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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Pam Wheat joins OMC Mountain Grove Behavioral Healthcare

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Pam Wheat joins OMC Mountain Grove Behavioral Healthcare

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) Pam Wheat has joined the medical team at Mountain Grove Behavioral Healthcare, located at 500 E. 19th Street, Mountain Grove. The clinic is an affiliate of Ozarks Medical Center (OMC).

Wheat joins Leslie Smith and Julie Posey, Licensed Clinical Social Workers; Golda Cain, Licensed Professional Counselor; and Colleen Haynie, Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse in providing efficient and effective mental health services to children and adults. The clinic provides medication management, counseling services, case management, and health home services to help reduce the severity and duration of mental health disorders.

Wheat holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has a Specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Eastern Kentucky University. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pittsburg State University, and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Labette Community College.

Prior to coming to OMC, Wheat worked as a nurse practitioner for Oxford Health Care and was an adjunct faculty member at Cox College. She also has been a nurse practitioner at Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute, Ferrell Duncan Clinic, Skaggs Cardiology Associates, and at the Freeman Health System.

Wheat is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Wheat and her husband have two children. In her spare time, Wheat enjoys reading, hiking, and going to the lake.

For more information, contact the clinic at 417-926-6563.

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