Family and General Practitioners ·  Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.



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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 Central Region1,432

· 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 Central Region280


Occupational Tasks ·  Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
· Order, perform and interpret tests, and analyze records, reports and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
· Monitor the patients' conditions and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary.
· Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
· Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
· Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
· Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
· Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
· Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care providers.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 98%
·  Active Listening 95%
·  Science 90%
·  Critical Thinking 89%
·  Speaking 89%
·  Writing 88%
·  Active Learning 86%
·  Complex Problem Solving 86%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 84%
·  Instructing 84%