Dr. Beal grew up in southern Illinois. He was the first person in his family to graduate from college. He received his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. He completed a pediatric internship and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; additionally, he received a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration (MSHA) from the Medical College of VA/VA Commonwealth University.
Dr. Beal loves his job! He has practiced in the academic and private sector in IA, NC and MO. He opened the Columbia practice in January 1995. In addition to doing primary care pediatrics, Dr. Beal serves as the sole Medical Consultant for Missouri’s State Technical Assistance Team (STAT). In this latter position Dr. Beal is a forensic expert in child abuse and neglect.
Dr. Beal married his junior high sweetheart, Debbie. In June 2019 they will have been married for 44 years. They have three adult children and seven grandchildren. In his spare time Dr. Beal loves to teach scuba, and dive in exotic global locations. He is a PADI Master Instructor, and Debbie is a PADI Dive master. Dr. Beal has certified approximately 500 divers.
Lani Horstmann, RN, MSN, CPNP joined Dr. Beal in 2006. She works full-time as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Clockwise from left to right: Debra, Shawn, Shelby, and Mary