Meet Our Occupational Medicine Staff

Our dedicated team stands ready to provide injury care, case management, cost containment and risk assessment.

Mark Austin, DO

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Mark Austin, DO

Occupational Medicine Physician

Dr. Austin attended medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his internship at Oakland General Hospital and residency at Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center. Dr. Austin joined SoutheastHEALTH Medical Group in 2015. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has over 25 years of experience in Occupational Medicine. Dr. Austin is a Certified Commercial Driver Medical Examiner and a Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO).

Gayla Dace, APRN, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Gayla Dace

Gayla Dace, APRN, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Gayla Dace brings to SoutheastHEALTH nearly two decades of nursing experience, with more than 15 years of practice in the primary care setting as a family nurse practitioner. In addition to having a passion for serving as part of our comprehensive healthcare team, Gayla has a special interest in women’s issues. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, the Missouri Nurses Association (as regional vice-chair) and the Heartland Advanced Practice Nurses. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member at Maryville University. Gayla has also obtained her certification as a Commercial Driver Medical Examiner.

Stephanie Neal, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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Stephanie Neal, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Medical Review Officer Assistant

Stephanie has served as a nurse practitioner in our Occupational Medicine clinic since 2017. She obtained her nursing degree from the Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2010. She went on to complete her Bachelors of Nursing in 2012 at Chamberlain College of Nursing and her Masters of Nursing in 2016 from Maryville University. Stephanie is board certified in Family Medicine. She has obtained her certification as a Commercial Driver Medical Examiner and is a Medical Review Officer Assistant.

Brooke Kalinski, BS

Brooke Kalinski

Brooke Kalinski, BS

Practice Manager

Brooke completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Southeast Missouri State University and began her career at SoutheastHEALTH in 2004. She has served as the Practice Manager of the Occupational Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinics since 2015.

Marica Eggers, LPN

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Marica Eggers, LPN

Southeast Employee Health Nurse

Marica graduated from the Cape Vocational LPN Program in 1997. She has been employed at SoutheastHEALTH since 1983. Marica serves as the Employee Health Nurse for SoutheastHEALTH employees in the Cape Girardeau area.

Stephanie Markham, LPN

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Stephanie Markham, LPN

Occupational Medicine Nurse

Stephanie obtained her LPN license from the Sikeston Public School Practical Nurse Program in 2015. She has had nursing experience with long term long term care and has been working for SoutheastHEALTH since 2017.

Kenna Sadler, LPN

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Southeast Employee Health Nurse

Kenna graduated from the Sikeston R6 PN program in 2007. She has experience in long term care, correctional nursing, hospital experience and is currently enrolled in TRCC to further her nursing career. Kenna lives in Sikeston with her husband and 3 children.