The Boone Medical Group has announced it will open its Osage Beach clinic in early October assuming no construction delays, but is using a temporary mobile clinic in the HyVee parking lot until then.

A Columbia-based health organization has expanded into the lake area, and has taken up residence alongside HyVee in Osage Beach.

The Boone Medical Group has announced it will open its Osage Beach clinic in early October assuming no construction delays, but is using a temporary mobile clinic in the HyVee parking lot until then. The BMG includes clinics in several mid-Missouri communities including Ashland, Boonville, Mexico, Glasgow and Hallsville.

To accommodate Boone Medical Group, HyVee underwent considerable remodeling by moving its liquor department — new home to the medical clinic — inside the store. In addition, Bank Star One closed its HyVee location as part of a consolidation with Central Bank. That area will become a cosmetics and beauty supply department.

Boone Medical Group has a few locations on the campus of Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, but most of its practices outside of Columbia are located in the heart of the community where it’s easy for people to get in and see their doctor.

"The Osage Beach HyVee is the only practice located inside of a grocery store so far, but we do hope that people find this setup convenient," noted Boone Medical Group regional practice administrator Shauna Harrison. 

The BMG clinic will be staffed by Drs. Paul and Maria Bernabe. Paul Bernabe specializes in family medicine, seeing patients of all ages. Maria Bernabe specializes in pediatrics. They provide a variety of services including wellness visits or annual physicals, sick visits, care for chronic diseases, vaccinations and immunizations. They will be supported by a nurse practitioner and will work closely with any Boone Hospital specialists who use the space.

"Boone Hospital Center and Boone Medical Group are strong believers that everyone should have access to quality health care, right where they live," Harrison said.

Boone Medical Group has 10 primary care practices, two specialty practices, and three convenient cares across mid-Missouri.

Boone Medical Group is the employed physician group in mid-Missouri. All of its physicians are affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. Both Boone Medical Group and Boone Hospital Center are part of BJC HealthCare.

Drs. Maria Bernabe and Paul Bernabe have been practicing for more than 20 years and have been providing care in the lake area for more than 12 years while living in Osage Beach. Dr. Maria Bernabe is board-certified in pediatrics, and Dr. Paul Bernabe is board-certified in family medicine.