Pediatricians, General ·  Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.



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Licensing Information ·   Medical Physician & Surgeon

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri21,127
The Kansas City2,627

· Osteopathic Physicians

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri3,368
The Kansas City484


Occupational Tasks ·  Examine patients or order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.
· Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
· Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
· Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
· Advise patients, parents or guardians and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
· Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
· Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
· Monitor patients' condition and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary.
· Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
· Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
· Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
· Provide consulting services to other physicians.
· Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospital, business, or community for information, prevention, or treatment of injury or illness.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Critical Thinking 96%
·  Active Listening 95%
·  Reading Comprehension 94%
·  Social Perceptiveness 88%
·  Active Learning 88%
·  Science 86%
·  Speaking 85%
·  Instructing 79%
·  Coordination 79%
·  Complex Problem Solving 76%