About DFP

Kansas City’s Orthopaedic Surgery Leader

The year was 1949. Harry Truman was leading the country back to normalcy after the end of World War II. Color television was all the rage. People were listening to Perry Como’s “A” You’re Adorable on the new 45 rpm records. The musical South Pacific made its debut on Broadway and gas was 17 cents a gallon. Dr. Robert Drisko, Sr. and Dr. Fee had both just returned from the war where Dr. Fee had been a bomber mechanic. Before he left, he had finished medical school and started a family practice. Dr. Drisko and Dr. Fee teamed up to establish an orthopaedic group to serve greater Kansas City and surrounding areas and worked together for decades.

State-of-the-Art Orthopaedic Care

Over the years, the practice grew. Dr. Parkins joined the group in 1990 and it was then that it was given its current name – Drisko, Fee & Parkins. Dr. Robert Drisko II, joined his father bringing fellowship training in spine surgery. In 1988, Dr. C. Craig Satterlee and Dr. Ernest Neighbor were added. Dr. Satterlee brought fellowship training in shoulder surgery. Since 1949 Drisko, Fee & Parkins has maintained a reputation for outstanding commitment to our patients and the doctors who have referred them to us for state-of-the-art orthopedic care for their fractures and joint pain. The tradition established by Dr. Robert Drisko, Sr. continues today with some of the finest subspecialty orthopedists in America. All DFP physicians and surgeons are Board Certified.

Fractures & Joint Pain Specialists

At Drisko, Fee & Parkins, we take great pride in being the second oldest orthopaedic group in Kansas City. Since 1949, we have been providing top notch orthopaedic care to children and adults around the Kansas City area. From bone fractures to joint reconstruction to total joint replacement, our orthopaedic surgeons are the best in the region. For over 60 years, we have been helping Kansas Citians recover from their orthopaedic accidents, injuries, and conditions and get back to their normal lives. If you suffer from joint pain, broken bones or back problems, come see the skilled physicians at DFP Orthopaedic Surgery and we’ll help get you moving again.

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