Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pain Management Clinic to host class for those with chronic pain

Individuals who have experienced pain for three months or more are encouraged to attend the class “Explain Pain,” an informative discussion on pain and pain management.

The next Explain Pain class will be held from 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, at the CoxHealth Center for Advanced Pain Management, 1011 E. Montclair.

Participants will learn how the brain interprets pain, how other systems in the body are involved in coping with pain and how to reduce pain through self-management techniques.

There is a $5 fee for this program. For more information or to register, call 269-INFO.

The Center for Advanced Pain Management offers evaluation, diagnosis and interventional treatment for the management of pain and related disorders.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Clinic at Walmart opens in Ozark July 6

Today, Walmart and CoxHealth announced a third location of “The Clinic at Walmart” operated by CoxHealth, to be located in the Ozark Walmart supercenter, 2004 W. Marler Lane. This convenient care clinic will open Monday, July 6. The location will offer the same fast, affordable access to basic health care services available at the Springfield and Republic locations.

“Our existing clinics have seen a steady demand from patients who seem to appreciate the accessibility and affordability of ‘The Clinic at Walmart’ operated by CoxHealth,” says Tom Luthy, administrative director of CoxHealth Regional Services. “We’re excited to continue to bring this model of care into more of the communities surrounding Springfield.”

The clinics serve as an alternative for people at least 18 months old who are sick enough to need care, but aren’t sick enough to need the level of care available in an emergency department or urgent care clinic. The clinics are also an affordable option for patients who might otherwise postpone or avoid care because they lack insurance or have concerns about the cost.

The clinics offer upfront pricing and prompt access to acute and preventive care for common health ailments treatable without urgent or emergency care, including sore throats, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, earaches, bladder infections, insect bites and stings, cholesterol screening, blood sugar testing, vaccinations, drug screening and routine physicals. Clinics offer walk-in service seven days a week and evening hours.

Walmart has 32 in-store clinics in nine states. For further information about “The Clinic at Walmart”, please visit www.walmart.com/clinics. For more information about CoxHealth, please visit www.coxhealth.com.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Make plans for Frisco Runaway Triathlon

The first annual Frisco Runaway Triathlon will be held on Saturday, June 20, in Willard.

The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Willard Community Building, located at 222 Jackson St.


The triathlon includes a 300-yard swim, a 12 mile bike ride and a 5K run.

Triathlon Information:

Pre-Registration Fee: $40 Day of Registration Fee: $45

USAT Insurance Fee: $10 (required) or $30 for the yr.

Race Day Registration/Sign In: 6:30am – 7:15 a.m.

Pre-Race Meeting with participants: 7:15 a.m.

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up: Friday June 19th from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Community Building

Fee includes a shirt for everyone who pre-registers.Medical personnel will be on hand to assist with any emergencies. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Helmets are required and all bikes must pass a safety inspection.

Food and drinks will be provided for participants.

Proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network. For more information, call 417-742-2262.