Friday, April 27, 2018

May is Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month - Get Your FREE Bone Density Scan at COMC!

May is Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month and our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to honor that by inviting you to our FREE bone density scans event. Osteoporosis can weaken your bones and eventually fracture them. Osteoporosis can be caused by a number of things. For example, any one of the following may be a risk factor:

  • Having a thin body frame
  • Smoking
  • Not exercising
  • Having a low calcium diet
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Lack of Vitamin D
  • Genetic disorders
  • Frequent alcohol consumption
  • Being female
  • Being Caucasian or of the Asian race




According to the CDC: 5.1% of men 65 years of age and over have Osteoporosis of the femur neck or lumbar spine. 24.5% of women 65 years of age and over have Osteoporosis of the femur neck or lumbar spine. 

Receive your FREE Bone Density Scan at COMC in honor of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month!


When: May 9th and 16th
Where: COMC Richland and Osage Beach Locations


What is a Dexa Scan? 

This exam measures bone density and can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs.  This can predict your chances of future fractures, determine your current rate of bone loss and can assist your provider in diagnosing osteoporosis and advising you in appropriate preventions and treatment for the disease.  

The exam consists of a questionnaire and about 10 minutes laying down while your bones are scanned. Wear comfortable clothes without large metal buckles, buttons or jewelry. 


Who should receive a scan?

All women over age 65
Any post-menopausal women
Anyone on oral steroids longer than 3 months
Men age 70 and over
Anyone over age 50 with a history of bone fractures
Anyone over age 50 that is a current smoker


PLEASE NOTE: In order to get a free scan, you must pre-schedule it. To schedule, please call 573-460-6028. Space is limited so register soon!


We Hope to See You There!


Our Richland Medical Center is located at 304 W. Washington Ave. in Richland and our Osage Beach Medical Center is located at 3870 Columbia Ave in Osage Beach. We also offer the following services at each location:

Richland Medical Center Location

Services Offered:

Family Practice
OB/GYN
Osteopathic Manipulation
Pediatrics
Behavioral Health    




Osage Beach Medical Center

Services Offered:

Family Practice
OB/GYN
Pediatrics
Osteopathic Manipulation
Behavioral Health
Acupuncture


For more information on these locations and the services that are offered at each, call 573-765-5141 for the Richland location and 573-302-7490 for the Osage Beach location.


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Friday, April 20, 2018

Our Conveniently Located Health Clinics

We are proud to offer several health clinics located throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area. Central Ozarks Medical Center provides a broad set of services based on the needs of the communities we serve. We are happy to educate our patients and potential future patients on all of the health clinics we provide in this blog. Keep reading to learn where each clinic is located, the services offered at that clinic, the hours of operation, and what the phone number is to call and make an appointment with a provider at that clinic. If you are looking for a new doctor at the Lake of the Ozarks to act as your primary physician, contact Central Ozarks Medical Center.

Our Conveniently Located Health Clinics






Richland Medical Center Location

Services Offered:


Family Practice
OB/GYN
Osteopathic Manipulation
Pediatrics
Behavioral Health 
        
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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



Osage Beach Medical Center  

Services Offered:


Family Practice
OB/GYN
Pediatrics
Osteopathic Manipulation
Behavioral Health
Acupuncture

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESS
3870 Columbia Avenue
Osage Beach, MO 65065

P: 573.302.7490
F: 573.302.7895



Camdenton Medical Center 

Services Offered:


Family Practice
Pediatrics
Behavioral Health

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESS
948 East US Hwy 54
Camdenton, MO 65020

P: 573.346.4446
F: 573.346.7501



Stone Castle Medical Center 

Services Offered:


Family Practice
Pediatrics
OB/GYN
Behavioral Health
Autism Screenings

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


ADDRESS
404 W. Hwy. 54
Camdenton, MO 65020

P: 573.317.9200
F: 573.317.9202



COMING SOON!

ADDRESS

1652 N. Business Hwy 54
Camdenton, MO 65020


To Book an Appointment at One of Our Conveniently Located Health Clinics...


Call the phone number listed below associated with the proper health clinic. For information on the services we offer, please see the services page of our website at www.CentralOzarks.org/services.html. If you'd like to learn more about our new health clinic that is coming to Camdenton, MO soon, visit the locations page on our website, www.CentralOzarks.org/locations.html and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the floor plan. Our goal is to lead the way to healthier communities and we believe that it's not what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes the difference.



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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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Top Healthy Summer Activities of 2018

The summer season is so close and all of us here at our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks can hardly wait.  While you may be planning all sorts of fun activities or summer vacations, keep in mind there are a few activities you can enjoy on your own or with your family and friends that can be both exciting and healthy. Central Ozarks Medical Center is here to give you the top healthy summer activities of 2018. If you are looking for a doctor at the Lake are that you can count on to help you with your healthcare needs, give us a call. We have several locations throughout the area, visit our website, www.CentralOzarks.org, for more information.


The Top Healthy Summer Activities of 2018


Boating
Take a nice boat ride with your friends and family this summer. Not only can soaking up the Vitamin D from being out in the sun be good for your health, but just the time out on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks with those you love can be good for your stress level. Calm your nerves and take the boat ride you deserve.

Running
It can be much easier to motivate yourself to run when it is nice and sunny outside. Take advantage of the wonderful weather we get in this area around that time of year and go for a run. Burn those calories off from all the BBQs and summer parties you are bound to enjoy and soak up some of the outdoor scenery you choose to run by.

Walking
Walk your dog or take the kids for a nice walk around the neighborhood. Take a break from the technology and do something active with your kids.

Grilling
Summertime is prime time for BBQing on the grill. Rather than going to your favorite fast food establishment and sinking your teeth into a greasy burger, grill some chicken or fish with your family outside and enjoy the time you have with one another this summer. Fewer calories, more fun.



Biking
Biking works multiple muscles within your body and can be a low impact exercise. Get adventurous and try a new biking trail this summer. The Lake of the Ozarks holds a few State Parks that have trails within them you can enjoy, free of charge. Why not enjoy a healthy, cost-effective activity that’s easy to do and have fun while doing it? 

Please note: Just be sure to wear your sunscreen when enjoying these outdoor activities and to not overdo any of them. Know your limits.

Get Healthy & Stay Healthy with Central Ozarks Medical Center


Our doctors and healthcare professionals are committed to leading the way to healthier communities, one person at a time. We firmly believe it’s not just what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference. We provide a broad set of services based on the communities we serve. To learn more about our providers and healthcare services, visit our website, www.CentralOzarks.org.



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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, April 6, 2018

The Top Healthy Foods for Stress Relief

April is National Stress Awareness Month! Too often people will try to relieve stress in unhealthy ways, such as drinking alcohol, doing drugs or overeating. Combat your stress with a healthy option! Did you know that there are actually healthy foods you can eat that can contribute to your stress relief? Central Ozarks Medical Center is here to tell you about the top healthy foods for stress relief.


The Top Healthy Foods for Stress Relief


Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love carbs? If you have had a hard day at work, it can be very tempting to go to your favorite fast food establishment afterward and just devour a double cheeseburger with fries, but resist! You’ll be happy you did because if you choose a healthier carb option, such as oatmeal, you can still enjoy your carbs without having to stray from a healthy diet. Studies show carbs help the brain make serotonin, which is the same substance regulated by antidepressants.

Source: http://www.health.com/food/12-superfoods-for-stress-relief#oatmeal-21




Salmon 

Studies show that omega-3s can help reduce anxiety and salmon provides a healthy dose of omega-3s. Keep your anxiety in check and treat yourself to some delicious salmon.

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/article/284470/7-foods-for-stress-relief/

Here’s a great salmon recipe we found online.

Baked Salmon

Ingredients

YIELDS: 4

1 large salmon fillet
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 lemons, thinly sliced
6 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tbsp. honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chopped thyme leaves
1 tsp. dried oregano
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° and line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Grease foil with nonstick cooking spray. To the center of the foil, lay lemon slices in an even layer.

Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper and place on top of lemon slices.

In a small bowl, whisk together butter, honey, garlic, thyme, and oregano. Pour over salmon then fold up foil surrounding the salmon. Bake until the salmon is cooked through, about 12 minutes. Switch the oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes, or until the butter mixture has thickened and glazed.
Garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Source: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a55315/best-baked-salmon-recipe/




Avocados

Avocados provide a high amount of potassium. This can help keep your blood pressure down and prevent hypertension from occurring. 

Source: https://www.healthambition.com/top-10-anti-anxiety-foods/


Relieve Stress in a Healthy Way with Central Ozarks Medical Center


We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about these healthy foods you can eat to relieve stress. Stress is very bad for your health and it’s important you work to relieve it in healthy ways. We believe in leading the way to healthier communities. That happens with one healthy eater at a time. Central Ozarks Medical Center provides a broad set of services based on the needs of the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on offering quality healthcare that works best with your financial situation. If you are uninsured and would like to look at insurance options we have Assisters to help you navigate the process. For more information on the services we provide, visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.



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For Appointments Call

573.765.5141 -- Richland
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573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties