WESTERN PLAINS, MONTH – As Ozarks Healthcare continues to grow, the healthcare system brings advanced services, including wound care and pulmonology, to its outlying clinics. Wound care is the newest addition to health services at Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville.
Dr. William “Andy” McGee, Medical Director of Ozarks Healthcare Wound Care, can provide specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds onsite at Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville. Chronic, non-healing wounds can include wounds or wounds that have not improved significantly compared to conventional treatments. Generally, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 14 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
“Patients can now get the same specialized wound care they need locally,” said Tracy Evans, practice director at Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville. “It’s much more convenient and affordable for our patients to not have to travel to West Plains every time they need wound care services.”
Ozarks Healthcare uses state-of-the-art treatments including debridement, dressing selection, specialty footwear, and more to help patients heal and enjoy a better quality of life. Patients will need a referral from a provider to use Ozarks Healthcare wound care services, but can call the Ozarks Healthcare Wound Care Clinic (located in West Plains) at 417-257-5946 to get their questions answered.
In addition to wound care services, Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville also offers pulmonology care. Dr. Biplab Saha, a respirologist at Ozarks Healthcare Pulmonology, began seeing patients at Ozarks Healthcare sites in Gainesville, Mountain Grove, Thayer and Winona last year. Saha can care for patients suffering from the effects of tobacco or cigarette smoke, household carcinogens, outdoor air pollution, allergens and the sequelae of COVID-19. Saha can support Gainesville patients requiring advanced bronchoscopic procedures and works with primary care providers to develop a specific care plan and continuum of care for each patient.
Board-certified family physician Dr. Edward Henegar and board-certified nurse practitioner Trisha Vigna provide traditional primary health care services, such as treatment of common illnesses, healthy child visits , health risk assessments, vaccinations and more at Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville. Ozarks Healthcare Therapies and Ozarks Healthcare Medical Equipment also travel to Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville to provide services. To inquire about health services offered at Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville, please call 417-679-4613. Appointments are available for new patients.
Ozarks Healthcare in Gainesville is located at 39 Medical Dr. and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.