Freeman News

New Physician Joins Freeman Kidney Center

April 13, 2017

Board-certified nephrologist accepting new patients.

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Fatima Khalid at Freeman Kidney Center. Dr. Khalid specializes in nephrology, which focuses on kidney care and kidney diseases.

After receiving her medical degree at Fatima Jinnah Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Khalid completed her internal medicine residency at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Mich., and her internal medicine/preventive medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in nephrology at University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.

“Because kidney patients typically undergo three to four hours of treatment, three times a week, you truly develop close relationships,” said Dr. Khalid. “I treat my patients like family members. I want them to receive the highest level of medical care with the latest research and technology.”

Dr. Khalid is board-certified in internal medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to seeing patients in Joplin, Dr. Khalid conducts clinics at Freeman Physician Group of Pittsburg. To make an appointment, contact Freeman Kidney Center at 417.347.8570.

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 Fall 2016 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