We found 7 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 is a family medicine practitioner and hospitalist in Independence, MO. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She trained at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City for her residency. Dr. Bumgarner is especially interested in women's health issues and travel medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Bumgarner speaks Filipino. She is 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 specializes in family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Little trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Little's clinical interests encompass preventive care. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Little is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

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

Dr. Erick Guerra is a family practice physician in Independence, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Guerra include preventive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Guerra average 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guerra honors. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Guerra speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. His clinical interests encompass preventive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Fristo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Fristo attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

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

Dr. Dylan Werth works as a family practitioner in Pleasant Hill, MO and Independence, MO. His areas of expertise consist of joint injections, preventive care, and skin issues. Dr. Werth is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Marvin Paul Steiner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17611 E 24 Highway; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Marvin Steiner sees patients in Independence, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Steiner's clinical interests: minor surgery, wellness visit, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Carondelet Health. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria.

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Clinical interests: Wellness Visit, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Joint Injections

Dr. Larry Edward Legler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17611 E 24 Highway; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Larry Legler specializes in family medicine. Dr. Legler attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Legler include minor surgery and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Legler is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Legler takes. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Minor Surgery

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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.

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