Johnny Miller, CRADC

Harry Harness, DO

Iron County Medical Clinic: 573-546-0602

Dr. Harness has returned to practice medicine in Pilot Knob with Missouri Highlands Health Care. He started practicing on November 15, 2017 at Iron County Medical Clinic, where he had previously practiced for five years. He changed his practice to family practice in 2014 and practiced there for a couple of years. Most recently, he has practiced as a VA physician in Salem, Missouri. Dr. Harness continues to reside in Farmington with his wife and three children. He is excited to be back at Iron County Medical Clinic and to see both old and new patients.

Amber Richardson, PhD

Missouri Highlands Medical Clinic: 573-785-6536

Dr. Amber Richardson, PhD is a clinical psychologist working in the Poplar Bluff office. Dr. Richardson possesses a PhD in clinical psychology in addition to a Masters degree in Counseling and Personnel Services. She has been working in private practice and rural health for several years and is joining Missouri Highland’s as part of the organization’s growing behavioral health program. Dr. Richardson has worked in several clinical settings including inpatient mental health, partial hospitalization programs, natural outpatient settings, and outpatient clinics. As a native Poplar Bluffian, Dr. Richardson is excited continue providing services to rural populations in Missouri Highland’s uniquely integrated medical setting.

Dr. Richardson is devoted to providing quality, evidence based care to individuals with a variety of needs, including psychotherapy, counseling, and psychological assessment. Dr. Richardson is currently accepting patients of all ages Monday through Thursday in the Poplar Bluff clinic.

John Galloway, DDS

Big Springs Dental Clinic: 573-663-3177

Kristen Alexander, DMD

Poplar Bluff Community Dental Clinic: 573-778-3042

Dr. Kristen Alexander, a Poplar Bluff native and 2008 graduate of Poplar Bluff Senior High, has earned her doctorate of dental medicine degree and certificate in public heath from A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in June of 2017.  Her passion to become a dentist blossomed while interning with local Poplar Bluff dentists in high school as well as from her experiences as a scholar in the Southeast Missouri Area Health Education Center’s youth program. Dr. Alexander and her fiancée Marcus Frey, also of Poplar Bluff, enjoy spending time on Current River, fishing, and traveling.  She is excited to be back practicing in her home town and looks forward to contributing to the community’s dental health.

Aaron T. Strange, DDS


Dr. Aaron Strange grew up in Ironton, MO. Following high school, he went on to pursue his career in dentistry in Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in May 2017 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Strange and his wife, Kylie are pleased to have returned home to reside in Pilot Knob.

Charles Robson, LCSW

Annapolis Family Clinic: 573-598-4213

Iron County Medical Clinic: 573-546-0602

Margaret McMillan, DDS

Poplar Bluff Community Dental Clinic: 573-778-3042


Jami Hedrick, RDH

Iron County Dental Clinic: 573-546-1001

Aaron Osga, DDS

Poplar Bluff Dental Clinic: 573-778-3042

Rebecca Compton, NP-C Float

Amy Manning, FNP

Ellington Family Clinic: 573-663-2525

Amy Manning, FNP-C is a 2016 graduate of Frontier Nursing University. Her education efforts continue as she works towards her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Amy has been a registered nurse for 13 years with hospital and home health nursing experience. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked in women’s health and family practice. She lives on a cattle farm near Ellington with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on her farm, spending time outdoors, and attending church with her family. Amy is now scheduling patients (children and adults) Monday through Friday at the Ellington Family Clinic.

Tammy Hickman, LCSW

Ellington Family Clinic: 573-663-2525

Shannon County Family Clinic: 573-226-5505

Tammy has worked in social work for 20 years.  She graduated from SBU in 1997 for undergraduate degree and MSU in 2004 with Master of Social Work degree. She has diversified experience working in multiple areas of social work.  Areas ranging from family services, child abuse and neglect, vocational rehabilitation, several medical social worker roles, and traditional therapy for all ages.  She is trained in EMDR to help people with trauma issues and loves working with children.

Tammy Hickman, LCSW works at Ellington Family Clinic on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and Shannon County Family Clinic on Tuesday and Friday.

Adam Kakar

Viburnum Medical Clinic- 573-244-5406

Adam Kakar, DO graduated from the New York Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his osteopathic internship at Nassau University Medical Center, and then completed his family medicine residency in Long Beach, New York. Dr. Kakar has been practicing family medicine in the United States since 2011. While he enjoys treating patients of all ages, Dr. Kakar especially enjoys working with adults. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors.

Dr. Kakar is no scheduling patients (three years old- adults) Monday-Thursday at Viburnum Medical Clinic.


Ashley Starnes, FNP

Annapolis Family Clinic 573-598-4213

Ashley is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is looking forward to treating patients of all ages. Ashley has 11 years of clinical nursing experience in Family Medicine. She is a 2016 graduate from the University of Missouri- St. Louis with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Ashley is married to Ben Starnes and has two sons, Noah and Rylan. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Ashley will begin her practice on November 28th.  Ashley will be available Monday through Friday at 202 Allen Street in Annapolis. Please call 573-598-4213 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Debra Wyatt, LCSW

Big Springs Medical Clinic-573-323-4253

Missouri Highlands Medical Clinic-573-785-6536

Naylor Medical Clinic-573-399-2311

Debra Wyatt, LCSW has 18 years experience working with children, youth, adults and the elderly. She has extensive training in anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, attention disorders and PTSD. Debra is practicing in Poplar Bluff on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; the Big Springs Medical Clinic on Wednesday; and Naylor Medical Clinic on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

William Watkins, FNP-BC

Ellington Family Clinic- 573-663-2525

William Watkins, a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, lives on the border of Carter and Reynolds County with his wife and children. William has practiced as a nurse since 1992. William’s knowledge developed in diverse aspects of hospital and home health care. William graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master’s in Nursing in 2002. As a nurse practitioner he has functioned in primary care, emergency departments and as a hospitalist. With over twenty years of health care experience, William continues to grow as a health care provider pursuing a goal of providing the best medical care for all family members in our community.

William Watkins is seeing patients in our Ellington Family Clinic.  Daily office hours are Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm.  You can schedule your appointment by calling 573-663-2525.

Tammy Lindsay, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Tammy J. Lindsay, a Van Buren native, retired after 21 years of service in the United States Air Force. She received her medical degree from UMKCSchool of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Lindsay began her Air Force career at Scott Air Force base. In 2006, Dr. Lindsay won the prestigious Family Physician of the Year Award for the Uniformed Services Academy. Additionally, she currently has her acupuncture board certification and takes great pleasure in utilizing this alternative tool to treat appropriate conditions. Dr. Lindsay serves as Medical Director for Missouri Highlands and is very pleased to be serving her hometown communities.


Ashley Oldham, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Naylor Medical Clinic-573-399-2311

Ashley Oldham, FNP-BC is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Ashley is a native of rural Ripley County, in Southeast Missouri. Ashley enjoys caring for patients of all ages. She also enjoys practicing in women’s health. In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys spending time on her farm, just outside Naylor, where she lives with her husband and two children. She enjoys fishing and watching Cardinal baseball.

Ashley is scheduling patients (children and adults) Monday through Friday at Naylor Medical Clinic

Holly Cavness, RDH

 Big Springs Dental Clinic 573-663-3177 

Poplar Bluff Dental Clinic 573-778-3042