LAKIN, Kan. (May 10, 2021) — Kearny County Hospital welcomes Mark Frakes, M.D., to its medical staff as a Full Spectrum Family Physician, providing a wide range of holistic primary care services to adults and children.
Dr. Frakes is board-certified in family medicine and brings additional subspecialties in obstetrics, hospital medicine/hospitalist and women’s health. With experience in rural health care delivery, his medical interests include high-risk obstetrics and critical care medicine.
“With his background in family medicine and understanding the needs of rural health, Dr. Frakes is an outstanding addition to Kearny County Hospital,” said David Hofmeister, Chief Executive Officer. “In alignment with our mission of advancing rural health, we are thrilled to add his expertise to our staff of family medicine providers to keep our community members healthy and well.”
Before joining Kearny County Hospital, Dr. Frakes practiced family medicine at CHI St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX, and Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck, TX. In addition to providing patient care, he taught and supervised medical students and residents as a clinical assistant professor.
Dr. Frakes received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, IL, and completed his residency in family medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Bryan, TX, with additional training in obstetrics and endoscopy. Originally from Carthage, IL, Dr. Frakes earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
“I look forward to joining Kearny County Hospital and establishing strong relationships with the community members of Lakin, both as patients and on a personal level,” Dr. Frakes said. “As an advocate of excellence in rural health, I am excited to be part of such a highly recognized community hospital, and I expect to feel right at home.”
Dr. Frakes officially joins the hospital on May 17 and begins seeing patients May 24. To make an appointment, please call 620-355-7550.
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. For more information, visit kearnycountyhospital.com.