Freeman OccuMed expands Carthage clinic hours

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY FREEMAN HEALTH SYSTEM

JOPLIN, Mo.–FreemanOccuMed has expanded its clinic hours in Carthage. Due to patient demand, Dr.Rick Haggard, Freeman Occupational Medicine Physician; Linda Sitton, FreemanNurse Practitioner; and Kathryn Charlton, Freeman Nurse Practitioner, will seepatients an additional day each week.

Freeman OccuMed offersa full range of occupational medicine services, including drug and alcoholtesting, various levels of physical exams, treatment of work-related injuries,and testing to determine work injury risk through a partnership with thenationally known WorkSTEPS ® program. In addition, Freeman OccuMedhas the ability to provide continuity of care for patients with work-relatedinjuries, thanks to a network of experienced and nationally recognized surgeonsand physical therapists.

The additional hours inCarthage will improve access for those seeking workers’ compensationappointments, return-to-work releases, general physicals, respiratoryphysicals, Department of Transportation physicals, and WorkSTEPS physicals. Tomake an appointment at the Carthage clinic, located at 1500 South Case Street,please call 417.359.0625.

“There’s no greatercompliment to the quality of care we provide than when customers ask forgreater access to our services,” said Dr. Haggard. “We’re excited to expand ourpresence in the Carthage community and strengthen the role we play in keepingwork forces healthy and productive.”

The expandedavailability provides businesses with the care their employees need, when theyneed it.

“We’re proud to partnerwith an occupational health clinic that meets our comprehensive needs,” saidJeff Yarnall, Safety Director for D&D Sexton. “The expanded hours willallow us more flexibility and greater efficiency.”

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