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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bumgarner include women's health issues and travel medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Carondelet Health. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bumgarner accepts. Dr. Bumgarner graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her training includes a residency program at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino.

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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. His areas of expertise include preventive care. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Little accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Little speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in preventive care. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Fristo attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fristo accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Independence, MO. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Guerra has a special interest in preventive care. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Guerra speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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's specialty is family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Werth performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise include the following: joint injections, preventive care, and skin issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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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.