Friday, April 9, 2021

COMC is Looking To Hire A Clinical Therapist!

Woohoo! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are growing again! Central Ozarks Medical Center is looking to expand our Behavioral Health team. We are looking to hire a Clinical Therapist in Osage Beach! Keep reading this week's blog for a complete job description and directions on how to apply.


Clinical Therapist - Osage Beach, MO • Behavioral Health

Description

We are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community!  Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a Clinical Therapist. COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties for over 40 years with clinics located in Richland, Camdenton, and Osage Beach Missouri.  COMC is looking for a team member who is a comfortable working with patients from a diverse background.  Must be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor.  Must have a valid LCSW or Psych D license to operate in the State of Missouri.


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

• Perform Intake/Assessments. Assist in coordination of admissions and discharge requirements with patient, family and staff.

• Complete detailed charting of progress notes, daily, within the COMC electronic health record software.

• Provide counseling to individuals, groups and families.

• Develop and complete patient treatment planning, reviews and case management.

• Be responsible for managing patients ongoing treatment and assessing outcome.

• Attend clinical and administrative meetings as required.

• Provides positive impression, through words and tone, to patients, visitors, and employees presenting to the clinics.

• Collaborates with Behavioral Health Director, Medical Director, LCSWs, LPCs and other professional staff to assist the Behavioral Health Director in developing a comprehensive program of therapy, evaluation, and treatment.

• Provides clinical therapy services to patients.

• Performs clinical behavioral health therapy testing and evaluation.

• Responsible to make appropriate referrals to internal disciplines of COMC and/or external resources/agencies for additional services required.

• Provides clinical consultation to other providers within COMC as needed.

• Responsible for accurate, timely, and clear medical record documentation.

• Provides clear written and oral communication to patients/guardians, and employees.


Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience:  

• Full licensure as a Psych D or LCSW in the State of Missouri.  

• Requires a master's or doctoral degree.  

• Completion of 3-5 years’ experience in clinic setting, preferred.  

• Able to communicate with others to effectively convey information.

• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.


Language Skills:  Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.  Demonstrates high levels of responsibility and decision-making ability as it relates to clinical judgment and adherence to agency policies/ procedures. 

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with all accounting concepts and budget(s).  

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

Other Skills and Abilities: Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Travel Requirements:  To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to various areas of the region is required.  Employee must have valid Missouri driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle.  Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of COMC proprietary information is mandatory.


Are YOU Our Next Clinical Therapist?

If you think you'd be a perfect fit for this position, please click on the link listed below. From there you can complete the application and submit it. Thank you for considering COMC. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements and jobs we are hiring for.

APPLY HERE


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call:

573.765.5141
Richland

573.302.7490
Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, April 2, 2021

COMC is Looking To Hire A Director of Medical & Behavioral Health Operations!

Central Ozarks Medical Center is excited to announce that we are growing again! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to tell you all about Director of Medical and Behavioral Health Operations position we are hiring for, in this week's blog. Keep reading for a full job description and directions on how to apply. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our phone numbers can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


Director of Medical & Behavioral Health Operations


Camdenton, MO • Administration

Description

Responsibilities:  The Director of Operations is a key member of the Leadership Team that assists the COO in overall practice operations and implementation of health center operations policies for medical and behavioral health. This position provides leadership, day-to-day management, and oversight of the organizations clinical and facilities operations. 

Areas of Responsibility: Major areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: Facilities management; Facilities security; Registration and checkout; Patient flow, scheduling, safety, and emergency protocols; Staffing and scheduling; Provider schedule coordination; Inventory management.  

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

• Assists the COO with implementation of the organization’s healthcare plan, programs, and facility expansion.

• Coordinates the management of practice sites to interface with clinical and administrative systems on the development and implementation of operational policies and patient schedules.

• Solicits and reinforces constructive and professional relationships with organizations, companies, municipalities, etc. with which the Health Center partners and/or sub-contracts, for the provision of quality care services.

• Directs and oversees the overall daily operations and management of the services provided for all health center sites.

• Assists staff with the implementation of department goals, policies, procedures, and reporting tools through effective use of performance metrics and financial results. 

• Provides for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence and supports an open-door policy among all staff.

• Participates in regular quality and process improvement meetings with other clinic leadership team members.

• Inspects buildings’ structures to determine the need for repairs and renovations.

• In conjunction with the clinical leadership team, works to enhance provider efficiency and, when necessary, assists in resolving clinic-related issues. 

• Enhances health center visibility through community involvement by participating in service and professional organizations.

• Develops and establishes operating procedures consistent with the Heath Center’s overall policies and objectives and ensures their adequate execution. 

• Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports the results to the COO.  Makes recommendations to the COO for improvements.  

• Works with the management teams to promote the understanding, communication, and integration of the organizations mission, vision, values, and strategies. 

• Supports and participates in performance improvement efforts, including quality improvement initiatives and risk management. 

• Selects, engages, and oversees all external contractors for building cleaning and waste disposal.

• Implements effective tools to improve operational efficiencies and control costs. 

• Analyzes staff functions, develops optimized staffing patterns, provides, or arranges for necessary training.

• Optimizes work procedures to achieve the goals of each department. 

• Participates in grant-related activities with Senior Management.

• Allocates office space according to business needs.

• Oversees training for safety and security evacuations.

• Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.   Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.  


• Knowledge of practice management components, particularly in cost constrained environments.

• Knowledge of regulatory compliance, i.e., HIPAA, FQHC, OSHA, CLIA, etc. 

• Basic understanding of information technology and ability to organize, analyze, and synthesize complex data from various sources.

• Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet organizational needs.

• Must have the ability to plan and organize work to meet deadlines.  


Education and/or experience:   Bachelor’s degree in business or healthcare management required, with a Master’s Degree preferred.  Project Management experience preferred.  Facilities Operations Management experience preferred.  Proven, demonstrated expertise in problem solving, priority setting and analytical skills. Minimum of three years supervisory and senior management experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.  

Language Skills:  Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or Board of Directors. 

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with accounting concepts, develop and follow department budget(s).

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

Other Skills and Abilities:  Supervisory skills, strong training skills and excellent customer service skills. Outgoing personality with strong professional acumen.  Strong communication skills that include diplomacy and straight forward instruction.  Excellent interpersonal skills end empathy towards patients.  Critical thinking skills and the ability to handle stressful situations.  The capacity to function independently.  

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 will be required.  Employee should have valid Missouri driver’s license. Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.

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 is mandatory.


Do You Know Someone Who Would Be Perfect For This Position?

If so, please refer them to the link below to apply. We are consistently posting and tweeting about the latest positions we are hiring for. Please follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements and job postings. Remember, at COMC, it's not just about what we do, but how we do it that matters.

APPLY HERE


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call:

573.765.5141
Richland

573.302.7490
Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, March 26, 2021

COMC Is Looking To Hire A Behavioral Health Coordinator in Richland!

Central Ozarks Medical Center is growing again! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are excited to announce that we are looking to hire a Behavioral Health Coordinator in Richland. Keep reading this week's blog to learn all about this position and how to apply. If you or someone you know would be perfect for this position, please refer them to job link, HERE. Central Ozarks Medical Center, It's Not Just About What We Do, But How Do It That Matters.



Behavioral Health Coordinator

Richland, MO • Behavioral Health

Description

We are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community!  Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a Behavioral Health Coordinator. COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties for over 40 years with clinics located in Richland, Camdenton, and Osage Beach Missouri.  COMC is looking for a team member who is a comfortable working with patients from a diverse background.  Must be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor.  

Responsibilities: The Behavioral Health Coordinator is responsible for basic clerical tasks such as answering phones, greeting patients and visitors, and scheduling Behavioral Health appointments in a professional and timely manner.

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

• Registers new patients and updates existing patient demographics by collecting detailed patient information including personal and financial information using electronic medical record system.

• Verifies patient insurance eligibility, obtains authorizations from insurance companies

• Facilitates patient flow by notifying the provider of patients' arrival 

• Protects patient confidentiality.

• Provides inclusive services and care for the LGBTQ community.

• Mitigates risk by being cognizant of potential stigma due to mental illness, racism, etc. 

• Makes appointments and keeps accurate appointment schedules.

• Coordinates referrals between COMC and other providers

• Efficiently works in electronic medical record system, files and retrieves medical charts.

• Collects and records payments for services.

• Properly navigates incoming and outgoing faxes by assigning to appropriate staff.

• Scans and attaches patient documents to proper electronic chart location or assign to appropriate staff member.

• Welcomes and greets patients and visitors, in person or over the phones.

• Answers the phone while maintaining a polite, consistent phone manner using proper telephone etiquette.

• Responds to patients', prospective patients, and visitor inquiries in a courteous manner.

• Works directly with patients, healthcare insurance carriers and clinical staff to ensure revenue cycle integrity.


Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  The Behavioral Health Receptionist must have the ability to plan and organize assignments and be self-motivating. Must possess patience in dealing with all people. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with patients, co-workers, vendors and all members of the public. Must have computer experience.

Education and/or experience: High school diploma or equivalent.  Must be able to operate a PC in a Windows environment. Able to type or keyboard 45 wpm preferred and ability to operate a calculator proficiently. Familiarity with medical terminology is desirable.  Previous experience in a medical or behavioral health office desirable.   

Language Skills:  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies.  Ability to effectively present information to top management.  Excellent customer service skills. 

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. Must possess very strong communications and interpersonal skills, good telephone personality and must like working with people. Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Must have a willingness to learn, interpret and apply new skills and take direction from other team members. Able to organize information and manage time efficiently.

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 for the position travel to all COMC locations may be required.  Employee must have valid Missouri driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle.  

Work Environment:  This position will operate out of the Richland Administrative building.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.



APPLY HERE


All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope that this blog finds you well and healthy! Remember, if you're looking schedule an appointment with a new doctor for your general health needs, please consider Central Ozarks Medical Center. If you don't have health insurance, don't fret. We accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org to learn more.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call:

573.765.5141
Richland

573.302.7490
Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, March 19, 2021

COMC is Looking To Hire a School Therapist (LCSW/LPC) in Eldon!

COMC is growing again! Central Ozarks Medical Center looks to lead the way to healthier communities. That being said, we are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to tell you all about the School Therapist position we are hiring for in Eldon, MO, in this week's blog. If you have any questions, please give us a call today. All of our phone numbers can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.



School Therapist (LCSW/LPC)

Eldon, MO • Behavioral Health

Description

Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a Licensed Clinical social Worker/Licensed Practical Counselor (LCSW/LPC). COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties for over 40 years with clinics located in Richland, Camdenton, and Osage Beach Missouri.  COMC is looking for a team member who is a comfortable working with patients from a diverse background.  Must be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor.  

Responsibilities:  As a Clinical Therapist, you must have the ability to cultivate positive and productive therapeutic relationships with patients while always maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. You must also be self-motivated; possess strong time-management and organizational skills; and have the ability to manage a high volume of client interactions.

It will also be critical in the role of LCSW that you have strong verbal and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal instincts that will allow you to function effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced, intense work environment. Must be a problem solver with a positive attitude; someone who is open to receiving feedback; that enjoys leading group counseling sessions when required; and has success working with diverse populations.  

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

• Perform Intake/Assessments. Assist in coordination of admissions and discharge requirements with patient, family and staff

• Complete detailed charting of progress notes, daily, within the COMC electronic health record

• Provide counseling to individuals, groups and families

• Develop and complete patient treatment planning, reviews and case management

• Provide pre-certification of services to managed care companies

• Conduct psycho-educational and process group therapy for program participants

• Incorporate patient’s family and significant other in treatment planning

• Be responsible for managing patients ongoing treatment and assessing outcome

• Attend clinical and administrative meetings as required

• Must be able to work flexible hours 


Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  Must be licensed in the state of Missouri.  High capability to work with Microsoft Office programs and email.  Must possess a valid driver's license.

Education and/or experience:  A Master's of Social Work degree is required.  Preferably 3 years’ experience in a clinical setting serving patients suffering with psychiatric, substance abuse and/or co-existing disorders in an Intensive Outpatient program.  Must be experienced in conducting and managing group therapy sessions. A confident, dynamic, imaginative presenter is needed. Experienced in treating patients individually or in a group setting.

Language Skills:  Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals or government regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, public groups and/or clients.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with accounting and billing concepts.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.  Demonstrates high levels of responsibility and decision making ability as it relates to clinical judgment and adherence to agency policies/ procedures. 

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ethical conduct, strategic thinking and decision making.  Strong training and instructing skills.  Strong professional etiquette and excellent 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 will be required.  Employee should have valid Missouri driver’s license. Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.



Do You Know Someone That May Be Perfect For This Position?

If so, please refer them to the link below to apply! We take our hiring process seriously because our staff is like family. To stay up to date on our latest job postings, please follow us on our social media channels listed below. 

APPLY HERE


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call:

573.765.5141
Richland

573.302.7490
Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, March 12, 2021

COMC is Looking To Hire a Dental Hygienist!

Are you looking to be HAPPY in your career? Sometimes, you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. If you're looking to be a Dental Hygienist at a GREAT healthcare clinic at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're in the right place! Central Ozarks Medical Center is looking to hire a Dental Hygienist at our Camdenton location. Keep reading this week's blog for a full job description and directions on how to apply. 



Dental Hygienist


Camdenton, MO • Dental

Description

Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a Dental Hygienist at our Camdenton clinic. We are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community! COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that serves more than 18,000 patients a year in Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties.

COMC is looking for a team member who is comfortable working with patients from a diverse background. A successful candidate will be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing situations while maintaining a professional demeanor.

Responsibilities: Perform those educational, preventive and therapeutic services necessary to detect and treat dental and periodontal problems. Organize maintain and provide oral health education programs.


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


* Provide oral examinations and patient charting.

* Provide periodontal probing and charting.

* Provide scaling, root-planning, soft tissue curettage.

* Placement and removal of periodontal packs.

* Provide oral health instruction and dietary analysis.

* Other duties as may be required during the performance of initial and recall exams.

* Provide routine blood pressure screenings.

* Maintain medical history update.

* Participate in health fairs or classroom education as required.

* Responsible for inventory and assisting in the ordering of dental health promotion items.

* Perform other related duties.


Requirements

Qualifications Requirements: Currently licensed to practice dental hygiene in Missouri. Must be CPR certified or become certified during probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment with COMC.

Education and/or experience: Must have GED or be a graduate from high school and an approved school of Dental Hygiene.

Language Skills: Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Ability to effectively present information to the supporting Dentist.

Mathematical Skills: Knowledge of fundamental math, adding machine, calculator, and Microsoft office.

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

Other Skills and Abilities: Excellent 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 50 pounds of weight.

Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations may be required. Employee must have valid Missouri driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle. Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.

APPLY HERE



Interested In Working at Central Ozarks Medical Center?

This is truly an AMAZING place to work. Our staff is like family and we value our employees. If you have any questions about this position, please do not hesitate to give us a call. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest job openings.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call:

573.765.5141
Richland

573.302.7490
Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, March 5, 2021

9 Mental Health Quotes To Lift You Up

Mental health may not be discussed publicly enough. Some may be ashamed while others just don't feel comfortable opening up about it. Our behavioral health providers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you nine mental health quotes to lift you up in this week's blog. If you feel you may be suffering from anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder or any other mental health issue, please say something. Speak up. Call COMC and schedule an appointment to speak with one of our mental health providers at the Lake of the Ozarks today. Here's a list of our providers.


9 Mental Health Quotes To Lift You Up

  1. "Spend time with people that are good for your mental health. Life is too to spend time with people who suck the life out of you." - Steve Maraboli
  2. "On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure more, I remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days has been 100%. And that's pretty good." - M. Weidenbenner
  3. "Change the way we all talk to each other about our mental health." - Kate Middleton
  4. "Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You're strong. You got this. Take it day by day." - Karen Salmansohn
  5. "It's okay to feel unstable. It's okay to disassociate. It's okay to hide from the world. It's okay to need help. It's okay not to be okay. Your mental illness is not a personal failure." - Anonymous
  6. "There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone's business." - Vikram Patel
  7. "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable is manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." - Fred Rogers
  8. "One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart." - Linda Poindexter
  9. "Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone." - Lisa Olivera


Behavioral Health Services at the Lake of the Ozarks

It is the belief of our providers that physical health is affected by a patient's emotional and behavioral health. Both aspects must be treated for a positive outcome. The 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. For more information, please give us a call today. All appropriate phone numbers can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call:

573.765.5141
Richland

573.302.7490
Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Immune Boosting Recipes For 2021

Immune boosting is a GREAT thing, especially now. It's important to keep your immune system as healthy as possible. Eating the RIGHT foods is a great way to go about that. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a couple of immune boosting recipes for 2021, that we found online, in this week's blog. If your immune system isn't feeling so strong lately and you think you should see a doctor, consider Central Ozarks Medical Center. All of our phone numbers can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.




Immune Boosting Recipes For 2021


Source: https://www.sarahgoldrd.com/immune-boosting-carrot-ginger-soup-instant-pot/


YIELD: 4-6 SERVINGS

Carrot Ginger Immune-Boosting Soup

PREP TIME

10 minutes

COOK TIME

20 minutes

TOTAL TIME

30 minutes

Ingredients

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 lb carrots, diced into 1/2-inch rounds

1-inch knob ginger, finely diced

1/2 inch knob turmeric, peeled and finely chopped. Or 1 tsp turmeric powder.

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 cup full-fat coconut milk

Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

Turn on Instant Pot to sauté on high and set to 10 minutes. Add olive oil then onion and carrot and sauté until they soften, about 5-6 minutes. Then add ginger and turmeric and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes, stirring regularly. Turn off sauté function.

Add salt and broth. Then set Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Add cover and seal and let Instant Pot do it’s thing. When it finishes, release pressure by turning pressure valve – steam will release. Once steam is done releasing, remove lid.

Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until it’s a smooth consistency. If you don’t have an immersion blender, transfer soup in batches to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Stir in coconut milk and season with freshly ground pepper.

Leftovers can be kept in refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Stovetop Instructions:

Heat a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat Add olive oil, onion, and carrot and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until soft. Then add ginger and turmeric and sauté for another 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

Add broth and salt. Bring to a boil and boil and then turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes to let flavors meld and carrots get really soft. When done, follow step 3 in directions above to blend and add coconut milk/pepper.

Notes: You can find fresh turmeric near the ginger. But if you don't have it, you can use dried. Be careful when handling fresh turmeric. It stains!

Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days or freezer for up to 3 months.



Source: https://greenletes.com/cinnamon-roasted-almonds/

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

This healthy 4-ingredient Cinnamon Roasted Almond snack recipe is ready in 10 minutes. It's completely vegan with very little added sugar.

 Course Snack

 Cuisine American

 Prep Time 5 minutes

 Cook Time 10 minutes

 Servings 4 servings

 Calories 214 kcal

 Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

Ingredients

1 cup raw whole almonds

½ tablespoon agave

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon salt

cooking spray or drizzle of Canola oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place almonds in a mixing bowl.  Drizzle agave or honey over the almonds.  Use a spatula to stir and coat the almonds with agave.

Mix in cinnamon and salt and stir a with spatula.  Try to make sure the almonds are evenly coated.

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, or drizzle with canola oil (spread oil over pan with paper towel).  Spread almonds evenly on the pan.

Bake for 10 minutes.

While still warm, taste the almonds and add a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.  Let cool, and enjoy!


Enjoy These Immune Boosting Recipes!

We encourage you to keep the strength of your immune system in mind when searching for new recipes to try out. There are so many to choose from online. Again, if your immune system isn't feeling so strong lately and you feel the need to schedule an appoint with a doctor, please consider Central Ozarks Medical Center, where your health is our mission.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call:

573.765.5141
Richland

573.302.7490
Osage Beach

573.346.4446
Camdenton

573.765.2510
Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties