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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573.765.5141 -- 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

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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For Appointments Call

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