Marshall Family Practice


Marshall Family Practice offers services ranging from newborn check-ups and care for children to annual physicals and all aspects of general medical care.   The practice is located in the Fitzgibbon Medical Clinic on the southeast side of Fitzgibbon Hospital.

Marshall Family Practice is proud to focus on patient-centered care by providing specially trained physicians, nurses and care coordinators to help you navigate through the health care system, making sure you receive the best quality care in the most appropriate setting. Our goal is to be our patients’ home for health care. As such, Marshall Family Practice was designated by the State of Missouri’s Department of Social Services as a Primary Care Health Home for MO HealthNet (Medicaid) patients with chronic disease like diabetes, asthma and COPD. Marshall Family Practice is one of only 24 primary care practices in Missouri to be selected for advanced education and participation in a pilot program offering this innovative model of care.  The Primary Care Health Home focuses on patient and family engagement in managing their disease, helping patients stay on their medications, follow through on prescribed testing and stay on their doctor’s plan of care. In general, we help you do what you can to stay healthy!

Our dedicated team of professionals has undergone extensive training in the Health Home model of comprehensive care coordination to ensure our patients receive accessible and appropriate health care. We want the same for all our patients.

When it’s time to see a doctor, please call for an appointment. Because we believe strongly in the value of your time, we will do our best to see you when your appointment time arrives.  If it is your first time being seen at the clinic, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out new-patient paperwork (use this form for children as well). Or you may print it off and bring it in completed.  To aid us in providing all of the services you need, we ask that you bring all medications (including prescriptions and over-the-counter medications) that you are currently taking, along with your current insurance information, driver’s license (or other picture ID). As a reminder, any office visit co-pay that your insurance requires is collected at the time of your appointment.

Click here to download the Patient Centered Medical Home Brochure 

Office hours:
8 am – 5 pm Monday & Friday   
7 am – 7 pm Tuesday - Thursday

The Medical Professionals at Marshall Family Practice

Lorenzo M. Romney, D.O. -
Education & Qualifications:
Dr. Romney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Spanish from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and completed his medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in 1986. He completed an internship at Tucson General Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, and completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in January of 2000.
Dr. Romney has over 20 years of experience in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine, having practiced in Arizona, Kansas, Colorado., Utah, and Missouri.
Dr. Romney is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice.
His interests include spending time with his family, church, sports and outdoor activities. 


Christopher J. Sporleder, D.O.
Education & Qualifications:

Dr. Sporleder received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., after completing undergraduate studies at Truman State University in Kirksville. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine. With 15 years of experience practicing family medicine, Dr. Sporleder relocated to Marshall from Maryville, M., in part to be closer to his parents. No stranger to the community, he spent summers here growing up working on his grandfather's farm.

Dr. Sporleder is Board Certified in Family Practice and provides the full range of family medicine services.  He is member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.


Sonal Brizendine, M.D.
Education & Qualifications:

Dr. Sonal Brizendine received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies in 2002 after completing undergraduate studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She also completed a Master’s Degree program in Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

Dr. Brizendine completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of South Carolina, where she also completed a residency in Family Medicine. Her experience includes working as Attending Physician, Geriatrics, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, S.C.

Dr. Brizendine is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and a member of the American Medical Directors Association, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the South Carolina Medical Association.

Brenda Dodds, CNP
Education & Qualifications:

Ms. Dodds received a Bachelor of Science degree from Graceland College in Lamoni, IA and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA.

Ms. Dodds is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Ms. Dodds is a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients and provides general care on a daily basis.  She comes to us from Independence, MO where she spends most of her time caring for heart patients.

Matthew Oxford, MD
Education & Qualifications:

Dr. Oxford is certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

Dr. Oxford has moved to the community from Norway, Maine where he was on the medical staff of Stephens Memorial Hospital and Western Maine Family Practice.

Dr. Oxford received his M.D. from Saba University School of Medicine in 2008 and his B.S. in Biology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine at University of Wyoming-Casper in 2011. 

In addition to being appointed to the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Oxford has received training in numerous trauma and advanced life support areas including Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, and Neonatal Resuscitation.

Carrie Peecher, DO
Education & Qualifications:

Dr. Peecher is board-certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and provides medical care to all ages.

Dr. Peecher has moved to the community from Unionville, Mo., where she served as a family practice physician at Putnam County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Peecher received her degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009.  She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Northeast Regional Medical Center in 2012.

Prior to entering the medical field, Dr. Peecher worked as a biology teacher in Boone County R-IV Schools in Hallsville and a Science Teacher in Atlanta, Mo.  Dr. Peecher received her bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., in 2000. 


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