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Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes
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Leah Alpers, PA-C, and Robin Durrett, DO, announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, FACS, right, will be taking over Dr. Durretts practice at Clara Barton Surgical Services in Hoisington and Great Bend. Dr. Howes will continue to perform general surgery procedures and is looking to expand the options available to patients of Clara Barton.

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.
“Dr. Howes provides excellent surgical outcomes, and his practice will be a great fit for our community,” remarks Dr. Robin Durrett, retired general surgeon. Dr. Durrett and the administration at Clara Barton have been working to develop a succession plan since he announced his retirement in December.
Dr. Howes will be performing all the surgeries that have traditionally been offered at Clara Barton and looks to expand the offering.
“I hope to be able to offer a wider range of procedures to our patients,” explained Dr. Howes. “Patients would generally have to travel to get more complex laparoscopic procedures performed; I want them to stay close to home, to be more comfortable.” Dr. Howes specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, laparoscopic bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), and spinal approach surgery.
Dr. Howes is a native of Louisiana and graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  He did his general surgery residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. Dr. Howes is a veteran, serving in the Armed Forces for 13 years, resigning with the rank of captain in 2006 to begin his medical practice.
Dr. Howes is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he belongs to the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Kansas Medical Society, and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
“Dr. Howes is skilled and dedicated to the academic and practical aspects of surgery; our team has been providing excellent surgical outcomes and will continue to do so with Dr. Howes directing and leading that effort,” reports Jim Blackwell, CEO/Interim CEO at Clara Barton. “We are incredibly fortunate that Dr. Durrett has helped guide our Hospital Board of Directors and leadership team with this process.”