Advanced Nurse Practitioner Karina Guffey Joins OMC’s Mountain Grove
Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Karina Guffey has joined the medical
team at OMC’s Mountain Grove Medical Complex, located at 500 E. 19th Street in Mountain Grove. The clinic is an affiliate of Ozarks Medical
Center (OMC) and provides care to patients of all ages with chronic and
acute medical problems. Patients can be seen by appointment or the facility
offers a walk-in clinic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week for the
treatment of minor urgent illnesses such as cuts, sprains, burns, allergies,
eye injuries, earaches and colds.
Guffey is looking forward to providing quality care to the area residents.
Patients can be seen for family medicine, workman’s comp, mental
health services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language
pathology, lab and digital x-ray at the clinic.
Guffey holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Advanced
Nurse Practitioner (ANP) from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
in Little Rock. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the
University of Missouri, Columbia, and completed her Associate of Applied
Science in Nursing from Missouri State University-West Plains.
“It is very exciting to be a part of the clinic at Mountain Grove.
I am honored to be able to promote health, wellness, and overall wellbeing
within this community through safe, comprehensive and excellent care,”
No stranger to OMC, Guffey has served as a Registered Nurse for OMC’s
Intensive Care Unit for the past seven years. She also has worked as a
travel nurse in intensive care, cardiac stepdown, and on the medical surgical
floor. Prior to obtaining her RN, she worked as a phlebotomist for OMC.
Her experience includes assessment, evaluation and implementation of care
for critically ill patients in collaboration with the physician. She also
has been responsible for direct patient care activities, coordination
of care with ancillary departments, monitoring hemodynamic status, patient
education, pharmacothera, and medical intervention as necessary to promote
patient wellbeing. She holds certifications in NFP-BC, Advanced Cardiac
Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Basic Life Support.
Guffey is married to Coy and they have a 2-year old daughter. In her spare
time, she likes to travel, hike, sky dive, and scuba dive.
For more information or to make an appointment with Guffey, contact the
clinic at 417-926-6563.