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.

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 Kansas 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

Epilepsy (Telemedicine)

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


Every other Friday
(888) 550-3880
Mark Gelatt, MD

Cystic Fibrosis

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


One day per month
(888) 563-3070
Naim G. Mitre, MD
Julia R. Broussard, MD


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

General Surgery (Telemedicine)

Every other month
(816) 234-3199
Corey W. Iqbal, MD
Sohail R. Shah, MD, MSHA, FAAP

Genetics (Telemedicine)

(800) 800-7300
Bryce A. Heese, MD

Hematology and Oncology

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


One day per month
(800) 276-1713
Judith Sebestyen, MD

Neurology-Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (Telemedicine)

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

Plastic Surgery

Michael Lypka, MD, DMD

Rheumatology (Telemedicine)

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

Telemedicine Services

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

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