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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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KANSAS

Best Doctors in Arkansas
A hospitalist at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Dr. Thompson meets with her staff and performs inpatient hospital treatments. While she has held her current role for two years, she has spent the last four years in the healthcare industry expanding her skills and knowledge in internal medicine.
Dr. Andersen began his professional life as a consultant in the field of Agricultural Nutrition, working to improve soil and crops. He was motivated by the desire to help people and make a difference, and after ten years in agriculture he decided he could help even more people by practicing medicine.
Dr. Gina Fioriti has always held a passion for healthcare and from a young age was fascinated with the science behind how the body and medicine coincide with one another. With a clear academic pathway in mind from the onset, the highly respected Doctor of Osteopathy obtained her DO in Internal Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997.
Founder of Fry Eye Associates in Garden City, Kan., Dr. Fry is an experienced ophthalmologist who treats patients suffering from an array of eye ailments daily. Since establishing his practice 40 years ago, Dr. Fry has perfected his skills and expertise in cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation, and continues to lead his long-standing, successful practice.
Dr. Mary E. Franz began her the path to becoming a Physician by studying Family Practice, graduating with her D.O. from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College in 1990. Dr. Franz also had the opportunity to complete her residency at the Doctors Hospital North and is proud to have received her KS State License from 1995 through 2019.
As the Chief of Surgery and Anesthesia, Dr. Gabel has a variety of different responsibilities. On a daily basis, his duties involve working in the clinical operating room and working in endoscopy related departments, as well as performing broad general surgery which includes thyroid, gallbladder, and soft skin tissue surgery.
Best in Medicine
With over 11 years of experience in the healthcare sector, the acclaimed osteopathic specialist has built an impressive reputation, providing the utmost best in patient services and care.
Day to day responsibilities see Dr. Lynch providing clinical services in the clinic hospital. As well as this, Dr. Lynch is also keen to share her knowledge by teaching student rotations on sleep disorders and epilepsy. With expertise in sleep disorders, Neurology, Sleep Apnea, Dr Lynch is also keen on spending time researching these areas to aid progress and development in these conditions.

Arden Andersen, DO, MSPH

Physician
Prime Healthcare

Wendy Brakhage, BS, DC

Owner
Abundant Life Chiropractic

Douglas G. Brooks, MD/ABFM

Owner/Physician
Self

Kelly Gabel DO, FACOS, WCC

Chief of Trauma and Surgery
CMCI

Janetta Freeman, MS

Physician Assistant
Cunningham Clinic

Justin Green MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, MD, PhD, MBA

Assoc. Prof., Chief
Univ. of Kansas

Joyce Moore, MD

Diagnostic Radiologist
The Radiology Group

Mercedes Perales, MD

Staff Psychiatrist
Prairie View

Margo Straub, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Hays Medical Center

Lisa Weber, MD

Medical Doctor/Owner
Kansas Nephrology Physicians

Emily Worthington, ABFM

Physician
Saint Luke’s Health System