Medical Staff

Medical Staff

Dr. Lori A. Brown, MD, FACP, Medical Staff Board Certified - Internal Medicine
BS - Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
MD - Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Internship – University of California, San Diego
Residency - Stanford University Hospitals
Dr. Brown joined Magers Health and Wellness Center in 2021. Dr. Brown grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After training in California, Dr. Brown practiced traditional Internal Medicine in both Alaska and Washington. Dr. Brown then served for over a decade as Professor of Medicine at the University of California in San Diego where she had a busy medical practice and taught medical students and residents. Dr. Brown also served in multiple administrative roles at UCSD including serving as Clinical Services Chief for the UCSD Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Brown is married and has two children. Outside medicine, Dr. Brown’s interests include hiking and camping, fitness, music, travel, and spending time with her family and two golden retrievers. Dr. Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lori Cohen Physician, Medical Staff Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS - Missouri State University
MD - University of Missouri
Dr. Cohen joined Magers Health and Wellness Center in 2022. She is a native of Arkansas and moved to Missouri to become a Missouri State Bear. After completing her residency in Massachusetts, she moved to Bolivar where she has been practicing family medicine for the past 22 years. She is a mom to 5 teenagers and is interested in adoption and China. Dr. Cohen has a passion for women’s health. She also enjoys reading and hiking.

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.

Dr. Gloria Damien, Physician Medical Staff - Internal Medicine
BA - Manhattanville College
MD - The Medical College of Pennsylvania
Dr. Damien completed her internship and residency at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Damien then spent over 34 years practicing internal medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After moving from Maryland to Missouri, Dr. Damien joined the physician staff at Magers Health and Wellness Center. 

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. Ernest Emmerton, DO, Medical Staff Board Certified
BS - College of the Ozarks
MD - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Emmerton joined Magers Health and Wellness Center in 2021. Prior to obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Emmerton served with the US Navy. Dr. Emmerton has served as a medical doctor for the US Army, is a retired Colonel of the US Air Force, and retired physician for VA Health. Dr. Emmerton also had his own private practice in Ozark and has taught biology and chemistry at the High School in Marshfield. 

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. Monte Maska, Physician Medical Staff Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS - Creighton University
MD - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency - Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Maska received his Bachelors of Science from Creighton University in 1987. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix Arizona in 1996. He is board certified in family medicine and has been a practicing physician in Springfield Missouri since 1996. He was employed by St Johns/Mercy Hospital here in Springfield from 1996 till the fall of 2023. He is very happy to be a new staff physician here at Magers Health and Wellness, and enjoy helping the Missouri State University community with their healthcare needs. He and his wife, Kara, were married in 1992 and have three children, Ashley, Luke, and Ally. They love the Ozarks!  

Dr. Marta R. Mortensen, Physician Medical Staff Board Certified - Family Medicine
BS - Southwest Missouri State University
MD - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency - Deaconess Family Medicine

Dr. Jennifer McNay, Physician Medical Staff Board Certified - Internal Medicine
BA - Drury University, Springfield MO
MD - University of Missouri, Columbia MO
Residency - Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Dr. McNay joined Magers Health and Wellness Center in 2021. Prior to joining, she worked in outpatient internal medicine for Mercy Health System for more than 26 years. Dr. McNay also served in administration roles at Mercy including VP of Adult Medicine and ultimately, as President of Mercy Clinic, Springfield Communities before retiring in October 2020. Dr. McNay is married (Mark McNay) and has two children (Riley and Anna). Outside medicine Dr. McNay enjoys gardening, photography, spending time with family at home and at the lake and traveling. Dr. McNay is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Robert W. Scott, Medical Director and 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.


Jill Trotman, R.D., C.D.E., Dietitian, Diabetic Educator
Daniela Novotny, DHSc, R.D./L.D., CHES, Dietitian 
Donald Kratz, M.D., Gynecologist, Board Certified

Mental Health Consultants

Maria Mendez, M.D., Psychiatry, Board Certified
Linda Skolnick, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
Austin Boon, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor