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    • KCUMB is the largest medical school in Missouri and the 12th largest in the U.S.
    • Many of our graduates practice in the Midwest — KCUMB is the second greatest providor of physicians within the state of Missouri, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty and 40 percent serving rural and underserved areas.
    • The Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center is Missouri's first Federally Qualified Health Center and has been a leader in providing quality, compassionate health care to the Kansas City community for more than 40 years.
     
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    At the heart of our physician faculty members is a desire to do more — to teach, to serve and to make a difference for thousands of future physicians who will then positively impact the lives of their patients.

    Our partnership with Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center means that our faculty physicians can help expand the reach of one of Kansas City’s most respected health centers in the northeast, by serving as staff physicians and integrating our osteopathic philosophy in order to provide exceptional health care to the underserved. | Read press release to learn more.

  • Beginning Oct. 1, seven of KCUMB’s faculty physicians began serving as on-site physicians at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, offering patients access to additional medical specialists and new treatment options.

    With 145 years of combined service, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center and KCUMB are dedicated to improving the well-being of the Kansas City community. That’s especially true in the historic Northeast Neighborhood that we both call home.

    Thanks to this new partnership between our two great institutions, we are now able to provide better access to medical care for our friends and neighbors, while also working to address health disparities that exist in our community and creating new opportunities for advancing medicine.

    W. Joshua Cox, D.O., FACOFP

    SURHC - CoxDr. Cox joined the staff of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in 2013. He is Board Certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. Dr. Cox earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in 2000.

    In addition to serving as a physician at Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Dr. Cox serves as chair and associate professor of family and community medicine at KCUMB, Missouri's largest medical school. Dr. Cox is also the Undergraduate Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Fellowship Director and Clinical Science Liaison at KCUMB. He also serves as a supervising physician for Score 1 for Health school screenings.
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    John Dougherty, D.O., FACOFP, FAOASM, FAODME

    SURHC - DoughertyDr. Dougherty joined the staff of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in 2013. He is Board Certified in family practice.

    Dr. Dougherty earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in 1992, and a residency in family medicine at Oak Hill Hospital and the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. 

    In addition to serving as staff physician at Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Dr. Dougherty serves as senior associate dean of educational programs and medical affairs, and professor of family and community medicine at KCUMB, Missouri's largest medical school. 

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    Sherri Howell, D.O.

    Dr. Howell joined the staff of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in 2013. She is Board Certified in family practice. Dr. Howell earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994 and completed a residency in medicine at Mesa General Hospital in Arizona.

    In addition to serving as a physician at Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Dr. Howell serves as assistant professor of family and community medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Missouri's largest medical school. Prior to this position, Dr. Howell served as a physician at St. Mary Medical Center in Monmouth, Ill., providing care to patients of all ages, in both an in-patient and out-patient setting. Her practice experience also includes nursing home care and serving as medical director for two facilities in the area. | Full bio information and CV  

    Richard Magie, D.O.

    Dr. Magie joined the staff of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in 2013. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Magie earned doctor of osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in 1980.  SURHC - Magie

    In addition to serving as a physician at Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Dr. Magie also serves as chair and associate professor of pediatrics at KCUMB, Missouri's largest medical school. Prior to this position, Dr. Magie was a member of the Cook Children’s Physician Network in Euless, Texas.

    Dr. Magie serves as medical director of Score 1 for Health serving the community of greater Kansas City. He is also a member of the KCUMB DOCARE outreach to Guatemala. He is active in missions through Crossroads Christian Church in Shawnee, Kan. and St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bedford, Texas.

    Dr. Magie is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, MAOPS, the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Medical Association, and the Kansas Osteopathic Association. | Full bio information and CV

    Sarah Parrott, D.O.

    Dr. Parrott joined the staff of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in 2013. She is Board Certified in family medicine. Dr. Parrott earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University in 2002.
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    She then completed her family medicine residency at KU Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident.
    In addition to serving as a physician at Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Dr. Parrott serves as assistant professor of family and community medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine, Missouri's largest medical school. She serves as a supervising physician for Score 1 for Health school screenings. She practices the full scope of family medicine and has a special interest in women's health. Her research interest is in the area of spirituality in medicine.

    Dr. Parrott is a member of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, which in 2006 named her one of its New Faculty Scholars, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association and Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. |  Full bio information and CV

    Kevin Treffer, D.O., FACOFP

    Dr. Treffer joined the staff of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in 2013. He is Board Certified in family practice, neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Treffer earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in 1987.  SURHC - Treffer

    In addition to serving as a physician at Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Dr. Treffer serves as associate professor of family and community medicine, and discipline coordinator of osteopathic manipulative medicine at KCUMB, Missouri's largest medical school.

    Dr. Treffer plays an active role in the community and volunteers at the Kansas City Free Health Clinic. Dr. Treffer is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the Jackson County Osteopathic Medical Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, the American Academy of Osteopathy and the Educational Counsel on Osteopathic Principles. | Full bio information and CV

    Anne VanGarsse, M.D.

    Dr. VanGarsse joined the staff of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in 2013. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Dr. VanGarsse earned a doctor of medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1999.

    In addition to serving as physician at Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Dr. VanGarsse serves as assistant professor of pediatrics at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Missouri's largest medical school. | Full bio information and CV