Kinkead is an experienced caregiver with more than 20 years of nursing experience. She has been a family nurse practitioner since 2008 when she earned her master’s of science degree in nursing from Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has worked at Bothwell for the past three years as a nurse practitioner at Cole Camp Clinic and at Bothwell Health Center-Truman Lake in Warsaw.
“I like working in an environment where I can get to know my patients personally and be able to provide care to the entire family,” Kinkead said.
As a nurse practitioner Kinkead has received advanced clinical training to diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions for patients of all ages. Working in collaboration with a physician, nurse practitioners can diagnose and manage acute and chronic illnesses, prescribe medication, and work with patients on disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.
Bothwell continues to focus on recruiting more family practitioners to the area. The ratio of primary care physician to population in Pettis County is one physician per 2,348 people, compared to a state ratio of one physician per 1,495 people and a national ratio of one to 1,067.
Appointments with Patty Kinkead can be made by calling (660) 827-2500.