Annapolis Family Clinic

202 Allen Street, Annapolis, MO 63620
Ph: (573) 598-4213 / Toll Free: (866) 598-4213 / Fax: (573) 598-4602
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Ashley Starnes, FNP

Annapolis Family Clinic 573-598-4213

Ashley Starnes is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at the Annapolis Family Clinic. Ashley has had clinical nursing experience in Family Medicine since 2005. She is a 2016 graduate from the University of Missouri- St. Louis with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Ashley has also received training and now certified in Medication Assistant Treatment (MAT). In Ashley’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ben Starnes and their three sons, Noah, Rylan and Hudson. Ashley is available to see patients 6 months and older Monday through Friday. Please call 573-598-4213 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Annapolis Family Clinic
202 Allen Street
Annapolis, MO

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLINIC TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  As a registered dietitian, she provides nutrition education at all of the Missouri Highlands clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou).  She received a master of science in gerontology from Kansas State (K-State) in May 2011.  She is a certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills.

Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic to schedule an appointment with Robin.

Terra Graves, LCSW

Located at Annapolis Family Clinic- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays- 573-598-4213
Located at Viburnum Medical Clinic- Wednesdays- 573-244-5406

Terra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently seeing patients in the Annapolis Family Clinic and Viburnum Medical Clinic. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University, and went on to graduate from the University of Missouri, Columbia with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Terra has 14 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including hospice care and minimum-security and maximum-security mental health facilities. She has worked with both individuals and groups, provided care in client homes, taught psycho-educational classes in inpatient hospitals, and provided long term and intensive group therapy, offering crisis intervention as necessary in each role she has served. She specializes in end of life issues, grief, addressing past trauma, mental illness, and working with criminal and sexual offenders. She works with both children and adults, as well as individuals and families, utilizing a broad approach to best meet the needs of each client. Terra has continued to further her education and knowledge in order to best assist those she works with. She has obtained advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and risk assessment and treatment of sexual offenders. Terra resides in Annapolis with her husband and three sons. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring nature.

Big Springs Dental Clinic

115 Walnut Street, Ellington, MO 63638
Ph: (573) 663-3177 / Toll Free: (866) 738-1321 / Fax: (573) 663-3188
Hours: M-F 7:30am – 4:00pm

Bradley R. Daniel, D.M.D

Iron County Dental Clinic-573-546-1001
Pilot Knob, MO

Dr. Bradley Daniel is a native of Arizona. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Daniel schedules patients Monday – Friday at the Iron County Dental Clinic located in Pilot Knob, MO.

Meagan Berry, RDH

Stephanie Bland, RDH

Big Springs Dental Clinic – 573-663-3177

Big Springs Medical Clinic

405 Main Street, Van Buren, MO 63965
Ph: (573) 323-4253 / Toll Free: (877) 272-9621 / Fax: (573) 323-4465
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Amy Manning, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Amy Manning, DNP, APRN, FNP-C is a 2016 graduate of Frontier Nursing University. In December 2017, Amy furthered her education and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree through Frontier Nursing University making her one of the few nurse practitioners in Southeast Missouri to hold this degree. Amy has been a registered nurse for 15 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 boating on the river, and attending church with her family. Amy is accepting patients (children and adults) Monday through Friday at the Ellington Family Clinic.

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Kimberlee Barnes, PSY.D.

Big Springs Medical Clinic
405 Main St., Van Buren, MO 63965

Phone: (573) 323-4253 / Toll Free: (877) 598-4213 / Fax: (573) 323-4465

Dr. Kimberlee Barnes is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Missouri and Georgia.  She received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Massachusetts in Psychology, her Masters of Education from Lesley University in Counseling Psychology and her Doctorate from Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University in Child and Family Therapy.  She has worked in the profession for over 30 years. Prior to moving to Missouri, Dr. Barnes worked in a private practice in Georgia.  Dr. Barnes also worked for the University of Georgia providing mental health treatment to students in need. In addition, she has worked as a Crisis Worker in Mental Health facilities and hospitals.  She worked as a Crisis Reunification therapist for teens placed in shelters.  She has experience with treating trauma, adjustment disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and various forms of abuse. Her experience includes working with children, teens, adults, families and couples. Dr. Barnes utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques depending on the individual and the presenting issues.

Michelle E. Burnham, FNP-BC

Big Springs Medical Clinic-573-323-4253
VAN BUREN, MO

Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLINIC TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  As a registered dietitian, she provides nutrition education at all of the Missouri Highlands clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou).  She received a master of science in gerontology from Kansas State (K-State) in May 2011.  She is a certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills.

Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic to schedule an appointment with Robin.

Tammy J Lindsay, MD, FAAFP, FAAMA

Family Physician, Acupuncturist, and 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.

 

Doniphan Family Clinic

109 Leroux Street, Doniphan, MO 63935
Ph: (573) 996-2136 / Toll Free: (833) 905-0144 / Fax: (573) 996-3105
Hours: M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Holly Adams, FNP-BC

Doniphan Family Clinic-573-996-2136

Holly Adams is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Holly is a Walden University alumna, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing degree. She received board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC in 2020. Holly began her nursing career as an LPN in 2005 and has continued to advance her nursing education and skills throughout her career. Holly has 16 years of nursing experience, including 8 years of Pediatric nursing care. She is a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and feels privileged to be serving her neighbors and friends. She lives in Neelyville, MO with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, beekeeping with her husband, and jogging.

Jamie Murray, FNP

Meyyappan Palaniappan, MD (Dr. Palani)

Meyyappan Palaniappan, MD (Dr. Palani) sees patients at the Doniphan Family Clinic.

Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLINIC TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  As a registered dietitian, she provides nutrition education at all of the Missouri Highlands clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou).  She received a master of science in gerontology from Kansas State (K-State) in May 2011.  She is a certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills.

Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic to schedule an appointment with Robin.

Stacy Bentsen, MA, PLPC

Stacy is a native of Doniphan Missouri and has recently moved back to her hometown.  Stacy graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and she specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Stacy has a 15-year background in chiropractic and holistic healthcare.  She loves to study the mind and body connection through her practice and teaching of yoga, meditation, and visualization techniques to help with emotional and mental stress.  Stacy’s hobbies include all things nature!  She loves traveling, hiking and side by side riding trails, as well as boating and kayaking the Current River with friends and family.

Doniphan Urgent Care

109 Plum Street, Doniphan, Missouri 63935
Ph: (573) 351-0150 / Toll Free: / Fax: (573) 996-5104
Hours:

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Jamie Murray, FNP

Jo Crabtree, FNP-BC

Navy Veteran, Jo Crabtree, has had ER nursing experience since 1999. She is also a 2011 graduate from the Frontier Nursing University. Jo is currently attending Walden University and will graduate this summer with Doctor of Nursing Practice. She loves spending time with her husband, David; Maxx her Australian Shepherd. Jo has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. In her spare time Jo enjoys gardening, cooking, all outdoor activities, travel and motorcycle riding.

Wendy Raney, FNP

Ellington Family Clinic

61 Highway Y, Ellington, MO 63638
Ph: (573) 663- 2525 / Toll Free: (877) 559-9934 / Fax: (573) 663-7821
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Jaime Hampton, CPNP-PC, FNP-C, PMHS

Jaime Hampton CPNP-PC, FNP-C, PMHS is a 2016 graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received her Master’s Degree in Nursing in Pediatric Primary Care. Jaime additionally completed specialty courses for Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health from Duke University in 2018. Most recently, she completed a Post-Master’s FNP certificate from Maryville University in 2020. Jaime is board-certified as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. Raised in Shannon County, Jaime considers it a blessing to serve the local community and is dedicated to improving access to quality care. She currently resides in Summersville with her family, which includes Ben, Tanner, Bella, and Cameron.

Jamie Murray, FNP

Loretta Baker- Montgomery,MSW, LCSW

Ellington Family Clinic
61 Hwy Y, Ellington, MO 63638
Phone: (573) 663-2525 / Toll Free: (877) 559-9934 / Fax: (573) 663-7821

Shannon County Family Clinic
17959 Main Street, Eminence, MO 65466
Phone: (573) 226-5505 / Toll Free: (877) 654-1351 / Fax: (573) 226-5584

Lori Baker-Montgomery, MSW, LCSW is proud to offer behavioral health consulting and mental health therapy services at Missouri Highlands Health Care. She is seeing clients at the Shannon County Family Clinic and the Ellington Family Clinic.  Lori has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including community mental health, schools and hospice.  She specializes in treating children and adults with trauma issues, depression, anxiety, grief and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She provides a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic experience for clients to process current and past life stressors and learn to manage difficult emotions.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person Centered, and Play Therapy are some of the therapy approaches she incorporates to assist her clients in meeting their goals.
Lori earned her Masters of Social Work with a Family Health Concentration from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO in 2000.   She is originally from Summersville and currently resides in Eminence.  Lori and her family love to spend time enjoying the beauty of the rivers and woods of the Ozarks. She feels fortunate to be able to return to her native area and contribute to the mental health of others.

Lori is a provider for Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. Missouri Highlands Health Care also offers a sliding scale for clients without insurance.  Please contact Shannon County Family Clinic at (573)226-5505 or Ellington Family Clinic (573)663-2525 to schedule an appointment.

Mary Jarrells, FNP-BC

Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLINIC TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  As a registered dietitian, she provides nutrition education at all of the Missouri Highlands clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou).  She received a master of science in gerontology from Kansas State (K-State) in May 2011.  She is a certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills.

Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic to schedule an appointment with Robin.

Iron County Dental Clinic

315 W Mulbery, Suite B, Pilot Knob, MO 63663
Phone: (573) 546-1001 / Toll Free: (866) 748-2725 / Fax: (573) 546-1002
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Bradley R. Daniel, D.M.D

Iron County Dental Clinic-573-546-1001
Pilot Knob, MO

Dr. Bradley Daniel is a native of Arizona. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Daniel schedules patients Monday – Friday at the Iron County Dental Clinic located in Pilot Knob, MO.

Brittany Queen, RDH

Jill Bleything, DMD

Dr. Bleything will see patients at the Iron County Dental Clinic. Located at 315 W Mulbery, Suite B Pilot Knob, MO 63663. Call (573) 546-1001 to schedule an appointment. 

Jill Bleything, DMD is from Viburnum, MO. She graduated from William Woods University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She worked as a dental assistant in the St. Louis and St. Francois county areas for 8 years before returning to school to pursue becoming a dentist. She earned a second Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis in Independent Studies with a double minor in Biology and Chemistry graduating with honors. She earned her doctorate degree and certificate in public health from A.T. Still University, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, camping, floating, hiking and horseback riding.

Iron County Medical Clinic

315 W Mulberry, Suite A, Pilot Knob, MO 63663
Ph: (573) 546-0602 / Toll Free: (866) 748-2725 / Fax: (573) 546-0624
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Heidi Allen, MSW, LCSW, BCD

Heidi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an office located in beautiful rural Missouri in Pilot Knob. She works with children, young adults, individuals and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client. Heidi has over 8 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include:  Children and adolescents with behavioral and sexual issues; Children and adults with anxiety and depression; Relationship challenges: couples and families; Life stresses and next steps; and working with sexual and criminal offenders.

Heidi graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Heidi is continuously seeking to enhance her skills and broaden her education. For instance, Heidi has engaged in advanced training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).  Heidi has provided services for individuals and groups both inpatient and outpatient, as well as done crisis intervention and long-term therapy with in a maximum-security facility.

Heidi believes change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. Heidi provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

Mary Jarrells, FNP-BC

Michelle Heath, FNP-BC

Michelle Health, FNP has been a Registered Nurse since 2005. She has worked critical care and outpatient oncology. She has been ANCC certified Family Nurse Practitioner since February of 2017. Michelle is relocating from the Poplar Bluff area to be closer to family in St. Francis County, where she grew up. Michelle enjoys spending time with family, gardening and reading.

MO Highlands Health Care of Wayne County

1 Hal’s Plaza
Piedmont, MO 63957
Ph: (573) 223-4800 / Toll Free: (866) 904-1085 / Fax: (573) 223-7161
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Angela Wheelehon, LCSW

Angie is currently accepting new patients at MHHC of Wayne County located in Piedmont.

Angela Wheelehon has been in southeast Missouri for the past 20 years, originally from central Illinois.  She received her Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University in Psychology with Minors in Dance and Sociology.  She went on to receive her Masters of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia, becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016.  Angie has over 14 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including Bootheel Counseling Services in Sikeston, Missouri Children’s Division, Haven House of Poplar Bluff, and Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Angie has been trained in EMDR, which has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms from PTSD, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to improve emotional awareness and reduce negative emotions.  She provides a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic experience in which clients can feel respected and heard.
Her personal interests are dancing, running, traveling, and spending time exploring beautiful Southeast Missouri’s parks, rivers, and lakes.

Missouri Highlands Health Care of Wayne Co.
1 Hal’s Plaza
Piedmont, MO 63957

Phone: (573) 223-4800 / Toll Free (866) 904-1085 / Fax (573) 223-7161

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Joseph Toney, DO

Ask about the MAT program.

Michael Toney, DO

MO Highlands of Wayne County

Michelle Holmes, FNP

MO Highlands of Wayne County

Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLINIC TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  As a registered dietitian, she provides nutrition education at all of the Missouri Highlands clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou).  She received a master of science in gerontology from Kansas State (K-State) in May 2011.  She is a certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills.

Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic to schedule an appointment with Robin.

MO Highlands Integrated Care Clinic

Kathreen Friend, CPNP-PC

Kathreen (Katie) Friend was born in Poplar Bluff Missouri and grew up in Doniphan. She graduated from Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center in 1997 with her LPN degree. While furthering her education she worked for 10 years at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Pediatrics and Neonatal Care, while employed there, she graduated in 2001 from Three Rivers College with an Associate Degree in Nursing and in 2005 from Southeast Missouri State with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In 2005 she became the Director of Children’s Services at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center and also began working at St Louis Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 2007 she graduated from St Louis University with a Master Degree in Pediatric Nursing with a Neonatal Specialty. She began work back in her hometown of Doniphan as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Ripley County Family Clinic and has been employed in the same building ever since. She is a Member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the Doniphan R1 School Board, Doniphan Sports Booster club, and the Spiritual Life and Discipleship Board at the Doniphan First Church of God.  She resides in Doniphan with her husband Roy and three daughters, Jakelyn, Jenna, and Jaysa. She loves kayaking on Current River, vacationing to new places, exploring nature, watching her daughters play sports and attending church.

MO Highlands Medical Clinic - Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff Medical Park Condominium (Cooper Top)
225 Physician Park Drive, Suite 303 Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Ph: (573) 785-6535 / Toll Free: (866) 902-0582 / Fax: (573) 785-0345
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm

Amber Richardson, PhD

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.

Anna Patterson, CRADC

Anna Patterson is a Certified Substance Use Counselor 20 years’ experience working with Dept of Corrections, Drug Court Programs, Medication Assistant Programs, and Dept of Mental Health. Anna is no stranger to Substance Use Counseling, having spent years as a Counselor, Manager and Director.  Anna specializes in Medication Assistant Programs and currently holds a (MAT)certification with the Missouri Credentialing Board. Anna holds 5 Missouri State Certifications and 1 International Certification in Substance Use and Trauma Counseling.

Anna enjoys most spending time with her granddaughter. Her favorite things to do are swimming, 5k races, baking and riding bicycles. Anna is an active volunteer at local Substance Use support groups as a group facilitator.

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Joseph Toney, DO

Ask about the MAT program.

Marsha Shivley, FNP-BC

Missouri Highlands Medical Clinic-573-785-6536
Poplar Bluff, MO

Marsha Shivley is an Advanced Practice Nurse that obtained her degree as Clinical Nurse Specialist from Arkansas State University in 1994. She received her Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from the University of Missouri- St Louis, becoming board certified in 1995. In most recent years, Marsha specialized as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through Missouri University in 2008. Marsha Shivley is a retired ARMY Lieutenant Colonel and a Veteran. Marsha is dedicated to rural healthcare and desires to make a difference in the lives of her patients. She is a member of the First Methodist Church of Poplar Bluff and in her spare time she enjoys being with her family.

Richard Hester, M.D.

Missouri Highlands Medical Clinic-573-785-6536

Richard Hester, MD is a graduate of Ross University in the Caribbean and completed his residency in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Hester has been practicing family medicine for 6 years. While he enjoys treating patients of all ages, Dr. Hester especially enjoys working with children. Dr. Hester relocated from the Kansas City area and his family will soon follow. Dr. Hester’s passion for serving those in rural communities fits well with Missouri Highlands’ vision and mission.

Dr. Hester is now scheduling patients (newborns to adults) Monday-Friday at Missouri Highlands Medical Clinic.

Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLINIC TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  As a registered dietitian, she provides nutrition education at all of the Missouri Highlands clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou).  She received a master of science in gerontology from Kansas State (K-State) in May 2011.  She is a certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills.

Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic to schedule an appointment with Robin.

Tonya Lucas, CPNP-PC

Missouri Highlands Medical Clinic- (573) 785-6536

Tonya Lucas was born and raised in Poplar Bluff, MO and returned home along with her husband and son after she completed her Associates Degree in Nursing at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. She worked at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center initially in pediatrics and for 9 years in the newborn nursery. While working in the newborn nursery, she continued to further her education, desiring to play a supportive role in each child’s journey. She is now a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who received her MSN from Maryville University-St. Louis.  She became certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board in Primary Care in 2021 and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She enjoys reading mysteries, beach vacations, and spending time with her family and friends. She joined Missouri Highlands because she believes in their mission to meet the primary and preventive health care needs of the community, specifically catering to the pediatric population.

Ty Palmer, BS

Ty Palmer has a Bachelors Degree in Science/Criminal Justice with 9 years of experience working with Dept. of Corrections, Dept of Mental Health, and Substance Use treatment agencies. Ty has enjoyed working in the past as a Behavioral Health Technician, Group Processing Facilitator and Substance Use Counselor. Ty has continued climbing the Missouri Credentialing Board and working to obtain the Peer Support Specialist Credential. Ty continues to thrive in an environment founded on solid corporate ethics, implementation of proven techniques, and a dedication to serving as a client advocate. When Ty is not at work, he enjoys gardening, movies, spending time with his family, and going to the gym.

MO Highlands Women's Clinic

2879 James Blvd. Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Phone: (573) 609-8800 / Toll Free: (833) 626-0778/ Fax: (573) 776-6108
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Cynthia L. Brown, LCSW,MD,MPH

Cynthia Brown is excited to start her career as an LCSW at Missouri Highlands Health Care.  She has an MSW from University of Missouri-Columbia and an MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health.  Social Work is Cynthia’s second career.  She has an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Preventive Medicine physician.  She is also Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.  She is providing Behavioral Health Consultation and therapy at our Women’s Clinic in Poplar Bluff, MO.

Cynthia is active in her community.  She has served on the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District Board of Education since 2004.  She is also an Autism Advocate.

Farrah McSpadden, MD, FACOG

Missouri Highlands Women’s Clinic- (573) 609-8800

Jody Spain, APRN, FNP-BC

Missouri Highlands Women’s Clinic- (573) 609-8800

Jody Spain is an alumna of the local Three Rivers College nursing program and completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Missouri. She has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, alongside Dr McSpadden, since 2010. She is board certified through the ANCC and has a special interest in obstetrical care, gestational diabetes management, adolescent gynecology, and vulvovaginal disorders. She and her two children, Nick and Marley, reside in Poplar Bluff.

Sonya DiCiro, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE

Missouri Highlands Women’s Clinic- (573) 609-8800

Sonya DiCiro completed her Master’s degree in Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1997. She has been a nurse for 39 years and graduated from Three Rivers College in 1983. Since that time she has practiced in primary care, labor and delivery, diabetes management and internal medicine. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has an AADE certification as a CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator. Sonya is also a Clinical Faculty professor with Walden University in the MSN/NP program. Gestational diabetes and menopause management are particular areas of interest for this nurse practitioner.
Sonya is married to Kurt DiCiro and is a mother and grandmother. She resides in her hometown of Poplar Bluff, MO. Her hobbies are gardening, decorating, traveling and photography.

Vanessa M Givens, MD

Naylor Medical Clinic

220 East Broad Street, Naylor, MO 63953
Phone: (573) 399-2311 / Toll Free: (877) 302-3719 / Fax: (573) 399-2646
Hours: M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm

Bradford Davis, FNP

Brad Davis is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He has been in healthcare for over 25 years, starting in Emergency Medical Services right out of High School. Brad has over 15 years of Emergency Nursing experience and Family Medicine for the past 6 years. He is certified in Hormone Optimization and Thyroid management through Biote out of Irving, Texas. Brad has a degree in Education as well as Social Sciences. He studied nursing at TRCC and went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree at SEMO. Brad obtained his Master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. “My beautiful wife, Jamie Davis, is also a very well qualified nurse with Missouri Highlands Healthcare with many years of experience.  We have a total of 5 children that keep us busy.  We love to spend time with family and are active with all the children’s activities. We live in the City of Dexter and own/operate a primary care clinic three days a week serving the healthcare needs of our community. We attend Dexter First Assembly of God Church.  I was born and raised in the city of Naylor, Mo. I lived there for 39 years and have many roots in the area.  My parents live in the area and have operated the local ambulance service since 1975.  I look forward to returning to my hometown community two days a week to serve the great people of the area and to help with their healthcare needs.”

Jamie Murray, FNP

Poplar Bluff Dental Clinic

1407 N Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Ph: (573) 778-3042 / Toll Free: (866) 386-0224 / Fax: (573) 778-9432
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Holly Cavness McKinley, RDH

 Big Springs Dental Clinic 573-663-3177 

Poplar Bluff Dental Clinic 573-778-3042

Kristen Alexander, DMD

Poplar Bluff Community Dental Clinic- Monday – Friday.  (573)-778-3042
Big Springs Dental Clinic- Every first Tuesday of the month. (573) 663-3177

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.

Latashua Joseph, DDS

Poplar Bluff Community Dental Clinic- (573) 778-3042

Natalie J. Bell, RDH

Poplar Bluff Dental Clinic-573-778-3042
POPLAR BLUFF, MO

Shannon County Medical Clinic

17959 Main Street, Eminence, Mo 65466
Ph: (573) 226-5505 / Toll Free: (877) 654-1351 / Fax: (573) 226-5584
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Jaime Hampton, CPNP-PC, FNP-C, PMHS

Jaime Hampton CPNP-PC, FNP-C, PMHS is a 2016 graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received her Master’s Degree in Nursing in Pediatric Primary Care. Jaime additionally completed specialty courses for Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health from Duke University in 2018. Most recently, she completed a Post-Master’s FNP certificate from Maryville University in 2020. Jaime is board-certified as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. Raised in Shannon County, Jaime considers it a blessing to serve the local community and is dedicated to improving access to quality care. She currently resides in Summersville with her family, which includes Ben, Tanner, Bella, and Cameron.

Loretta Baker- Montgomery,MSW, LCSW

Ellington Family Clinic
61 Hwy Y, Ellington, MO 63638
Phone: (573) 663-2525 / Toll Free: (877) 559-9934 / Fax: (573) 663-7821

Shannon County Family Clinic
17959 Main Street, Eminence, MO 65466
Phone: (573) 226-5505 / Toll Free: (877) 654-1351 / Fax: (573) 226-5584

Lori Baker-Montgomery, MSW, LCSW is proud to offer behavioral health consulting and mental health therapy services at Missouri Highlands Health Care. She is seeing clients at the Shannon County Family Clinic and the Ellington Family Clinic.  Lori has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including community mental health, schools and hospice.  She specializes in treating children and adults with trauma issues, depression, anxiety, grief and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She provides a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic experience for clients to process current and past life stressors and learn to manage difficult emotions.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person Centered, and Play Therapy are some of the therapy approaches she incorporates to assist her clients in meeting their goals.
Lori earned her Masters of Social Work with a Family Health Concentration from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO in 2000.   She is originally from Summersville and currently resides in Eminence.  Lori and her family love to spend time enjoying the beauty of the rivers and woods of the Ozarks. She feels fortunate to be able to return to her native area and contribute to the mental health of others.

Lori is a provider for Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. Missouri Highlands Health Care also offers a sliding scale for clients without insurance.  Please contact Shannon County Family Clinic at (573)226-5505 or Ellington Family Clinic (573)663-2525 to schedule an appointment.

Rachael Burrus, CPSC

My name is Rachael Burrus, I am the Certified Peer Specialist Coordinator with Missouri Highlands Health Care. A Certified Peer Specialist is a person with “lived experience” who has been trained to support those who struggle with mental health, psychological trauma and/or substance use. My personal experience of these challenges provides me as a peer specialist with an understanding that a professional training cannot replicate as I am a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, I am living in recovery for substance use disorder, I have learned to handle my PTSD and anxiety. Knowing that I have overcome these obstacles in my life and there are still others suffering led me to becoming a Certified Peer Specialist.

To find out more information about what a Certified Peer Specialist can do for you visit our SERVICES.

Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLINIC TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  As a registered dietitian, she provides nutrition education at all of the Missouri Highlands clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.

Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou).  She received a master of science in gerontology from Kansas State (K-State) in May 2011.  She is a certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills.

Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic to schedule an appointment with Robin.

Royce Bishop, PLPC

I was born and raised in Indianola Iowa. Graduated from Indianola High School in 1981.  I married my bride, Rhonda, in 1987. We have two amazing children. Tyler, his wife Kristina, and Laicee.  One PERFECT grandchild, Maverick.  We moved to Eminence in 2000, where I returned to school gaining my Bachelors in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University, Mountain View; and Masters in Counseling in 2018 from Webster University, Rolla.   I then began my first counseling position in February, 2018 with Missouri Highlands Health Care, primarily as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor.  I enjoy family, fishing, sports, and Christian music such as Petra, Third Day, and Mercy Me.

Susan M. Norris, FNP-C

Shannon County Family Clinic- 573-226-5505

Susan Norris, Certified Nurse Practitioner at the Shannon County Family Clinic. Susan has had clinical nursing experience since 1997. She is a 2010 graduate of St. Louis University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing in Family Practice. In addition to Family Practice, Susan has pursued additional training and is certified in Medication Assistant Treatment for opioid addiction and has specialized in treating Hepatitis C. She is also certified in Battlefield Acupuncture as alternative treatment for pain. Susan has been a resident of Shannon County for over 30 years. She considers it a blessing to have the opportunity to serve the community and work close to home. Susan is dedicated to rural life, understands the challenges of rural healthcare, and desires to make a difference in the quality of life of her patients. In her spare time, Susan enjoys riding horses, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her husband, Daryl, their children, and grandsons. In addition, Sue is an ordained minister looking forward to a tent ministry in the future; certainly enjoy preaching and teaching the Word of God.

Susan is scheduling patients (children and adults) Monday through Friday.

Viburnum Medical Clinic

18 Viburnum Center Road, Viburnum, MO 65566
Ph: (573) 244-5406 / Toll Free: (866) 517-1807 / Fax: (573) 244-5590
Hours: M-T 7:00am – 5:00pm Fridays- 8:00am – 4:30pm

Brigitte Shaffer, FNP

Heidi Allen, MSW, LCSW, BCD

Heidi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an office located in beautiful rural Missouri in Pilot Knob. She works with children, young adults, individuals and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client. Heidi has over 8 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include:  Children and adolescents with behavioral and sexual issues; Children and adults with anxiety and depression; Relationship challenges: couples and families; Life stresses and next steps; and working with sexual and criminal offenders.

Heidi graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Heidi is continuously seeking to enhance her skills and broaden her education. For instance, Heidi has engaged in advanced training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).  Heidi has provided services for individuals and groups both inpatient and outpatient, as well as done crisis intervention and long-term therapy with in a maximum-security facility.

Heidi believes change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. Heidi provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

Mary Jarrells, FNP-BC

Susan Byerley, FNP

Susan Byerley, FNP will be seeing patients at Missouri Highland Health Care’s Viburnum Medical Clinic.

Viburnum Medical Clinic|
Hours: M-T 7:00am to 5:00pm / Friday- 8:00am to 4:30pm
18 Viburnum Center Rd
Viburnum, MO 65566

Ph: (573) 244-5406
Fax: (573) 244-5590

Wayne County Dental Clinic

Kathern Twidwell, RDH