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Patient Resources

Top Resources - a collection of quality medical resources on a variety of topics

State Resources - resources specific to the state of Missouri

Local Resources - a collection of resources for patients  in Springfield and the surrounding area

Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs - a collection of websites that can assist patients in locating resources to help with the cost of medications

Medical Blogs and Smartphone Apps - providers who write blogs related to patient care and other medical topics. Along with recommended smartphone apps

While I encourage the use of online resources, I recommend you carefully scrutinize the sources you use. A general Google search can be dangerous if you do not fully evaluate the quality of the website you are seeking advice from. I have provided links to several high-quality sites through this page to help you find reputable sites. Remember, anyone can create a website, call themselves a doctor or an expert, and give you dangerous advice.

Top Resources


WebMD (www.webmd.com) is a comprehensive medical reference site with disease specific information.


Family Doctor (www.familydoctor.com) is a consumer website of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Healthfinder (www.healthfinder.gov) is sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services.


Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.com) is an extension of the Mayo Clinic's commitment to provide health education to patients and the public.


Women's Health (www.womenshealth.gov) is a collaboration of the Office of Woman's Health and WebMD with information specific to women


American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) contains information about cancer prevention, diagnosis, detection, and treatment.


American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) contains basic diabetes information.


American Heart Association (www.heart.org) provides a broad spectrum of information about heart disease and stroke.


National Institutes of Health (health.nih.gov) turning discovery into health


Family Practice Notebook (www.fpnotebook.com)


Harvard Health (www.health.harvard.edu) trusted advice for a healtheir life


Johns Hopkins Health (www.hopkinsmedicine.org) Explore John's Hopkins Medicine


Clinical Trials (clinicaltrials.gov) a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical trials


State Resources


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (www.dhss.mo.gov)


Missouri Department of Social Services (www.dss.mo.gov)


State of Missouri Medicaid web portal (www.emomed.com) provides medicaid related support and services for the state of Missouri


Senior Age Area Agency on Aging (www.senioragemo.org)


University of Missouri Health Care (www.muhealth.org)


St. Louis Children's Hospital (www.stlouischildrens.org)


GYN Cancers Alliance (www.gynca.org) offering support, resources, and new hope


Make-A-Wish of Missouri (www.missouri.wish.org)


Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (www.lfcsmo.org) aids families, children, and individuals by providing adoption, counseling, education, and resources to assist with physical and emotional needs.


Missouri Area Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups (www.missouri-al-anon.org)


Missouri Families (www.missourifamilies.org) solutions for better living


Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Local Resources


Springfield Greene County Health Department (www.springfieldmo.gov/2853/health) Springfield-Greene County Health Department

CoxHealth (www.coxhealth.com) the region's only locally owned, not-for-profit health system


Oxford Health Care (www.oxfordhealthcare.net) the leading home health care provider in southwest Missouri


The Kitchen Clinic (www.thekitcheninc.org) serving the Springfield community with dignity and compassion


Jordan Valley Community Health Center (www.jordanvalley.org) delivers quality health and dental services to residents in the Greene county area.


Pregnancy Care Center (www.pccchoices.com) empowers women by providing reliable information about every option available for your pregnancy


The Child Advocacy Center, Inc (www.childadvocacycenter.org) is a place where a comprehensive coordinated approach is taken in response to allegations of child abuse.


Family Violence Center (www.myharmonyhouse.org) is a women and children's regional domestic violence center.


The Victim Center (www.thevictimcenter.org) helping survivors of violent and sexual crimes


Developmental Center of the Ozarks (www.dcoonline.com) serves children and adults daily with developmental disabilities from southwest Missouri.


Lutheran Family Children Service (www.lfcsmo.org/locations/southwest-office) - LFCS provides counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, foster care, child care, youth mentoring services, and disaster relief


Springfield Marriage and Family Institute (www.springfieldmfi.com) - providing professional, Christian counseling for marriages and families.


isabel's house (www.isabelshouse.org) - where kids are loved and families are supported


Southwest Center for Independent Living (www.swcil.org) provides services, advocacy, and resources for people with any disability in southwest Missouri


Council of Churches of the Ozarks (www.ccozarks.org)


Community Partnership (www.commpartnership.org) working together to build strong communities.


Ozarks Counseling Center (www.ozarkscounselingcenter.org) providing quality mental health assistance to men, women, and children of Greene county


Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks (www.hospiceozarks.org) promotes and supports end of life care and services for the Missouri Ozarks region


Aids Project of the Ozark (www.apo-ozarks.org) provides medical, financial, and educational services to clients located in southwest Missouri.


The Arc of the Ozarks (www.thearcoftheozarks.org) offers a broad range of community support services to persons with developmental disabilities.


Christian Counseling Services (www.ccstoday.com)


Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (www.bcfo.org) provides local resources for breast cancer patients.


Safe Kids Springfield (www.safekidsspringfield.org)


Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (www.cbco.org) provides blood and blood products to patients in southwest Missouri.


Lakeland Behavioral Health (www.lakelandbehavioralhealth.com) psychiatric hospital and treatment center for children, adolescents, and seniors


Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks (www.parkinsonsgroup.org)

Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs


Partnership for Prescription Assistance - (www.pparx.org) The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them.


NeedyMeds.com - (www.needymeds.com) NeedyMeds is the best resource available for people who need help with the cost of medicine and other healthcare expenses.


RxAssist.com -  (www.rxassist.org) The Web's most current and comprehensive directory of Patient Assistance Programs


RxHope.com - (www.rxhope.com) advocate in making the patient assistance journey easier and faster


Together Rx - (www.togetherrxaccess.com) A program offered by several pharmaceutical companies that offers discounts off of several name brand and generic products.


Missouri Drug card (www.missouridrugcard.com) - Free statewide prescription assistance program


Help with Prescriptions Drug Costs (www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescription help/) for seniors who qualify.


Internet Drug Coupons - (www.internetdrugcoupons.com) - Hundreds of free manufacturer drug coupons.


Health Well Foundation (www.healthwellfoundation.org) - Helping the underinsured afford critical medical treatments.


State Medicaid Programs - (www.medicaid.gov) Assistance obtaining medical care and medications for those who qualify.


Benefits Check-up - (www.benefitscheckup.org) Benefits Check-Up helps thousands of people every day to connect to private or government programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other needs.


RxOutreach - (www.rxoutreach.org) Rx Outreach is a non-profit pharmacy whose mission is to provide affordable medications


Patient Assistance Foundation Co-Pay Relief - (www.copays.org) provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, assisting them with prescription drug co-payments.


Company Specific Sites


Abbvie - ex. AndroGel, Humira, Synthroid


Allergan - ex. Fetzima, Linzess, Namenda


Amgen Assist - ex. Prolia


Amgen Safety Net Foundation - ex. Repatha


AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program - ex. Farxiga, Onglyza, Symbicort, Daliresp


Boehringer Ingelheim - Spriva, Stiolto


Spiriva/Stiolta free trial coupon


Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. - ex. Eliquis


Lilly Cares - ex. Cymbalta, Humalog, Jardiance, Tradjenta, Cialis, Basaglar


Jardiance/Tradjenta free trial coupon


First Patient Assistance Program - ex. Fortamet


Genetech


GSK for You - ex. Advair, Anoro, Breo, Coreg CR, Flovent, Requip, Ventolin


Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Program - ex. Concerta, Invokana, Xarelto


Merck Helps - ex. Dulera, Januvia, Nasonex, Proventil, Singulair, Vytorin, Zetia


NovoCare - ex. Tresiba, Levemir, NovoLog, Victoza


Novartis Patient Assistance Program - ex. Ciprodex, Cosentyx, Entresto, Pataday


Pfizer RxPathways - ex. Chantix, Eliquis, Eucrisa, Lyrica, Viagra


Daiichi-ankyo Pharma Program - ex. Benecar


Sanofi Patient Connection - ex. Apidra, Lantus, Toujeo


Takeda Pharmaceuticals Patient Assistance Program - Amitiza, Trintelli, Uloric


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