• Wendy Mabrey

    hip replacement , joint , ortho


    Wendy Mabrey is motivated by an exercise routine—the 55-year-old Lee’s Summit resident committed a long time ago to a life of good health, thanks to her father who taught the importance of physical fitness.

  • Ernest Ferguson

    joint , knee replacement , ortho


    During a magical trip to Disney World in April 2015, Lee’s Summit resident Ernest Ferguson realized his knee woes were getting in the way of having a good time.

  • Michelle Hudson

    joint , ortho


    Flashback to fall of 2017— Michelle Hudson had a story to tell and she needed someone to listen, specifically a surgeon. Over the years, the 39-year-old Bonner Springs, Kansas, resident had endured seven surgeries to her right shoulder as a result of overuse, injuries and trauma suffered during her college softball career.

  • Kaitlyn Shuey

    ortho , sports medicine


    Young female athletes are now two to eight times more likely to suffer an ACL injury compared to their male counterparts. Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s Dr. Matt Daggett provides tips to prevent ACL overuse and techniques overcome injuries.

  • Warren Brown

    joint , knee replacement , ortho


    “I had just had it,” says Warren Brown, describing his decision to have left knee replacement surgery in June 2015.

  • Chip Hennequin

    joint , ortho


    Chip Hennequin is a fan of Gerald Dugan, M.D.—after all he’s undergone three surgeries with the board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, including a left knee replacement in 2012 and left and right total hip replacements in May and Nov. 2016.

  • Spencer Johnson

    ortho , sports-medicine


    It used to be when you heard of an athlete with an ACL injury it meant a lot of time in recovery and on the bench. But when local high school athlete, Spencer Johnson, faced that possibility, he found Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Dr. Matthew Daggett to help him defy the odds.

  • Joan Schwartz

    knee , ortho


    As far as Joan Schwartz is concerned, Gerald Dugan, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Lee’s Summit Medical Center is the bee’s knees. That old-fashioned phrase aligns with Schwartz’s sentiments following her left total knee replacement surgery in Nov. 2016—an experience that the 73-year-old retired kindergarten teacher had in Atlanta, under a different surgeon 15 years ago, that yielded much different results.

  • Jessica Headlee

    emergency , heart


    On April 7, 2015, around 9pm, 36-year-old Jessica Headlee felt unexpectedly fatigued. By 10pm, she started having left-sided chest pain, nausea, and sweating. Jessica’s significant other called 911. EMS arrived moments later to find that Jessica’s heart had gone into a fatal arrhythmia. EMS initiated CPR and shocked her back into rhythm. After Jessica regained a pulse, the EKG indicated that this otherwise healthy young woman was having a heart attack.

  • Savannah Bush



    On August 13th, 2015, Savannah, her 7-year-old daughter Baylee, and 6-week-old son Bodee were traveling down 50 Highway westbound on their way to Hobby Lobby in Lee’s Summit. Savannah reports that an SUV pulled out in front of her crossing over from 50 Highway eastbound to turn onto Milton Thompson road. The SUV did not yield and even though Savannah slammed on her brakes, she was unable to stop in time and she and her children t-boned the SUV at 60 mph.