Dr. Charles Rhoades Named 2017 Kansas City Super Doctor

Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics Physician Recognized Among Super Doctors® Hall of Fame

Charles Rhoades, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, specializes in treating knee, shoulder, elbow and hand and wrist conditions.
Dr. Charles Rhoades, Orthopedic Surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Charles Rhoades, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, has once again been recognized among the list of 2017 Kansas City Super Doctors®, according to the latest findings by MSP Communications.

This prestigious designation, which is typically awarded to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians, identifies outstanding physicians from more than 40 different specialties, including orthopedic surgery and physiatry. Since the study began in 2005, Dr. Rhoades has received the Super Doctors designation 11 years in a row. Having consistently achieved the designation for at least a decade, he is now a member of the Kansas City Super Doctors Hall of Fame.

Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The assessment includes a survey of doctors, an independent evaluation of candidates by research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. The selection process also checks each physician for good professional standing and disciplinary action. In particular, candidates are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Years of experience
  • Hospital appointments
  • Fellowships
  • Professional activities
  • Leadership positions
  • Academic achievements/positions
  • Board certifications
  • Publications, lectures and presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • Other outstanding achievements

As part of its survey of doctors, the Minneapolis-based organization asks participating physicians the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?”

Dr. Rhoades is one of six physicians from Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics to earn the Super Doctors designation. MSP Communication publishes its Super Doctors lists in newspapers, inserts and magazine sections across the country. Honorees can also be found online at superdoctors.com, where users can search by physician name, specialty and location.

About Dr. Charles Rhoades

Dr. Rhoades specializes in care and treatment for shoulder, knee, elbow, hand and wrist conditions, as well as sports medicine. Upon joining Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 1984, he served as President and CEO of the practice for 24 years. In 1998, he organized the creation of Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute—the region’s only dedicated orthopedic hospital and one of our affiliated hospitals—and has served as CEO of the hospital ever since. Dr. Rhoades earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of California-San Diego. For more information about Dr. Rhoades or the procedures he performs, please contact Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics.