Join us in the beautiful Ozarks! Ozarks Healthcare seeks a compassionate, well-qualified pediatrician to join an established clinic with a thriving practice in West Plains, MO. At Ozarks Healthcare, you’ll discover a quality lifestyle in a breathtaking location. Come see firsthand why our strong community atmosphere, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, top-quality education, safe setting, and soul-soothing beauty draw in people from around the country.

This is a hospital employed, inpatient/outpatient opportunity.  Clinic days are Monday – Friday with an expected volume of 18 – 25 patients/day. Call is 1:6 which includes a nursery call. (No NICU) Ozarks Healthcare has a level II nursery and difficult cases are sent to Springfield or St. Louis. 


  • Competitive salary based on MGMA standards
  • Up to $4,500 for CME’s and professional license fees, dues, and journals.
  • We provide Malpractice at $2 mill per occurrence/ $6 mill aggregate.  This is a claims made policy.  If the Physician completes the term of the agreement, Ozarks Healthcare will provide tail coverage.
  • Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, long and short term disability, AD&D.
  • 403(b) matching up to 3% after one year.
  • 457 plan “Top Hat Plan” max contribution of $18,000 per year.

About Ozarks Healthcare

Ozarks Healthcare is a 114-bed Joint Commission accredited regional referral facility, servicing approximately 180,000 population in a nine-county area in south-central Missouri and north-central Arkansas. Over 100 active physicians are on the medical staff comprised of half primary care and half specialists. A number of services not normally found in rural areas are provided. For example, we have exceptionally strong programs in areas of interventional and non-interventional cardiology, obstetrics, urology, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, orthopedic, and general surgery. Additionally, Ozarks Healthcare provides medical and radiation oncology services and has extensive outreach programs consisting of 23 physician-staffed health clinics plus very active home health, home care, and hospice programs.

West Plains is the center of trade for a 50-mile radius. The area's educational opportunities are excellent with public and private schools. Also, the West Plains campus of Missouri State University provides academic and vocational education programs which include a registered and practical nursing program plus a respiratory care school. The West Plains area has prospered as a result of its central location for trade-in southern Missouri as well as the growth of its educational and health services. 

Growing for Our Community

Our hospital broke ground in June on the biggest expansion ever to our facility.  The expansion is based on providing convenience for patients by placing more services under one roof. The location of the expansion will connect the existing Shaw Medical Building and the current main hospital building housing almost all of Ozarks Healthcare’s specialty clinics and ancillary services to one location, creating a centralized space for patients. Specifically, the new construction of more than 120,000 square feet will include the construction of a new medical office building, flexible clinics, procedure suite, centralized imaging facilities, an updated pharmacy, and a new food service area. In addition, a new 20,000 square-foot Women's Center will house modern labor and delivery rooms, gynecological surgery facilities, and educational spaces.

These additions will allow the facility to better serve more than 150,000 residents in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas, who prefer to stay close to home to utilize quality healthcare services. As confirmed by a federally required Community Health Needs Assessment, Ozarks Healthcare continues to grow its facilities, services, and the Ozarks Healthcare Medical Group to align with the needs of the residents to improve the overall health of those they serve.  

Contact Physician Recruitment

Lindsey Thompson

Address: 1100 Kentucky Avenue, West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: 800-884-1814
Phone: 417-257-5993
Fax: 417-257-5995

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