Outpatient and Specialty Clinics

Norton County Hospital works to keep care close to home for its patients, by bringing in a variety of medical specialists who make routine visits to examine patients at our hospital, as well as providing several outpatient treatment services. To check in for specialty clinic services, please park in the hospital's main lot adjacent to Highway 36, and look for the Outpatient and Specialty Clinic sign (entrance is west of Emergency).

Visiting Specialists

The current list of specialists is located below. Each specialist has his or her own method of making an appointment (some specialists' offices make the appointments, while others prefer that our hospital handles the appointments). The list also details when each specialist routinely comes to Norton County Hospital.

If you have any questions about visiting specialists, please contact Jennifer Schoenberger, RN, at 785-877-3351 and choose prompt #1.

Click the specialty to immediately scroll to the information for which you are seeking:

Outpatient and Specialty Clinic

Current Specialty Clinics

Cardiology

Dr. Patricia Crawley, DeBakey Heart Institute, Hays Medical Center

Contact information:
Phone: 785-625-4699
Fax: 785-261-7424
Address: 2220 Canterbury Drive, Hays, KS 67601
Available at Norton County Hospital:
1st Wednesday of month (Generally starts at 8:30 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Crawley's office at 785-625-4699 or 888-625-4699.
Dr. Crawley's website

Dr. Ramez Smairat, Great Plains Health Heart and Vascular

Contact information:
Phone: 308-568-8577
Fax: 308-568-8579
Address: 611 West Francis St., Ste. 150 North Platte, NE 69123
Available at Norton County Hospital:
2nd Wednesday of month (Generally starts at 9 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Norton County Hospital at 785-877-3351.
Dr. Smairat's website

Dr. Thomas Lanspa, Platte Valley Medical Group

Contact information:
Phone: 308-865-2263
Fax: 308-865-2541
Address: 816 22nd Ave., Ste. 100 Kearney, NE 68845
Available at Norton County Hospital:
2nd Monday of month (Generally starts at 8:30 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Norton County Hospital at 785-877-3351.
Dr. Lanspa's website

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Dermatology

Tara Gillespie, APRN-C, Heartland Dermatology

Contact information:
Phone: 785-628-3231
Fax: 785-628-3174
Address: 2707 Vine, Ste. 10 Hays, KS 67601
Available at Norton County Hospital:
1st Friday of month (Generally starts at 9 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Heartland Dermatology at 785-628-3231.
Heartland Dermatology website

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Endocrinology

Dr. Corey Straub, Eagle Telemedicine

Available at Norton County Hospital:
1st Friday of each month
To schedule an appointment, call Norton County Hospital at 785-877-3351.
Dr. Straub's website

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General Surgery

Dr. Matthew Wheeler, Platte Valley Medical Clinic

Contact information:
Phone: 308-865-2263
Address: 816 22nd Avenue, Suite 100, Kearney, NE 68845
Available at Norton County Hospital:
3rd Wednesday of each month
To schedule an appointment, call Norton County Hospital at 785-877-3351.
Dr. Wheeler's website

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Nephrology

Dr. Abhisekh Sinha Ray, CHI Good Samaritan

Contact information:
Phone: 308-865-2370
Fax: 308-865-2842
Address: 3219 Central Ave., Ste. 200 Kearney, NE 68847
Available at Norton County Hospital:
3rd Thursday of month (Generally starts at 10:30 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Norton County Hospital at 785-877-3351.
Dr. Ray's website

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Neurosurgery

Dr. Adeleke Badejo, Nebraska Neurosurgery and Spine Clinic

Contact information:
Phone: 308-234-9822
Fax: 308-234-9824
Address: 3219 Central Ave., Ste. 103 Kearney, NE 68847
Available at Norton County Hospital:
3rd Friday of month (Generally starts at 11 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Badejo's office at 308-234-9822.
Dr. Badejo's website

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. Todd Pankratz, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, P.C.

Contact information:
Phone: 800-742-3305
Fax: 402-463-6894
Address: 2115 N. Kansas Ave., Ste. 204 Hastings, NE 68901
Available at Norton County Hospital:
1st and 3rd Monday of month (Generally starts clinic at 10 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Pankratz's office at 800-742-3305.
Dr. Pankratz's website

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Podiatry

Dr. Robert Hinze, High Plains Podiatry

Contact information:
Phone: 877-345-3668
Fax: 308-345-3883
Address: 306 West D Street McCook, NE 69001
Available at Norton County Hospital:
Clinic 4th Tuesday of month (Generally starts at 9 a.m.); Surgery 3rd Friday of month
To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Hinze's office at 877-345-3668.
Dr. Hinze's website

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Pulmonology

Dr. David Cantral, Platte Valley Medical Group

Contact information:
Phone: 308-865-2263
Fax: 308-865-2541
Address: 816 22nd Ave., Ste. 100 Kearney, NE 68845
Available at Norton County Hospital:
2nd Thursday of month (Generally starts at 9:30 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Norton County Hospital at 785-877-3351.
Dr. Cantral's website

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Rheumatology

Dr. Christopher Liedke, Eagle Telemedicine

Available at Norton County Hospital:
1st Tuesday of month (Generally starts at 8 a.m.)
To schedule an appointment, call Norton County Hospital at 785-877-3351.
Dr. Liedke's website

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