Dr. Jesse Rhoads, D.O., board certified psychiatrist, has been selected as one of 417 Magazine’s annual Top Doctors for 2018.  Recipient physicians are selected by their peers in the local medical community who vote for them in the 417 Magazine Top Doctors survey.

“This list is a service to our readers, giving them a doctor’s perspective regarding the top doctors in dozens of specialty areas,” states 417 Magazine.  “It also gives health care seekers a place to see doctors highlighted for achievement and reputation, and can be a great tool for finding the right doctors for their needs.” Since 1998, 417 Magazine has been the life-enrichment magazine of southwest Missouri. 

Dr. Rhoads received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.   He completed his residency in psychiatry from Ohio State University Medical Center.  He received additional training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treating people with mental health disorders.  Your primary care provider may refer you to a psychiatrist if they suspect you may need treatment for a mental health condition.  Dr. Rhoads practices at OMC Behavioral Healthcare (BHC), located at 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd., #23 Parkway Center, West Plains. For more information please call BHC at 417-257-6762.

OMC Behavioral Healthcare offers efficient and effective mental health services to children and adults including individual, couples and family counseling. In addition, BHC provides case management, anger management, parenting groups, dual diagnosis groups, and medication services to help reduce the severity and duration of mental health disorders. Our team of psychiatrist, social workers, nurse practitioner, nurses, community support specialists, peer specialists, family support providers, and counselors provide convenient, comprehensive care to keep the community mentally healthy. If you or someone you care for is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call the crisis hotline (MOCARS) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-356-5395.

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit

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