WEST PLAINS, Mo – Dr. Mirza Mahmood and Dr. Muhammad Qamar recently
joined Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) hospitalist team. Other members of
the team include Dr. Kendell Clarkston, Dr. Priscilla Frase, Dr. Oleksandr
Halytskyy, Dr. Alex Makarian, Dr. Samantha Wallace, and Dr. Linda Wangui.
A hospitalist is a physician who focuses solely on caring for patients
while they are staying in the hospital. Hospitalists assess and treat
the patient’s acute medical condition, keep the patient’s
primary physician informed of their progress, and coordinate all aspects
of the patient’s hospital care.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mahmood and Dr. Qamar to our hospitalist
team,” said Tom Keller, President, and CEO of OMC. “Both of
them come to OMC after rotations and residencies at some very well-respected
hospitals. We are fortunate to have them choose OMC as the place to further
Dr. Mahmood earned his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean
School of Medicine, St. Maarten and completed his Residency at Southern
Illinois University, Decatur. He received his undergraduate degree at
the University of Calgary, Canada.
After completing rotations at several different medical centers, both urban
and rural, Dr. Mahmood has said, “I love rural medicine where I
can get to know my patients as a whole and build long-lasting relationships
Having grown up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Mahmood enjoys many outdoor
activities, including hiking and running. He is looking forward to exploring
Dr. Muhammad Qamar earned his medical degree from Punjab Medical College,
Pakistan and completed his residency at University at Buffalo –
Catholic Health System, New York.
Dr. Qamar says of OMC, “I am impressed with the patient-centric culture
at OMC and look forward to raising my family in this community.”
His wife is currently finishing her residency, and they have a two-year-old
daughter. Dr. Qamar also has lived in Canada and enjoys hiking and soccer.
Mirza Mahmood, M.D.
Muhammad Qamar, M.D.