A Special Thank You to Our Doctors
March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the heroic measures doctors take to keep their communities safe and healthy. We would like to personally thank the remarkable physicians at Topeka ER & Hospital!
Our incredible team of emergency physicians go above and beyond to put our patients first. We appreciate each of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the long hours you endure, the sacrifices you make, and the courageous work you do for our community. Topeka ER & Hospital would not be where it is today without our amazing team of doctors!
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein.
Get to Know Our Extraordinary Doctors
Dr. Jared Schreiner
Dr. Jared Schreiner received his M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practiced his residency and Internship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Schreiner spent most of his life in Topeka before moving to Dallas, where he worked for 10 years. As a result, he worked at several hospitals and trauma centers, in addition to serving as a stroke director. He is excited to be back home after returning to northeast Kansas in 2018 and is passionate about giving his community the medical care they deserve.
Fun fact: He married his high school sweetheart from Seaman High, and together they have three children.
Dr. Daniel Baker
With over 13 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Daniel Baker is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. He earned his M.D from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and practiced his residency in Emergency Medicine at Freeman Health System, Joplin, Missouri.
Fun fact: Away from work, Dr. Baker enjoys hunting, bass fishing, and spending time with his family. He and his wife have a daughter and two sons. Among his favorites: Musician – George Strait, TV Doctor – John Carter of ER, and Team – Kansas City Chiefs.
Dr. Andrew Dalton
Dr. Andrew Dalton has more than 10 years of career in the medical field. He pursued his M. D. at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and practiced his residency in Chicago, Illinois. His passion for academics earned him American Board certification in Emergency Medicine and an MBA in healthcare leadership. For Dr. Dalton, medicine is the perfect career for him because it combines his interest in biological science with his desire to help others. He and his wife, Megan, have three children.
Fun Fact: In his spare time, Dr. Dalton enjoys biking, weight training, hiking, and playing with his children. He loves steak and his favorite band is Lord Huron. He is a Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals football fan.
Dr. Kye Evans
Dr. Kye Evans earned a medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri and afterward completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center. After more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Evans says he pursued a career in medicine because of his fascination with human physiology and resilience, as well as working in a field where he can make a difference in the lives of others. Dr. Evans and his wife have four daughters.
Fun fact: In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and watching his daughters “grow into strong young women.” His favorite foods are barbecue and Mexican.
Dr. Chad Gustin
Dr. Chad Gustin is a native of Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Gustin has over 15 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. Prior to that, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas in 2008. He went into medicine so he could help people when they are in their greatest moment of need, a time in their lives when he has the biggest and most positive effect on them.
Fun Fact: Dr. Gustin enjoys spending time fishing and walking the family dogs with his wife, Amy, and their two children. Dr. Gustin is also a retired Scottish Highland Games athlete, competing from 2010 to 2017. His favorite food is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Dr. Jim Herrin
Dr. Herrin received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pittsburg State University and his M. D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2005. Sometime later, Dr. Herrin completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts. Growing up in southeast Kansas, Dr. Herrin has always been passionate about providing medical care to his home state. Since 2008, Dr. Herrin has been a board-certified emergency physician in Lawrence. He loves the fast-paced nature of emergency medicine and is excited to spend more one-on-one time with patients within his community.
Fun Fact: When not working, Dr. Herrin spends plenty of time with his family, either on the water or outdoors.
Dr. Melina Keithly
Originally from Arizona, Dr. Melina Keithly graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, California. She practiced her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Keithly considers Kansas and the Midwest her home and does not imagine living anywhere else. She loves providing patients with excellent acute care, giving them comfort and relief through both medical treatment and advice during challenging times. She and her husband have four children.
Fun Facts: In her free time Dr. Keithly enjoys listening to classical music and attending fine arts events.
Dr. Taylor Neff
Dr. Taylor Neff pursued his doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He became interested in medicine at an early age through his father’s career as a respiratory therapist. He is married to his lovely wife, Bre, and they have a daughter who he loves to take to the park with their dog to play.
Fun Fact: In his free time, Dr. Neff enjoys woodworking, fishing, camping, boating, and riding his mountain bike. He loves Kansas City Barbecue and enjoys listening to country and 1980s music.
Dr. Mark Rogers
Dr. Rogers, a Seattle native, has lived in Kansas, which he proudly calls home, for more than 26 years. He received his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine and afterwards he practiced his residency in Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center & Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He went into medicine because he enjoys caring for acutely ill and injured patients of all ages suffering from a wide variety of conditions. He and his wife have two children and five dogs.
Fun Fact: Dr. Rogers enjoys traveling the world performing medical mission work, reading, watching his children’s sporting events, and traveling to watch Olympic volleyball and US Open tennis in New York. His favorite food taste is Indian and Thai.
Dr. Jeffrey Whitacre
Dr. Jeffrey Whitacre has 6 years of experience in the medical field. He earned his M.S from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2016 and later he pursued his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. David Hartig
Dr. David Hartig pursued his medical degree at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, and Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
We tip our hat to these 12 accomplished doctors who help make Topeka ER & Hospital the highly regarded medical facility it is. In honor of #DoctorsDay, be sure to thank a doctor in your life who has made an impact on you!