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Ozarks Medical Center Clinic Spotlight: Gainesville Family Medicine

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 geriatrics.

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.

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