Dr. Charissa Richard is a Board-Certified Family Physician who enjoys caring for patients of all ages. She is committed to preventative health maintenance and has a particular interest in mental health and women’s care. She will be accepting patients for wellness visits, acute care, and chronic disease management at the Mission, KS location.
Dr. Richard grew up in East Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she studied biology and art. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree at Murray State University in Kentucky. Dr. Richard obtained her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her residency at Truman Lakewood.
Dr. Richard is married to another Family Physician, Ethan, and they enjoy spending time with their three wonderful children. Outside of medicine, Dr. Richard also enjoys watching sports, painting, photography, and gardening.
Dr. Erin O’Laughlin practices the full scope of Family Medicine at the Mission, KS location. She enjoys patients of all ages, with specific skills in Women’s health. She graduated from the UMKC Family and Community Medicine program located at Truman Lakewood, in Kansas City. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2011 with her DO degree.
Dr. O’Laughlin was born and raised in the Kansas City area, then attended Indiana University where she received her B.S. in Psychology and was an All-American in Swimming. She continues to enjoy swimming as a form of exercise, but mostly gets her work outs done by trying to keep up with her four boys. She is available to take new patients, newborn to the elderly, and she is committed to promoting better health through wellness.
Dr. Rebecca Bruce practices the full scope of Family Medicine seeing newborns through the elderly, and especially enjoys women’s and children’s health. She also has special training in OMT (osteopathic manipulative therapy) to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, and head aches. Dr. Rebecca Bruce is a Family Practice physician in the Mission, KS location.
Dr. Bruce is also fluent in Spanish. She is originally from St. Charles, MO and moved to Kansas City to attend Rockhurst University, studying Biology and Spanish. She graduated from medical school in 2008 from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences with a dual MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She is married and has two children.
Kathy Stegeman, Adult Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, first came to Sunflower Medical group as a staff nurse, then earned her APRN and now works as one of our two nurse practitioners working in the Mission, KS office with a specialty of Internal Medicine. She attended Webster University for her BS in nursing and then trained at the university of Kansas School of Nursing for her Masters and APRN.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine 1994, recertified 2004. Dr. Tom Snodell earned his B.A. in Biology from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and then another B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas in 1983. He attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, then went on to an internal medicine residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. He began private practice in 1993. Like his father, he is an avid runner. Dr. Snodell is on active staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center with a specialty of Internal Medicine. He is known as “Dr. Tom” and works at our urgent care in Mission as well as keeping regular hours during the day for primary care.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine 1976. Dr. Postma went to the University of Denver for undergraduate education and then on to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine for his M.D., conferred in 1973. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and began practice as a general internist in 1976. He has previously served in several academic appointments. He has served as one of the board of directors of the Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society and is a past president of the Kansas City Internal Medicine Society. He and his wife Kay have three children. Dr. Postma is on active staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He works at the urgent care in Mission with a specialty of Internal Medicine as well as keeps regular hours during the day for primary care.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Kurth earned his B.A. from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and went on the earn his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan in 1977. He is currently active at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, serving as Director of Medical Education since 1992. Dr. Paul Kurth works for Mission urgent care as well as keeps regular office hours for ongoing primary care patients. He also is the staff physician for Proctor and Gamble employees in Kansas City, KS.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Crabtree earned a BA in Biology and French at Kansas State, then attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, graduating with her M.D. in 1993. She trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Nashville, where she was also Chief Medical resident, and then moved back to Kansas City to start practicing medicine in her hometown in 1997. She holds the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education with Commendation for Self-Directed Learning. Dr. Crabtree is on active staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Interests include: yoga, gardening, and art. She works at the urgent care in Mission as well as keeps regular hours during the day for primary care. As a clinical professor for the University of Kansas Medical school, Dr. Crabtree helps train the next generation of doctors and nurse practitioners. She also participates in clinical research. These activities keep Dr. Crabtree at the cutting edge of current medical knowledge in internal medicine.