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361 students receive free athletic physicals at OMC

361 students receive free athletic physicals at OMC

On July 19, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) provided free athletic physicals to 361 area middle and high school students from 15 different schools.

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 seventh 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 Josh Drummond, Director of OMC Rehabilitation. “This event is a fantastic community benefit and a convenient way for student athletes to fulfill the requirement of receiving 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. Jen Lambert, OMC Clinics; Dr. Charles Morgan, OMC Oncology; Dr. Ashish Risal, OMC Pediatrics; Dr. Gary Finke, Southern Missouri Community Health Care; Dr. Rob Martin, Burton Creek Medical Clinic; Nurse Practitioners Amanda Brown, OMC Winona; Glennette Haney, OMC Alton; Bridgette Hendrix, OMC Pediatrics; and Jennifer Rhoads, OMC Women’s Healthcare Clinic.

Volunteers included Alyse Anderson, Amy Lipford, Amy Mueller, Angela Anderson, Angie Garner, Ann Sisco, Anne Kimbrough, Carolyn Valade, Chantelle McLean, Cindy Williams, Cindy Wilson, Courtney Reeves, Courtney Mead, Deanna Morris, Dianne Richardson, Dona Paschall, Doug Dunbar, Elizabeth Cauthen, Ellen Simpson, Evette Prill, Hannah Riggs, Janet Foes, Jennifer Wheeler, Jo Pierce, Jordan Pasley, Julie Dunbar, Justin Helton, Kaitlyn Baker, Karmen Cressman, Kat Scott, Kelli McKee, Jelly Johnson, Lee Adams, Lee Parker, Leigha Lashley, Lorenda Roberson, Lori Hall, Mary Beth Brown, Mary Fine, Natalie York, Paul Murray, Rabi Sahoo, Reba Gunter, Rebecca Williams, Rebeka Jones, Renae Rutledge, Rex Wynn, Sherry Bay, Sunny Redfield, Susan Pritchett, Taylor AraSmith, Theresa Speake, Tonya Rackley, and Trena Parker.

Organizers included Josh Drummond, Misty McCrackin, Felicia Armades and Melissa Smith.

Drummond 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, Megan McCrackin, daughter of James and Misty McCrackin of West Plains, and Dr. Jen Lambert, Family Medicine provider at OMC Family Medicine during the OMC free school athletic physicals held at the OMC Shaw Building.

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