Medical Staff

Medical Staff

Dr. F. David Muegge, MD, FACP
Director of Health and Wellness Services
Board Certified - Internal Medicine
BA- Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
MD-University of Missouri, Columbia
Residency-Southern Illinois University, Springfield 
Dr. Muegge enjoys partnering with you to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. 
 
Dr. Don L. Brockman
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Family Medicine.
BS - University of Kansas
MD - St. Louis University School of Medicine
Residency - Cox Medical Center in Springfield
Dr. Brockman practiced traditional family medicine in the Springfield area since 1993 before joining the university health and wellness center in 2014. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Brockman is married and has two children, and he enjoys fly fishing when time permits.
 
Dr. Sara L. Cook
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS - Rice University
MD - University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency - John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth
Dr. Cook grew up in California. Dr. Cook specializes in family centered medical care including pediatrics, women's health, and chronic disease management for all. During medical school and residency, she enjoyed volunteering in hospitals and clinics in Mexico, India, Ghana, and Zimbabwe. She and her family have spent over 10 years working in Africa. Prior to MSU, she has worked at Cox Hospital and Flagstaff, Arizona. She appreciates her patients' trust and the caring for and learning from each person. In her free time, she loves to travel, hike, bike, and any other outdoor activities while spending time with family and friends. Sara Cook is raising four children while serving the medical needs of her community.
 
NP Shana K. Del Vecchio
Nurse Practitioner Medical Staff
Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
BS - Missouri State University 
MS Nursing with Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification - Case Western Reserve University
Nurse Practitioner Shana Del Vecchio is a native of Springfield. Her primary interest is women’s health care—gynecologic, reproductive, and overall health and fitness. Nurse Practitioner Del Vecchio is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with Added Qualification in Gynecologic Health Care.
 
Dr. Anne Egbert
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Internal Medicine
BA - Macalester College
MD - Ohio State University
Residency and Fellowship - KU Med Center in Kansas City
Dr. Egbert was a professor of Medicine at KU’s Wichita branch for 26 years before moving to Springfield, where her husband joined the MSU Engineering Faculty. Dr. Egbert is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and palliative medicine. She enjoys her 10 acre rural home, hiking, dogs, and tai chi.
 
Dr. Susan Essman
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS & MD - University of Missouri
Residency - University of Michigan
Dr. Essman practiced at Cox Hospital in Springfield for 10 years before coming to the university health and wellness center. She has two sons and her husband is an Ophthalmologist at St John’s Hospital. Dr. Essman is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
 
Dr. Filip J. Garrett
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS - Missouri State University
MD - University of Missouri
Residency - Mason City Iowa
Dr. Garrett is a native of Southwest Missouri. Following graduation from residency he worked in Family Medicine in Mason City for 13 years. He returned to Missouri State University and joined the staff at the university health and wellness center in 2001. Dr. Garrett is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
 
Dr. Robert W. Heath
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS - University of Missouri
MD - University of Missouri
Residency - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Dr. Heath received his Bachelor of Science in Forestry at the University of Missouri. He worked in Montana as a forester for a few years before going to University of Missouri School of Medicine.  Dr. Heath joined the university health center staff after being in private practice. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
 
Dr. Robert W. Scott
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Internal Medicine
BS - Harding University
MD - University of Missouri
Residency - University of Missouri
Dr. Scott has practiced traditional primary care internal medicine at St. John's Health System in Springfield, Mo., St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla. and the Cox Health System back in Springfield, Mo. prior to joining university health and wellness center. Dr. Scott's interests include medical mission trips to Central America with emphasis in Nicaragua. He also is an avid bicyclist and when time allows pursues photography. Dr. Scott has been active in the Greene County Medical Society serving as past editor of the society's journal for 10 years and as president in 2007. Dr. Scott is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
 
Dr. Mary A. Wardell
Physician Medical Staff
Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS - Missouri State University
MD - University of Missouri
Residency - Cox Hospital, Springfield MO
Dr. Wardell returned to Missouri State University and joined the staff at the university health and wellness center. Dr. Wardell is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Consultants

Sarah Bowman, R.D., C.D.E., Dietician, Diabetic Educator

Daniela Novotny, M.S., R.D./L.D., CHES, Dietician

Donald Kratz, M.D., Gynecologist, Board Certified

Taylor Adam, B.S., Certified Athletic Trainer

Justin Young, B.S., Certified Athletic Trainer

Mental Health Consultants

Maria Mendez, M.D., Psychiatry, Board Certified 

Linda Skolnick, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Donald Butts, M.D., Psychiatrist

Austin Boon, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor