Lake Regional Health System announces Katie Helton, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, joins Lake Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology on Monday, Aug. 1. She provides well-woman exams, screenings and other women’s health services in Osage Beach.
“Women choose Lake Regional because we have an exceptional team of OB-GYN providers,” said Dawn McGuire, manager of Lake Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology. “We’re excited to welcome Katie Helton to our team. She connects with her patients and takes time to ask and answer questions. Patients appreciate her compassion, dedication and skill.”
Helton joined Lake Regional as a registered nurse in 2018 and worked in the Intensive Care Unit and the Family Birth Center. She continued her education to become a nurse practitioner, earning her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Maryville University in St. Louis.
“I love teaching my patients, and I wanted more tools to teach them about their health conditions,” she said, explaining her decision to become a nurse practitioner. “Allowing them to take part in their health care decisions — instead of just telling them what to do — leads to better results. Patients value an open and honest relationship.”
Helton grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Her husband, Justin, grew up in Vienna, Missouri. They have one daughter. Helton is thankful to live and work where people know and care for one another.
“I love the community here,” she said. “People develop real relationships with their providers. I really like that.”
The team of providers at Lake Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology includes Angela Breckenridge, D.O., FACOOG; Amy Thompson, M.D.; Becky Watson, M.D., FACOG; Katie Helton, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; April Miller, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; and Tilly Schmidt, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, CPC. To make an appointment, call 573.302.2764. Learn more about Lake Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology at lakeregional.com/WomensHealth.