Family Nurse Practitioner Suzanne Huddleston Joins OMC Urgent Care
Suzanne Huddleston, MSN, APRN, FNP, recently joined Ozarks Medical Center
(OMC) Urgent Care, West Plains. OMC Urgent Care is committed to providing
exceptional, compassionate care to all we serve.
Huddleston is a long-time West Plains resident with a connection to OMC.
As a West Plains High School student, she took Certified Nursing Assistant
(CNA) classes at OMC as an introduction to nursing that led to her deciding
that it was the profession she wanted to pursue. In 2005, she was a recipient
of the OMC Healthcare Education scholarship, which helped her LPN studies
at South Central Career Center (SCCC) in West Plains.
Huddleston completed her Associate of Nursing Science degree at Texas County
Technical Institute in Houston before earning her Master of Science in
Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Prior to working for OMC Urgent Care, Huddleston worked as a registered
nurse for OMC Intensive Care Unit (ICU). OMC’s ICU is a 12-bed unit,
including three cardiac rooms equipped to care for post-cardiac patients.
She worked as a critical care nurse for over five years. She also has
experience volunteering at the West Plains Christian Clinic. Concurrently,
Huddleston worked as an adjunct and clinic instructor for Ozarka College
Licensed Practical Nursing School in Mammoth Spring, AR.
“We are very excited to see Mrs. Huddleston join OMC Urgent Care,”
said OMC Vice President of Medical Group Pam Ream. “Mrs. Huddleston
has been a tremendous asset to OMC and we are happy as she continues her
journey with OMC in Urgent Care.”
Huddleston is a native of West Plains. Her family is super involved in
the community as her husband, Dr. Seth Huddleston, has been the Principal
of South Fork Elementary School for 11 years. They have a daughter, Charlie,
and a son, Rhett, and enjoy spending time outdoors fishing and playing
sports as a family.
Huddleston admires the plentiful resources OMC has to offer and is excited
to continue to serve the community of West Plains as OMC continues to
grow with the upcoming expansion.
Huddleston joins Druery Dixon, MD; Julie Gunter, NP; Madalyn Hicks, NP;
Hilda Newell, NP; and Sheila Marler, NP; at OMC Urgent Care, located at
181 Kentucky Avenue in West Plains. Urgent Care is open every day from
10 a.m. through 7 p.m. For more information, call 417-257-5972.
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care
and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral
healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital
cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more
than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern
Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit