Family Nurse Practitioner Michelle Sims Joins OMC’s Alton Medical Clinic
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Michelle Sims has joined the medical team
at OMC’s Alton Medical Clinic, located at 100 Medical Drive in Alton.
The clinic is an affiliate of Ozarks Medical Center (OMC).
Sims joins clinic physician Harry Kelly, DO in providing quality care to
the residents of Oregon County. 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.
Sims holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Family Nurse
Practitioner (FNP) from Graceland University in Independence. She also
has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and
completed her Associate of Science in Nursing from Missouri State University-West Plains.
“Working as a Family Nurse Practitioner enables me to treat a variety
of patients from infants to geriatrics. I have been a nurse for 26 years.
I went into advanced practice so I could have a more direct relationship
in shared decision making with my patients. I want to help others meet
their own individual health care goals,” Sims said.
No stranger to OMC, Sims has served as a Registered Nurse for OMC’s
health care system for several years. Before coming to the Alton Medical
Clinic, Sims was an Advanced Practice Family Nurse Practitioner at the
John J. Pershing VAMC where she was a Primary Care Provider and Home-Based
Primary Care Provider, and provided Women’s Health Services at Howell
County Health Department. Her experience includes skilled care, acute
care, emergency care, home health and hospice care, women’s health
and family primary care.
Sims is married to Roy Sims who is the Assistant Fire Chief for the West
Plains Fire Department. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with
family, traveling, camping, and is a certified scuba diver.
The Alton Clinic has served the community for over 10 years in its present
location. Nurse Practitioner Mary Anne Vaughn is retiring July 24. Sims
will be replacing her on that date. “I admire and respect Mary Anne
and the relationships that she has developed with the patients and the
community of Alton through the years. I look forward to getting to know
Mary Anne’s patients and welcome new patients to the clinic as well,”
For more information, contact the clinic at 417-778-7227.