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Family Nurse Practitioner Michelle Sims Joins OMC’s Alton Medical Clinic

Family Nurse Practitioner Michelle Sims Joins OMC’s Alton Medical Clinic

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Michelle Sims has joined the medical team at OMC’s Alton Medical Clinic, located at 100 Medical Drive in Alton. The clinic is an affiliate of Ozarks Medical Center (OMC).

Sims joins clinic physician Harry Kelly, DO in providing quality care to the residents of Oregon County. Patients can be seen for family medicine, workman’s comp, mental health services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, lab and digital x-ray at the clinic.

Sims holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Graceland University in Independence. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and completed her Associate of Science in Nursing from Missouri State University-West Plains.

“Working as a Family Nurse Practitioner enables me to treat a variety of patients from infants to geriatrics. I have been a nurse for 26 years. I went into advanced practice so I could have a more direct relationship in shared decision making with my patients. I want to help others meet their own individual health care goals,” Sims said.

No stranger to OMC, Sims has served as a Registered Nurse for OMC’s health care system for several years. Before coming to the Alton Medical Clinic, Sims was an Advanced Practice Family Nurse Practitioner at the John J. Pershing VAMC where she was a Primary Care Provider and Home-Based Primary Care Provider, and provided Women’s Health Services at Howell County Health Department. Her experience includes skilled care, acute care, emergency care, home health and hospice care, women’s health and family primary care.

Sims is married to Roy Sims who is the Assistant Fire Chief for the West Plains Fire Department. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, camping, and is a certified scuba diver.

The Alton Clinic has served the community for over 10 years in its present location. Nurse Practitioner Mary Anne Vaughn is retiring July 24. Sims will be replacing her on that date. “I admire and respect Mary Anne and the relationships that she has developed with the patients and the community of Alton through the years. I look forward to getting to know Mary Anne’s patients and welcome new patients to the clinic as well,” Sims commented.

For more information, contact the clinic at 417-778-7227.

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