Freeman News

Freeman Physicians Open Pittsburg Clinics

March 20, 2017

Clinics increase access to expert healthcare close to home.

Dr. Alan Buchele, Freeman General Surgeon, opens a new clinic in Pittsburg, Kan., to give patients greater access to surgical care close to home. Dr. Buchele, who is board-certified in general surgery, offers surgical treatment of a broad range of diseases and conditions, including gallbladder disease, appendicitis, hernias and skin lesions – including skin cancer. Dr. Buchele provides consultation at Freeman Physician Group of Pittsburg, and performs procedures at Freeman Surgical Center of Pittsburg, 100 N. Pine St. To schedule an appointment call 620.308.7243.

Dr. Alan Buchele

Dr. Anthony Casanova, Freeman Pain Management Specialist, is also opening a clinic at Freeman Physician Group of Pittsburg, 1201 E. Centennial Drive. Dr. Casanova specializes in managing pain disorders to help patients get back to their daily lives. He provides treatment for all types of pain, including arthritis, back pain, muscle pain, neck pain, nerve pain and shingles. To schedule an appointment call 417.347.8355.

Dr. Anthony Casanova

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