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Dedicated Healthcare Providers Lead to County’s Healthy Living Ranking

April 1st, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 1, 2011                
 Contact: Carrie Richardson, Director of Communications
417-874-4503 office, 417-576-3968 cell

Nixa, MO – As Christian County residents benefit from their recent top ranking as the healthiest county in Missouri, OCH Christian County Clinic validates a significant mark in the community for meeting the health needs of nearly 40% of these residents.

In fact, many of the clinic’s physicians live alongside the residents, sending their children to Christian County schools and working daily to promote healthy living outside of their medical practice.

Nixa resident and OCH physician Krista Boyd, D.O. said, “This clinic is more than just another doctor’s office.  We are a family that values the relationships we have with our patients.  I am thankful to be part of a health care system that cares about the patient first.”

With thirteen physicians, four nurse practitioners and three therapists, the OCH Christian County Clinic is the single largest healthcare practice in Christian County.  In addition to family practice, the clinic offers geriatric care, neurology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, podiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology and an urgent care.

“I believe that Ozarks Community Hospital’s Christian County Clinic has played a significant role in achieving this honor for Christian County as the healthiest county in Missouri,” said Eric Rogers, Clinic Manager.

Considering family practice alone, the OCH Clinic represents almost 40% of the family practice healthcare providers in the county. 

To further support Christian County’s healthy living, OCH is launching a chronic disease management program called HealthyU through the Christian County Clinic in Nixa.  Classes in this HealthyU program begin in May and will cover topics such as Diabetes, Smoking Cessation, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Childhood Obesity and Asthma. 

For more details on the recent county rankings visit http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/missouri/christian.

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2828 N. National
Springfield, MO 65803
417-874-4523

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