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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 sees patients in Independence, MO. Her medical specialties are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues and travel medicine. Dr. Bumgarner takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Bumgarner 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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Little include preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Little honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. In addition to English, 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 works as a family practice physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Fristo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fristo include preventive care. Dr. Fristo is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Guerra is especially interested in preventive care. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. For his residency, Dr. Guerra trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Guerra's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner in Pleasant Hill, MO and Independence, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Werth include joint injections, preventive care, and skin issues. Dr. Werth accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Werth is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Independence, MO. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steiner is especially interested in minor surgery, wellness visit, and joint injections. His 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. Steiner honors. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minor surgery and preventive care. Dr. Legler's 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. Legler honors. Dr. Legler's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria.

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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.