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We found 5 family medicine practitioners who accept WellPoint near Independence, MO.

Dr. Jayne Lora Lagutan Bumgarner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
4801 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jayne Bumgarner's specialties are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Before performing her residency at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Dr. Bumgarner attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Her clinical interests include women's health issues and travel medicine. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Bumgarner is conversant in Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues, Travel Medicine

Dr. Timothy James Little, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4801 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Little sees patients in Independence, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Little completed residency programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Little include preventive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. In addition to English, Dr. Little speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. Todd Edward Fristo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4801 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Todd Fristo specializes in family medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Fristo's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His clinical interests encompass preventive care. On average, patients gave Dr. Fristo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain

Dr. Erick Jose Guerra, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4801 S Cliff Avenue; Stes. 202-204
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Erick Guerra specializes in family medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Guerra include preventive care. Dr. Guerra is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guerra honors. For his professional training, Dr. Guerra completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Guerra speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Acute Pain, Preventive Care, Chronic Pain

Dr. Dylan T Werth, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4801 Cliff Drive; Suite 300
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Dylan Werth works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Werth include joint injections, preventive care, and skin issues. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Werth completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Werth honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Preventive Care, Skin Issues, Chronic Illness, Joint Injections

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What is Family Medicine?

Currently in medical care in the United States, there are four main primary care specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Internal medicine is primary care for adults, pediatrics is primary care for children and infants, and geriatrics is primary care for seniors. Family medicine, the broadest specialty, is primary care for all ages.

A family medicine physician is a medical ‘home base’ for patients. They treat all ages, all sexes, all organs, and all diseases. They can see every member of the family, from birth through old age. This allows family medicine doctors to develop long-term relationships with their patients and to understand how their patients’ role in the family affects their health. They can provide check-ups, immunizations, screening services, gynecological exams and obstetric care, routine health care, and health counseling. When more specialized care is needed, a family medicine doctor can refer their patients to appropriate specialists. They can become educators and advocates for their patients in the sometimes overwhelming health care system.

As health care changes in this country, family medicine is a growing specialty for families and individuals who are seeking more personalized health care and a more personal relationship with their physician.