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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Rhoads joins OMC Women’s Health Care

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Rhoads joins OMC Women’s Health Care

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Jennifer Rhoads has joined the medical team at Women’s Health Care, located at 1627 Gibson Plaza in West Plains. The clinic is an affiliate of Ozarks Medical Center (OMC).

Rhoads joins clinic physicians Brian Israel, MD; Reah Kurian, MD; and Selma Taylor, DO in providing quality care to women. Patients can schedule gynecological and obstetrical care, contraception, infertility, hormone replacement, and STD screening appointments with Rhoads, and she is available by appointment on Fridays.

“I am very excited to be able to work in my hometown again. Having started my medical career at Ozarks Medical Center in 1995, it is wonderful to be able to provide in-depth women’s health care to the community that is very important to me. Women often sacrifice their own care for others in their family, and at times are unsure where to turn for help. I am here to provide that help.”

Rhoads holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Women’s Health (WHNP) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed her Associate of Science in Nursing from Missouri State University-West Plains.

“Sometimes it is difficult to get into specialty practice physicians. Having a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner on staff will alleviate some of the appointment wait times. As a WHNP, I provide care to women across the life cycle with an emphasis on conditions unique to women.”

Rhoads also works as a WHNP at Ferrell Duncan Clinic in Springfield. A majority of her work experience was at OMC as a registered nurse in the gynecology, labor and delivery, and newborn care department.

Rhoads is married to Missouri State Representative Shawn Rhoads, They have three children, Katie, Kameron and Jillian. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

For more information, contact the clinic at 417-256-1838.

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