Chief Medical Officer, DO – Buckner

Dr. Howerton received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri after graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.S. in Biology.   He completed his internal medicine internship at the Medical Center of Independence.  He further completed post-graduate training at the United States Air Force Aerospace Medicine training facility and was an active duty flight surgeon.  Since completing his active duty time with the Air Force, Dr. Howerton has worked as a primary care physician and an emergency room physician since 2007.  He is married to his wife, Kerri, a chiropractic and functional medicine physician.  They have three beautiful children who are actively involved in various sports and activities.

Our community-based programs include case management, counseling and assessment, health education, transportation, translation services, enrollment assistance, health and social care advocacy initiatives, access to primary care, and health IT.

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After more than a decade and nearly 50 new employees later, it’s safe to say that the Lexington, MO-based HCC Network is a major player in Lafayette County and in rural health care in this region.

The focus of HCC is to develop and implement programs that are responsive to documented health needs of county residents, with specific health status indicators as benchmarks of progress.

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