OCH Northside Behavioral Medicine Clinic
2828 N. National
Springfield, MO 65803
417-837-4043 – phone
Clinic Manager – Karen Barrand
OCH Northside Clinic is located on the northeast side of Ozarks Community Hospital. The clinic provides Behavioral Medicine and family practice services.
Featured services include:
- Quotient ADHD Testing: Quotient ADHD testing is a noninvasive sit-down computer test that objectively measures brain function related to ADHD symptoms. This test is FDA-cleared to measure an individual’s hyperactivity, impulsitivity and inattention as an aid in the assessment of ADHD. It is targeted at individuals 6 years of age and up.
- Genetic Testing: Genetic testing measures how likely an individual is to respond or develop a side effect from a particular medication. By taking this test, patients can avoid potentially harmful medications, learn appropriate dosage and gain access to medications that will work properly to help get full benefit of the drug. In order to test, patients provide a DNA sample (via buccal swab). This swab is then lab tested for final results.
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): ECT is a procedure in which electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure. ECT is a non-medication alternative used to treat certain mental illnesses.
- Substance Abuse: OCH Behavioral Medicine providers have experience in treating a wide range of addiction problems, including co-occuring mental health disorders. Our approach focuses on early detection and intervention. We cultivate an environment where patients feel comfortable to discuss concerns and develop a recovery plan. Our psychology staff provides treatment coordination, crisis intervention, ongoing education and counseling. Topics include identifying triggers, building self-esteem, stress reduction and mindfulness training. We realize that recovery is a process. The goal of treatment is to prevent relapse and improve quality of life by providing up-to-date care in a professional and confidential setting.
- Patient Education: The Integrated Behavioral Medicine team provides important and relevant education on issues like diabetes, mental health, hepatitis C, chronic illness, oral health, nutrition and community resources. We provide opportunities and materials that enable patients to learn about and better manage their condition. Our clinic staff actively collaborates with patients to identify problems and develop practical solutions. We help patients understand the vital connections between the mind, body, lifestyle and their support systems.
Integrated Behavioral Medicine first began when Salvador Ceniceros, MD joined OCH as a full-time neuropsychiatrist. Because medication management for psychiatric patients required a significant level of training and patient involvement, Dr. C’s practice grew rapidly amid the large network of primary providers. Melissa Belles, ANP-BC soon joined the team because of her extensive work with the behavioral health population. Her background in family nursing also proved to be valuable trait due to the high influx of patients without care. Rather than neglecting these patients, Dr. Ceniceros and his staff accepted them with open arms, and an idea was born.
Their practice continued to grow based on need and in the fall of 2013, Ashlee Rossner, FNP-C, joined together with Dr. Ceniceros and Melissa to share a common goal of molding appropriate behaviors in their patients so they could access desperately needed primary care. Soon, Arthur Joe Cohn, DO added his experience with internal medicine to collaborate with the nurse practitioners and offer additional primary care support. Through this team-based approach, Dr. Cohn now works with nurse practitioners to develop care plans for patients who are challenged with CVD, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and hyperlipidemia on top of their psychiatric conditions.
- Salvador Ceniceros, MD (Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry)
- Melissa Belles, ANP-BC (Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry)
- Ashlee Rossner, FNP-C (Behavioral Medicine/Primary Care)
- Arthur Joe Cohn, DO (Internal Medicine)
- Erin Golden, PsyD (Psychology)
- Christopher Ward, PsyD (Psychology)
- Tiffany Ruffin, PsyD (Psychology)
Provider Highlight: Dr. Ceniceros
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