Freeman News

Freeman Welcomes Home New Orthopaedic Surgeon

August 15, 2017

Local physician specializes in hip and knee replacements.

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Daniel Jones to Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Jones is a native of Sarcoxie, Mo., and completed his undergraduate studies while playing basketball at Missouri Southern State University.

Dr. Jones earned his medical degree and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He then completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Jacksonville, Fla. 

“I had the opportunity to shadow Dr. David Black while attending Missouri Southern, and it solidified my decision to become an orthopaedic surgeon,” said Dr. Jones. “I’m happy to return to the area with my family to help take care of the needs of the community.”

Dr. Jones’ clinic is located at Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 3105 McClelland Blvd., in Joplin, Mo. To schedule an appointment call 417.347.5400.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than five years in a row, and the Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2017 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit or follow Freeman at Follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at