Second Career. First Love...Dr. Anne Hogsett Joins Mercy

July 22, 2013

Anne Hogsett, M.D., began her internal medicine practice in August with Mercy Clinic Primary Care.

Dr. Hogsett recently completed her residency training through the University of Kansas Medical Center in Wichita, where she also earned  her medical degree.

A “non-traditional” medical student, Dr. Hogsett’s first career was in the field of engineering. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University and worked for 22 years in roles related to the manufacturing of electronic circuitry, energy systems and concrete pipe.

"My first love was always medicine. I always wanted to be a physician,” Dr. Hogsett explained. “After raising our two children, my husband, who also is an engineer, one day asked me if I was happy and if I could do anything else in life what would it be. I told him I still wanted to be a doctor. He was entirely supportive, so back to school I went."

“I’m thrilled to be joining a community and a medical team where I can practice my passion for caring for people – instead of pipe and circuit boards - and I look forward to developing lasting relationships with my patients.”

Dr. Hogsett’s focus is treating the “whole” person and working together as a partner with her patients to help them achieve their best possible health. She has particular interest in geriatrics, diabetes, lung and skin diseases, as well as encouraging wellness through healthy eating.

Her interests outside of work have included volunteering at a nursing care facility, serving as a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher and as a Girl Scout leader.

She and her husband, Gary, are relocating to Independence.

More information on Dr. Hogsett’s practice is available by calling Mercy Clinic at 620-332-3280.