Family Medicine with Obstetrics

Citizens Memorial Healthcare is a fully-integrated healthcare system devoted to exceptional patient care provided by leading physicians and caring staff. Citizens Memorial Hospital is located in Bolivar, Mo., and serves Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Hickory, northern Greene, Polk and St. Clair Counties. In addition to hospital services, CMH consists of 36 primary care and specialty care physician clinics, six long-term care facilities, one residential care facility, five independent living communities, Senior Health Center, home health, hospice, homemaker plus, health transit services, home medical equipment and rehabilitation services.

CMH was awarded the prestigious Davis Award of Excellence by the Health Information and Management Systems Society, and has been recognized for its innovative efforts associated with its organizational patient electronic medical record system. CMH was also named a Most Wired and Most Wireless Hospital, and was named one of the Top 10 Rural Hospitals in America. CMH is one of the 10 largest employers in southwest Missouri. In 2010, CMH was awarded the Missouri Quality Award, which is modeled after the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

CMH is recruiting to add a family physician to its Dallas County Family Medical Center.  The clinic is located in Buffalo, Missouri (population in city 3,084, Dallas County has 16,777).   The Dallas County Family Medical Center is a busy clinic and the new provider would be able to see 20-25 patients per day within the first days or weeks of being at the clinic.  

The new physician would have one physician partner as well as nurse practitioner support.  Historically, the physicians at the clinic have performed many procedures, including LEEP, skin lesion removal, suturing, joint injections, circumcisions, NSTs, and vasectomies.  Physicians can be credentialed to perform C-Sections and colonoscopies if they have the interest and the proper training.

The practice provides the following benefits:

  • $205,000 18-month guarantee, but the last physician that joined this clinic was exceeded her guarantee after the first quarter
  • Retirement and profit sharing opportunities
  • Medical, dental, life and malpractice insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Possible loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps
    • $60,000 for initial two year commitment
    • $140,000 for a five year commitment
  • CME allowance
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Great call schedule:
    • 1:5 OB primary call
    • 1:5 OB backup call
    • 1:7 Inpatient and pediatrics call weekend call coverage
    • Hospitalists cover your adult patients (except OB) in the hospital from 7 pm - 7 am
    • No clinic after-hours call

Buffalo is a small but growing town in Southwest Missouri.  Buffalo has a diverse business base that is anchored by agriculture-based industries.  Buffalo is located at the intersection of highways 32 and 65.  These highways provide great access to the community, the clinic, and to Bolivar and Springfield (third largest town in Missouri).

Buffalo is located approximately 18 miles east of Bolivar (population 10,325).  Citizens Memorial Healthcare's hospital is located in Bolivar.  The majority of CMH's specialty services are in Bolivar, including interventional cardiology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, neurology, ENT, ophthalmology, rheumatology, Pulmonology, physical therapy and speech therapy.

Please contact Donna Shelby, Director of Physician Recruiting for more information about this or other opportunities available at CMH, an Award Winning organization.  She can be reached at 417-328-6273 or

Missouri Quality AwardStage 7 Award RecipientSBJ Dynamic Dozen Award Recipient SBJ Economic Impact Award Recipient Most Wired Award Recipient Hospital 417-326-6000
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Bolivar, Missouri