There’s a new face on the team at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - Cassville. Jessica Bland, a certified nurse practitioner, is now seeing a variety of patients at the clinic located at 92 Main Street.
“I’ve been here just over a month and I’ve already met some incredible patients,” said Bland, who officially joined Mercy on April 11. The Rockford, Illinois, native knows a thing or two about Missourians; her family moved to the Show-Me State when she was very young.
“Eventually I had the pleasure of doing clinical rotations at Salem Memorial Hospital in Salem, Missouri, where I got some valuable critical access experience,” Bland said. “However, I did do most of my clinical in family medicine.”
Bland received her bachelor’s in nursing from Central Methodist University in 2013. She received her master’s in nursing, adult geriatric nurse practitioner, from Maryville University last year. Now she’s practicing alongside Drs. Connie Butler and Jaime Zengotita.
“My husband, Christopher, and I just moved here and we’re really enjoying the area,” Bland said. In their free time, they love to get outside. “He likes to fish and I love being anywhere near water, so being close to Table Rock Lake is also a huge plus!”
For Bland, it’s all about the community.
“I’m really enjoying the people here,” Bland said. “I see anyone 12 years old and up, so the variety is exciting. And having Mercy’s support is fantastic. Everyone is welcoming, encouraging and positive. I look forward to growing and learning alongside this team.”
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - Cassville provides a variety of services for the entire family, including physical exams, treatment for minor injuries to chronic illness, immunizations and more. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To find out more information about services offered, call 417-847-5225.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.