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Parkland Health Center Welcomes New Family Medicine Physician

(FARMINGTON, MO – November 3, 2021) – Thomas Dear, DO, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who recently joined the medical staff of Parkland Health Center. Originally from Versailles, Missouri, Dr. Dear is thrilled to be back in Missouri practicing medicine at Medical Arts Clinic. Dr. Dear did his final tour with the Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 at the New River Air Station. He was at Parkland Health Center during two years of his clerkship in Medical School and is familiar with the area and hospital.
Patients of all ages can visit Dr. Dear for preventative health care services, such as annual wellness exams, well-child exams, and vaccinations, as well as for women’s health and women’s preventative medicine. Dr. Dear believes in focusing on whole-body care – the mind, body, and spirit connection to treat his patients.
Dr. Dear enjoys getting to know his patients and helping them formulate a plan to help them achieve their best, long-term health. He also helps his patients with a variety of services and procedures, including but not limited to joint injections, osteopathic manipulative treatments for spinal pain, vasectomies, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, skin biopsies, intrauterine and subcutaneous contraceptive placement and removal, asthma, and mental health.
Outside of work, Dr. Dear enjoys spending time with his family, and he loves to hike, swim, sail and hunt.
Dr. Dear earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University. He then went on to complete his internship and residency in Family Medicine at the Naval Hospital Pensacola. To make an appointment with Dr. Dear, patients can call 573-756-6751.
Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center includes two locations in Missouri — a full-service acute care hospital in Farmington as well as a three-bed critical access hospital in Bonne Terre. Parkland Health Center provides quality primary and secondary level inpatient and outpatient services to the people of St. Francois County and surrounding areas in southeastern Missouri. Services across these two facilities include intensive care, obstetrics, geriatric psychiatry emergency services, oncology, infusion, sleep lab, wound care, and the Huckstep Heart and Lung Center.
Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine. For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call 573-756-6451 or visit 
BJC HealthCare
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois, and mid-Missouri regions. Serving the health care needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities, BJC includes 15 hospitals and multiple health service organizations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care, and hospice. BJC’s nationally recognized academic hospitals, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine.

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