Dr. James T. Rogers is a board-certified general Internal Medicine physician with a practice in primary care at Mercy Health System located in Springfield, Mo. He currently serves as Vice President, Adult Primary Care, across the four states of the Mercy Health System. Over the last 14 years, he has been Department Chair, Primary Care, and served as director in utilization, quality, and medical staff leadership positions, including president of medical staff.
He is the medical director for Mercy ACO’s CMS programs.
After graduating from medical school from University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences, he obtained his internship and residency at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He was selected and completed the next year as a chief resident. Afterwards, he moved to Springfield, Mo. and joined a small group of five internists in private practice. Subsequently, the group merged and became employees of the St. John’s Health System, now known as Mercy.
His involvement in organized medicine includes memberships in the Greene County Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Association, American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. He has served on the board of the Missouri Patient Care Review Foundation/Primaris for 23 years. In September 2002, he was elected to represent the nine-state Midwest quartile of the American Healthcare Quality Association (AHQA). He has previously been a delegate to and president of the Missouri chapter of ASIM. He has been a delegate to the AMA’s OMSS meeting (the organization for medical staff.) He is the internist representative to the Carrier Advisory Committee for the state of Missouri.
He is dedicated to his wife, Lori, and three children, Ginny, Ben, and Maggie. They all participate together in community activities through their church, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and volunteering in local efforts including Breathe Easy Springfield, and the Ozarks food harvest.