Angela Neighbors was only five when she decided she wanted to be a nurse. “I just wanted to help people,” she says. Today, she’s a nurse practitioner at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – St. Robert.
Born and raised in Iowa, Neighbors received a bachelor of science in nursing in 1977 from the University of Iowa. She has lived and worked in Missouri for 27 years, during which time she received a master of science in nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
“I went to college to study nursing after high school graduation,” she said. “Now 40 years of nursing practice later, it still seems like the right fit.”
Neighbors enjoys treating family medicine patients from 6 weeks to elderly.
“While all of my patients are special, I am particularly interested in those persons who require extra attention, education on health issues and encouragement,” she said of meeting new patients with a variety of needs. “I am passionate about a number of things, but work wise it would be ensuring that patients receive quality care.”
In Neighbors’ spare time, she likes to do construction, remodeling and woodworking.
Neighbors has joined Drs. Steve Harriman, Saima Jabeen, Debra McCaul, Linda Morgan-Evans and Jeff Semeyn, nurse practitioner Jennifer Veo and physician assistants Sandra Dempsey and Jon Moore at the clinic. She is accepting new patients at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine, 608 Old Route 66, St. Robert. The phone number is 573-336-5100.
Mercy Springfield Communities is comprised of Mercy Hospital Springfield, an 866-bed referral center; an orthopedic hospital; a rehab hospital; a children’s hospital; five regional hospitals in Lebanon, Aurora, Cassville, Mountain View, Missouri and Berryville, Arkansas; and Mercy Clinic, a physician clinic with nearly 700 doctors and locations throughout the region. It is part of Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company. Mercy serves millions annually and 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.