The following is a press release from Freeman Health System:
JOPLIN, Mo. – Freeman Health System is strengthening its roots and expanding its branches in southeast Kansas with renovations to a building on Broadway Street that serves as the new home of the Freeman Specialty Clinic in Pittsburgh. A ribbon cutting was held Thursday for the facility which offers nephrology, pulmonology and endocrinology, with pain management slated for June.
“This is an exciting time for Freeman Health System as we continue to bring additional top-notch specialty services to Southeast Kansas, providing the community with convenient healthcare close to home,” said Paula. Baker, President and CEO of Freeman.
Freeman will add a clinic for pain management services in June. Dr. Roger Misasi, DO, FAOCA, Interventional Pain Management Specialist, will have his home office in the specialty clinic in Pittsburgh. Board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology, Dr. Misasi is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology.
Freeman currently offers nephrology services in Pittsburgh from Dr. Muhammad Muneeb, Dr. Abdul Nagaria, and Dr. Rama Challapalli. Two pulmonologists, Dr. Grant Pierson and Dr. Navid Zaidi, will also see patients at the clinic. In addition, nurse practitioner Jessica Verheyen will provide endocrinology services.
“We understand that traveling to Joplin for medical appointments can sometimes be difficult or time-consuming, which is why we continue to expand our range of services in this community,” Baker said. “Our caregivers always put patients first, providing the compassionate and expert care you expect from Freeman.”
Freeman staff completely renovated the building, creating six exam rooms, adding new flooring, and resurfacing walls throughout. Crews widened the entrance, installed handicap accessible door openers, added new cabinets and made many other improvements. Additionally, the clinic will soon provide laboratory services and pulmonary function testing, bringing vital outpatient resources to the community.
“The only locally owned, nonprofit health system in the region, Freeman Health System serves people from every corner of the four states,” Baker said. “We are honored to have the privilege of caring for you and your loved ones here in Pittsburgh, and we are grateful to serve our friends and neighbors in southeast Kansas.”
The specialty clinic is one of many healthcare investments Freeman is making in the Pittsburg area. Freeman Oncology Services recently expanded with the addition of Dr. Boban Mathew to the Freeman Group of Physicians at 1201 East Centennial, where a phase two expansion is currently underway.
Over the past two years, the Freeman Surgical Center in Pittsburgh has also received renovations and new equipment, including the addition of an MRI unit. Additionally, in September 2021, Freeman opened a physical therapy center on the Pittsburg State University campus, and family physician Dr. Ryan Sorell joined Midwest Internal Medicine and Family Practice in Frontenac.
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