Lee's Summit Medical Center February 19, 2013

Lee’s Summit Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System—Kansas City’s largest healthcare network and private-sector employer—announces five physicians joining its staff. Heath Parker, DO; Adam J. Henson, DO; Kristi Trimm, DO; David Rios, MD, FACC; and Aruna Rokkam, MD, offer a diverse range of medical expertise for people living and working in Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities.

Drs. Trimm, Rios and Rokkam are part of Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health System. Midwest Physicians is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

“Drs. Trimm, Rios and Rokkam represent the vital partnership the physicians of Midwest Physicians have with their hospital-based colleagues to provide seamless care to patients,” says Loren Meyer, MD, Midwest Physicians president.

Dr. Parker practices emergency medicine and is currently the Medical Director of Emergency Services at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. He is board certified and specializes in emergency medicine. Dr. Parker received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency at Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Dr. Henson is board certified and specializes in emergency medicine. He is affiliated with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Medicine Residents Association. Dr. Henson received his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dr. Trimm is board certified in and practices family medicine at Lee’s Summit Family Care, part of Midwest Physicians, on the Summit Ridge campus of Lee’s Summit Medical Center. She is active in community and professional organizations and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Trimm received her degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Community and Family Medicine program.

Dr. Rios is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine and practices at Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists, part of Midwest Physicians. Dr. Rios received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif., and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. He also completed a fellowship at University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Rios has received honors from the Robert Wood Johnson Minority fellowship, the American Heart Association and the American Federation for Clinical Research.

Dr. Rokkam of Midwest Cancer Care, part of Midwest Physicians, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. She has an extensive background in various topics of cancer research and specific clinical interests in breast and gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Rokkam is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. She received her medical degree at Siddhartha Medical College NTR University of Health Sciences in India and completed a residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. She completed a clinical fellowship in hematology/oncology at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Jackie DeSouza, president and chief executive officer of Lee’s Summit Medical Center, says these five physicians represent the talented and committed healthcare professionals that comprise the hospital’s team of more than 300 physicians and Midwest Physicians practices. “Drs. Parker, Henson, Trimm, Rios and Rokkam are committed to compassionate patient care with the best possible outcomes and support for patients during their treatment,” says DeSouza. “People living in our area have access to progressive and innovative programs and physicians for their healthcare needs.”

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