Family Medicine

Bess Truman Family Medicine Center

Family Medicine7900 Lee’s Summit Road
Kansas City, MO 64139
816-404-7650

Our Family Medicine specialists provide comprehensive health care services for people of all ages - newborns to older adult, for a broad range of health care needs. They are trained to meet the needs of the entire family and focus on all aspects of your life (a patient’s life), and the influence of the family on an individual’s health care.

Patients turn to our family medicine physicians for care of infants and children, adolescents, pregnancy, adults and the elderly. Our services include outpatient care, inpatient care, and labor and delivery. Our physicians serve as the primary access point, coordinating care and helping patients navigate through other needed medical services. Referrals to specialists, while generally not necessary due to the breadth of services provided by our family physicians, are arranged through the Family Medicine provider, who often manages follow-up care as well.

Bess Truman Family Medicine Clinic at Lakewood is staffed by 40  licensed physicians who are participating in the UMKC School of Medicine’s (SOM) Department of Community and Family Medicine three year residency program. These residents are supervised by over 30 highly capable UMKC SOM Community and Family Medicine faculty and TMC physicians. Included among the faculty are family physicians with expertise in sports medicine, geriatric medicine, integrative medicine, and women’s health. This team approach to your care supports continuity in medical care and assures you have access to someone familiar with your family’s medical history and needs.

family medicine clinicTruman Medical Centers has achieved Level 3 recognition from the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Program. The NCQA PCMH Recognition program identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, rather than treating patient care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is delivered by clinician-led care teams that provide all health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.

To schedule an appointment, please call 816-404-7650.

 

Prenatal Care

The Bess Truman Family Medicine Clinic provides prenatal care for pregnant women at the Maternal Care Clinic. Care is provided by physicians who are board certified in Family Medicine, and who have completed additional training in Obstetrics. Their Family Medicine focus provides the advantage of comprehensive, coordinated care for all medical needs, including care while pregnant. All staff physicians are faculty, affiliated with the UMKC School of Medicine Advanced Obstetrical Fellowship.

Physicians are supported by a patient-focused health system, centered in Family Medicine, and have exclusive privileges at TMC Lakewood and Lakewood Family Birthplace.

Patients who receive their prenatal care through the Maternal Care Clinic benefit from an extensive range of services including childbirth and breast-feeding classes, on-site Fetal non-stress test and ultrasound, Pharmacy, Dental, WIC, Behavioral Health services and Financial Counseling.

To schedule an appointment, call 816-404-7650.

Stephen Vierthaler, MD

Stephen Vierthaler, MD

Board Certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology & Family Medicine
Debra Ahern, DO

Debra Ahern, DO

Board Certified: Family Medicine
Mark Byler, MD

Mark Byler, MD

Board Certified: Family Medicine
Karen Foote, MD

Karen Foote, MD

Board Certified: Family Medicine
Jennifer Livingston, MD

Jennifer Livingston, MD

Board Certified: Family Medicine
Tim Myrick, MD

Tim Myrick, MD

Board Certified: Family Medicine
Rachel Otto, MD

Rachel Otto, MD

Board Certified: Family Medicine
Kelly Sandri, MD

Kelly Sandri, MD

Board Certified: Family Medicine
Aniesa Slack, MD

Aniesa Slack, MD

Board Certified: Family Medicine