Surgeons provide skills to assist the clinical physician in the recommendation of either surgical or medical treatment.
If surgery is involved, your recovery period is jointly monitored by your regular physician and the operating surgeon. Their special skills are most frequently recommended by another physician, although patients may arrange for an appointment. Days in the office are subject to change without notice and do not include vacation or meetings.
Dr. Merz is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dr. Merz joined Kearney Clinic in 2000. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He and his wife, Deborah, have three children, Brandon, Matthew, and Dylan. He is in the clinic on Tuesday and Thursday.
Dr. O’Hare is a graduate of Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. O’Hare joined the Kearney Clinic in 2008. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He and his wife, Sara, have five children. He is in the clinic on Wednesday and Friday.
Dr. Sorrell received his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. He completed an internship and a residency in general surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He joined the staff of Kearney Clinic in 1994. He has two children, Claire and Lauren. He is in the clinic on Tuesday and Thursday.
Ms. Koster received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in May, 2000 and a Master’s of Physician Assistant Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in December, 2002. She became Board Certified by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) in January, 2003. She began her career at Kearney Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Bragg in March, 2003. She is in the clinic on Monday and Wednesday.