Dr. Aniefiok Agarin Joins OMC Behavioral Healthcare
Free Screenings offered during May, Mental Health Month
Dr. Aniefiok Agarin joined Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Behavioral Healthcare
recently. Her specialty is adult psychiatry. Dr. Agarin is a graduate
of Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and she completed her residency
at the University of California in San Diego.
She joins Dr. Richard Lucas, Dr. Jesse Rhoads, and Dr. Dawit Weldemichael
at Behavioral Healthcare. In her spare time, Dr. Agarin, and her husband,
Dr. Taghogho Agarin of OMC’s Pain Management Clinic, like to read
and spend time with their baby. What attracted the Agarins to West Plains
was the slower pace and family-friendly environment.
OMC Behavioral Healthcare is offering free screenings in May in West Plains
at the OMC Parkway Center. Community members may walk in between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. No appointment is needed. Screenings for
depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, and substance abuse are offered.
May is Mental Health Month. Mental illnesses are common and treatable,
and help is available. Prevention, early identification and intervention,
and integrated services work. Recognizing risk factors and signs of mental
illness, understanding what mental illness is and isn’t, and how
and where to get help when needed is the message that Mental Health America
For more information about OMC Behavioral Healthcare or Mental Health Month
free screenings, call 417-257-6762.