Midtown Family Medicine
MFM is working with full schedules available for patient care every day. We are not seeing COVID-19 patients or any patient with symptoms vaguely similar to COVID-19 (or have a risk for exposure to the virus) in the office. For many patients we can offer same day appointments with telehealth.
Upon entering the office breezeway we ask that all visitors/patients wash their hands in the restroom for 20 seconds before entering the office. We are socially distancing in the office as much as is possible. Please limit the number of family and friends to one or none. If you prefer, waiting in your car until we are ready for you is an option. Call the office on your arrival to the parking lot and we will call you when we are ready for you to come in and take you directly to your exam room after you wash your hands. Use the automatic door opener on the outside door. The inside door is set open.
We have set up telemedicine.
Now maybe more than ever, it is paramount to maintain healthcare provider /patient communication in these unprecedented times as we manage our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Midtown Family Medicine has been using telemedicine for the great majority of our visits, which are patient/ provider real time video consultations and in some situations phone only. For many visit types, such as: follow up of infection or injury to ensure you’re healing as expected over time, some medication management for depression, anxiety and ADD/ADHD, lifestyle coaching, discussion of lab results, flu/cold and allergy issues, minor urgent care concerns, as well as some chronic disease follow up care for CHF, hypertension and IBD, telemedicine is the next best way to monitor your health. We are also able to perform medicare wellness visits via tele-health.
Simply call our office and we will schedule a visit as always. At your appointed visit time, you will go to our website (here) and click on your provider’s name on the left hand side of the page (look to the left of this page), which will connect the telemedicine visit on a HIPAA compliant platform, Doxy.me. Expect to meet with your provider in real time and know that your information will be just as confidential as if you were in the patient room.
In most cases, a video is required to be considered a telemedicine visit and is reimbursed by Medicare and private payer insurances, especially during this pandemic when social distancing is highly encouraged to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In some rural areas, where broadband internet is a challenge, telephone visits are allowable.
Know that although telemedicine visits in many cases, are encouraged during this global pandemic crisis, in office visits are still available and sometimes necessary. Know that we are screening all patients before they are allowed in the office building and every measure is being taken to maintain a clean working environment for our patients and staff.
COVID-19 will not be treated at our office. This infection requires special equipment, availability of testing and a separate clinic area to evaluate patients. We do not have these resources.
Patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath
AND one of the following
- Recent contact with anyone who has suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- Are you immunocompromised
- Do you work in a health care setting
If both sections apply then call us (816-756-5839) and we will facilitate you getting an appointment with the drive through testing facility nearest you from Saint Luke's. You must have an appointment and an order from a Saint Luke's associated physician.
Currently we are at time in which the healthcare system is ramping up to manage this pandemic.
Please go to our COVID-19 Update Page!!!
Gary Thompson, MD - April 8, 2020 9:10 AM
We have availability in our schedules Monday through Friday including “same day appointments”.
Dr. Gary Thompson and the Midtown Family Medicine team have over fifty years combined healthcare experience in the greater Kansas City community. While our experience is key to your healthcare future, we also strive to continually expand our knowledge, education and technological base, to ensure you receive top-quality healthcare services.
We are pleased to provide you and your loved ones with a wide range of services, from preventive to diagnostic care, tailored to your needs, and delivered with caring and advanced expertise. Working with you, together, we can determine the path your healthcare decisions will take.
At Midtown Family Medicine, OUR PRIORITY IS YOU, our patient, not just your ailment.
Call our offices today to schedule your appointment at (816) 756-5839. Midtown Family Medicine’s office is one block south of Kansas City’s VFW Building. You can access our parking lot and entrance on the west side of our building from Washington Street. We look forward to serving you.
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