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320 students receive free athletic physicals at OMC

320 students receive free athletic physicals at OMC

On July 20, 320 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. Chip Rowe, OMC Orthopedics; Dr. Garry Finke, Southern Missouri Community Health Center; Nurse Practitioners Glennette Haney, OMC Thayer Medical Clinic; Jennifer Rhoads, OMC Women’s Healthcare; and Shawna Middleton, OMC Pain Management Clinic.

Volunteers included Amanda Wilbanks, Amy Lipford, Amy Mueller, Ann Sisco, Anne Kimbrough, Briawna Wilson, Carolyn Valade, Christy Chambers, Cindy Wilson, DeAnna Morris, Dona Paschall, Doug Dunbar, Elizabeth Cauthen, Ellen Simpson, Evette Prill, Heidi McFarland, Janet Stasney, Jennifer Wheeler, Jo Pierce, Julie Dunbar, Karmen Cressman, Kat Scott, Kathrine Delgado, Kelli McKee, Kevin Hicks, Lee Adams, Lindsey Mitchell, Lisa Riggs, Lorenda Roberson, Mary Beth Brown, Paul Murray, Rabi Sahoo, Reba Libby, Rebecca Williams, Rex Wynn, Rodney Gibson, Sarah Laws, Savannah Agee, Sherry Bay, Sherry Zajicek, Sunny Redfield, Taylor AraSmith, Taylor Russell, Theresa Speake, Tonya Aaron, Trena Parker, and Wanda Roark.

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 www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com.

Pictured, Mason Bean, son of Donnie and Jessica Bean of Bakersfield, and Dr. Chip Rowe, Orthopedic Surgeon at OMC Orthopedics during the OMC free school athletic physicals held at the OMC Shaw Building.

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