Health Services

Meet Maria

Having bariatric surgery was a big decision for Maria. It took her nearly a year to do all the research and get comfortable with the idea. After consultations with Dr. LeGrand, she finally made the decision to go for it because of his compassion and genuine... Read more

Meet the Outpatient Rehab Therapists

Physical Therapists Ryan Bandermann, MPT, CEAS Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Bachelor of Health Science - University of MissouriMaster of Physical Therapy - University of MissouriCertified Ergonomic Assessment SpecialistBegan practicing in May 2007, specializing in Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation and Ergonomics Kirt Burger, PT, MCMT Senior Physical Therapist Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy... Read more

Meet the Trainers

Certified Athletic Trainers in Cape Girardeau Whether for competition or recreation, Saint Francis Medical Center's Sports Medicine program has been keeping athletes at their best since 1995. In addition to fostering athletic excellence, Saint Francis' certified athletic trainers help athletes of all ages be the best they... Read more


Menopause and Heart Disease Although menopause can start in your 30s or 40s, it can last into your 50s and even 60s. Due to lower levels of estrogen, heart disease is of special concern among postmenopausal women. Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers heart care... Read more

Midwife Services

Expectant Moms Have a Choice At Saint Francis Healthcare System, we understand there are many different types of patients who have different needs, and we now have an alternative option for giving birth. Midwives have gained popularity across the United States, as many women appreciate a holistic... Read more

Mother and Daughter Lose Weight Together

When Teri Welker read an article in the paper about a teacher who lost weight through Saint Francis Healthcare System's The Healthy Weigh, it was a lightbulb moment for her. Her daughter, Ashley, recently told her she needed to find a good program to lose weight, and... Read more

Neurosciences Institute

The Neurosciences Institute at Saint Francis Healthcare System is the region’s leader in diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and illnesses of the brain, spine and nerves – with some of the top experts in the country. Our highly-skilled specialists provide leading-edge diagnostic imaging and advanced medical,... Read more

Neurosciences Institute Outreach Clinics

Saint Francis Healthcare System offers leading-edge neurosciences care in Cape Girardeau. To better serve our patients, these services are expanding to serve more patients in more areas. Patients who live in Farmington, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston now have access to Saint Francis Neurosciences Institute’s specialists, technology,... Read more

Neurosciences Medical Partners

The Neurosciences Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center is staffed with the finest neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists in southeast Missouri to provide the highest-quality care to patients in the region.

Neurosciences Outreach Clinics

Neurosciences Institute Additional Locations Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers expanded neurological hospital coverage in Poplar Bluff. Patients in these locations now have access to Saint Francis specialists, Neurosciences Institute technology, and resources. Neurological Treatment in Poplar Bluff Brandon J. Scott, DO, neurosurgeon at Saint Francis Medical Center, gives Poplar... Read more

Newborn Health Screenings

Screenings for Proper Infant Development Saint Francis Medical Center’s Family BirthPlace provides newborn screenings (which require a blood sample) to detect potentially serious health disorders that could lead to developmental disabilities, mental retardation, or death. If and when any of these disorders are detected, the Missouri Department... Read more

Nuclear Medicine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Nuclear Cardiac Scanning (Stress Testing)?What will a Nuclear Scan tell me?When will I know the results? What is Nuclear Cardiac Scanning (Stress Testing)? Nuclear Cardiac Imaging, also called a Nuclear stress test, is a type of imaging that shows the flow of blood through a patient’s... Read more

Occupational Medicine

Comprehensive Services for Business Notice to Employers Employers with UnitedHealthcare plans who use Occupational Medicine Services will not experience any interruption in services or change in pricing for drug testing, physicals and pre-employment screenings. These services are not impacted by United's termination of its agreement with Saint Francis. Only... Read more

Occupational Medicine & Health

Occupational Medicine and Health Services in Southeast Missouri Notice to Employers Employers with UnitedHealthcare plans who use Occupational Medicine Services will not experience any interruption in services or change in pricing for drug testing, physicals and pre-employment screenings. These services are not impacted by United's termination of its... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Conditions

Services to Business at Saint Francis Medical Center offers consultations, treatment, and follow-up care for patients with a wide range of job-related illnesses and injuries, including: All types of workers' compensation injuries Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendonitis Myofacial pain Repetitive-strain injuries Neck and back injuries Shoulder, knee... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Prevention

The health of your employees directly affects your business's bottom line. Services to Business offers a variety of prevention programs and services to keep your employees (and your company) in the best health possible. Injury and illness prevention programs and services include: Immunizations Initial injury/illness follow-up... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Rehabilitation

For many employees who experience a work-related illness or injury, rehabilitation is key to a successful return to work. Services to Business offers a full range of outpatient rehabilitation options, including: Physical therapy Occupational therapy Hand therapy Ergonomic/job site analysis Functional employment testing Work conditioning Functional... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Treatment for On-the-Job Injuries

Prompt treatment of your employees' injuries and illnesses is our first priority. Injury and illness treatments include access to the following: Emergency Services 24-hour care available through Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency/Level III Trauma Center, as well as our Convenient Care walk-in clinic in Cape Girardeau, open 9... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Wellness Services

Encouraging your employees to live healthier lifestyles can lead to greater productivity and to reduced healthcare costs for your business. Saint Francis’ Services to Business team offers a proven wellness assessment program designed to help you transform and maintain a well-rounded, efficient work force. Wellness Assessment Components: ... Read more

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