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The Division of General Academic Pediatrics is dedicated to the health and well being of area children. We offer a medical home to those who are underserved, uninsured or receiving Medicaid benefits, as well as those who require complex care.



NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home


We treat children of all ages and offer a full range of primary care services including:

  • Health literacy

  • Health screenings

  • Immunizations

  • Interpreters

  • Lab

  • Lactation consultation

  • Pharmacy

  • Radiology

  • Respiratory therapy

  • Social work

  • Wellness care with anticipatory guidance

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common conditions, including minor behavioral problems, such as temper tantrums and toilet training issues

Diagnostic requests for consultation are accepted on a limited basis.

General Academic Pediatrics staff

Our team includes board-certified pediatricians and board-certified nurse practitioners who work closely with other providers to ensure a strong continuum of care for every child we serve. We strive to be culturally sensitive in all situations and are tireless advocates for children both locally and nationally.

Medical educators


  • We perform a major role in education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City medical school, directing the pediatrics clerkship and supervising more than 100 pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics residents in their continuity clinics.

  • We bring a unique perspective to the inpatient rotation that includes the continuity of care from inpatient to outpatient.

  • Our team leads a circumcision workshop that is often modeled for simulation education.

  • Through our work on inpatient wards, we train an array of pediatric specialties, family medicine, dental and radiology residents.

24/7 Nurse Advice Line

When your child is sick or injured and your primary care provider is not available, call (816) 234-3188 for advice from the Children's Mercy Nurse Advice Line. We are available to answer your questions 24/7.