Ready to see a primary care physician? We're ready to help. Our offices are open.  

If you need help finding a primary care doctor, call us at 417-269-INFO.

CoxHealth has experienced primary care providers dedicated to family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. We have locations in communities across southwest Missouri. In many cases, same-day or next-day appointments are available.

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Please note our primary care clinics, urgent care locations and walk-in clinics do not have the vaccine. We will be scheduling vaccinations at dedicated vaccination locations. If you’re interested in getting the vaccine, please see our vaccine page for the latest information.  

Questions about COVID-19? 

If you have questions about COVID-19, visit our coronavirus page for more information.

Our Precautions

We're doing everything we can so you can access the care you need. We've expanded our Virtual Visits services so you can now schedule virtual appointments with your primary care doctor using Virtual Visits Primary & Specialty Care. We're also talking needed precautions for safe in-person appointments. Our offices are open for you to come see us. Learn more about our precautions.

Services We Provide

  • Annual physicals
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Care for common illnesses and injuries
  • Health screenings
  • Immunizations

  • Lab services
  • Prescription management and refills
  • Regular check-ups
  • Sports physicals

Mark Richard Ellis, MD

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

CoxHealth East Battlefield Clinic

3525 East Battlefield Street

Springfield, MO 65809

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-1499

Louis Barton Hakan, DO

Pediatrics
Cox Medical Group Physician

Northside Pediatrics & Adolescents

1443 North Robberson Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-8061

Damon Jackson Thomas, MD

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

CoxHealth Center Crane

102 Cortney Lane

Crane, MO 65633

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-2264

Cheryl Jeanne Bell, FNP

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Nurse Practitioner (NP)

CoxHealth Center Mountain Grove

1602A North Main Street

Mountain Grove, MO 65711

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-926-5572

Ibrahim A. Alahmad, FNP

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Nurse Practitioner (NP)

CoxHealth East Battlefield Clinic

3525 East Battlefield Street

Springfield, MO 65809

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-1499

Toni Renee McGinnis, FNP

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Nurse Practitioner (NP)

CoxHealth Center Buffalo

119 North Ash Street

Buffalo, MO 65622

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-2200

Victoria Renee Jackson, DO

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

Family Medical Care Center

1423 North Jefferson Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-8817

Misty R Lopez, PA

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician Assistant (PA)

CoxHealth Ozark

5100 North Towne Centre Drive

Ozark, MO 65721

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-2215

Cathy Jane Greenlee, FNP

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Nurse Practitioner (NP)

CoxHealth Center Lebanon

510 E Missouri 32

Lebanon, MO 65536

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-532-8700

Cassandra Beth Cole, FNP

Internal Medicine
Cox Medical Group Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

1001 East Primrose Street

Springfield, MO 65807

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-875-3416

What Is Primary Care For?

Your primary care provider (PCP) is your prevention partner and your first stop for medical care. Most PCPs are doctors, but nurse practitioners and physician assistants can also be primary care providers. PCPs are also known as primary care physicians, family doctors, general physicians or family medicine doctors. One of their most important jobs is to help keep you and your family in good health. They help you understand your medical history and take care of health concerns before they become health problems. 

You and your child should visit your primary care doctor for routine check-ups or illnesses and injuries that aren't emergencies. They also help manage chronic conditions. Usually, primary care doctors can treat illnesses and conditions in their own offices. If you need more specialized care, they can refer you or your child to a trusted, experienced specialist. 

How to Choose a Provider

Your relationship with your health care provider is extremely important. You should be able to trust your doctor with your most private health issues or problems, and should feel certain that he or she is your partner. You may need to choose a new provider if you've never had a primary care physician, if you're new to the area or if your current one stops participating in your health insurance plan or no longer satisfies your specific needs. It's best to look for a doctor when you're healthy. When you're ill or in pain, you won't have time or energy to carefully gather information.

Here are some good questions to ask at your first appointment to establish care:

  • How can I reach you in an emergency?
  • Is it always necessary to make an appointment? 
  • Will you or a nurse answer routine questions over the phone?
  • Who gives care for your patients in your absence?
  • Has a medical specialty board certified you? If so, in what specialty area?
  • At what hospitals do you have privileges? (Make sure the hospital is covered by your insurance.)

Primary Care

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