Coming home is beginning to seem like a theme at Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics, as they welcome yet another local physician back home to the area. General Surgeon, Dr. Roxanne Stiles, recently became the newest member of the Clara Barton medical team as she joined her brother, Dr. PJ Stiles, and the rest of the providers and staff at Clara Barton Surgical Clinic.
Stiles is a Claflin native and attended undergraduate school at Missouri State University. After obtaining her undergrad, she attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and graduated with her doctorate in 2015. Stiles then completed her general surgery residency in 2021 at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Roxanne Stiles as the newest member of our medical team,” said Clara Barton Hospital President/CEO, Jim Blackwell. “Dr. Stiles has such a positive outlook on life and provides care in such a positive demeanor, a perfect addition to our team leadership. She is joining an outstanding group of clinicians and will play an integral role in continuing to provide central Kansas with outstanding surgical care.”
Stiles mentioned that she was always interested in science, especially biology, but above all else, chose to go into medicine because she was truly drawn to a career that would allow her the opportunity to serve others.
“It is incredibly rewarding to provide someone with instant relief or cure someone’s cancer, but what I love most about being a physician is developing those relationships with my patients and witnessing the trust they place in me as their surgeon,” said Stiles. “Having the opportunity to support my patients through the tough times and celebrate with them in the good times is truly humbling and rewarding.”
Stiles said she enjoys the wide breadth of rural general surgery and the variety of pathology seen in the clinic from day to day. She hopes to maintain a broad skill set and to help provide access to services to keep patients close to home for their care.
“Working for Clara Barton is the absolute ideal job for me. I get to come back home to the very hospital I was born and serve the community that helped shape the person I am today,” she said. “With staff that is dedicated to providing great surgical care and advanced technology like the da Vinci Robot, Clara Barton is truly a special place.”
Outside of work, Stiles enjoys reading, road/gravel biking, mountain biking, hiking, and traveling.
“We have a very special group of providers, many of which grew up in this area,” said Blackwell. “It is an incredible feeling to see so many of these physicians return home to care for the people that helped mentor them along the way and inspire them. Kudos goes out to our community that helped raise these gifted clinicians. We as a region now have the benefit of having the brightest talent right here close to home at Clara Barton Hospital.”
Dr. Roxanne Stiles is now seeing patients in both Hoisington and Great Bend. To make an appointment call the Clara Barton Surgical Clinic, 620-653-4191.