Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I. – Rheumatology

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Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I. – Rheumatology2018-04-10T17:31:31+00:00
Dr. David McLaren, MD

PSN Rheumatologist: Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.C.O.I.

Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., has served as the Associate Dean of Campus Academic Affairs, and as Chairman and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine as well as the sub-specialty of Rheumatology. Dr. Jackson has also completed a four year tour of duty with the National Health Corps in rural Southern Missouri.

Dr. Jackson is currently president of Premier Specialty Network (PSN) and is a full time PSN Rheumatologist, practicing at nine different hospitals in the states of Missouri and Iowa.

Founded by Dr. Jackson in 1999, PSN has proudly provided quality healthcare to rural communities throughout the United States by establishing satellite clinics staffed by top level doctors. PSN originally evolved out of the Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network (NMRHN). While directing NMRHN, Dr. Jackson became acutely aware of the need to improve access to rural healthcare. With his guidance and leadership, NMRHN helped develop 5 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in northeast Missouri (Unionville, Milan, Macon, Memphis and Brookfield). Subsequently, Dr. Jackson developed a unique model of outreach specialty medical service for Rheumatology to serve the same hospitals.

PSN has since expanded this model over the course of the years and now provides a variety of medical and surgical services to communities across the United States.


  • National Boards (Osteopathic) 07/01/82 Certification #7855
  • Missouri Medical License #R6C73
  • Iowa Medical License #2707
  • DEA Controlled Substances Registration #AJ1979357 (MO),#BJ9121790 (IA)
  • Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (MO) Registration #3008306
  • State of Iowa, Controlled Substances Registration #1305089
  • Medicare – Uniform Physician Identification Number (UPIN) A10580


  • Board Certified, #968
    Internal Medicine 1989
    By: American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • Board Certified #968
    Rheumatology 1989
    By: American College of Osteopathic Internists

Post-Doctoral Training:

Medical Training:

Medical Degree:

  • Doctor of Osteopathy – 1981


  • Listed in America’s Top Physicians; Guides 2008 & 2009
    Consumer’s Research Council of America
  • Gordon C. Sharp Distinguished Leader Award
    Missouri Arthritis Advisory Board – 2003
  • Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
    (Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine)
    December 1998
  • Master Teacher
    Northeast Regional Medical Center – 1998
    (For hospital house staff training programs)
  • Who’s Who in Executives in Business – 1998
  • A.T. Still Staff Award – Kirksville College of Ostepathic Medicine
    As Associate Professor of Medicine
    For Excellence in Teaching – 1996
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Rehabilitation Medicine
    Specialty Healthcare Management – 1985
  • KOAA/KCOM Education Program Award
    “Discotest II-Computer Assisted Skills Review and CME Program – 1996
  • Special Recognition Award
    United States Public Health Service – Region VII – 1990
  • Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1989/1990
  • Seventh Annual Kenney Memorial, Honorary Lecturer
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – 1987
  • National Osteopathic Foundation Grant – 1984 and 1985
  • National Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship – 1977
    Public Health Scholarship, 1977-1981
  • Cum Laude: Biology, B.S.
    Truman State University (NE Missouri State Univ) Kirksville, MO 1977
  • Winkler A, Jackson RW, Kay DS, Mitchell E. Carmignani S, Sharp GC: High-dose
    intravenous cyclophosphamide treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) –
    associated aplastic anemia (case report). Arthritis & Rheumatism, 31-5:63-64, 1988
  • Pressly TA, Winkler A, Alport MA, Jackson RW, Mukerji V, Benge JM, Sharp GC: Value
    and limitations of calcium channel blockade in the treatment of pulmonary
    hypertension associated with CREST – case reports. Angiology 1988
  • Mitchell JA, Lee ASC, TenBrink T, Cutts JH, Clark DP, Hazelwood S, Jackson RW,
    Bickel J. Gaunt W, Landenson RP, Sharp GC: AI/LEARN: An Interactive Videodisk
    System for Teaching Medical Concepts and Reasoning. Journal of Medical Systems
    2-6, 1987
  • AI/LEARN: Videodisk Learning in Rheumatic Diseases (Abstract) presented at the
    1987 ARA Conference; Washington, D.C.
  • Jackson RW, Burchett GD, Pritchard CL: Microcomputers in Medicine:
    Cardiorespiratory Assessment. JAOA 83:12, 1984

I am a small town kid who went to a small college,” he said. “After medical school I was drawn back to the rural lifestyle and the fact that the presence of specialists is crucial to maintaining their health care system. There is a valuable mission to be served.

Dr. Robert Jackson

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