PSN Member Profile

Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I. – Award winning Rheumatologist and Internal Medicine provider in LaPlata, Missouri.

Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I. - Rheumatologist

Member Biography

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.

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

  • 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

Professional Organizations

Dr. Robert Jackson


Facilities Served

Cameron Regional Medical Center
Davis County Hospital
Hannibal Clinic
Jefferson County Health Center
Keokuk County Health Center
Mahaska Health Partnership
Pella Regional Health Center
Pike County Memorial Hospital
Samaritan Hospital
Scotland County Hospital
Sullivan County Memorial Hospital
Van Buren County Hospital
Wayne County Hospital

Conditions Treated

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome and Allied Disorders
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Procedures Performed

  • Arthritis (Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis)
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia

Publications & Presentations by Dr. Robert Jackson

  1. Jackson RW, Burchett GD, Pritchard CL: Microcomputers in Medicine:  Cardiorespiratory Assessment. JAOA 83:12, 1984 
  2. AI/LEARN: Videodisk Learning in Rheumatic Diseases (Abstract) presented at the  1987 ARA Conference; Washington, D.C. 
  3. 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 
  4. 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 
  5. 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 

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