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Internal Medicine Physician Joins Freeman Primary Care
January 11, 2016
Dr. W. Heath Dillard, board-certified in internal medicine, recently joined Freeman Primary Care at Webb City Neighborhood Care. The new facility is part of Freeman Health System’s commitment to provide convenient access to quality healthcare.
Webb City, Mo. – Dr. W. Heath Dillard, board-certified in internal medicine, recently joined Freeman Primary Care at Webb City Neighborhood Care. The new facility is part of Freeman Health System’s commitment to provide convenient access to quality healthcare.
“I think Freeman chose a great location for the clinic,” said Dr. Dillard. “Not only does this provide a convenient location for patients in Webb City, it also provides access to quality care to surrounding communities including Carthage, Carl Junction and north Joplin.”
Dr. Dillard received his education and training from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. He received additional training in the U.S. Navy as a general medical officer and battalion surgeon before completing his education at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Serving patients ages 14 years and up, Dr. Dillard worked a number of years in the Carthage and Joplin areas before joining Freeman Primary Care.
“I educate patients, but also hold them accountable for their own health,” said Dr. Dillard. “I want them to not only get the treatment they need, but understand why it’s needed.”
Freeman Primary Care is located in Webb City Neighborhood Care at 1636 S. Madison St. and is open 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 417.347.4967.
About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2016, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri in 2014-15, and The Leapfrog Group gave Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com or facebook.com/freemanhealthsystem or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at twitter.com/freemanceo.