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We’ve Expanded!

YOU DEMANDED QUALITY, WE DELIVERED: Join us for the Ribbon Cutting of our expanded hospital and emergency department Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 11am. For 10 years now, Black River Medical Ce


Cataracts? Surgery Is Easy!

Staff of Black River Medical Center’s Surgery Department performing Cataract Surgery  [Video Above] Cataract surgery facts Early symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, glare, and dif


More than X-rays!

You have a quality choice for imaging in Poplar Bluff. The Imaging Center at Black River Medical offers a wide variety of imaging procedures. Winner of multiple awards for quality, our seasoned tech


“Get Your Butt to the Doctor!”

By Dr. Matthew Riffle  Watch Jeff Shawan (video above) get a colonoscopy for you!….. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in the United States.  The lifetime risk f


Your Beating Heart

Heart Disease: Scope and Impact 1 Heart disease (which includes Heart Disease, Stroke and other Cardiovascular Diseases) is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 787,000 peo


Glaucoma: The Sneaky Thief

By Brad J. Stuckenschneider, MD, FACS   Since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, it is important to understand the facts about glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the optic ne


Ebola: Prevention and Treatment

  From Joseph Schueger, MD, Family Practice physician with PPPC:Ebola is an illness caused by a virus, otherwise known as a viral illness.For this reason, antibiotics are not an effective treatm


Tick Bites! More than you need to know.

There are many different types of ticks in the United States, some of which are capable of transmitting infections.   Three species of ticks are commonly encountered in Missouri.   Most common are


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Your Doctors of Choice

At Black River Medical Center, we are focused on you. Many of our physicians, nurses, technicians and staff were raised in Poplar Bluff and the surrounding area. They are trusted friends and neighbors