Friday, February 28, 2020

Join Us For The 2020 Home, Business and Lake Living Expo!

Have you heard yet? Our Lake of the Ozarks health clinics are going to be in the 2020 Home, Business and Lake Living Expo tonight! Central Ozarks Medical Center is so excited to be a part of this huge community event. Our local Lake of the Ozarks medical center has been providing quality health care in Central Missouri since 1979. We enjoy being involved in the community as much as we can. Keep reading this week's blog to learn all of the need-to-know details regarding the 2020 Home, Business and Lake Living Expo!


Source: www.FunLake.com

Event Name: Home, Business & Lake Living EXPO
Event Dates: Feb 28, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020
Event Location: Lodge of Four Seasons - Campana Hall
315 Four Seasons Dr.
Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 1-800-769-1004
Email: info@camdentonchamber.com
Website: http://camdentonchamber.com/home-business-lake-living-expo/
Hours of Operation: Fri: 3 pm to 7 pm; Sat: 9 am to 5 pm

Event Details: Join Central Ozarks Medical Center at the 2020 Home, Business and Lake Living EXPO. The show will feature a wide range of products and services including:

  • Consumer goods
  • Health and wellness
  • Building contractors and suppliers
  • Plumbing and electrical supplies
  • Home improvement and remodeling

...and much more.

Source: http://camdentonchamber.com/home-business-lake-living-expo/

PLEASE NOTE: Booth T-10 is where Central Ozarks Medical Center will be.

Enjoy some delicious food at the Friday night social where the will be hors d’oeuvres from local vendors.

DON'T FORGET: All attendees can sign up at the Chamber of Commerce registration table to be entered into a drawing for a $500, $300 or $200 voucher to use for products and services from the vendors!


All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you get to come out tonight or tomorrow and see us at the 2020 Home, Business and Lake Living Expo! It's an honor to be a part of this show that is so great for the community. Our mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and to improve the health care status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Camden, Laclede, Miller and Pulaski Counties. Our belief is that it is not just what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference. To learn more about the services Central Ozarks Medical Center provides Central Missouri, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. Follow our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.


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Friday, February 21, 2020

Heart Health 101

More than 15,000 deaths happen a year in Missouri that are caused by heart disease, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Services. Take care of yourself means taking care of all parts of your body. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for practicing good heart health in this week's blog. Are you concerned about your heart health? Make an appointment with one of our Primary Care Providers at the Lake of the Ozarks today. All phone numbers and health clinic locations can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


Be heart smart about how much salt you eat.
The American Heart Association recommends that you consume only 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day and that you do not exceed 2,400 milligrams. Unfortunately, the CDC states that Americans consume, on average, 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day. Prolonged high-sodium diets can result in high blood pressure, edema, weakened bones, and potentially stomach problems. Limiting your sodium intake is an important part of improving heart health.

Stay away from drinking high-calorie drinks!
Being overweight is hard on the body. It makes your heart (and other systems) work harder, and this extra effort can eventually take a toll. Losing weight is rarely easy, but one helpful way to start is to quit drinking sugary beverages that cause you to consume more calories than you may realize. Start by limiting the amount of soda, sweetened tea, fruit juice, and sweetened coffee that you consume on a regular basis. Cutting back on your alcohol intake is important, too.

Sleep 7-8 hours a night.
Maintaining the proper level of sleep on a nightly basis is an important component of keeping your heart healthy. One study cited on WebMD found that young and middle-aged adults who got 7-8 hours of sleep per night had less calcium in their arteries than adults who slept 5 hours or less or 9 hours or more. Calcium buildup in the arteries can be an early sign of heart disease.

Be active and get into a normal exercise routine.
Your body's ease of mobility and range of motion often follows the "use it or lose it" rule. The less you move your body, the harder it will be for you to be active when you do decide to be. It's important to give your body mild to moderate exercise at least a few days per week. It is also important to limit the amount of time you spend sitting down. If you must sit for long periods of time at work, get up and stretch your legs every 1-2 hours.


Practice good heart health and stay away from smoking as well! All of us here at our Lake of the Ozarks health clinics hope you found this blog helpful. Being concerned about your heart health is not something you should have to go through alone. Contact one of our Primary Care Providers in Mid-Missouri today. Check our website at www.CentralOzarks.org to learn more about each of them. You can also follow our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on all of our latest announcements.


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Friday, February 14, 2020

Providers Spotlight: The COMC Pediatric Team

As parents, you want the very best for your children, including healthcare. It's so important to have a pediatrician at the Lake of the Ozarks you can trust. Central Ozarks Medical Center has a great pediatric team, that we are happy to tell you about in this week's blog. Have any questions? Please call our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks today. All phone numbers and locations can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.

The COMC Pediatricians



Kristen Theobald, DO
Kristen Theobald, DO, is a graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Kirksville, MO, as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Theobald completed her General Internship at the Moberly Regional Medical Center, Moberly, MO, and her Pediatric Residency at the Women and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Dr. Theobald has been the collaborating physician for Kids Harbor I and II since 2012 and most recently practiced at Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly, MO.  She joined the Central Ozarks Medical Center group of providers in July of 2015.

Dr. Theobald is Board Certified in Pediatrics through the American Academy of Pediatrics, which she has been an active member of since 2006.

During her free time, Dr. Theobald enjoys golfing, swimming and spending time with her family.


Erin Rademan-Alonso, MSN, FNP-BC
Erin Rademan-Alonso graduated from University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her career at Barnes Jewish Hospital where she worked in a trauma & surgical unit. She later attended Texas Tech University where she completed a Master of Science in Nursing and became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

While attending Graduate school, Erin worked as a nurse in a level I trauma & surgical intensive care unit at the University Hospital in Lubbock, TX. She later worked as a travel nurse in the medical intensive care unit at St. Mary’s hospital in Jefferson City, MO. In 2017, Erin was a recipient of the Daisy Award, a nationwide program that honors excellence in nursing.

Erin joined Central Ozarks Medical Center in November of 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.


Laurie Sparr, DNP, FNP
Laurie graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Saint Louis University in May 2017.  The focus for her Doctorate was identifying the percentage of families in a federally funded pediatric clinic who reported not having enough food and helping to increase access to community resources for those families.  Laurie has worked in nursing for over 25 years in the areas of behavioral health, home healthcare, oncology, and case management.

Lauri is an active member of St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice, Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Honor Society of Nursing, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She has presented posters related to Food Insecurity research at St. Louis Nurses of Advanced Practice symposium and the Sigma Theta Tau convention in Indianapolis in 2017.

Lauri is originally from northeastern Montana and has lived in the St. Louis area for the last 25 years.  She has been married for 29 years with 4 children ages 24 to 16.  Lauri enjoys spending time with family, friends, baking, reading, and volunteering in the school and community.

Jillynn Hull, FNP
Jillynn started her nursing career as a RN working primarily in Med/Surg and Peds, and also worked for 4 years as a school nurse for Eldon. She earned her NP from Maryville University and has worked in family practice for the past 4 years. Jillynn lives in Eldon with her husband of 17 years, Ski. They have 3 children; Teagen is 13, and twins Tinley and Talon are 11. In addition, they have 2 dogs and a cat.


Make Your Child's Appointment Today!


All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you enjoyed getting to know our pediatricians a little better. You should have only the best of everything for your children. We make it a point to try and lead the way to healthier communities at the Lake of the Ozarks. To schedule your child's pediatric appointment, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org and take your pick of the pediatricians we have and call the appropriate number.


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Friday, February 7, 2020

National Nutrition Month is NEXT MONTH!

Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks take provide in leading the way to healthier communities and have been doing this for many years. That being said, we enjoy promoting health as much as possible ANY time of year, but next month is National Nutrition Month! This Lake of the Ozarks health center is here to give you a few nutrition tips in honor of the special upcoming month in this week's blog. Central Ozarks Medical Center - Providing quality health care in Central Missouri since 1979.


Plan your meals for the week and save time, money, and BE HEALTHY!
There's nothing worse than coming home after a long day of work and being expected to prepare a meal. You are tired and will most likely end up calling in for a pizza or choosing something else that strays away from eating healthy. Bypass this dilemma and choose a day that works with your schedule and plan your meals out for the week. This way, when you get home, you can heat up what you have already prepared and had a healthy meal with minimal work preparing it.

Do everything you can to get an adequate amount of sleep each night.
Not sleeping enough can lead to stress and weight gain. 7-8 hours of sleep is what you should get each night. Do what you need to do to get an ample amount of sleep your body needs.



Be strategic about your order choices when looking at a restaurant menu.
If you are trying to eat healthily and eat fewer carbohydrates or fewer calories, then don't be tempted to stray away from your diet at restaurants. Most establishments are willing to meet special requests, such as requesting a burger with no bun or a taco salad with no shell. Just ask.

Physical exercise should be a normal part of your routine.
Walking or jogging, depending on your current physical level is a great way to relieve stress and get some easy daily physical exercise. Make it a part of your day, whether it be walking your dog in the morning or taking your kids to the park in the afternoon and walking around there. Do what feels right and works for your schedule. Soon enough, it will feel like part of your daily routine and you'll want to get up and walk every day.


Happy National Nutrition Month From COMC!

National Nutrition Month is right around the corner and we hope that you found these health and nutrition tips helpful. Changing your routine can be hard to do but it CAN be done. Soon enough you may find that your new healthy routine will feel normal and you may wonder, why you ever used to eat the way you did and neglect to exercise. Check out our website at www.CentralOzarks.org to see the services we offer that can help you keep your health up. You should also follow our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on all of our latest announcements.


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Friday, January 31, 2020

COMC's Richland Health Clinic is Excited For The Big Game!

Our health clinic in Richland is very excited about this weekend's big game! Can you guess who they are rooting for? Not only is our Richland health clinic full of big sports fans but they also offer quite a few services you may or may not know about. Keep reading this week's blog to learn more. Remember, Central Ozarks Medical Center has been leading the way to healthier communities since 1979.


Richland Medical Center Location
Services Offered:

  • Family Practice
  • OB/GYN
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral Health            

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*

*Extended hours are for established patients

ADDRESS
304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO 65556

P: 573.765.5141
F: 573.765.3824



Richland Dental Center 
Services Offered:

  • Family Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dentures/Restorative

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.               

ADDRESS
304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO 65556

P: 573.765.2510
F: 573.765.2513


Primary Care
Family Practice Providers are often referred to as Primary Care Providers, or Primary Healthcare Providers. Central Ozarks Medical Center Primary Care Providers see patients of all ages for a variety of illnesses, injuries and ailments.

Obstetrics
Knowledge and preparation are key to enjoying pregnancy.  Our OB providers know that every birth is special and are privileged that you have chosen them to guide you during your pregnancy and prenatal care.  Their ultimate goal is for your continued good health and the delivery of a healthy newborn. Our providers as well as their amazing staff of nurses will work to keep you informed and answer all of your questions from pregnancy confirmation to your post-partum check-up.

Pediatrics     
From their first heartbeat, you want to give your children the best of everything…including the best medical care.  Child-focused healthcare and parent education is the practice of providers at Central Ozarks Medical Center 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
It is the belief of our providers that physical health is affected by a patient's emotional and behavioral health and that both aspects must be treated for a positive outcome. Staff at Central Ozarks Medical Center practice cooperative healthcare and are able to offer tools and programs such as assessments, private consultations, family counseling and when needed; referrals to other specialized resources.

Women’s Health
Central Ozarks Medical Center Physicians recognize the unique medical needs of women, and provide a variety of medical services designed with you in mind.   Through each stage of your life COMC physicians tailor wellness and preventative care to meet you where you are. 

All of us here at our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks hope you enjoy watching the BIG GAME this weekend. Remember, you can have fun and eating healthy game snacks too. Healthy doesn't mean lacking in good taste! To keep up with your healthy habits, call to make your annual health check-up appointment today. All of our phone numbers can be found below.


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Dental


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Friday, January 24, 2020

COMC Announces Dr. Dan Vogl Has Joined Our Dental Team!

Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are excited that our staff is growing! We have a NEW addition to our Richland Dental Center that we can't wait to tell you more about. He will be a FANTASTIC new part of our already amazing dental team. Keep reading this week's blog to learn more about Dr. Dan Vogl, Dental Director at the Central Ozarks Medical Center Richland Dental Center. To schedule your dental appointment today, call 573-765-2510. To learn more about all of the medical and dental services Central Ozarks Medical Center provides the Lake of the Ozarks community, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


COMC Announces Dr. Dan Vogl Has Joined Our Dental Team!


Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is proud to announce Dr. Dan Vogl has joined our dental team and is accepting Medicaid,  Privately Insured, and Self-Pay patients at our Richland clinic.   Dr. Vogl earned his DDS from Marquette School of Dentistry.  With more than 30 years’ experience as a dentist, Dr. Vogl will be serving as COMC’s dental director. Please call 573-765-2510 to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Vogl.   

Get To Know Dental Director, Dr. Daniel Vogl


Please help welcome new COMC team member, Dr. Dan Vogl! Dr. Vogl comes to us from Accent Dental where he has practiced since 2016.  Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Vogl earned his Doctor of Dentistry from Marquette School of Dentistry in Milwaukee and has been a dentist for 32 years.  He and his wife have been married for 40 years, have 6 children, and 25 grandchildren.  His hobbies include raising cattle on his farm and reading history books.

Dr. Vogl is excited to join COMC and is looking forward to meeting and working with everyone.

Richland Dental Center 
Services Offered:

  • Family Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dentures/Restorative

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.               

ADDRESS
304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO 65556

P: 573.765.2510
F: 573.765.2513

Richland Medical Center Location
Services Offered:

Family Practice

  • OB/GYN
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral Health            

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*

*Extended hours are for established patients

ADDRESS
304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO 65556

P: 573.765.5141
F: 573.765.3824


All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you enjoyed getting to know our own Dr. Dan Vogl a little better! We value each and every member of our staff and we are very happy to have him on board. To schedule your dental appointment with Dr. Dan Vogl at our Richland Dental Center, call 573-765-2510 today. Our goal at Central Ozarks Medical Center is to lead the way to healthier communities. It's such a pleasure to be providing quality healthcare to this community. It's very humbling to know that we have been providing quality health care in Central Missouri since 1979.


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Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Thursday, January 16, 2020

COMC is Hiring a Marketing Coordinator!

Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are excited that our team is growing! Our staff here is like a family. Central Ozarks Medical Center is proud to announce that we are hiring a Marketing Coordinator. If you know of someone who is looking for a career in marketing at a healthcare organization, please send them our way. Keep reading this week's blog for a full job description of what we are looking for in a Marketing Coordinator.


Marketing Coordinator

Richland, MO • Administration

Description
Responsibilities:  The Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the CEO in designing and coordinating marketing campaigns. Responsibilities include conducting market research, analyzing data trends, and producing and distributing marketing materials such as email, event, social media, or content marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Assist in the development and implementation of COMC’s brand strategy

• Assist CEO in evaluating and establishing a marketing plan and strategy and setting objectives.

• Design and implement marketing campaigns to build and promote COMC’s brand

• Ensure all marketing efforts serve to achieve immediate and long-term business goals

• Set up tracking systems for marketing activities; Identify and execute improvements in marketing processes

• Prepare marketing activity reports for measuring program success by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data

• Conduct research to analyze market trends, customer behavior, and competitive landscape.

• Coordinate marketing and community events, including overseeing logistics, managing registrations, coordinating with vendors, creating itineraries, and ordering marketing collateral

• Maintain positive relationships with external vendors to ensure high quality and timely delivery of marketing products.

• Assist with ongoing outreach efforts of COMC in developing and managing content and social media marketing programs including Facebook, COMC’s website, and other appropriate outlets.

• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
Qualifications Requirements:  Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.  Experience with research using data analytics software.  Excellent oral and written communication, and presentation skills.  Must have strong organizational and project management skills.  Must be a self-starter, able to work independently to move projects forward, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

Education and/or experience:  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communications, or related field preferred. Previous experience in marketing or similar role preferred.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies.  Ability to effectively present information to top management.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with accounting concepts such as income and expense statements, budgets, and controls on cash such as into and out of COMC for deposit to the bank.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

Other Skills and Abilities:  Outgoing personality with strong phone etiquette skills, outstanding customer service skills. 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting or moving over 35 pounds of weight.

Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations may be required.  The employee must have a valid Missouri driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle. 

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Confidentiality of patient information and intellectual property is mandatory.




To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org and select the Careers tab and scroll to the Marketing Coordinator position. If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to give us a call today. We can be reached at the numbers listed below.

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For Appointments Call

573.765.5141
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Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties