- 3801 Blue Pkwy, Kansas City, MO
- 3.9 average rating
- 5 specialties
- 6 affiliated hospitals
- 12 insurance providers
- 4 awards
- 8 schools
- 19 minutes avg wait time
- 10 are board certified
- 5 are rated 4 stars and above
- 9 are rated on Vitals.com
- 6 are male
- 7 are female
- 5 specialties
- 12 health insurance companies
- 3.9 average overall rating
4 affiliated awards
- BCBS Blue Card
- First Health
- Coventry Health Care
- United Healthcare
Doctors in Swope Health Services
- Dr. Abiye Okah MD, BS, FAAP, MBBS Pediatrics Kansas City, MO
- Dr. Nelson Johnson MD Obstetrics and Gynecology Las Vegas, NM
- Dr. Dhanalakshmi Rengachary MD, BS, MBBS Obstetrics and Gynecology Kansas City, MO
- Dr. Greta Hawkins-Mathis MD Family Medicine Temple, TX
- Dr. Jose Cruz MD Pediatrics Kansas City, MO
- Dr. Dorothy Jackson MD Internal Medicine Kansas City, MO
- Dr. Jackie Fox DO Family Medicine Kansas City, MO
- Dr. David Dembinski MD Internal Medicine Kansas City, MO
- Dr. Otis Latimer Sr MD Internal Medicine Kansas City, MO
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
Swope Health Services is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Alta Vista Hospital Las Vegas, NM 87701
- Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City, MO 64108
- VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Dwight D Eisenhower VA Medical Center Leavenworth, KS 66048
- Childrens Mercy Hospital Kansas City, MO 64109
- Centerpoint Medical Center Of Independence Independence, MO 64057
- Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital Kansas City, MO 64133
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
- University Of Ibadan
- Boston University School Of Medicine
- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
- Wayne State University School Of Medicine
- University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
- University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
- University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Nearby Group Practices
Swope Health Services is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Kansas City, MO.
Swope Pkwy. Health Center
Kansas City, MO
Pathology & Laboratory Med
Kansas City, MO
Midwest Orthopedic and Surgical Specialists
Kansas City, MO
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.