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Primary care

At Truman Medical Centers/University Health, we make it easy for you to get high-quality, comprehensive primary care, close to home. To us, primary care includes family medicine, internal medicine and internal medicine/pediatrics and pediatrics.

Our primary care providers offer healthcare services to people of all ages—from newborns to older adults. They can treat common conditions such as colds and flus, infections, depression and anxiety, as well as the aches and pains that you can’t figure out. They can also help you manage chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and high cholesterol.

Family Medicine: Family medicine physicians help patients of all ages to prevent, manage and understand health issues of all types, including chronic conditions. Some family medicine physicians also have received additional training in obstetrics and can provide a full range of maternity care including the delivery of your baby. Some family medicine physicians receive additional training in sports medicine and in geriatrics (treatment of the elderly). In addition, some family medicine physicians also perform minor surgical procedures in the office setting.

Internal Medicine: Internal medicine physicians are specialists that treat adult patients (age 18 years and older). Internal medicine physicians specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. They have been trained to manage and treat multi-system diseases; specifically puzzling diagnostic problems including severe chronic illnesses and multiple diseases at the same time.

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: Internal medicine/pediatric physicians are trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics so they can treat patients of all ages. These physicians treat common illnesses and more advanced illnesses, as well as they work to manage all needs of a patient.

Pediatrics: Pediatricians care for children – from newborn babies to young adults (age 18). For complete information on our pediatricians and the clinics where they treat children, please visit our Pediatrics service page.

Integrated Behavioral Health: Several of the primary care clinics have integrated behavioral health (IBH), which is a team-based consultation service focused on improving health outcomes by reaching more patients to address behavioral, psychological, and social factors that impact overall health. Integrated health psychologists offer short term, brief-solution focused interventions to assist in the behavioral management of physical health problems, assist in making behavioral changes such as quitting smoking and improve functioning associated with mental health needs. IBH services are available for established patients (in selected clinics) who have been referred by their primary care provider.

When you have a medical concern, your primary care provider should be your first call. In many cases, they'll be able to address the problem. If a specialist is needed, your primary care provider will give you a referral and will continue to oversee and coordinate your care.

For your convenience, Truman Medical Centers/University Health has primary care clinics located on our hospital campuses and in community locations throughout the Kansas City, Missouri, area.

Family medicine clinics

Bess Truman Family Medicine Center and Maternal Care Clinic

This family medicine center is staffed by licensed physicians who are participating in the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine's Department of Community and Family Medicine three-year residency program. Our residents are supervised by the highly capable UMKC School of Medicine faculty and Truman Medical Centers/University Health physicians. The faculty includes family physicians with additional training in sports medicine, geriatric medicine, integrative medicine, pediatrics and women's health, including obstetric care.

We offer an extensive range of services, such as:

Primary care for people of all ages, including annual exams; well-child visits; screenings; skin care; Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT); immunizations; integrated behavioral health; family planning including IUD placement and vasectomies; joint injections; and, same-day appointments for urgent healthcare needs.

Care for chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Maternity care. Our Maternal Care Clinic is staffed by physicians who are board-certified in family medicine and have completed additional training in obstetrics. This dual expertise means they can care for all your medical needs. In addition, all our physicians are faculty affiliated with the UMKC School of Medicine's Advanced Obstetrical Fellowship.

Women who get prenatal care through the clinic have access to an extensive package of services including:

  • Childbirth and breastfeeding classes.
  • On-site ultrasound and fetal non-stress tests.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Dental.
  • Women infants and children (WIC) nutrition program.
  • Behavioral healthcare.
  • Social services.
  • A patient navigator who will help you select a healthcare provider and answer questions throughout pregnancy.
  • Financial counseling is available.

To make an appointment at the Bess Truman Family Medicine Center and Maternal Care Clinic, call 816.404.7650.

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Lakewood Medical Pavilion

The Lakewood Medical Pavilion is a primary care clinic located on the Truman Medical Center Lakewood campus. Patients have access to a laboratory and diagnostic imaging within the hospital and an extensive list of specialty care services. This clinic accepts patients of all ages and treats patients with minor illnesses to more complex health issues including diabetes, high blood pressure, integrated behavioral health, and skin conditions. Some of the physicians in this clinic also focus on sports medicine; they work with athletes and physically active individuals to improve performance, prevent injury and enhance overall health.

Same-day appointments are available for current patients. To make an appointment, call 816.404.7600.

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John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion at Health Sciences District

The John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion offers primary care in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Care is provided by family physicians who diagnose and treat patients of all ages. Patients have access to a laboratory and diagnostic imaging within the hospital and an extensive list of specialty care services, including diabetes care management, integrated behavioral health services and skin conditions.

To make an appointment, call 816.404.3855.

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University Health Community Care Fairmount

University Health Community Care Fairmount provides expert primary care in Independence. This clinic offers care for patients of all ages—newborns to older adults—and provides a wide range of services, including general wellness care, chronic condition management, and integrated behavioral health. This clinic also has a geriatrician, which is a physician that treats elderly patients and manages the conditions that affect the elderly.

Same-day appointments are available for current patients. To make an appointment, call 816.404.5770.

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University Health Community Care Grain Valley

University Health Community Care Grain Valley provides expert primary care services in Grain Valley (eastern Jackson County). This clinic offers care for patients of all ages—newborns to older adults—and provides a wide range of services including integrated behavioral health and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. This clinic also includes the services of a nurse midwife and a nurse practitioner who specializes in women’s health and obstetric care.

Same-day appointments are available for current patients. To make an appointment, call 816.404.6785.

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University Health Community Care Raytown

University Health Community Care Raytown provides expert primary care in Raytown. This clinic offers care for patients of all ages—newborns to older adults—and provides a wide range of services, including general wellness care, preventive care, integrated behavioral health, and chronic condition management for diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Same-day appointments are available to current patients. To make an appointment, call 816.356.1000.

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Internal medicine clinics

Truman Medical Centers/University Health Primary Care Clinics

The Truman Medical Center/University Health Primary Care Clinics, located on the fourth floor of Truman Medical Center in the Health Sciences District, provides primary care to patients 18 years of age and older. This dedicated team of physicians, residents, nurse practitioners and support staff work together to provide the highest quality primary care to their patients. Providers treat everything from minor illnesses to more complex chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

The TMC/UH Primary Care Clinics are staffed by board certified Internal Medicine physicians who also are teachers at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine. Internal Medicine residents, who are medical doctors that are training to become certified in Internal Medicine, also staff the clinics.

Once your care has been established in the Primary Care Clinic, same-day appointments usually are available with our nurse practitioner. Financial assistance is available.

To make an appointment, call 816.404.4862.

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Truman Medical Center Medicine-Pediatric (Med-Peds) Clinic

The Med-Peds Clinic is a partnership between Truman Medical Centers/University Health and Children's Mercy Hospital. We are a dedicated team of physicians, residents, a nurse practitioner and support staff who work together to provide the highest quality primary care to people of all ages. Providers in this clinic treat everything from minor illnesses to chronic conditions like diabetes, cardiac conditions and weight management.

Our residents are medical doctors who are training to become dual-certified in pediatrics and internal medicine. Our attending physicians have achieved that certification and are teachers at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.

Once your care has been established in the Med-Peds Clinic, same-day appointments are usually available with our nurse practitioner.

To make an appointment, call 816.404.4862. Financial assistance is available.

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University Health Community Care Linwood

University Health Community Care Linwood provides expert primary care in Midtown Kansas City. This clinic offers care for patients of all ages—newborns to older adults—and provides a wide range of services, including general wellness care, preventive care, and chronic condition management for diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Open Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment, call 816.404.6700.

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Patient-centered care

Truman Medical Centers/University Health has achieved a Level 3 recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home program. This program identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their primary care physician 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 healthcare needs and coordinate treatments across the healthcare system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.

NCQA-recognized primary care locations:

  • Bess Truman Family Medicine Center and Maternal Care Clinic.
  • Lakewood Medical Pavilion.
  • John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion at Health Sciences District.
  • Med-Peds Clinic.
  • University Health Community Care Fairmount.
  • University Health Community Care Grain Valley.
  • University Health Community Care Raytown.

myTruHealth

Truman Medical Centers/University Health offers myTruHealth, a secure online tool that helps our patients better manage their care and improve their overall healthcare experience. You can use myTruHealth to access your health records, check lab results, request medication renewals, request appointments, send messages to your care team and more. Learn more and enroll today.

Telehealth

Most of these primary care clinics offer telehealth or telemedicine options. Please visit our Telehealth page to learn more about our telehealth options.