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The Pershing Clinics now offer WebviewWebview allows for patients to see their private health data collected within our clinics on the web. You can not only view your list of meds, but diagnosis and notes as well. You can also send secure notes to the clinic staff at any time. Please ask the Personal Care Representatives about signing up for this free service. All your clinic visits data can be just a click away. To access our webview feature just click the link below.


Clinic Webview

Job Openings

Be sure to check out the Career ListingsJob postings are updated on a regular basis, be sure to check back often for positions available. You can also download an application from that same page.




Financial Assistance PolicyPershing Health Systems has created a new Financial Assistance Policy click the link below to view our FAP information page.


Financial Assistance



Linn County Community Health Needs Assessment.Pershing health system in conjuction with the University of Missouri Health Management Informatics and Rochurst Economics departments has created an assessment of the health needs in Linn county. You may click the link below to view a PDF or Word version of this document.


Due to the file size the PDF is broken into 10 page sections






CHNA Impelmentation Plan



Pershing Health System Outpatient ClinicsWe are please to include for your use a printable copy of our Outpatient clinic schedule. This will be a simple image file you can download to your pc or mobile device by simply right clicking on the link below. Please be sure to check back from time to time as clinic dates can and do change.


Pershing OP Clinics



Price Transparency

Please check out our information on Estimate of Expected Prices. We will be offering this option to all our patrons upon request. Please click the link below to learn more.



Estimate of Expected Prices Info



Did You know...

With the widespread news coverage of EBOLA Pershing Health System would like to pass along the following information from the CDC.

How do I protect myself against Ebola?

If you must travel to an area affected by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, protect yourself by doing the following:
    Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    Avoid contact with blood and body fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.
    Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.
    Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
    Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.
    Avoid hospitals in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. Embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on medical facilities.
    Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever (temperature of 101.5°F/ 38.6°C) and any of the other following symptoms: headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or unexplained bruising or bleeding.
        Limit your contact with other people until and when you go to the doctor. Do not travel anywhere else besides a healthcare facility.

CDC has issued a Warning, Level 3 travel notice for U.S. citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. CDC has downgraded the travel notice for Nigeria to a Watch, Level 1 because of the decreased risk of Ebola in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should practice usual precautions. CDC has also issued an Alert, Level 2 travel notice for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A small number of Ebola cases have been reported in the DRC, though current information indicates that this outbreak is not related to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

"Questions and Answers on Ebola." Centers for Disease Control, 8 Oct 2014.

Web. Oct 2014


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Department Spotlight
Setting  Limits, Discipline Techniques

Grace Dymek MD

Applegate Medical Group

Pershing Health System


“Should we give our child everything he asks for?”  How can we teach a young infant the concept of “no”.  It is important to learn this concept as the child enters their second year of life.  The parents of a 9 month old need to become the moral compass and authority for their child.. During the first 9 months of an infant’s life, parents appropriately focus on nurturing their young child and we all support this role. As the infant matures, the needs of the child change and the parent’s role should transition to include that of teacher.

Most child psychologists agree that children develop best when parents provide consistent limits and act as the authority figure in the child’s life.  The way the child responds to parental authority will often predict how the child will respond to authority in all other arenas of life:  at school, at work, and in society. Unfortunately, too many parents are hesitant to tell their children “no”.  Too many parents today believe that it is their responsibility to make their children happy, but in reality it is the parent’s role to instill positive character traits in their children so that they will grow up to be self-controlled, self-sufficient, caring adults.

The five “Ds” that help a child learn the concept of “no”:
Determine the rules:  The parents need to be the adults in their child’s life. If the child’s behavior is annoying, it should be discouraged by using the word “no”.
Demeanor changes:   Infants and young children pay close attention to the parent’s face and tone of voice, responding more to parental demeanor than to words spoken. The parent’s face should be very serious and the voice lowered.  “No, no honey” in a high pitched, sweet voice is actually communicating that it is OK to continue the activity.
Displace the infant:  Usually, safety is a concern. For instance, an infant who is crawling too close to  a hot stove is reprimanded.  After the parent states a firm “no, the oven is hot” the infant is immediately removed from the area.
Distraction:  Now that the child is in a safe place, the parent can distract the baby by offering another item to play with.
Diligence:  Children learn from consistency; and this is the most difficult aspect of parenting. Consistency allows children to predict consequences of their actions.  Young toddlers, however quickly learn that they can wear down their parents if they persist in begging, whining or pleading.  A mature parent is able to withstand this childish behavior.


When a parent says “no” to a child’s behavior, that child needs to learn to stop the behavior.   A child’s ability to stop one behavior and begin another is an important task that allows new neuronal pathways to form in the toddler’s brain.  A possible explanation for of a 5 year old throwing tantrums may be that the parent never placed limits on the toddler’s behavior.







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