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Dr. Oliphant Returns to SMMC

Last week, Scenic Mountain Medical Center opened the newest addition to the hospital, the Behavioral Health Unit that is located on the 4th floor. During the grand opening ceremony, both Emma Krabill, SMMC CEO, and Shelley Smith, West Texas Centers CEO, welcomed Dr. Nekesha Oliphant, Clinical Director and Attending Psychiatrist for the unit, back to Scenic Mountain. According to Krabill, Dr. Oliphant is double boarded in primary care and psychiatry and is also passionate about what the unit will be doing for the community.

Dr. Oliphant was a Primary Care doctor at Scenic Mountain Medical Center from 2013 to 2014. She also had a private primary care clinic, as well as worked part-time for MHMR seeing their outpatient clinic patients.

"So now I will be the administrator, clinically, for the patients on the in-patient unit. I will actually round on the patients here, and I will also begin to work with MHMR, as far as discharge planning, and we'll see some patients on the out-patient side of psychiatry, as well," said Dr. Oliphant.

When asked how she felt about returning to Scenic Mountain, Dr. Oliphant stated that she was excited to see all the changes that have happened. "It seems like things have definitely grown. The attention to care and the quality of care seems to have improved a great deal since I was here before, so I am very excited to get this new unit started and see the changes."


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