September arrival is target for Cimarron Memorial's new doctor

by C.F. David

September is when Cimarron Memorial Hospital Administrator Patsy Shields hopes the hospital's new Family Practice Physician will arrive.

Dr. Harold Nims, is a Michigan Doctor of Osteopathy.

[According to an on-line medical dictionary osteopathic medicine is “A system of medicine based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system affect other bodily parts and cause many disorders that can be corrected by various manipulative techniques used in conjunction with conventional therapeutic procedures.”]

Nims' arrival depends on his signing a contract and any licensing needed to be able to practice in Oklahoma .

Asked if Nims was bringing a family to the county, Shields replied, “I don't know a lot of details about his family. I do know he has a son who will be a junior in high school.”

“I do know he's interested in working with sports, and that he's anxious to be out in the community.

Contacted by phone in a suburb of Flint , Michigan , Nims said his hobbies include fishing, jogging, golf and travel to the mountains.

Asked why he chose Cimarron Memorial, Nims replied, “I think there is a tremendous need there at the hospital. I'd feel as if I were making a difference.”

“It would also be nice to be a part of a small community again, I've worked in rural areas,” Nims added.

Nims explained that his wife is a medical professional as well, being a Geriatric Clinician. He added that she had not decided if she would choose to work in the hospital.

The couple have three children, a married 25-year-old daughter; the 16-year-old son and an 11-year-old son.

The oldest son is interested in golf and track, the younger son in baseball, basket ball, band and choir.

“I'm anxious to get out there and be part of things,” Nims said.

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