Friday, August 18, 2017

It's National Health Center Week!

It's National Health Center Week! In honor of this week, our health clinics in Mid-Missouri would like to highlight our services we provide and the mission and really define the mission Central Ozarks Medical Center has.



The Central Ozarks Medical Center Mission

Central Ozarks Medical Center is a federally qualified health center and strives to deliver quality healthcare to our communities. We are committed to leading the way to healthier communities. As a federal qualified health center, we are non profit. We focus on medically underserved communities and bringing affordable healthcare to all in need. 


Central Ozarks Medical Center Services

Central Ozarks Medical Center provides a wide variety of services, including:
  • Primary Care
Our primary care providers or family practice providers see patients of all ages for variety of illnesses, injuries, and ailments.
  • Obstetrics
Our OB providers know that every birth is special and they are privileged that you have chosen them to guide you during pregnancy and prenatal care. Their ultimate goal is for your continued good health and the delivery of a healthy newborn. 
  • Pediatrics
Chid focused health care and parent education is the practice of our providers from birth to 18 years of age. Our comprehensive services include well-child exams, diagnostic tests, follow-up of chronic problems, sports screenings, as well as evaluation and management of growth and health maintenance. 
  • Behavioral Health
Our belief is that physical health is affected by a patient's emotional and behavioral health and that both aspects must be treated for a positive outcome.
  • Women's Health
Through each stage of a woman's life, our physicians tailor wellness and preventative care to meet you where you are.
  • Senior Health
The number of individuals over the age of 65 is growing and more than ever. This is partially due to the improved and specialized health care developed for adults in this age category. Which is why it's important to take advantage of the enhancements that have made in health care to make the senior stage of your life all you have dreamed it would be. 
  • Dental Services
We provide dental services at our Richland location and we enjoy making the world a brighter place, one bright smile at a time.



Why Central Ozarks Medical Center?

We have excellent board-certified providers. Also, several recent studies have found that patients who regularly use community health centers at the Lake of the Ozarks, like Central Ozarks Medical Center, have lower total annual healthcare costs when compared to patients who use other primary care providers, such as HMOs, hospital outpatient units or private physicians. On average, these studies show that the cost associated with using a community health center is 22% to 33% less expensive than using other health care avenues. Central Ozarks Medical Center has a highly trained staff that can focus on you and your health! If you are in need of quality health care, call one of our health clinics today.


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573.765.5141 -- Richland
573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, August 11, 2017

National Immunization Awareness Month

It's National Immunization Awareness Month. This is a great time to promote vaccines and remind your loved one to stay up to date on their shots. Immunization or vaccines can help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn't just for children, but for adults too. Immunization is vital to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, Central Ozarks Medical Center is going to give you some tips on how to spread awareness about Immunization Awareness, resources to access that gives detailed information on the importance of immunization awareness, and why people of all ages need vaccines.


Tips on How to Spread Awareness about Immunization Awareness

Our health clinics in Mid-Missouri would like to use this month to raise awareness about vaccines and share strategies to increase immunization rates within our community. We encourage you to:
  • Speak to friends and family about how vaccines aren't just for children. People of all ages can get vaccines that help protect them from serious illnesses and diseases.
  • Encourage people in your community to get a flu shot every year.
  • Try inviting a doctor or nurse you may know to speak to parents at local schools about why it's important for all kids to get vaccinated.

Resources About Immunization Awareness

There are tons of resources out there regarding immunization awareness. There are communication tool kits online you can try. The National Public Health Information Coalition has some great resources for or about:


Reasons People Of All Ages Need Vaccines

Getting your regular vaccines are very important for people of all ages. Here's some significant reasons that people need vaccines throughout their lives.

  • Seniors may need 1 or more vaccines, even if they have received vaccines as a child or as a younger adult.
  • Parents can protect their babies and children from 14 serious childhood diseases by age 2.
  • Preteens and teens need vaccines too! Adolescents getting vaccinated protects their friends and family members too. 
  • Adults need to stay up to date on vaccines to help prevent getting illnesses as well.

Feeling Ill & Need a Doctor YOu Can Trust?

Central Ozarks Medical Center is dedicated to leading the way to healthier communites. Part of that is encouraging people to stay up to date on the vaccines and immunizations. Staying up to date on your vaccines and immunizations not only helps protect you but others around, including family members, friends, co-workers, classmates, and just other people you care about. If you ever have a question about what vaccine or immunization you may need, consult one our doctors. Call one of our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks today to schedule an appointment.




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573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Raving Reviews About Central Ozarks Medical Center

Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) has had the pleasure of providing quality health care in Central Missouri since 1979. We are committed to leading the way to healthier communities. Throughout time, we have been fortunate enough to meet some great people at our health clinics in Mid Missouri. We are delighted to share some of the great reviews we have received.



Raving Reviews About COMC

I have seen all 4 doctors in the Richland office during my pregnancy and would recommend ALL of them to anyone looking for a doctor. As a plus sized woman, I am always nervous about how I will be treated by doctors because of some very negative experiences I've had with other places in the past. However, the doctors in this office have been nothing but respectful, knowledgeable and helpful to me.


I like going to them way better than Lebanon and Phelps. They treat you like a person rather than a number. You get seen quicker than just sitting around half the night or day and I have 3 girls that were born at the lake and the Dr's came from central Ozarks medical center. They are awesome. I will tell everyone to go here.


My daughter has a severe food allergy. The Drs. Warren are great when dealing with her and her issues. They are compassionate and treat you like family. Dr. Warren part 1 (Barton) always asks what we are reading currently as he knows that is what we do. Dr. Warren revisited (Ashley) is eager to learn and doesn't claim to know all. I would never replace them and fight with my insurance when they try.


I have been treated very well by doctors, nurses and all the staff here. I like having a Lab in the facility so there is no need to make another appointment elsewhere.


I've used COMC for more than 25 years for health care services. I've never had a bad experience or had any dissatisfaction with their care.


I only use doctor Warren not sure what I'll do when he retires hopefully not for many many years. But he makes me feel comfortable and having crazy blood pressure and fibromyalgia I love that he knows my case and doesn't try and pass me off. We work together on this to try and give me the best life medically I can have. He is amazing. I love how he works with me with everything. We are a team and that's how a doctor patient relationship should be. Dr. Warren is the best.


In Need of a Reliable Healthcare Facility?

Our providers see patients of all ages for a variety of illnesses, injuries, and ailments. All of our locations are community practices and serve everyone from newborns to the elderly. We accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Visit our website for more information and contact us today to make an appointment.


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573.765.5141 -- Richland
573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, July 28, 2017

Your Trusted Resource for Behavioral Health

Our providers believe that physical health is affected by a patient's emotional and behavioural health, both aspects must be treated for a positive outcome. Our experienced medical staff at Central Ozarks Medical Center practice cooperative health care and are able to offer tools and programs such as assessments, private consultations, family counseling and when needed; referrals to other specialized resources. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of family counseling, private counseling, and our behavioral health providers at the Lake of the Ozarks.





Family Counseling


If a family has experienced a stressful event that has put a strain on their relationships with one another, they could possibly benefit from therapy. Family counseling aims to promote understanding among family members in order to solve the problems of one or more individuals.


Private Counseling


Depending on what behavioral health issue you may have, one of our provider may suggest private consultations. Behavioral therapy can change how we act. Don't avoid situations and other people because you don't feel comfortable or confident. Behavioral therapy can provide that step you need to feel more comfortable in situations that may cause you anxiety.


Our Behavioral Health Providers


Our behavioral health providers are Michael Stone, PsyD, Elizabeth Ewers Teel, Ph. D., and Danette Harrington, LCSW.

Prior to joining Central Ozarks Medical Center, all of our behavioral health providers had experience in their perspective fields and have always shown great passion for what they do.



Dr. Stone operated a private psychological practice in the Osage Beach, and Jefferson City areas. His specialty areas of practice are psychotherapy with adults and older adult populations as well as psychological testing and assessments.



Dr. Teel worked for the State Department of Mental Health, Comprehensive Psychological Services Division for 18 years; the last 6 as the Chief of Children’s Community Operations for the Central Region (31 Counties). She left this position to join Pathways Behavioral Health Care for the past 5 years as a Clinical Psychologist in their Jefferson City and Waynesville Offices.



Danette practiced in an outpatient mental health clinic. Danette also worked as a medical clinical social worker with hospice, home health care, ER, nursing home and dialysis patients. Danette utilizes a service dog, Dollie, in her practice for those patients who desire to interact with pet therapy



Contact Central Ozark Medical Center to Schedule Your Appointment


We conveniently have 5 mid Missouri health clinics, including our locations in Richland, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Stone Castle (also located in Camdenton), and our Dental office (located in Richland). To schedule an appointment regarding behavioral health, you may call one of the following clinics:
  • Richland Medical Center - 573.765.5141
  • Osage Beach Medical Center - 573.302.7490
  • Camdenton Medical Center - 573.346.4446
  • Stone Castle Medical Center - 573.317.9200
We accept all patients with or without health insurance. We pride ourselves on offering quality healthcare that works best with your financial situation.


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573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Happy National Blueberry Month!

July is National Blueberry Month! Blueberries are full of nutrients and can be eaten freshly picked or in a variety of delicious recipes. There are many possible health benefits to blueberries. In honor of National Blueberry Month, Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks will be giving you possible health benefits to eating blueberries.




Fighting Wrinkles


Your skin's support system is collagen.Collagen relies on Vitamin C to work as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun. Did you know that just 1 cup of blueberries provides almost a quarter of your daily need for Vitamin C? 


Weight Loss Management


Dietary fiber is an important factor in weight loss. High fiber foods reduce your appetite and make you feel fuller for longer. Blueberries are a great source of fiber.

Improving Your Mental Health

Studies have shown that blueberries can reduce the risk of getting Parkinson's disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder resulting from cell death in parts of the brain. 


Warding Off Potential Heart Disease

The fiber within blueberries helps lower the amount of cholesterol in your blood, thus decreasing the risk of heart disease. Blueberries consist of:

  • fiber
  • potassium
  • folate
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin B6

This coupled with the blueberries lack of cholesterol, both support heart health.

Managing Your Diabetes (If You Have Diabetes)

Studies have shown that those with type 2 diabetes who consume high fiber diets have improved blood sugar. Those who have type 1 diabetes who consume high fiber foods have lower blood glucose levels. One cup of blueberries consists of 3.6 grams of fiber!


Maintaining Your Healthy Bones


Blueberries have:

  • iron 
  • phosphorous
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • manganese
  • zinc
  • vitamin K

All of which contribute to building and maintaining and contributing bone strength and structure.


Lowering Your Blood Pressure


Blueberries are naturally free of sodium. They also contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, which have been known to decrease blood pressure. In order to lower your blood pressure, it is essential that you maintain low sodium.


Healthy, Delicious Dishes To Make that Contain Blueberries


There are so many delicous things to try that have blueberries. How about one of the following?

  • breakfast smoothie
  • blueberry muffins
  • energy bars
  • yogurt
  • granola
  • freeze blueberries in ice cubes to put in water, (flavored water)
  • chicken and blueberry pasta

You may search recipes for any of these delicious options online or you may just try adding blueberries to one of the options listed above, For example, if you already have store bought yogurt, try adding blueberries for some more fiber.


Central Ozarks Medical Center is committed to leading the way to healthier communities, part of that is supporting a healthy eating culture. Eating blue berries is a great, healthy choice. For health care questions or if you have a specific health care need, please call one of our convenient mid-Missouri health clinic locations.



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573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, July 14, 2017

Meet Our Oral Health Providers: Part 2

We accept all patients, with or without insurance at all of our health clinics in mid-Missouri. We are committed to leading the way to a healthier community. We wouldn't be able to do that without our committed providers. Last week, we introduced two of our fantastic oral health providers at the Lake of the ozarks, Evan Reynolds, DDS and Shayna Mattox, DDS. In this 2 part blog series, we'd like to continue introducing you to more of our great oral health providers. In this blog, we are featuring Emily Taylor, DDS and Allen D. Rodgers, DDS. 





Emily Taylor, DDS

Dr. Emily Taylor joined the Central Ozarks Medical Center Dental clinic in August of 2016.

Dr. Taylor grew up in Trimble, MO and graduated from Notre Dame de Sion High School in 2006. She then received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Creighton University in 2010. Dr. Taylor attended University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2014. Her pediatric dentistry training and Masters of Science in Dentistry was completed at Indiana University – Riley Children’s Hospital in June 2016.

Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Taylor lives in Rolla, MO and enjoys hunting, fishing and kayaking in the Ozarks.  She is excited to join the COMC dental group!



Allen D. Rodgers, DDS

Allen Rodgers, D.D.S., is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.).

Dr. Rodgers has been practicing Dentistry for 29 years and has been with Central Ozarks Medical Center since 2002.



It is extremely important to use that you your receive quality healthcare. We pride ourselves on offering quality healthcare that works best for YOUR financial institution. We accept patients with or without health insurance. We offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. For more information on insurance acceptance, the sliding fee scale, and insurance enrollment, please visit our website. We provide a wide variety of services including, primary care, obstetrics, pediatrics, behavioral health, women's health, senior health and dental health. All of our locations are community practices and we serve everyone from newborns to the elderly. We are truly committed to leading the way to healthier communities & our dedicated staff is such a huge part of that. Stay informed on all of our services and providers by visiting our website and social media pages. 


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573.765.5141 -- Richland
573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, July 7, 2017

Meet Our Oral Health Providers: Part 1

At Central Ozarks Medical Center, we have been providing healthcare in Central Missouri since 1979. Our staff members are committed to leading the way to healthier communities. In our past blog, we have had the pleasure of introducing you to our Primary Care Providers, Pediatric Provider, OBGYN Providers and Behavioral Health Providers. We are happy to introduce a couple of our fantastic Oral Health Providers in the first part of our 2 part blog series.




Meet Shayna Mattox, DDS



Dr. Shayna Mattox joined the Central Ozarks Medical Center Dental clinic as the Dental Director in July 2016.
   
Dr. Mattox grew up in Omaha, NE and became interested in dentistry in 8th grade while attending a career exploration program at Creighton University. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and minor in chemistry in 3 years. Dr. Mattox was a member of the university's swim team. She also met her husband, Dustin, and they married in 2013.
   
Dr. Mattox attended dental school at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and graduated with distinction in 2013. Dr. Mattox is a general dentist with interest in all areas of dentistry, and really enjoys seeing children. She is most excited to work with Dr. Taylor and expand dental care to children in the Richland and Camdenton areas!
   
Dr. Mattox is part of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Mattox enjoys spending free time at the lake boating, water skiing and relaxing with Dustin and their German Shepherd rescue, Sophie.



Meet Evan Reynolds, DDS


Evan Reynolds is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and the University of Tennessee-College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Reynolds joined Central Ozarks Dental Center in May of 2015.

Dr. Reynolds is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as a member of the Central Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association and American Dental Association and has a professional working proficiency in Spanish.

When he is not working in the clinic, Dr. Reynolds spends his time enjoying the many great fishing and hiking locations around the Ozarks, playing the piano and following his ill-fated Vanderbilt Commodore athletic teams.


Central Ozarks Medical Center is pleased to be able to offer so many different types of services including Primary Care, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Women's Health, Senior Health, and Dental. Visit our website for more information on our Oral Health services.



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573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties