Physicians at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics Named 2017 Kansas City Super Doctors®

Based on findings from the latest study by MSP Communications, several Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics physicians are once again recognized as Kansas City Super Doctors®.

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. This year’s list includes:

Timothy Badwey, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializes in care and treatment for foot and ankle conditions.Timothy Badwey, M.D.

Dr. Badwey specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions.

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Brian Divelbiss, M.D., orthopedic surgeon specializes in care and treatment for hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow conditions.Brian J. Divelbiss, M.D.

Dr. Divelbiss specializes in care and treatment for hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow conditions.

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C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., interventional physiatrist, physical medicine and rehabilitationC. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D.

Dr. Fotopoulos specializes in the treatment of hip, neck, back, shoulder and knee conditions.

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Robert C. Gardiner, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, specializes in the treatment of knee and hip conditions, including joint replacement.Robert C. Gardiner, M.D.

Dr. Gardiner specializes in the treatment of knee and hip conditions, including joint replacement.

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Lowry Jones, Jr., M.D., orthopedic surgeon, specializes in treating shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, foot and ankle conditions.Lowry Jones, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Jones, Jr., specializes in treating shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, foot and ankle conditions.

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Charles Rhoades, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, specializes in treating knee, shoulder, elbow and hand and wrist conditions.Charles E. Rhoades, M.D.

Dr. Rhoades specializes in treating knee, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist conditions.

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Since the study started in 2005, Drs. Badwey, Gardiner, Jones and Rhoades have received the Super Doctors designation 11 years in a row. Having consistently achieved the prestigious designation for at least a decade, they are now members of the Kansas City Super Doctors Hall of Fame. In addition, Drs. Divelbiss and Fotopoulos have now received the Super Doctors designation eight and nine times, respectively.

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?”

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 Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Since 1923, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has provided high quality orthopedic care. The practice’s patient care team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and interventional physiatrists, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, durable medical equipment specialists and more. With locations in Leawood and Kansas City, the practice offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options across all subspecialties of orthopedic medicine.