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OCH Brighter Minds Clinic

2828 N. National Springfield, MO 65803 417-874-4529 – Patient Care Hotline

Welcome Psychiatrist Dr. Alok Jain!

We are excited to announce that psychiatrist Dr. Alok Jain is joining the OCH Brighter Minds Clinic in Springfield and will be available to see patients on Monday, August 14, 2017. He is a well-respected psychiatrist who has been practicing in the Springfield area since 2001. Both he and Breanna Dean, his nurse who will be completing her psychiatric nurse practitioner degree in December and joining as a provider, look forward to working at OCH. Please give them a warm welcome to our Springfield facility!

About the OCH Brighter Minds Clinic

At OCH Brighter Minds Clinic, our philosophy stems from the concept that many individuals at some point may need help in achieving a brighter outlook, emotional state, and quality of life. Because of this, we strive to provide quality, individualized and easily accessible mental health services designed to help people move forward into a better tomorrow.

Our comprehensive psychiatric services offer not only medication management, but a place to be heard. We want to treat each person with dignity, and ensure their needs are being heard. At our clinic patients will gain access to psychiatric and psychological resources designed to help with acute or chronic states of distress and/or illness, and ultimately work toward optimal functioning and quality of life.

At OCH Brighter Minds Clinic, we see every patient as an individual and there is no “one size fits all” method of psychiatry. We will find what works for YOU. Every patient at our clinic is equal, and has the right to excellent care, especially during emotional distress. Therefore, we proudly welcome walk-ins and will work to meet your needs. Every patient deserves the chance to have: A Brighter Mind. About the OCH Northside Brighter Minds Clinic


Services Available at the OCH Brighter Minds Clinic

OCH Brighter Minds Clinic is located on the northeast side of Ozarks Community Hospital. Featured services include:

  • Genetic Testing: Genetic testing measures how likely an individual is to respond or develop a side effect from a particular medication. By taking this test, patients can avoid potentially harmful medications, learn appropriate dosage and gain access to medications that will work properly to help get full benefit of the drug. In order to test, patients provide a DNA sample (via buccal swab).This swab is then lab tested for final results.
  • Substance Abuse: OCH Brighter Minds Clinic providers have experience in treating a wide range of addiction problems, including co-occurring mental health disorders. Our approach focuses on early detection and intervention. We cultivate an environment where patients feel comfortable to discuss concerns and develop a recovery plan. Our psychology staff provides treatment coordination, crisis intervention ongoing education and counseling. Topics include identifying triggers, building self-esteem, stress reduction and mindfulness training. We realize that recovery is a process. The goal of treatment is to prevent relapse and improve quality of life by providing the most up-to-date care in a professional and confidential setting.
  • Quotient ADHD Testing: Quotient® ADHD Testing is a noninvasive sit-down computer test, that objectively measures brain functions related to ADHD symptoms. This test is FDA-cleared to measure an individual’s hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention as an aid in the assessment of ADHD. It is targeted at individuals six years of age and up.
  • Patient Educations: The OCH Brighter Minds team provides important and relevant education on issues like diabetes, mental health, hepatitis C, chronic illness, oral health, nutrition and community resources. We provide opportunities and materials that enable patients to learn about and better manage their condition. Our clinical staff actively collaborates with patients to identify problems and develop practical solutions. We help patients understand the vital connections between the mind, body, lifestyle and their support systems.
  • Additional Services: The OCH Northside Brighter Minds Clinic also offers the additional treatments and services:  • Addiction Services • Anxiety • Bipolar/Schizophrenia • Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders • Conversion Disorders • Crisis Visits • Depression • Eating Disorders • Group Therapy • Personality Disorder • Physical/Mental Disorder • Pospartum Depression • Quotient ADHD Testing • Suboxone Patient Treatment

If you visited the OCH Northside Clinic for primary care or pain management needs, the following providers are available to help: Jay P. Baker, DO (Board Certified Pain Management); Wm. Joseph Howitt, MD (Family Practice); Mindy Kendrick, FNP (Family Practice) and Gloria Kirk, FNP (Family Practice).



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