Dr. Melissa Jane Beard , MD

Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics

(816) 587-3200

Pediatric Care North
8781 N Platte Purchase Dr
Kansas City, MO 64155

Overview

Dr. Melissa Beard grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas. She attended Pittsburg State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She then moved on to University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in 1986. She completed her pediatric training at Childrens Mercy Hospital in Kansas City in 1989. After practicing pediatrics for 10 years in KCMO at Kaiser-Permanente, she joined Pediatric Care North in January, 2001. She is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Growing up as the child of a Pittsburg State coach, Dr. Beard was a passionate sports fan at an early age. She is an avid Kansas City sports fan, especially Royals and KU. She is our office expert and consultant on any sports topic. Dr. Beard also enjoys traveling, taking cruises, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: N/A

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: N/A

Graduation Date: N/A

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • North Kansas City Hospital
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital

Specialties: Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
  • Anthem MO Pathway X
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry KS PPO
  • Coventry MO HMO POS
  • Coventry MO PPO
  • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
  • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Beard's Office Information

Fax: (816) 658-7764
Website: pediatriccarenorth.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sun-

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