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  • Lake Regional welcomes news nurse practitioners

  •  Lake Regional Health System is pleased to welcome family nurse practitioners Mary Bohon and Robert Meyer to its clinics.


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  •  Lake Regional Health System is pleased to welcome family nurse practitioners Mary Bohon and Robert Meyer to its clinics.
    “These providers have extensive health care experience,” said Peter Rao, executive director of Lake Regional Medical Group. “Their expertise and training will be an asset to area residents and will improve access to health care services.”
     Mary Bohon, FNP, has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. Before joining Lake Regional, she cared for patients at Macon Medical Clinic in Macon, Mo. She previously worked for the Knox County Health Department in Edina, Mo.
     Bohon will treat patients at Lake Regional Urgent Care and Lake Regional Clinic – Osage Beach.
     Robert Meyer, FNP, has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Before joining Lake Regional, he worked in the emergency department at Evans Army Hospital in Fort Carson, Colo., and in other health care settings. He also served for several years in the U.S. Army and is fluent in Russian and proficient in Serbo-Croatian.
     Meyer will care for patients at Lake Regional’s Camdenton and Macks Creek clinics.
     Lake Regional Health System operates primary care clinics in Camdenton, Eldon, Iberia, Lake Ozark, Laurie, Macks Creek and Osage Beach. Lake Regional’s clinics in Camden County recently applied for rural health clinic status. Its clinics in Miller and Morgan County already are designated as RHCs.
     Under the program, RHC clinics receive additional Medicare and Medicaid funds to improve access to primary care in underserved rural areas.
    To qualify for RHC status, clinics must be staffed with a midlevel practitioner, such as a nurse practitioner, at least 50 percent of the time and must provide outpatient primary care services and basic laboratory services.
     LRHS also operates specialty, rehab therapy and urgent care clinics, retail pharmacies and home health services throughout the lake area. To learn more about Lake Regional services, visit lakeregional.com.
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