Obstetricians and Gynecologists ·  Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.



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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 ·  Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal and post-natal periods.
· Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
· Treat diseases of female organs.
· Monitor patients' condition and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary.
· Perform cesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients' health and deliver babies safely.
· Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
· Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
· Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, and examination results.
· Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
· Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
· Consult with, or provide consulting services to, other physicians.
· Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Science 94%
·  Speaking 93%
·  Active Listening 93%
·  Reading Comprehension 93%
·  Critical Thinking 92%
·  Active Learning 89%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 84%
·  Complex Problem Solving 83%
·  Social Perceptiveness 77%
·  Service Orientation 76%