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Mary Ellen Shanks, APRN-BC, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Phone: (573) 564-2990

Bachelor’s Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Master’s Degree: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified


Bachelor’s Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Master’s Degree: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

Year Began: Worked as a Registered Nurse from 1994 - 2010, and started practicing at HADH in 2010 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner at Associated Medical Arts Clinic, Mary Ellen Shanks helps patients with a variety of healthcare needs.  To schedule an appointment with Mary Ellen Shanks, please call Associated Medical Arts at (573) 564 – 2990.

What attracted you to your profession and working at Associated Medical Arts?

“I enjoy having the opportunity to help other people improve their quality of life through education and preventative measures, this desire is what attracted me to my profession.”

What do you enjoy most about working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Associated Medical Arts?

“I grew up in this community and I wanted to practice in my home town.  I love seeing how the families in our community grow or change, and having a comfortable relationship with my patients on a more personal level.”

More about Mary Ellen Shanks:

“I have been married for 33 years to Randy Shanks, we have 4 boys, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.  I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, spending time at Mark Twain Lake, and just about any outdoor activity.”