Changing the Equation
Drs. Harrell, Chambers, and Smith all graduated from the Cox Family Medicine Residency in Springfield, Missouri. While there, they came to deeply appreciate the value of excellent primary care and what it means to individuals and communities as a whole. They are passionate about making quality primary care affordable and accessible to the Springfield community. They believe that true, patient-centered primary care requires adequate time spent getting to know their patients and their specific healthcare needs. These relationships are best developed without the pressures or time constraints that corporate medicine places on primary care physicians today. They believe there is a better way to practice medicine.
About Dr. Smith
Dr. Shelby Smith is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and a graduate of the Cox Family Medicine Residency (2007) in Springfield, Missouri. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. When not cooling the fevered brow, Dr. Smith spends most of his time hanging out with his wife and kids, listening to music (usually too loudly), running, and reading about healthcare policy/ economics.
About Dr. Harrell
Dr. Teresa Harrell graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and successfully completed her postgraduate education at the Cox Family Medicine Residency program in Springfield, Missouri. She is board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been in private practice for over twenty years. Prior to her medical career, she was a practicing accountant with a CPA license in southeast Kansas where she was born and raised. She enjoys multiple activities including being outdoors, crafts, and spending time with her three grown children.
Direct Primary Care
As a Direct Primary Care provider, Equality Healthcare focuses on you and your health without the unnecessary intrusion of insurance companies. We believe that the best primary care medicine is both personal and affordable, and that’s what we offer. Primary care is all we do, so let us restore your faith in health care. Experience a patient/provider relationship based on trust and respect — the type of relationship every patient deserves.
Our patient benefits include full access to primary care, more time with your provider, no co-pays, easy access to your providers, and office visits as needed. Your monthly membership fee covers general adult physicals, women’s healthcare, newborn and pediatric care, wellness education, chronic disease management, minor procedures and coordination of care with specialists when needed. We also offer the added savings and convenience of an onsite wholesale pharmacy and lab.
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About Dr. Toth
Dr. Rachel Toth, MD attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and is a graduate of the Cox Family Medicine Residency (2006) in Springfield, Missouri. She is board-certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Toth enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pets. She also enjoys outdoor activities, art, and reading.
About Dr. Chambers
Dr. Mark Chambers attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri followed by residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency in Springfield, Missouri. He is board certified in family medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Having been in private practice for 17 years, advancing the principles and practice of Direct Primary Care has become his goal. Besides his interest in Family Medicine and DPC, Dr. Chambers enjoys music (cello), tending his pack of basset hounds and all things French.