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04/29/2015
By: Rita R.
Brian J Ipsen MD
Dr Ipsen is the absolute best dr the we know. I broke my back four years ago and was taken to a joplin hospital where emergency surgery was performed. Within three years all the hardware was broke down. I was in pain constantly. I no longer stood 6'2", I was so bent over I stood 5'3". I had been to a back dr in Springfield and back to the hospital that did my surgery several times just to be told that nothing was wrong with the hardware. My wife ask me to go to Dr ipsen because he had done such a good job in her neck surgery to fix a first surgery that we done at the same hospital that my back surgery was done at. Dr ipsen was very upfront and honest about what it would take to correct my back. After a very extensive surgery I now stand back 6'1" and am able to work my farm. Dr. Ipsen did an excellent job for me.
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05/17/2015
By: Michele B.
Brian J Ipsen MD
I dont know where to start we love and trust him totally as a friend and a Dr. I trust him with my life !! He is the very best !!
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An osteopathic physician practices a comprehensive form of medicine that takes a holistic approach to a person's health. Instead of specializing in one system or set of organs, an osteopathic specialist focuses on the health of the total body. This includes evaluating environmental factors that affect a person's well-being.
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