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Dr. John E. Oxler Jr, MD Receives 2015 Best of Shawnee Mission Award!

John Oxler, M.D. best of shawnee mission award 2015On April 24, 2015 Dr. John E. Oxler MD received the 2015 Best of Shawnee Mission Award in the Emergency Medicine category by the Shawnee Mission Award Program.

The Best of Shawnee Mission Award Program honors the achievements and accomplishments of select local Shawnee Mission area businesses. These companies and individuals have shown the ability to use best practices and implement programs to generate competitive advantages with long-term value.

We’ve Got a New Neighbor! DFP Orthopaedic Surgery Opens Satellite Office in Heartland Primary Care Medical Building

Welcome Sign DFP Orthopaedic Our Heartland Primary Care office announces the arrival of a new neighbor – DFP Orthopaedics. Drisko, Fee & Parkins Orthopaedic Surgery has opened a satellite office in our Heartland Primary Care Medical Building. So now, not only can you get great medical care for your primary care and urgent care needs but you will also find orthopaedic care at the same location – 2040 Hutton Road near the Legends shopping area.

No Bones About It – We’re Happy to Have DFP as a Neighbor

After noticing a lack of orthopaedic offices and doctors in the Wyandotte, KS area, DFP Orthopaedic Surgery began looking for a location where they could set up a satellite office. The physicians of Heartland Primary Care welcomed the opportunity to provide easy and convenient access to orthopaedic care for their patients and surrounding community by providing available space in their facility for the DFP Orthopaedic physicians.

Primary Care, Urgent Care & Orthopaedics in the Wyandotte Area

Through this new location, DFP Orthopaedics can better serve their patients in Kansas City, Kansas and nearby areas including Basehor, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Lansing, Leavenworth, and Tonganoxie. We know our patients in these areas really appreciate the convenience (especially our urgent care center) and we hope you will benefit from knowing about our new orthopaedic neighbor as well!

Stop in and Feel Better…Right Down to Your Bones

The Heartland Primary Care office, and new DFP satellite office in the Heartland Primary Care Medical Building, are easy to find just off of I-435 and Parallel Parkway on Hutton Road. Come by and see us! To schedule your next appointment, call 816-561-3003 for DFP Orthopaedics or 913-299-3700 for Heartland Primary Care.

Sunflower Medical Group Sponsors 5K Midwest Balloon Fest Run

balloon 5k race sponsor sunflower medical groupSunflower Medical Group is proud to be a sponsor for the US Bank Great Midwest Balloon Race. We are sponsoring the 5K Race with the Balloons, the only race in the metro with hot air balloons flying in the skies over the runners.

The race will take place Saturday, August 9 at the Legends Outlets. The route will take participants from the Legends to the balloon field and back. Registration includes a one day pass ($15 value) to the balloon festival, a commemorative shirt, chip timing, live results, a great course, and hot air balloons overhead! Come out and race or just cheer on your friends and family and stay for an incredible eye dazzling show in the sky. The entry fee for the 5K Race with the Balloons is:

  • $25 through June 26
  • $30 June 27 to August 3rd
  • $35 August 4th to Race Day

Come take part in the most fun and colorful race in Kansas City. It’s a great way to get out and have fun and stay healthy. Plus, you’ll help to support a great charity – Kansas City Hospice. Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is a nonprofit organization offering a range of services for people of all ages and at any stage of serious illness. By providing both hospice and palliative care, they are able to assist patients and their loved ones at any time following a serious diagnosis. Kansas City Hospice is the designated charity for the event.

Here are some of the details you’ll need to participate!

Register at midwestballoonfest.org. Click on 5K Race with the Balloons

Packet Pickup

  • Time – Friday, August 8th, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM or race morning, 6:00 AM to 6:45 AM
  • Location – Legends at Village West Marketplace (near Yardhouse restaurant and Coach shop)
  • Route – Click here for map.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:00 AM – Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration
  • 7:00 AM – 5K Run/Walk Starts
  • 8:00 AM – Kids Fun Run Starts
  • 8:15 AM – Awards Ceremony

The Balloon Festival lasts from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM on Saturday but also runs on Friday and Sunday.

New Patient Portal Now Live

Current patients with emails should all be receiving ‘NEW INVITATIONS’ to join the Follow My Health portal. Once you get your email please create your account right away so you can take advantage of the secure, private messaging.  We really believe this will be a better experience for all, plus iPhone, android and iPad apps can be used for communicating too.

Measles Outbreak in Texas

With back to school season upon us right now it is a good time to remind everyone the importance of vaccinating every child. In the news today is an article about a Measles outbreak in Texas. It happened because an unvaccinated person traveled overseas, contracted the illness, came home and unwittingly spread it among other unvaccinated people in the community.

Remember that vaccines save lives and have eradicated several deadly diseases in our country. If you would like to know more about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines www.cdc.gov is a highly accurate and up to date source of information.

If you are not sure if you or your child is up to date on vaccinations, feel free to make an appointment with one of our physicians or nurse practitioners to review your history.

Mission Phone Problem

The Mission Office has been having phone problems since Monday, April 8th. But we are open.  We hope to have them resolved today(April 9th).  If you need to contact us, call the usual number and leave a message with the answering service and we will call you back.  Even though the patient portal is down you should be able to use the basic email link to “contact us” if you want a call back, just don’t leave any medical information via that email as it is not HIPPA compliant.

Office closing due to weather-update

We will keep you updated on this blog as to closings for each office of Sunflower Medical Group and Urgent Care.    The Mission office will close at 5 pm today, there will not be any Urgent Care tonight, February 25th, 2013.  The Antioch Hills office, the Mission office and MissionUrgent Care will be closed on Tuesday February 26th due to the snow storm.

Protecting Yourself with Insect Repellents.

According to the Medical Letter on September 17, 2012 there have been increasing cases of West Nile Virus infections (1,993 this year with 87 deaths). A good way to protect yourself is to wear insect repellents when you are going outside to prevent mosquito and tick bites.

Strong repellents such as DEET and Picardin protect the longest up to 6-12 hours. Home treatments like citronella, essential oils, and eucalyptus may be natural but often last less than an hour. Make sure to read the directions to get the best results.

Further information about insect bites and disease prevelence can be found at www.cdc.gov