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Lake Regional’s Lake Ozark Clinic Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician

Monday, November 21, 2022
Jeffrey Fears, M.D. Jeffrey Fears, M.D.

On Jan. 1, 2023, Lake Regional Clinic – Lake Ozark will welcome Jeffrey Fears, M.D., an internal medicine physician. Dr. Fears will move his practice to Lake Ozark from Lake Regional Clinic – Lebanon.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Fears join our care team in Lake Ozark,” said Apryl Welch, BSN, R.N. “He is a compassionate provider who helps patients manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as acute needs, such as fevers and infections.”

Dr. Fears is a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, which means he focuses on providing primary care to adult patients. He earned his medical degree from Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“I was drawn to medicine by the opportunity to solve patients’ problems,” Dr. Fears said. “The most rewarding part of my work is seeing the good outcomes and helping patients.”

Dr. Fears focuses on good communication to encourage patients to take an active role in their care.

“We talk to each other, so they get to know me and I get to know them,” he said. “We work through medical problems better together when we understand each other.”

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Fears has five children and two grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys bowling and fishing.

Along with Dr. Fears, the primary care team at Lake Regional Clinic – Lake Ozark includes Christine Livek, M.D., family medicine; Dale Lockhert, M.D., internal medicine; Hilary English, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, family medicine; and Laura Thompson, FNP-C, family medicine.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fears in Lake Ozark, call 573.365.2318. To view his online bio, visit lakeregional.com/Physicians. Lake Regional Clinic – Lake Ozark is located at 1870 Bagnell Dam Blvd.