Moore joins NRMC mental health services


Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is pleased to announce that Candice Moore, M.D. has joined NRMC, providing child psychiatry at Primary Care Center, located at 627 S. Ash Street in Nevada. 

“Dr. Moore is a talented psychiatrist with a strong history in Nevada,” said Wes Braman, Interim Chief Executive Officer of NRMC.  “Her services are a welcome complement to the mental health offering now available at Primary Care Center.”

Dr. Moore earned her Medical Doctorate at the University of Oklahoma, School of Medicine. She completed a rotating internship at Baptist medical center and began practicing in Nevada, Mo in 1977 as a family practice doctor. At that time, practicing family medicine was different Dr. Moore said. She took shifts in the emergency room and always saw her patients in the hospital when they were admitted. She also performed some biopsies, D&Cs, appendectomies and assisted with many other surgeries. 

“I liked being part of the surgical team,” Dr. Moore said. “Knowing what makes the body and mind work is very interesting. That’s how surgery and psychiatry are alike. Some of the mental health professionals started referring their patients to me and I needed to learn more.” Dr. Moore said. 

She went back to school in 1991 and completed a residency in psychiatry at CF Menninger Memorial Hospital Clinic in Topeka, KS. Her professors and fellow residents encouraged her to continue with a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to opening a private practice, Dr. Moore provided psychiatric care at Heartland Behavioral Health Services for ten years and served as medical director there for four years.

At Primary Care Center, Dr. Moore evaluates and treats children and adolescents 18 years and under for behavior and mood disorders including ADHD, autistic spectrum, bipolar and oppositional defiant disorders, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other behavioral health providers at Primary Care Center include psychiatrist, Dr. David Trobaugh and licensed therapist, Susie Platt. All are accepting new patients and do not require a referral. They can be reached by calling Primary Care Center at (417) 448-3600.

“I enjoy working with therapists and the children’s families in a collaborative effort,” said Dr. Moore. “Many of these families are doing the best they can. We can help them implement changes that really make a difference. Coming to me for an evaluation does not automatically mean a prescription for medication is the answer. Many times I will recommend behavior modification and other resources.”

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About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.

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