Mindy Vesperman, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined Bothwell Regional Health Center’s Employee Wellness Clinic. The clinic assists Bothwell’s business partner employees with pre-employment screenings and treats those who have disease or injury that has been caused or aggravated by workplace factors.
As a nurse practitioner, Vesperman can see patients and evaluate and treat workplace injuries and deliver pre-employment physicals and health screenings. She will also see patients at Walk In Winchester as needed.
Vesperman has been a nurse for more than 20 years and received a master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Minnesota in 2020. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Central Methodist University in Fayette and an associate degree in Nursing from State Fair Community College. Vesperman previously spent five years at Bothwell working as the Assistant Director of the Emergency Department (ED) and as a Registered Nurse in the ED. The majority of her nursing career has been spent in emergency care, making her familiar with time-sensitive and traumatic injuries.
“I have always approached the day with the ABCs – airway, breathing and circulation,” Vesperman said. “This helps me determine my priorities when providing care throughout the day. Now, having the opportunity to assist on a provider level, it will be nice to serve patients within my community while being honest and efficient and giving them the care and knowledge necessary to move toward healing or wellness.”
Vesperman knew she wanted to be a nurse early in life when she received her first blood pressure cuff and stethoscope when she was 10.
“I knew at a young age I wanted to be a nurse,” she said. “I have six immediate family members who are working or have worked in the nursing field. As I worked my way up in the Emergency Department, I had several mentors tell me I should return to school to become a provider. I finally heeded that advice, and I’m so glad I did.”
Marvin Smoot, Bothwell’s Clinic Operations vice president, said the addition of Vesperman to the Employee Wellness Clinic means area employees will have access to care related to their jobs, whether it’s for an injury or preventative care.
“Mindy has years of experience as an emergency room nurse and brings a unique set of skills to the Employee Wellness clinic,” he said. “She’s a professional who knows how to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care appropriately, and we’re excited she’s on the Bothwell team again. “
Vesperman considers the opportunity to provide care in her hometown to be a special privilege and is excited to start her journey in the clinic.
“I’m excited to build relationships with the community businesses that I’ll be serving,” she said. “I’m ready to learn about their needs and apply myself to make the clinic successful.”
Bothwell Employee Wellness Clinic is located on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center at 3700 W. 10th St. in Sedalia. Employers who want to learn more about work-related medical care for their employees should call 660.827.9138.