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260 students receive free athletic physicals at OMC

260 students receive free athletic physicals at OMC

On July 21, 260 area student athletes received free athletic physicals at Ozarks Medical Center’s Shaw Medical Building.

Athletic physicals are required for students who plan to participate in any school-sponsored sport. Local physicians and providers conducted the physicals for student athletes 7th through 12th grade attending local schools.

“Thank you to all the student athletes who took part in the physicals. We appreciate our amazing team who made this possible,” said Pam Ream, Director of OMC Rehabilitation Services. “This event is a fantastic community benefit and a convenient way for student athletes to fulfill the requirement of a sports physical. We are proud to offer free athletic physicals in support of our local athletes and their commitment to participating in activities that promote community wellness.”

Provider volunteers included Dr. Rob Martin, Burton Creek Medical Clinic; Dr. Charles Morgan, OMC Cancer Treatment Center; Dr. Jeff Roylance, Burton Creek Medical Clinic; Dr. John McCormack, Burton Creek Medical Clinic; Nurse Practitioners Glennette Haney, Thayer Medical Clinic; Michelle Sims, Alton Medical Clinic; and Jennifer Rhoads, OMC Women’s Healthcare.

Volunteers included Jo Pierce, Kat Scott, Lisa Riggs, Angela Anderson, Alexandra Ellington, Lexi Jordan, Amy Mueller, Angie Garner, Billye Williams, Brian Cote, Briawna Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Curtis Cook, Dona Pascall, Doug Dunbar, Jess Loges, Karmen Cressman, Kate Mahan, Kelli McKee, Kevin Hicks, Kristy Hamby, Lee Adams, Lorenda Roberson, Lori Pendergrass, Rabi Sahoo, Rex Wynn, Rebecca Williams, Ann Sisco, Carolyn Valade, Christina Romans, Cindy Hopper, Gay Stover, Haley Staggs, Heather Hill, Janet Stasney, Amanda Gill, Julie Dunbar, Kelly Johnson, Linda Roark, Lindsey Thompson, Melanie Dotson, Reba Libby, Sherry Zajicek, Stacie Huffman, Steve Culver, Taylor AraSmith, Theresa Speake, Treda Traw, Wanda Roark, Amy Langston-Barry, Rick Leita, Paul Murray, Lee Parker, and Trena Parker.

Organizers included Pam Ream, Misty McCrackin, Erin Gibbs, Josh Drummond, Melissa Smith and Megan Thompson.

Ream also gave a special thank you to the coaching staff from West Plains High School for volunteering.

For more information about Ozarks Medical Center or other free screenings, call 417-257-6735 or visit

Pictured, Hadley Taylor, daughter of Jim and Sandi Taylor of West Plains, and Jennifer Rhoads, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) at OMC Women’s Healthcare during the OMC free school athletic physicals held at the OMC Shaw Building.

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