NRMC Welcomes General Surgeon


It is important for area residents to receive care, especially surgical care, as close to home as possible. Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is pleased to announce the recruitment of general surgeon, Kurtis Cox, MD, FACS, who will begin providing general surgery services in Nevada on June 5.

“With the addition of Dr. Cox, this helps us to better meet the general surgery needs of this community and enables patients to stay close to home and family,” said Wes Braman, Interim Chief Executive Officer at NRMC. “He has an excellent performance and outcomes history, so we are excited that he will be helping people right here in Nevada.”

Current general surgeon, Joseph Dodd, MD, FACS, will be working in collaboration with Dr. Cox to offer more services to area residents. Dr. Cox will visit Tuesdays for clinics and surgery. Follow-up care will be provided by Dr. Dodd through the remainder of the week.

As a surgeon at Freeman Health System for the past 21 years, Dr. Cox has served in many roles, including Chairman of Surgery, President of the Medical Staff and currently serves as Chairman of the Freeman Physician Hospital Organization.

He graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in General Surgery at Mizzou in 1995. He then practiced in the Kansas City area for two years before moving to Joplin. Dr. Cox is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

General surgery services available at NRMC include adrenal, breast, endocrine, gallbladder, hernia, intestinal, skin and/or soft tissue surgery, colonoscopy and vascular access.

More information about surgical services is available by calling the NRMC Professional Practice Clinic at (417) 448-2121.


About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopaedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.  To learn more, visitor

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