Dr. W. C. Dandridge MD Surgeon

Dr. W. Dandridge is a surgeon in Joplin, Missouri and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Freeman Hospital West and Mercy Hospital Joplin. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 45 years. He is one of 7 doctors at Freeman Hospital West and one of 5 at Mercy Hospital Joplin who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery, Breast

Clinical Interests: Breast

Education & Medical Training

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Class of 1969

University Of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center
Residency, General and Vascular Surgery, 1970–1974

University Of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center
Chief Residency, General and Vascular Surgery, 1974–1974

Oklahoma University Hospital, Veterans Hospital, Childrens Memorial Hospital
Internship, General Surgery, 1969–1970

John M. Olin School Of Business, Washington University
Other Training, Health Services Management, 1999–2001

University Of Oklahoma
Other Training, Psychology, 1963–1965

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 38 years in Surgery

GA State Medical License
Active through 2013

OK State Medical License
Active through 2012

MO State Medical License
Active through 2012

SC State Medical License
Active through 2012

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

417 Magazine Best Laparoscopic, Best General, and Best Trauma Surgeon in Joplin, 2007-2009
2009

417 Magazine Best Laparoscopic Surgeon and Runner-up for Best General Surgeon in Joplin
2006

417 Magazine Hall of Fame Best Doctors in the 417 area code
2010

Board member, United Way of SW Missouri and SE Kansas
2010

Board Member, Chairman 2010,2013, METS Ambulance Service
2009

Board of Governors, America College of Surgeons
2007

Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons
2007

Fellow, American Board of Quality and Utilization Review Physicians
2008

Fellow, American Institue For Healthcare Quality
2008

HOPE 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation, Founding member and Board member
2009

Listed by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons”, 2000-2012
2012

Physician with the Best Bedside Manner, St John’s Regional Medical Center
2000

Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America, 1996-2012
2012

Tri-State Business Journal Physician of the Year
2011

Webinar lecturer for HCPro on The Power of Primary Care
2011

Publications & Presentations

Lesions Learned Joplin Tornado 2011.


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