Digging Deeper with Don (How to look more profound)

04/20/2012 11:55
I like challenges. In southwest Missouri, especially around Neosho, we have lots of hills. I always “size them up” for a bicycle match. Taking a bike up some of these hills is a literal uphill climb that takes all you have in you to make it to the top. I love the feeling of success in mastering...
04/06/2012 14:04
People often ask me, “Aren’t you scared to ride your bike on those narrow country roads?” The trill of riding overpowers worry about traffic. I’ve been fortunate to have had safe experiences, but while cars and trucks don’t necessarily frighten me, Squirrels certainly do. I think my fear began...
03/23/2012 17:37
At a recent BNI meeting, as Lori was speaking, the sun rose just enough to send blinding light into the east side of The Civic where we were meeting. David went over and began to lower the shade and all our attention was on him and we totally lost what Lori was saying. Don’t get me wrong, Lori is...
11/21/2011 09:40
Thanksgiving and Christmas are holidays that bring a lot of excitement. Thanksgiving is pretty low-keyed compared to Christmas, but I think it’s special just for its simplicity.  No big expectations—just get together to be thankful and eat a lot. We always approach these days with...
01/11/2011 17:16
  Healthcare encompasses so much. Doctors invest many years and lots of money to become prepared to treat the sick. Nurse practitioners and dental hygienists also commit a lot in preparing to serve the sick and educate people in managing their health. But even with all this preparation, even...
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Joplin Tornado Relief Updates

07/27/2011 17:11
  It’s been just over two months since the devastating EF5-rated tornado ripped a wide path through Joplin, and in that short amount of time, it’s amazing how much has been cleaned up. Nearly everyday I express my thankfulness that none of our employees lost their lives, even though four of...
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ACCESS Health Blog

07/30/2010 17:24
 By Dr. Charles Bentlage, Medical Director A medical home, sometimes referred to as a health care home or a patient centered medical home, is a system in which a patient receives all of their primary medical care in one location, ideally from a practitioner who knows them and their health...

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