Dr. Matthew Roehrs has joined Bothwell Lincoln Family Medicine and will work with Dr. Donald Allcorn to provide primary health care for families and people of all ages.
Dr. Roehrs is a doctor of osteopathic medicine specializing in primary care including promoting and maintaining good health and disease prevention as well as diagnosing and treating severe and long-term illnesses. Primary care provides patients with ready access to their own highly trained physician that is personable and family oriented.
“We are here to help patients,” Dr. Roehrs said. “I encourage people to come to us with any concern. There’s not much we won’t take on or try to help.”
Dr. Roehrs received a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2013 from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and his medical degree in 2018 from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. He recently completed three years of family and community medicine residency training at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia.
“Dr. Roehrs has been specifically trained through his residency to provide a wide range of health and wellness services and to treat injuries and illnesses,” said Keith Morrow, Bothwell’s Clinic Operations vice president. “He has worked hard so he could return home and treat patients in a rural community.”
Dr. Roehrs is also bringing a new type of care to Bothwell Lincoln clinic called osteopathic manipulative medicine, which is a hands-on approach used by a provider that moves a patient’s muscles and joints. This includes gently stretching, applying pressure and resistance to move joints and tissues, correcting issues in a patient’s range of motion. This technique can improve migraines, shoulder problems and neck and knee pain.
Dr. Roehrs is a Sedalia native and Smith-Cotton High School graduate. He is familiar with Bothwell as he volunteered in the Emergency Department during college. He is also the son of Dr. David Roehrs, chief radiologist at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
“My father’s diligent work ethic and high level of care for his patients has always been inspiring to me,” Roehrs said. “I chose family medicine because I want to connect with people and be a part of their lives while helping them get and stay healthy. I hope to be helpful for my patients and provide them with the best possible health care.”
Dr. Roehrs is married to Dr. Misty Todd, family medicine and obstetric physician at Bothwell Cole Camp Clinic. The two share a passion for rural communities and health care and own a small farm and cattle operation between Sedalia and Cole Camp. During his free time, Dr. Roehrs enjoys hunting, fishing, going to Truman Lake and spending as much time as possible with friends and family.