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

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Dr. Robert Jackson, Rheumatologist

Robert Jackson RheumatologistDr. 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. He remains involved with his Academic Appointment at ATSU, and Dr. Jackson was honored to receive the 2018 Medical Honoree Award from the Arthritis Foundation of Missouri. The award is presented annually to a member of the medical community who has dedicated his or her career to improving patient outcomes and reducing the suffering of those afflicted with arthritis.

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.


Board Certification: Osteopathy
Sub Certification: Internal Medicine
Sub Certification: Rheumatology


Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – (Now A.T. Still University)
Internship: Rotating, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine, Kirksville Osteopathic Medical Center – Kirksville, MO
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Health Science Center – Columbia, MO
Fellowship: Med/Rheumatology, University of Missouri Health Science Center – Columbia, MO

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome and Allied Disorders
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Bone Density
  • Joint Injections
  • X-ray
  • Rheumatology
  • Arthritis (Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis)
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree Award 2018
    Arthritis Foundation of Missouri ~ NEWS ARTICLE
  • 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

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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