Our Staff

Scott W. Kujath, MD, FACS

Scott W. Kujath, MD is a highly-respected, board certified vascular surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, who is well known for his expertise in vascular surgery and for his effective treatment of chronic wounds. Dr. Kujath presently serves as Chief of Vascular Surgery at Truman Medical Center and at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is Medical Director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Dr. Kujath’s interests and abilities extend far beyond the routine. He is board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is trained in the latest treatments for varicose veins and performs those procedures regularly. Dr. Kujath demonstrates his commitment to systemic advancement of his profession by his service on the Medical Executive Committee, Operating Room Subcommittee (which he currently chairs), and Carotid Stenting Subcommittee at North Kansas City Hospital, as well as the Credentials Committee at Centerpoint. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Surgical Society and of the Metropolitan Medical Society, and maintains active membership in many professional organizations, including the Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Kujath’s influence reaches far beyond his Missouri roots. His wit and devotion to local and international community service projects are hallmarks of his commitment to his profession and to his patients.

Daniel Bixler, MD

Medical Education & Training
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine; Truman Medical Center
Fellowship: Tulane University School of Medicine
Specialty Board Certifications: Am Bd Internal Medicine – Status: Certified; Am Bd Pediatrics – Status: Certified

Rhonda Wilt, APRN-BC PHD

Family Nurse Practitioner- University of Central Missouri May 2011.
Doctorate in Counseling- Andrew Jackson University 2009
Masters in Nursing-University of Kansas City Missouri-1995
Bachelors in Nursing-University of Kansas City Missouri-1992
Associate in Nursing-Penn Valley Community College-1982
Certification in the following:

  • Care of Stroke Patient
  • PICC Line Insertion-2006
  • Wound Care Certification-2008
  • ACLS-2012 BCLS-5/2012
  • Completed 5 week critical care course and TNCC

Laura B. Doan, MD, FACOG

I feel honored to be able to practice as an OB/GYN. There are many aspects of the field I enjoy, but the part I treasure most is my relationships with my patients. I get to participate in the biggest miracle in most people’s lives, the birth of their children. I then get the chance to watch these same children grow into young adults and the mothers mature into empty nesters. I enjoy the challenge of learning new procedures and skills. This keeps my mind actively engaged in the changing world around us. I was born in 1960 in Ontario, Canada. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and attended grade school and high school in the Pattonville School District. I came to Kansas City in 1978 to attend medical school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. I did my OB/GYN residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. I joined Associated Women’s Care Physicians, P.C. in 1988. I have seen many changes in our community. Most changes have been good, the area has grown, and our practice has grown with the community. I have been married since 1982 to Kirk Doan (not the ophthalmologist). I have two sons, one of whom attends the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and the other who attends Lee’s Summit North High School. Next to my relationship with God, I feel my sons are my biggest joy and challenge in life. They are young adults and full of love, adventure and attitude. After I leave the office I am usually off to my second job as cook, maid and assistant to my family. I love both my jobs and feel very blessed.

Dorothy Johnson, BSN, MSN

Dorothy is Mission of Hope Clinic’s lead nurse practitioner for Missouri Show Me Healthy Women program. She has been with the program for 8 years. Growing up on a farm in North Central Missouri, Dorothy became aware of the need for additional health care services for women.

Her expertise in this area is saving lives by early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancer.

Daniel Gilstrap, DDS

Daniel is a native of the Kansas City area, having grown up in Blue Springs, Missouri where he spent his childhood immersed in sports and church. After graduating from Blue Springs South High School, he went on to Drury University in Springfield, MO to pursue his undergraduate studies. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Drury, Daniel went on to the UMKC School of Dentistry for his dental doctorate where he also earned high honors, graduating Summa Cum Laude and finishing in the top 5% of his class. Before joining our practice, Dr. Gilstrap practiced dentistry in Independence, Missouri. During his time at Drury, Daniel had the good fortune of meeting his wife and best friend, Sarah. The two live in Kansas City where they enjoy cooking, running, going to church, cheering on Kansas City’s sports teams, and travelling to see friends and family. On a perfect weekend, you could find him grabbing a coffee at the Roasterie with his wife or playing golf with his brother and dad. In addition to his commitment to academic and professional excellence, Dr. Gilstrap has always been committed to a life of serving others, and he has participated in numerous life-changing experiences in the mission field. Most recently, he traveled with a group of dentists to Zambia, Africa where they set up a field clinic and provided dental care to hundreds of villagers. Finally, Dr. Gilstrap believes that dentistry is both a relationship and a partnership with his patients, working together toward the ultimate goals of a healthy mouth and a smile they can be proud of. At our practice, we pledge to always strive to provide our patients with both dental care and an interpersonal experience of the highest integrity.

James Schuette, DDS

Dr. Schuette has been serving the dental needs of the Lee’s Summit/South Kansas City area since 1972. He received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. In 2001 he received advance laser periodontal surgical training in California. Committed to on-going continuing education, Dr. Schuette has completed more than 1700 hours in advanced dental courses. Dr. Schuette has lectured locally at the dental school, nationally at dental meetings and internationally to healthcare providers on the importance of nutrition in conjunction with dental health for total body health. Dr. Schuette is a member of the following: American Dental Association Missouri Dental Association Greater Kansas City Dental Society Chicago Dental Society Dr. Schuette is married and has six (6) children and fifteen (15)grandchildren.

Juan Victorino

Juan is the Bi-lingual Nurse-Medical Assistant at Mission of Hope Clinic. Juan knows that he was led here by God. He accompanied a family member for a medical visit and noticed the doctor getting vital signs and knew that he could be of help to the clinic. He offered his services that day and began working the following morning. Juan has a passion to help people in need, not only medically but spiritually. Juan wants to tell you, “I love my job”.

Melissa Sanchez

Melissa is our Bi-lingual front desk receptionist and is new to the not for profit organization. She feels blessed to be on staff at Mission of Hope Clinic. She is presently working at the front desk assisting patients navigate the paperwork necessary in the healthcare field. Melissa also helps interpret visits for patients needing such assistance . She has a passion for the medically indigent because she has been uninsured and can relate to their struggles.