Dr. Jeffrey Sparks
Dr. Jeffrey Sparks
Physician at MMG Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jeffrey Sparks, Physician at MMG Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, on being named the recipient of the MDH APPLE Award for March 2015. APPLE stands for "Achieving outstanding Performance in Patient care, Leadership, Loyalty and Enthusiasm for MDH."
Dr. Sparks received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He went on to receive his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2008. Dr. Sparks completed a surgical internship and finished his Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri in June 2013. Dr. Sparks began his employment at MDH on August 1, 2013.
Dr. Sparks has been a tremendous addition to the MDH medical staff. He has brought with him not just a great wealth of medical knowledge and the keen skill to use that knowledge to improve patients’ lives, but also a great personality. He respects others and is always considerate. Dr. Sparks is an excellent, skilled physician who is compassionate, kind and caring.
Dr. Sparks always makes the patient feel like they are his only patient and provides them with ample time to ask questions. He provides very thorough explanation of procedures and explains them in a manner that is understood and comprehended. Dr. Sparks’ communication skills are top notch. He is excellent with pediatric patients and makes them feel very comfortable and at ease.
His nominator remarks, “Patients constantly comment about how nice and approachable he is, and I personally have seen how well he interacts with staff, patients and families. He is a model for how the rest of us should treat each other. On top of this, he has a tremendous work ethic and most importantly always has the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything he does.”
Dr. Sparks and his wife, Tisha, have two children, Violet and Evan. In his spare time, Dr. Sparks enjoys hunting, fishing and playing sports.