We are excited to announce that this evening, Dr. McDonald won the award for Best Family Physician in the Northland!

For those of you familiar with Dr. McDonald, you know this is a well deserved award. Thank you for all you do for us at Clay Platte Family Medicine Clinic, Dr. McDonald!

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Migraines are not just bad headaches. Nearly 12% of the population suffers from this debilitating illness.

If you are experiencing what you feel are migraine, be sure to speak with your physician, as half of those suffering are never diagnosed and treated.

12% of the population suffers from migraine, the 6th most disabling illness in the world. Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease.

Ever see Dr. Christopher Kafka around town? Be sure to say, “hello!” His favorite part of being a physician is getting to know his patients and living near where he practices so he sees them in and around the community.

Clay Platte Family Medicine Clinic provides personal care to patients throughout the Kansas City area at their Northland office location.

Employee Spotlight: Meet Jennifer Zupan, she has worked with us in referrals since 2014.

Jennifer has one daughter, Alexandra and two cats, Maddie and Khali. For fun, she lives to travel and considers the best vacation she's been on to either be Boston or New Orleans.

Jennifer enjoys comedic television shows including The Office, Shameless and Arrested Development... but, you can also find her watching Game of Thrones.


Thanks for all you do Jennifer, we love having you on the team!

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Smoothies can be one of the easiest ways to get vegetables and fruits into your family’s diet. Check out this link to nearly 30 delicious smoothies. Bottoms up!

Eating your fruits and veggies is way better when they taste like dessert.

Did you know losing just 10 pounds can take the pressure of 40 pounds off your knees and lower body joints?

Losing a little weight goes a long way. Find out the benefits you could get if you shed just 5% to 10% of your body weight.

Enjoy the occasional cigar or pipe? Did you know that these aren’t actually any safer than cigarettes?

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smokers who think cigars or pipes are somehow safer than cigarettes may want to think again, new research indicates. The study tracked the health and habits of more than 357,000 Americans from 1985 to 2011. It found that,...

Employee Spotlight: Meet Chrissy Sharpe, she works at the front desk at our Lee's Summit Clinic.

Chrissy is a big sports fan- especially of football. She loves watching football on television and would love to go to a Superbowl. We won't hold it against her that her favorite team is the New England Patriots.

Thanks for all you do Chrissy, we appreciate you!

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We are thrilled to introduce a new addition to our team of providers. Meet Laura Arsenis, PA-C.

She is originally from Northern California, but came to KC for graduate school and never left! She enjoys caring for patients of all ages, developing trusting relationships with patients and partnering to improve overall well-being.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Laura!

Clay Platte Family Medicine Clinic provides personal care to patients throughout the Kansas City area at their Northland office location.

Hearing more about Probiotics and wondering what it’s all about? Learn more here.

Plus, why you need to incorporate both into your diet.

1 in 5 people suffers with sleep disorders or has trouble sleeping at night.

Do you know what the normal amount of sleep for you is? Find out here.

As many as one in three people can have some difficulty with sleeping. However, there are many things you can do to help yourself.

11 heart symptoms you should never ignore.

WebMD article on 11 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.

Is your child having trouble paying attention or do they seem to be hyperactive? Take a look at the symptoms of ADHD to see if your child may be dealing with this disorder.

Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several-step process. This page gives you an overview of how ADHD is diagnosed.

Are you getting enough sleep? It could be affecting your health…

What happens when you’re sleep deprived? Nothing good.

When it comes to Diabetes, having a Meal Plan in place can be a great way to manage your disease. Here are a few common eating patterns that may work for you. Want to learn more?

Schedule an appointment with our Diabetes Educator, Mary Jo Mason.

A meal plan helps you decide on the kinds of food you can choose to eat at meals and snack times.

One of the biggest challenges for those trying to lose weight is keeping it off once it is lost. Here are the three essentials to keeping those pounds off and continuing to enjoy your success!

By Julie Davis HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve been on a diet more than once, you know that it can be harder to maintain weight than to lose weight in the first place. In fact, many people feel that dieting is easier and that not regaining the weight is the...

We know every second counts in your busy day counts, so we’ve created a shortcut to request an appointment or medication refill, pay your bill online and more!

Check out our Patient Portal and get signed up today.

Clay Platte Family Medicine Clinic provides personal care to patients throughout the Kansas City area at their Northland office location.

With our new check-in process, patients have the ability to check-in and pay their co-pay/balance.

Be sure to share your email address with us at your next visit so you can begin using this helpful service!

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