Primary Care

Southeast Medical Group physicians are specifically trained and skilled in comprehensive first connection and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom or health concern.

Our Services

SoutheastHEALTH primary care services include:

  • Health promotion
  • Disease prevention
  • Health maintenance
  • Counseling
  • Patient education
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses

Southeast Primary care provides patient advocacy within our health care system to accomplish cost-effective care by coordination with all of Southeast health care services.

Southeast Medical Group physicians promote effective communication with patients and encourage the role of the patient as a partner in health care decisions.

Locations & Services

Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Primary Care – Mount Auburn

817 S. Mount Auburn
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Phone: 573-519-4500

Fax: 573-519-4530

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Physicians:
Mark Hahn, DO
Jamie D. Harrison, MD
S. Danette Miller, MD
Charity Sandvos, MD

Nurse Practitioner:
Kathleen Arnzen, APRN, FNP-BC
Rachael Jenkins, APRN, FNP-BC
Dana Moore, APRN, FNP-BC

Southeast Primary Care - Broadway

1723 Broadway - Suite 120
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Phone: 573-334-7194

Fax: 573-334-4937

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Physician:
Kenneth A. DeCoursey, MD

Doniphan

Ask your primary care physician about these specialized services available in Doniphan:

  • Heart Outreach Clinic
  • Home Health

Southeast Family Medicine of Doniphan

#1 Hospital Drive

Phone: 573-996-7148

Physicians:
George Samuel, MD
Carla Brown, LCSW
Dorothy Walker, FNP

Southeast Rural Health Clinic

Southeast Health Center
109 Leroux

Phone: 573-996-2136

Physicians:
Kenneth Corwin, MD
Meyyappan Palaniappan, MD
Michelle Edacheril, FNP
Kathreen Friend, PNP

Bloomfield

Southeast Bloomfield Clinic

1003 Highway 25 North

Phone: 573-586-3686

Physician:
Richard Crouse, FNP

Ellington

Ask your primary care physician about the specialized Home Health service available in Ellington.

Southeast Family Medicine of Ellington

350 East Walnut

Phone: 573-663-2571

Physicians:
Paul Rains, DO
Susan Byerley, FNP
Debra Wyatt, LCSW

Southeast Ellington Clinic

Southeast Health Center
100 Highway 21

Phone: 573-663-2609

Physicians:
Jonathan Privett, MD
Bonita Hill, FNP

Bernie

Southeast Bernie Clinic

810 Walnut

Phone: 573-293-5336

Physician:
Cara Dillinger, FNP

Malden

Southeast Malden Clinic

500 North Douglass

Phone: 573-276-2221

Physician:
Hollie Hughes, FNP

Poplar Bluff

Southeast Family Medicine of Poplar Bluff

Southeast Medical Plaza
2002 Kanell Blvd

Physicians and phone numbers:
D.L. Davis, MD | 573-727-9130
Rick McGath, MD | 573-712-2929
Philma Opinaldo, MD | 573-778-9909

Specialized Services:

For an appointment or more information about the following specialized services, call 573-778-0020.

  • Heart Outreach Clinic
  • Foot & Ankle Clinic
  • Imaging
  • Lab Services
  • Pain Management Clinic
  • Also available: Retail pharmacy

Sikeston

Specialized services:

Ask your primary care physician about these specialized services available in Sikeston:

  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Heart Outreach Clinic
  • Home Health

Dexter

Southeast Primary Care

Southeast Medical Plaza
1200 North One Mile Road

Phone: 573-624-7575

Physicians:
Robert Jibben, DO
Rick McGath, MD
Chad White, DO
Laurie Jibben, FNP
Judy Pedigo, FNP

The Clinic at Walmart

Walmart
2025 West Business Highway 60

Phone: 573-614-4600

Physicians:
Kevin Lovette, FNP
Matthew Moses, FNP

Southeast Pediatrics

Southeast Medical Plaza
1200 North One Mile Road

Phone: 573-624-7575

Physicians:
Greg Cugini, MD
Cory Blocker, CPNP
Tory Sherman, PA-C

Specialized services:

Call 573-624-5566 for an appointment or for more information about the following specialized services:

  • Cancer Outreach
  • ClinicCardiac Rehab
  • Diabetes / Endocrinology Outreach Clinic
  • Foot & Ankle Outreach Clinic
  • Gastroenterology Outreach Clinic
  • Heart Outreach Clinic
  • Home Health
  • OB/GYN Outreach Clinic
  • Pain Management Outreach Clinic

Van Buren

Southeast Van Buren Clinic

1009 Business Highway 60

Phone: 573-323-4812

Physicians:
Diana Koenig, DO
Bonita Hill, FNP
Debra Wyatt, LCSW

Why Choose Us

Regular visits with a SoutheastHEALTH Primary Care Provider (PCP) are beneficial for adult health and wellness for Southeast Missouri residents. National research studies conducted have found that patients with a PCP have better:

  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Lower overall health care costs
  • And a higher level of satisfaction with their care

PCPs help to coordinate patient care all in one place. Within a SoutheastHEALTH PCP’s practice, you have the ability to access a wide spectrum of health services, including:

  • Wellness screenings and preventive care, such as cancer screenings
  • Chronic care for conditions like asthma, hypertension, and diabetes
  • Acute care for symptoms like cough, stomach pain, or high fever
  • Full service laboratory on site so patients do not have to travel to another location for lab testing
  • Minor procedures can be performed in the office versus the hospital

By developing a relationship with a SoutheastHEALTH PCP, you are ensuring that other physicians and medical staff within the practice also know your medical history. This “health care team” can more easily detect patterns in your health and recommend lifestyle changes to prevent future complications requiring expensive specialty care.

For example, simple testing during a visit with your PCP can reveal health problems, such as high blood pressure, that may go unnoticed leading to more serious issues later in life.

Convenient Care

Jackson Convenient CareSoutheast Convenient Care is staffed by family nurse practitioners to provide a wide range of health services for life's most frequent medical needs including:

  • Outpatient services
  • Adult and pediatric care
  • Sports physicals
  • School physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Sports injury treatment
  • Work injury treatment
  • On-site X-ray services
  • On-site lab services

Location:

2432 East Main
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone Number:
573-755-2305

Hours:

Every day: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
No appointment needed

Nurse Practitioners:

Lorilea Johnson APRN, FNP-BC
April Kibble, MSN, FNP-BC
Minyo Ticer, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE

Preventing Disease

Chronic diseases —including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer— account for some of the most common health problems in the United States, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these chronic diseases are preventable, as they’re linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices including tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and inadequate physical activity.

The CDC reports some sobering statistics about Americans:

  • Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability.
  • 70% of annual deaths are due to chronic diseases.
  • These preventable conditions not only compromise quality of life, they add to rising health care costs—75% of our health care dollars are devoted to treat these diseases.
  • Among adults ages 20 to 74, diabetes remains the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, and non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations.

Health Risk Assessments and Wellness

The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) questionnaire is a tool that gives participants an evaluation of their current health and quality of life. The HRA promotes health awareness by reviewing participants’ personal lifestyle practices and revealing health issues that could be impacted by personal choices.

SoutheastHEALTH uses an HRA developed by the Healthgrades Health Management Research Center (HHMRC). The HRA Questionnaire and Profile (confidential feedback) is online for participants. Visit HHMRC for more information.

After completing the HRA, each participant receives a personal Profile Report that recommends healthy behaviors according to age group, gender, and risk level. The Profile Report presents each participant’s three greatest health risk factors and lists resources available to help consumers reduce their risks.

HRAs can be integrated with a health screening, or can function as a standalone wellness program. HRAs integrated with a health screening event yield more complete pictures of participants’ health status because lifestyle information is considered along with clinical results (e.g. cholesterol level).