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Remembering Dr. Robert Lee Stokes

Robert Stokes, MDRobert Lee Stokes, MD, passed away March 31. He will be missed by the staff at Meritas Health and North Kansas City Hospital. Dr. Stokes had a degree in chemical engineering and worked as a research engineer prior to going into medicine. He earned his medical degree in emergency medicine and spent 10 years as an ED physician. Dr. Stokes began practicing family medicine and eventually worked for Meritas Health, the last four at Meritas Health Platte Woods. Dr. Stokes had a passion for his patients and practiced in the Northland for more than 30 years.

A self-described renaissance man, he was an avid historian, carpenter, “fix-it-man” and student of Asian culture. Dr. Stokes is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cindy Pratt-Stokes, and his son, Robert Gustav Stokes.