People & Professions: March 10

Posted: Mar. 8, 2013 10:24 pm Updated: Feb. 13, 2014 9:15 am


Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Sean Smeltser has transferred from Zone 5, Adair and Schuyler counties, to Zone 6, Clark and Scotland counties. Smeltser was appointed to the patrol on June 29, 2003. After graduating from the Patrol Academy, he was assigned to Troop B, Zone 4, Putnam and Sullivan counties. On Aug. 20, 2006, he transferred to Zone 5, Adair and Schuyler counties; on Aug. 10, 2010, he transferred to Zone 1, Macon and Shelby counties; and on Jan. 29, 2012, he transferred back to Zone 5. He is a native of Hannibal, Mo., and graduated from Hannibal High School. He holds an associate of arts degree from Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Bradley Ritter transferred from Zone 9, Marion and Ralls counties, to Zone 2, Macon and Shelby counties. Ritter was appointed to the patrol on Jan. 7, 2007, and after graduating from the Patrol Academy was assigned to Troop H, Zone 2, Nodaway and Worth counties. On Oct. 1, 2009, he transferred to Troop B, Zone 9. He is a native of Monroe City, Mo., and graduated from Monroe City High School. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.


Kathleen Hibbard, a physical therapist with First Choice Physical Therapy, recently attended a continuing education course, "Geriatric Rehab, a Functional Testing Approach." The program provided evidence-based approaches for assessing, preventing and rehabilitating injuries of aging adults in a variety of clinical settings. The course was designed for clinicians wanting to go beyond the standard practice of treating adults.

Dr. David Lockhart, a family medicine physician with Blessing Physician Services, recently renewed his certificate of added qualifications in hospice and palliative medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. Lockhart also serves as Blessing Physician Services' medical director. The certificate of qualification is designed to recognize excellence among certified family physicians who emphasize the care of seriously ill and dying patients with life-limiting illnesses in their practice. Lockhart is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has provided primary care services to the Quincy area for the past 34 years. In addition, he is certified by the American Medical Directors Association in long term care, and holds a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics.


Brenda Nichols has been named Employee of the Month for February at SIU Quincy Family Medicine. Barb Sallee received the award at the clnic for March.