Dr. Anne Hogsett always wanted to be a doctor. Aiming for Med School, she got a BS in Chemistry from Oklahoma State in 1981. She returned to Oklahoma State and received her MS in Chemical Engineering in 1985. After 20 years of engineering, she finally wrestled her life around to medicine when she started Medical School at KU Med, Kansas City, in 2006. She completed the 3rd and 4th year of medical school at KU Med, Wichita. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency also in Wichita, KS, in 2013. She and her husband moved to Independence, Kansas, where she went to work for The Sister’s of Mercy in their Primary Care Clinic and Hospital. Unfortunately, for Independence, that hospital closed in December of 2015. In January, 2016, Dr. Hogsett started working as a hospitalist for Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, in Coffeyville, KS. She serves as the Director of Hospital Medicine and has two great partners. She says working at CRMC is the best job that she has ever had, and she hopes to continue there until she retires.
In March of 2016, the publisher of the newspaper for both Coffeyville and Independence, Kansas (The Coffeyville Journal and The Independence Daily Reporter) asked Dr. Anne to write a weekly column where readers could submit their medical questions, as a service to the region. This book is a compilation of 53 of the newspaper columns that were published.