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News and Announcements

Please welcome

Tyler J. Murtaugh, MD, who joined our practice Monday, Aug 17th.  He will be practicing in our Blue Springs location and is accepting new patients.

Children’s Mercy Affiliation

Cockerell & McIntosh Pediatrics is pleased to announce our affiliation with Children’s Mercy.

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Sports Activities are resuming for Summer 2020

The 27 schools in the Greater KC Suburban Conference BSHS and BSSHS will resume activities this summer. Schedule your sports physical now!

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Coronavirus Information

Stay up to date on what our office is doing in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  Click here for details or call/text us at 816-228-4770.

Higginsville Office

Our Higginsville office will be open again beginning June 1st. We will be open on Monday and Wednesday each week. For details please text us at 816.228.4770

New Office Hours

We have new office hours, effective September 1st.

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Evening Urgent Care

Evening urgent care available in the Blue Springs and Independence office.

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In 1950, Dr. Sandford Cockerell opened a small office in Independence, MO with the goal to provide exceptional healthcare to the children in his community. His children, Dr. Charles Cockerell and Dr. Michele McIntosh eventually joined the practice and later created Cockerell & McIntosh Pediatrics. The practice has grown over the years to include three offices and a team of pediatricians who remain dedicated to providing exceptional pediatric care.

So what makes us unique? Our practice has always strived to offer quality healthcare as conveniently as possible. We hire only board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners, each of whom work with a dedicated team of nurses to help deliver patient-centered care. Here are just a few ways we make the care convenient for you.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Evening hours every weekday
  • Three locations
  • Onsite lab and x-ray
  • Nurse Advice line available 24/7
  • Allergy testing and immunotherapy
  • Most insurances accepted (Private/Commercial and Medicaid)

For more than 5 decades, our commitment to the community has remained strong. Our collaborative work environment encourages constant learning and improvement, so that we can continue to deliver the best pediatric care.

We are looking forward to seeing you in our office. Text or call us at 816-228-4770

Our Mission Statement

To promote family health to all members of our community, regardless of financial or social status, through education, guidance, and by setting an example for parents and children of how to manage their lifestyles in a manner leading to the best health possible.

To provide a place for a long-term opportunity to work in a professional and collegial atmosphere, where the emphasis is on serving children, and each other, to the betterment of both.

To never be satisfied with where we are, but to continue moving toward the most perfect version of our mission.

Childrens Health Network