LAKIN, Kan. (January 19, 2021) — Kearny County Hospital is proud to announce that Alok Shah, M.D., orthopedic specialist, has joined its medical staff. Dr. Shah now sees patients at Kearny County Hospital.
A longtime resident of southwestern Kansas, Dr. Shah has been affiliated with Kearny County Hospital to provide orthopedic services at monthly clinics in Lakin. His clinics will now be held weekly.
Dr. Shah specializes in general and pediatric orthopedics; hand, spine and foot surgery; and pain management including the neck and upper back. He also performs total joint replacements and treats a wide range of sports-related orthopedic injuries.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Shah as a Kearny County Hospital provider, offering our orthopedic patients greater access to his outstanding services,” said David Hofmeister, Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Shah’s many years of dedication to providing orthopedic expertise in rural communities aligns with our mission and vision of advancing rural health, both locally and nationwide.”
Dr. Shah completed his residency in orthopedic surgery with Richland Memorial Hospital at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., and his fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics at the Alfred I. DuPont Institute in Wilmington, Del. He earned his medical degree at MGM Medical College in Indore, India.
“It is my honor to join Kearny County Hospital,” Dr. Shah said. “The patient-focused culture and commitment to excellence in healthcare services make it the ideal fit for my longtime focus on improving rural health. I look forward to becoming a greater part of this tremendous community.”
Dr. Shah will be performing surgery on Wednesdays and seeing patients at the orthopedic clinic on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To make an appointment, please call 620-355-7550.
Kearny County Hospital offers full-spectrum family care for better community health and wellness. Other hospital services include women’s health and birthing center, specialty care, surgical services, imaging services, emergency care, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and ear, nose and throat specialization.
About Kearny County Hospital
Kearny County Hospital is committed to providing quality, compassionate healthcare services for our community to enrich the lives of family, friends, and neighbors. The hospital was founded in 1952 and is owned and operated by the Kearny County government to provide inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency medical treatment, and primary care. High Plains Retirement Village, the Kearny County Home for the Aged, was founded in 1983 to provide a nursing facility, senior housing, and long-term care services. In 1990, Kearny County Hospital began operation of the Family Health Center, which provides primary healthcare in Lakin and Deerfield.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on February 15, 2021. A previous version listed an incorrect phone number for scheduling appointments with Dr. Shah. The correct phone number is 620-355-7550.