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Headache Care Center Medical Staff

Headache Care Center consists of a team of dedicated professional medical specialists representing "the whole headache patient" and the "unique headache patient". The nationally recognized providers, and the outstanding nursing and administrative staff, offer comprehensive patient services and individual attention. While research and education are vital to maintaining up-to-date knowledge and keeping abreast of new medical advancements, the clinic focuses on utilizing that knowledge to constantly improve patient care and provide the finest health care to our patients.

 

Roger K. Cady, MD
Dr. Cady is the founder of Headache Care Center, Clinvest, and Primary Care Education. He is a graduate of the Mayo Medical School, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. His board certification in Headache Medicine was awarded by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, and he holds a Certificate of Added Qualification through the National Board of Certification in Headache Management. He is a member of multiple medical associations, including the American Medical Association, the National Headache Foundation, the American Headache Society, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Cady is best known in the medical community for his pivotal contributions in the field of headache and migraine management. He was the
co-recipient of the prestigious Wolff Award in 2000 from the American Headache Society for his research entitled “The Spectrum of Headache”. He is well-published and has presented countless lectures and seminars around the world on headache, migraine, and other chronic disorders, and continues to be the principal investigator in numerous multi-center research studies. Dr. Cady currently serves on 12 Advisory Boards and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Headache Foundation.
 
   
J. Kent Dexter, MD

Dr. Dexter earned his degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and his board certification in Headache Medicine was awarded by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, and he holds a Certificate of Added Qualification through the National Board of Certification in Headache Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is a member of the American Medical Society and the American Headache Society. Dr. Dexter received his undergraduate degree in math and chemistry from Baker University, and pursued graduate studies in the field of human anatomy at the University of Kansas prior to joining the U.S. Air Force, where he studied computer science. Dr. Dexter previously served as Chairman of Medicine for St. Johns Regional Health Center, Springfield, Missouri; Chairman of Medicine for St. Johns Physicians and Clinics, Springfield, Missouri; and Chairman of Primary Care, Monroe Clinic, Monroe, Wisconsin.  He returned to Springfield in 2003 to serve as the Medical Director of Headache Care Center, where in addition to his full-time clinical practice and research, he is involved in the development and management of the medical services provided at Headache Care Center.

   
Kathleen Farmer, PsyD

Dr. Farmer is a psychologist specializing in Health Psychology at Headache Care Center, as well as the CME Director of Primary Care Education Network, an organization of over 72,000 clinicians linked via the Internet. A Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management, she is the co-author of the patient education book Headache Free. She has conducted research in the non-pharmacological treatment of disabling headaches, with special interest in pediatric migraine and cognitive efficiency associated with migraine. Dr. Farmer speaks extensively about the therapeutic value of biofeedback for the treatment of chronic disorders and pain. Dr. Farmer was the chair of the Psychology Department of the Shealy Institute for the Comprehensive Management of Pain from 1988 to 1995.

Kathleen Farmer, PsyD
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Audrey Catlett, MA

Audrey Catlett, MA

Ms.Catlett has worked in the medical field for many years, initially as a radiology technician at St. John’s Hospital. After a move to the radiology department at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, she transitioned to a medical assistant position. Prior to joining the Headache Care Center staff, she worked 8 years assisting an Internal Medicine physician in Marionville, MO. At Headache Care Center, Ms. Catlett assists all physicians with patient care and education.

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