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Veterans

Clinic Locations

Kirksville VA Clinic

506 Rosewood Drive

Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 665-3555

Hours: 8 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm

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At Kirksville VA Clinic, our health care team is deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our outpatient clinic offers primary care to help you stay healthy and well throughout your life. Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

Services We Offer:

  • Preventative Healthcare – Routine health care that includes screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling to prevent illnesses, disease, or other health problems.

  • Behavioral Healthcare – Behavioral health treatments are ways of helping people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. For example, counseling and more specialized psychotherapies seek to change behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and how people see and understand situations.

  • Diabetic Education – Diabetes education helps individuals with diabetes learn how to manage their disease and be as healthy as possible. . The seven behaviors educators focus on are; Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Healthy Coping, Reducing Risks, Problem Solving, and Taking Medication.

  • Weight Management – Weight management services includes the techniques and physiological processes that contribute to a person's ability to attain and maintain a certain weight. Most weight management techniques encompass long-term lifestyle strategies that promote healthy eating and daily physical activity.

  • Psychiatry – Psychiatry care can include medical evaluations, care and treatment by psychiatric professionals for a variety of mental health conditions. Psychiatric professionals include psychiatrists, who are medical doctors with special training and education in mental health.

  • CPAP Training – CPAP, the abbreviation for continuous positive airway pressure therapy, is a treatment method for patients who have sleep apnea.

  • Speech Therapy – Speech therapy assesses and treats speech disorders and communication problems. It helps people develop skills like comprehension, clarity, voice, fluency and sound production. Speech therapy can treat childhood speech disorders or adult speech impairments caused by stroke, brain injury or other conditions.

  • Smoking Cessation – Smoking cessation lowers the risk of cancer and other serious health problems. Counseling, behavior therapy, medicines, and nicotine-containing products, such as nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, and nasal sprays, may be used to help a person quit smoking.

Care Providers

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Wesley Ryle, MD

Family Practice, Physician

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Michele Behnen, APRN, FNP/GNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

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Shannon Hatfield, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice

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