December 19, 2013
SCH Welcomes Home Dr. Lisa (Prather) Rollison
Scotland County Hospital is welcoming home surgeon Lisa (Prather) Rollison, DO.
Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors and Administration were pleased to announce this week the signing of an employment contract with Lisa Rollison, DO.
Dr. Rollison is no stranger to this area. She is the daughter of Stan and Brenda Prather, was a 1992 graduate of Scotland County R-1 High School, and a 1997 graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville. She earned her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in general surgery.
In high school, Dr. Rollison says she was interested in sports and science. She met a recruiter from Truman State who suggested she might be interested in pursuing a career as an orthopedic surgeon. Her pre-medicine studies at Truman included an exercise science major with biology and chemistry minor degrees. Over time, Dr. Rollison became interested in the work of plastic surgeons. She says, "The artistic aspect of plastic surgery was appealing to me at that point." However, during her residency, she began to find general surgery more rewarding. "It is a wonderful thing to see a person relieved of pain with a surgical procedure, or to see a simple screening procedure allow a patient to avoid a cancer or to be diagnosed very early while still readily treatable."
Dr. Rollison joins a great team of surgeons, specialists and operating room staff in the new Surgery Center at Scotland County Hospital. Chief of Surgery is Dr. Celeste Miller-Parish, general surgery, while Dr. Randy Tobler covers gynecological surgeries; Dr. Kathleen Weaver covers orthopedics; Dr. Deborah Holte covers podiatry and Dr. Kristina Spate covers general surgeries, as well. The Operating Room Supervisor is Lana Dial, RN. Additionally, Dr. Jeff Davis performs colonoscopies for his primary care patients.
Dr. Rollison has spent the last few years practicing in Branson, Missouri, where she still resides with her husband, Jason, a Certified Public Accountant, and their two children, James age 10 and Olivia age 7. However, she states, "Northeast Missouri, and specifically Memphis is very special to me, and I am thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to serve the community". She continues, "The talent and resources, including our amazing Surgery Center at Scotland County Hospital, and the physicians, surgeons, and staff are phenomenal."
Dr. Rollison will be spending ten days per month accepting patients at Memphis Medical Services.
She is available for treatment of a variety of general surgery-related issues such as hernias, conditions involving the gallbladder, breast, small and large intestine and appendix, and services such as endoscopy and office procedures. For an appointment, please call 660-465-2828.