Article: Making Do In Missouri: A Rural OB/GYN’s Effort to Improve Access to Care

September 20, 2021

Article written by the Center for Primary Care Harvard Medical School – Harvard Medical School Primary Care Review on August 5th, 2021

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…”Despite such staggering rates, there are those who are actively working to improve rural health quality and access, such as Farrah McSpadden, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/Gyn) in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. McSpadden’s clinic is a part of Missouri Highlands Health Care System, a community-based federally-qualified primary care system funded by the HRSA Health Center Program. As Missouri’s Medicaid expansion has continued to falter, clinics like these have channeled federal funding to serve underinsured and uninsured populations in rural areas and improve patient outcomes.”…