Buck Tui will take over Plowboys space in north Overland Park

The old Plowboys barbecue space in Overland Park won’t sit empty for long. Buck Tui barbecue will be opening on 75th Street “soon,” owner Teddy Liberda announced via Instagram. Plowboys barbecue announced its closure last week, joining Brookside Poultry as one of two high-profile closures at the end of the year. Owner Todd Johns told… Continue reading Buck Tui will take over Plowboys space in north Overland Park

Christopher Elbow’s cannabis-infused chocolates are a nice splurge for medical marijuana patients

Christopher Elbow has been making some of the city’s best chocolate bars and bonbons since 2003. In 2020, he asked the important question: “What if we put weed in them?” Elbow has partnered with Clovr to create THC-infused chocolate bars and special versions of his famous bonbons—they’re just as pretty as the bonbons that made… Continue reading Christopher Elbow’s cannabis-infused chocolates are a nice splurge for medical marijuana patients

Why there’s a massive geodesic dome off I-35

Photography by Chris Mullins.

Looking like a massive alien head that should be hidden somewhere in Area 52, the classic geodesic dome on Lamar Road has been piquing the curiosity of passersby for thirty-four years. Just off I-35 in Mission, the five-story, other-worldly structure was built by an architecture enthusiast and professional photographer in 1988. It originally housed his… Continue reading Why there’s a massive geodesic dome off I-35

Allergy & Immunology

An allergist or immunologist is specifically trained to diagnose and treat adults and children with allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders. If you’re experiencing rashes, sneezing, coughing or the like and don’t know why, an allergist may be able to help. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research… Continue reading Allergy & Immunology

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball 2021

On Saturday, November 20, the Kansas City Ballet Guild presented the Nutcracker Ball at the beautiful Loews Kansas City Hotel chaired by Karen Yungmeyer and Tempe Ostergren Elsberry. Guests enjoyed a lively cocktail party, delicious cuisine, breathtaking decor by Craig Sole Designs, crowd-pleasing entertainment by Fountain City 45s, and a spectacular performance by Kansas City… Continue reading Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball 2021

The pandemic has exploded screentime. Here’s how to keep your vision sharp.

The increased use of technology during the pandemic has taken a toll on optical health as well as mental health. Looking at a screen all day can strain your eyes and lead to headaches, dry and tired eyes, trouble focusing and more. It can be hard to take care of our eyes when screens take… Continue reading The pandemic has exploded screentime. Here’s how to keep your vision sharp.

What doctors have learned about Covid long-haulers so far

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There’s good news and bad news for post-Covid patients who come into the long-haul clinic at the KU health system. “The one thing I tell every one of our patients is, ‘Hey, six months ago if you’d have come in and seen me, I would have had no idea what you’re talking about,” says Branden… Continue reading What doctors have learned about Covid long-haulers so far

She almost lost her son to a rare Covid-19 syndrome. Here’s her story.

Kristin Simeroth and her son Andy/Photo by Stefanie Werths

Last September, Andy Simeroth was a senior at Blue Valley High School. The youngest of three brothers, he was popular and the captain of the football team. He wore jersey number seventy-seven, which had been passed down through his brothers since peewee football.  “Friday night under the lights was pretty much the biggest thing for… Continue reading She almost lost her son to a rare Covid-19 syndrome. Here’s her story.

Are kids alright? We asked a top local child psychiatrist

One of the things that made the novel coronavirus so scary and confusing in its early days was the wide range of symptoms. Different people responded differently to infection, with many signs of the illness—fevers, coughing—being interchangeable with existing diseases. In many ways, it seems like kids are the last people who are really deeply… Continue reading Are kids alright? We asked a top local child psychiatrist

We asked four top local doctors what they learned from the pandemic

The main feature in our January issue is our annual guide to the top doctors in Kansas City, as selected by their peers. The last two years have been an unprecedented time in American medicine, with many doctors and nurses facing situations that were unimaginable at this time in early 2020. Two years after the… Continue reading We asked four top local doctors what they learned from the pandemic

Adolescent Medicine

The adolescent medicine subspecialty focuses on the care of patients who are in their adolescent stage of development—this period is typically considered the time between when puberty starts and growth stops. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of… Continue reading Adolescent Medicine

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child psychiatrists assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems by diagnosing, treating and preventing mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening… Continue reading Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardio electrophysiology is the field of study used to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions that affect the electric activity of the heart muscle. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to… Continue reading Cardiac Electrophysiology

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Colon and rectal surgeons—or colorectal surgeons—perform tests and diagnose and treat problems in the large and small intestines. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors through a nomination… Continue reading Colon & Rectal Surgery

Clinical Genetics

Clinical geneticists give guidance on the appropriate management of rare disorders, genetic testing, reproductive options, risk assessment of individuals and genetic counseling of family members. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process… Continue reading Clinical Genetics

Child Neurology

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Neurologists deal with all illnesses, disorders and injuries involved with the nervous system in children. Ailments that require a neurologist’s expertise include epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis and chronic migraines. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows… Continue reading Child Neurology

Cardiovascular Disease

A cardiovascular disease doctor specializes in diseases of the heart and blood vessels and manages cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and abnormal heart rhythms. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process… Continue reading Cardiovascular Disease

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Endocrinologists specialize in glands and the hormones that they make. Diseases that often have to do with the endocrine system include diabetes, thyroid disorders and osteoporosis. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening… Continue reading Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Gastroenterology

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You know the jingle: Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea? Well, if any of these issues linger, you’ll probably want to see a gastroenterologist, who specializes in the digestive system. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers… Continue reading Gastroenterology

Infectious Disease

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In 2020, infectious disease doctors found themselves in the spotlight: These specialists study infectious diseases, which range anywhere from a mild common cold to pneumonia to COVID-19. They’re always continuing to train in the field to help understand diseases better since there are constantly new discoveries about infectious diseases. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list… Continue reading Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians—also referred to as internists—are well-rounded in clinical expertise to help diagnose and treat a variety of medical problems and illnesses. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select… Continue reading Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

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Interventional cardiology is a subspecialty of cardiology that focuses on diagnosing issues with blood flow and pressure and in the heart valves. Interventional cardiologists typically use nonsurgical, catheter-based procedures and specialized imaging techniques. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led… Continue reading Interventional Cardiology

Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgeons diagnose and treat patients with conditions in their nervous system—oftentimes through surgical procedures, based on the type of injury or illness. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top… Continue reading Neurological Surgery

Family Medicine

The family medicine specialty covers all the basics of medicine for people of all ages. Family medicine doctors are also often referred to as general practitioners. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening… Continue reading Family Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine physicians focus on the health and care of elderly people and promote healthy practices to prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in older adults. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening… Continue reading Geriatric Medicine

Hand Surgery

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Orthopedic surgeons that specialize in hand surgery are able to reconstruct the complex network of tendons, muscles and bones that make your hands operate. Hand surgeons are also trained to handle fractures that may alter wrist movement. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company,… Continue reading Hand Surgery

Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic oncologists study cancers in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer and vulvar cancer. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top… Continue reading Gynecologic Oncology

Neurology

Neurologists deal with all illnesses, disorders and injuries involved with the nervous system. Ailments that require a neurologist’s expertise include epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis and chronic migraines. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous… Continue reading Neurology

Nephrology

Nephrology is based on the study of the kidneys, which includes acute and chronic diseases that affect renal function, blood pressure and fluid and electrolyte retention. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening… Continue reading Nephrology

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Specialists in neonatal-perinatal medicine diagnose and treat newborns with health conditions along with coordinating care and medical needs for prematurely-born newborns. Neonatologists work mainly in the special care nurseries or newborn intensive care units of hospitals. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle… Continue reading Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Medical Oncology

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A medical oncologist’s job is to take care of cancer patients through treatments like chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors… Continue reading Medical Oncology

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

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The genre of maternal and fetal medicine concerns the health of a mother and fetus before, during and shortly after pregnancy. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors… Continue reading Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

A pediatric hematologist-oncologist has the expertise to help treat children and teens with blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease, hemophilia and cancers like leukemia. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process… Continue reading Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Neuroradiology

Neuroradiologists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and abnormalities in the spine, head and neck, which are usually found using neuroimaging techniques. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to… Continue reading Neuroradiology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and gynecology is the branch of medicine that specializes in women’s health: more specifically, during pregnancy and childbirth and in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs. Obstetricians-gynecologists also specialize in other women’s health issues, such as hormone problems, menopause, hormone problems, birth control and infertility. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top… Continue reading Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ophthalmology

An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats eye disorders. You might see an ophthalmologist if you suffer from a cataract, glaucoma or chronic dry eye. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select… Continue reading Ophthalmology

Orthopaedic Surgery

Broken bone? Strained muscle? You’ll probably want to see an orthopaedic surgeon, whose job is to diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers… Continue reading Orthopaedic Surgery

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology is otherwise known as medicine that deals with the ear, nose and throat (ENT). Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat and often provide surgical care for those with ear, nose and throat disorders and diseases in the head and neck. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information… Continue reading Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Doctors who specialize in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery are specifically trained to correct issues in and enhance the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers… Continue reading Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Pain Medicine

Pain management doctors diagnose pain and help patients pinpoint the underlying conditions that cause it. Then, they work with patients to find therapy, treatments and/or medication to help subside or diminish the pain. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led… Continue reading Pain Medicine

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

If your child’s immune system isn’t working as it should, they will have trouble fighting infections. And if allergies are an issue, the immune system will wrongly react to certain things that are usually harmless, such as animal dander and dust. A pediatric allergist and immunologist will help identify allergens and immune system issues through… Continue reading Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart problems in children by using advanced imaging methods, performing heart procedures and interventions, studying the heart’s electrical system and studying more heart differences. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of… Continue reading Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Endocrinology

For children, the endocrine system of the body is crucial for growth—it’s what helps their bodies produce the necessary hormones and glands it takes for them to develop properly. Pediatric endocrinologists also provide care for children with diabetes. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information… Continue reading Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Nephrology

Nephrology is based on the study of the kidneys. Pediatric nephrology focuses on acute and chronic diseases in children that affect renal function, blood pressure and fluid and electrolyte retention. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers… Continue reading Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology is otherwise known as medicine that deals with the ear, nose and throat (ENT). Pediatric otolaryngologists diagnose, treat and often provide surgical care for children with ear, nose and throat disorders and diseases in the head and neck. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information… Continue reading Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Pulmonology

If your child has breathing issues, you’ll likely take them to a pediatric pulmonologist. These doctors specialize in breathing and lung diseases like chronic cough, recurring pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis and more. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team… Continue reading Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric rheumatologists dedicate their work to the diagnosis of rheumatic diseases, or immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides and inherited connective tissue disorders in children and young adults. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led… Continue reading Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Surgery

The stages of physical development in babies, children and young adults differ greatly from a grown adult. A pediatric surgeon is involved in the surgery process of these age groups, from diagnosis to post-op. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A… Continue reading Pediatric Surgery

Pediatrics

Odds are, you have been to the pediatrician—whether for yourself or for the care of a child. Pediatrics is the specialty of medicine that focuses on infants, children and adolescents. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers… Continue reading Pediatrics

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The role of a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor is to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and… Continue reading Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Plastic Surgery

There are two types of plastic surgery: reconstructive, which aims to improve the function of a particular body part (like a broken nose or cleft lip) and cosmetic (like breast enhancement and facial contouring), which works to improve the appearance of it. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health… Continue reading Plastic Surgery

Psychiatry

Psychiatrists assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems by diagnosing, treating and preventing mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors… Continue reading Psychiatry

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary disease causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. A pulmonary disease physician performs tests to determine illness and will use medications, therapies and pulmonary rehabilitation to help patients. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a… Continue reading Pulmonary Disease

Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy carefully targets cancer cells using regulated doses of high-energy radiation. Through this process, the radiation oncologist works with patients every step of the way, from personalizing the treatment per person to helping manage side effects. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company,… Continue reading Radiation Oncology

Reproductive Endocrinology/Iinfertility

Reproductive endocrinologists are trained in providing fertility treatments using assisted reproductive technologies such as in-vitro fertilization and egg freezing. These physicians are also trained in obstetrics and gynecology, and then have additional training to provide fertility treatment. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company,… Continue reading Reproductive Endocrinology/Iinfertility

Rheumatology

Rheumatologists dedicate their work to the diagnosis of rheumatic diseases, or immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides and inherited connective tissue disorders. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous… Continue reading Rheumatology

Sleep Medicine

It’s more than just tossing and turning and can’t be cured with a cup of caffeine: without help, chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious issues down the road. Sleep medicine doctors are devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted… Continue reading Sleep Medicine

Sports Medicine

Knee pain during pickleball league? Shin splints kick in when training for a race? Sports medicine doctors deal with physical fitness injury treatment and prevention. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process… Continue reading Sports Medicine

Surgery

According to the American Board of Surgery, general surgeons are trained to operate on the alimentary tract, abdomen and its contents, breast, skin, and soft tissue, endocrine system and most are expected to have knowledge and experience in surgical critical care, surgical oncology and trauma. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a… Continue reading Surgery

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

What lies below our chests is a complex system of organs and muscles that each have a crucial job to keep us breathing and our hearts beating. Cardiothoracic surgeons treat diseased or injured organs in the chest, including the esophagus, trachea, pleura, mediastinum, chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium, heart and lungs. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors… Continue reading Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Urogynecology specialists know how to treat all issues relating to a woman’s pelvic floor and urinary tract. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors through a nomination process… Continue reading Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Urology

A urologist knows everything there is to know about the urinary tract system, both in males and females. Urologists also specialize in male reproductive organs. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process… Continue reading Urology

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Otherwise known as the practice of using images to conduct minimally invasive procedures, vascular and interventional radiology uses guidance from such as x-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or ultrasound to treat patients. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly.… Continue reading Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Drinking in the cozy calm of Hermann during the off-season

As the train chugs around the last bend before town, the Missouri River pops into view. “Next stop, Hermann!” the conductor bellows, with a touch more enthusiasm than he announced Jeff City or Sedalia. From the back of the car, there’s a faint “woo.”  You get the sense that there are often many more “woos”… Continue reading Drinking in the cozy calm of Hermann during the off-season

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