Health System Expands Specialty Care in Great Bend


Rigoberto Ramirez, MD
Rigoberto Ramirez, MD

People in the Great Bend region now have more cardiology and orthopedic care available. Two physicians from The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City come to Great Bend regularly to see patients.


Rigoberto Ramirez, MD, and Bruce Toby, MD, are accepting new patients at St. Rose Medical Pavilion and Central Kansas Orthopedic Group respectively.


Dr. Ramirez is a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology, which focuses on irregular heart rhythms. He sees patients for general cardiology care as well as those with heart rhythm concerns.


Dr. Ramirez, who is fluent in Spanish and English, is a Great Bend native and is passionate about caring for people in his hometown.


“I am excited to serve the community that supported me throughout my upbringing,” says Dr. Ramirez. “Most importantly, I look forward to offering our Great Bend community additional quality cardiology services through The University of Kansas Health System.”


Bruce Toby, MD

Dr. Toby has been a leader in pioneering clinical work and research at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City. He recently stepped down from his role as chair of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine there. He looks forward to continuing his practice with Randall Hildebrand, MD, and the rest of the care team at Central Kansas Orthopedic Group.


“Our community is fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Toby’s caliber to provide orthopedic and surgical services in Great Bend,” says Dr. Hildebrand. “His outstanding reputation and legacy of orthopedic surgery is well-known and we are happy to welcome him to Barton County.”


Dr. Toby specializes in orthopedics for the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, including shoulder replacement surgery. He will see patients every other Thursday beginning November 4 at Central Kansas Orthopedic Group. He will schedule surgeries in Great Bend on the adjacent Fridays.


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramirez, call 620-792-2511.


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Toby, call 620-792-4383.