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Advanced Nurse Practitioner Karina Guffey Joins OMC's Mountain Grove Medical Complex

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Karina Guffey Joins OMC’s Mountain Grove Medical Complex

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,” Guffey said.

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.

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