Our Hearing Professionals
Dr. Lynda Forcum, joined our clinic in 2013 from Andover, Kansas. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from Wichita State University in 2009. Dr. Forcum earned her Doctorate in Audiology from Wichita State University in 2013. Dr. Forcum is licensed to practice audiology in the state of Missouri and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Her primary focus is in both the adult and pediatric population. She is trained in performing both hearing and balance evaluations and treatment. She is passionate about getting to know her patients and helping them improve their quality of life. She is also dedicated to educating the community about hearing protection, hearing loss, balance, and their treatments. Her primary goal is to help patients make educated decisions about their healthcare and get back to enjoying the activities they used to. Dr. Forcum is the only Doctor of Audiology in West Plains. "I truly believe that being able to hear clearly impacts the spirit, mind, and overall well-being of a person, so I strive to care for you with compassion and understanding. I am committed to provide personalized service to each of my patients through my knowledge and experience in combination with innovative technology to give excellent hearing care. Your comfort and satisfaction is my number one priority." Spending time with her family, watching sports, reading and being outdoors are some of the things Dr. Forcum enjoys on her time off.
Office Manager/Hearing Instrument Specialist
Missy joined our clinic in 2006. She was born and raised in the Ozarks. Missy is a graduate of Missouri State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in General Business in 2002. Missy is not only our Office Manager but also a Hearing Instrument Specialist. She is licensed through the State of Missouri as well as trained with several hearing aid Manufacturers. She specializes in hearing aid selection and fitting, as well as hearing loss management through patient/family counselling. Missy's top priority with her patients is always offering the utmost quality care.
"My goal is to provide West Plains and surrounding areas with a superior medical clinic where patients feel welcome and receive top notch care. If you are not greeted with a friendly smile and courteous service, then we have not achieved our office goal. It is my ambition to assure each patient has an excellent experience at our office."
Dawn joined our office when it was established in 2002. She is a native to West Plains but raised in Summersville. Dawn wears many hats in our office. Not only does she do billing coding and insurance, She also supports the front office along with scheduling surgeries. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage for hearing aids, CareCredit, or patient balances, she would be happy to assist you. Dawn enjoys spending time with her family. During her spare time, she likes to watch movies, read and do craft projects.
Christy joined our staff in June of 2016. she is a native to West Plains. She graduated from West Plains High School home of the Zizzers in 2001. She has developed special relationships with our patients and always does her best to make each and every one of them feel welcome in our practice. She is very enthusiastic and greets each person with a huge smile. Christy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. On her spare time she loves to go camping, hunting, and artifact hunting.