smith is the second Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in the region.


 

Mark E. McNemar, D.O.

Dr. McNemar is a fellowship trained Hand/Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgeon.  He was a native of Columbus, Kansas prior to his medical training in Kansas City.  Dr. McNemar graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences where he was also inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society. 

He then moved to Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis and affiliated hospitals to complete his orthopedic surgery residency.  Dr. McNemar concluded his training with a combined Hand/Upper Extremity and Microvascular Fellowship at the University of Texas at San Antonio/Hand Center of San Antonio.  He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. McNemar's specialty focuses on disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including the treatment of carpal tunnel, wrist, elbow, and shoulder arthritis, as well as, rotator cuff pathology and microsurgical repair of nerves and vessels.  He specializes in all disorders from the shoulder to the finger tip.


Michael L. Heardon, DO

Dr. Hearndon earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

While in residency he was the founder and Resident Mentor for the UAMS Musculoskeletal Interest Group. Dr. Hearndon concluded his training with a Musculoskeletal/ Interventional Pain Fellowship with Georgia Pain Physicians.

Dr. Hearndon focuses on a hands-on approach to pain relief with a combination of a judicious use of interventional techniques and therapy over pharmacologic treatments. He also utilizes Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy (OMT).

He incorporates alternative methods of pain management and teaches patients self-healing techniques through specific training and correction of postures and muscle imbalance.

"I enjoy using all the skills that my experience and training has provided including EMGs, OMT, and interventional procedure to help improve my patient's function and quality of life."

 


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