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IMPORTANT COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: TELEHEALTH SERVICES NOW OFFERED

 

We encourage every patient to keep their appointments, as many are on medications that we need to monitor for safety, and we need to know of any changes in your health or condition. 

 

Our office is open for in-person visits and we are doing everything we can to maintain as safe of an environment as possible including screening all patients before visits and disinfecting surfaces throughout the day.  You should feel free to come in for an appointment.

 

However, if you do not feel comfortable coming into the office, we are now offering telemedicine visits via Zoom for established patients.  You can now stay at home and reach the providers by computer, tablet, or mobile device.  You may still need to come into the office for other services such as lab tests or x-rays.

 

Zoom is safe and HIPAA compliant, to safeguard your privacy. You may contact our schedulers to request an appointment or to change your current office visit to a telehealth visit.

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to learn about our excellent medical practice! We have 8 Rheumatologists, 3 Allergist/Immunologists, as well as experience, having served Kansas City for over 20 years.

Want instant access to your medical record or to send a message to your provider?  Ask about our Patient Portal!!  

To Access Patient Portal

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We're EXCITED to announce Dr. Neha Patel, Allergist & Immunologist, joins our team!

Neha Patel, MD is an allergist/immunologist who is open to see patients. Dr. Patel completed her Allergy/ Immunology fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. She went to medical school in London, UK (University College London) and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at University of Missouri at Kansas City. 

What Are Rheumatic Diseases?

 

Rheumatic diseases are conditions that cause inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints, muscles and blood vessels.  There are dozens of rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.  These affect millions of people. 

Our Services Include:

- Outstanding Physicians, Nurses and Staff

- Diagnostic tests such as Xrays and Bone Mineral Density Testing for osteoporosis screening and management

- Phlebotomy services in our office

- Infusion Centers at all locations

- Allergy shots and testing

- Updated tools for management of disease

- Patient Portal Services for quick test results and communications with your physician

For more information about our Allergy Department, visit  www.kcallergycenter.com

Outpatient Infusion Therapy...What to expect.

Office-based infusion allows patients to receive uninterrupted, high-quality therapy in a caring environment with professionals who know their medical history. Working closely and continuously with the same team gives patients an unprecedented opportunity to convey their concerns and get all their questions answered. Patients at our office infusion center see the same friendly, caring clinical staff at every visit. The physician and staff take a more active role in each patient’s infusion therapy because they share the same mission: Getting our patients on the road to good health as safely and as soon as possible.

The CDC website will have the most up to date information, please visit it at: 

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html

We ask that you distance yourself from others while in our office the best that you can.  

Wash your hands frequently and stay away from anyone who is sick.  We do not recommend stopping imperative rheumatic medications, as flaring of rheumatic diseases may put you at extra risk for contact exposure and unnecessary clinic, hospital, or ER visits.  

If you develop a fever (100.4 F) or feel sick, we ask that you do not come into our office where we have immunosuppressed patients.  If you do develop an illness, we recommend you hold your immunosuppressive medications until you are fully recovered, as we always recommend.  

CORONA Virus-19 Information
What You Need to Know 
About Your Disease

- Knowing the right questions to ask is Important. Click above on Patient Resources for Links to Educate yourself and Find out more regarding a particular disease.

We've added another Rheumatologist!

Dr. Jeremy Sharp grew up in Kansas City and is excited to return home! He completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Saint Louis University. He did his Internal Medicine residency in San Francisco's Kaiser Permanente Medical System. He has now returned to Kansas City and is accepting patients at our Olathe, KS Office and Plaza Missouri Office.

KEEPING PATIENTS SAFE WHILE PRESERVING ACCESS TO CARE

Our physicians and office staff continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation closely and understand that new information arrives daily. Our goal remains to provide the best care to all of our patients.  We continue to implement strategies to achieve this goal of patient care while being mindful of pandemic precautions.

At all of our offices we continue to:
- Frequently disinfect all contact surfaces
- Removal of unnecessary surfaces that present unique risks to the spread of
contagion (e.g. magazines, coffee makers, children’s toys, etc)
- Pre-screening phone calls for patients and rescheduling appointments if symptomatic
- Masking and isolation of any patient demonstrating symptoms consistent with COVID-19
-Temperature screening upon arrival to clinic
-Maintaining social distancing recommendations in our waiting rooms and infusion areas

We have also implemented telehealth visits for any patients who would prefer to not have an in person visit. 

Please, if you are having symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath reschedule your appointment by calling or messaging through our patient portal.  Please continue to practice good hand washing and hygiene as well as social distancing as recommended.