Children's Kansas City provides pediatric specialty services to Joplin families thanks to a partnership between Children's Mercy, located in Kansas City, and Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo. The site is home to several pediatric specialty clinics and has telemedicine capabilities that enable care from specialists based at Children's Mercy in Kansas City. Once again, Children’s Mercy is ranked as one of America’s best pediatric hospitals by US News and World Report.

Working With Your Family Doctor

We are committed to working with family providers by employing pediatricians who provide subspecialty care directly to patients in the Joplin community. Our central Missouri location brings pediatric subspecialty care closer to patients and their families residing in remote areas of Missouri and Kansas.


3333 McIntosh Circle Dr., Suite 6
Joplin, MO 64804

Services at the Joplin Location


Three days per month
(888) 550-3880
Mark Gelatt, MD

Cystic Fibrosis

(816) 983-6490
Christopher M. Oermann, MD


Two days per month
(888) 563-3070
Naim G. Mitre, MD
Julia R. Broussard, MD
Tania Burgert, MD
Priya Raman, MD

Epilepsy (Telemedicine)

One day per month
(913) 696-8950
Ahmed T. Abdelmoity, MD


Tuesday afternoons and Wednesdays
(888) 246-1088
Nadia M. Hijaz, MD

General Surgery (Telemedicine)

Every other month
(816) 234-3199

Genetics (Telemedicine)

Metabolic Monthly (follow up appointments only)
(800) 800-7300
Bryce A. Heese, MD

Hematology and Oncology

(800) 236-1713
Gerald M. Woods, MD


(816) 302-6869, option 2
Shannon Carpenter, MD
Michael Silvey, MD
Brian Wicklund, MD

Infectious Diseases (Telemedicine)

(816) 983-6325
Duha N. Al-Zubeidi, MD


One day per month
(800) 276-0985
Judith Sebestyen VanSickle, MD

Neurology-Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (Telemedicine)

As needed
(816) 234-3490
Laura Banning, APRN

Plastic Surgery

Once a month telemedicine
Once a month on-site in Joplin
(816) 234-3020
Michael Lypka, MD, DMD

Rheumatology (Telemedicine)

One day per month
(866) 608-1666
Elizabeth A. Kessler, MD, MS

Survive and Thrive

Twice yearly
(816) 302-6808
Joy Fulbright, MD
Wendy Hein, RN, CPNP

Telemedicine Services

Additional services may be available via telemedicine. For more information on telemedicine services, call (816) 802-1170.

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