Dr. Rogers is a life-long resident of southwest Missouri and grew up on Table Rock Lake, fishing, hunting, and soaking in the natural beauty of the Ozarks. He graduated from Drury College with majors in biology and chemistry and competed on the Drury swim team before attending medical school on a U.S. Navy scholarship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
After serving nine years of active duty in San Diego, California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan; Dr. Rogers eagerly returned home to the Ozarks to practice orthopedics.
Dr. Rogers continues to practice actively in Bolivar, Missouri, concentrating on shoulder injuries and treating a wide range of problems through the emergency room. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners.
Dr. Rogers is a Certified Life Care Planner, a designation awarded by the International Commission on Health Care Certification to those who have demonstrated a knowledge of medical systems, associated disabilities, and treatment/maintenance protocols required for a catastrophically disabled individual to sustain life within an acceptable comfort level. He is also a Certified Impairment Rater, which demonstrates his ability to accurately assess impairment using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.