Ozarks Medical Center Clinic Spotlight: Gainesville Family Medicine
Gainesville, Mo-- Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Gainesville Family Medicine
is one of nine OMC family medicine clinics. OMC Gainesville offers a multitude
of services provided by Edward Henegar, DO, and Trisha Vigna, APN.
Dr. Edward Henegar is a board certified primary care provider with a specialty
in geriatrics. Dr. Henegar, who practiced medicine in Ozark County for
more than 40 years before quietly leaving the OMC Gainesville Medical
Clinic two years ago in what he said was a step toward retirement, is
again seeing patients at Ozarks Medical Center’s Gainesville clinic.
Dr. Henegar can see patients of all ages for their primary care needs.
He graduated from A.T. Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College
of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973 and specializes in geriatric medicine
and family practice.
OMC was very excited and fortunate to have Trisha Vigna join the OMC team
in November 2018. She is a native of Mountain Home, Ark. She earned her
Associate of Science in Nursing at North Arkansas College. Trisha spent
four years at Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she provided care
and support to pediatric patients from birth to age 21. She also spent
time as a school nurse at Mountain Home Junior High and High School and
was a home health nurse at North Arkansas Home Care.
While pursuing her Masters, Trisha was a Registered Nurse at Baxter Regional
Medical Center Emergency Room for nine years, where she cared to patients
of all ages. She became a Nurse Practitioner at Fairlamb Senior Health
Clinic in 2016 where she specialized in geriatric care. Her move to OMC
Gainesville Family Medicine gives her the opportunity to focus more on
pediatrics while still providing services for women’s health and
Along with family medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and women’s health,
OMC Gainesville also includes services for lab and x-ray, rehabilitation
services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language
pathology), and mental health services.
OMC Gainesville is also the workplace to one of the longest tenured OMC
employees, Lauri Miller. Laurie has been with OMC for 30 years and is
a chronic care management LPN for the clinic.
Chronic care management is a wonderful addition to the services offered
within the OMC Gainesville clinic and encompasses the oversight and education
activities to help patients with chronic diseases and health conditions
such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD and sleep apnea.
This service focuses on helping the patient learn about their chronic
illnesses, how to adapt their lifestyle to manage these diseases and improves
the coordination of care for these individuals.
Jonathan Dillinger, Physical Therapy Assistant who has been with OMC over
2 years is full time clinician at the OMC Gainesville clinic. Jonathan
provides treatment with an emphasis on manual therapy. Jonathan is LSVT-BIG
certified, which is an Intensive Parkinson’s treatment program providing
treatment four times a week for four weeks. The program is successful
in the increase in functionality for Parkinson’s patients.
Nancy Meesey is a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience.
Nancy treats all conditions and specializes pelvic health, which treats
conditions including pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and bowel or bladder
dysfunction. She treats pelvic conditions for pediatrics age 6-adult.
OMC is excited to welcome Hakuna to our services. Hakuna is a certified
facility animal that assists Nancy with patients of all types providing
a calming and reassuring addition to her therapy practice. The staff within
the Gainesville clinic say that Hakuna is wonderful to have around and
is a fun addition to the team!
Anne Kimbrough is a Physical Therapist serving the Gainesville area for
over 10 years. Anne provides and specializes in manual therapy. Anne is
a wonderful asset to OMC and has a huge following and wonderful reputation
in the Gainesville community.
Pediatric services for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech
Therapy are available in the Gainesville clinic. OMC Rehab provides PT
and Speech therapy in the Gainesville school and in home services as needed.
For any questions regarding OMC Rehab services within the Gainesville
clinic contact the Gainesville Clinic or the OMC Rehab office at 417-257-5959.
OMC Gainesville Family Medicine is located at 37 Medical Drive, Gainesville.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information,
call 417-679-4613. OMC Gainesville offers same day appointments. Both
providers are accepting new patients.
Pictured from left to right: Trisha Vigna, APN; and Edward Henegar, DO,
Board Certified Primary Care Provider.
Pictured left to right is Nancy Meesey, PT; Jonathan Dillinger, PTA; Laurie
Miller, LPN; Jeanna Martin, LPN; Carey Jordan, Office Assistant; Tracy
Evans, Clinic Supervisor, Brandy Kiger, Office Assistant; Pamela Nelson,
LPN; and Hakuna, Certified Facility Animal. Not pictured: Anne Kimbrough, PT.