Family Medicine

Family Medicine


Bess Truman Family Medicine Center

Our Family Medicine specialists provide comprehensive health care services for people of all ages – newborns to older adult, for a broad range of health care needs. They are trained to meet the needs of the entire family and focus on all aspects of your life (a patient’s life), and the influence of the family on an individual’s health care.

Patients turn to our family medicine physicians for care of infants and children, adolescents, pregnancy, adults and the elderly. Our services include outpatient care, inpatient care, and labor and delivery. Our physicians serve as the primary access point, coordinating care and helping patients navigate through other needed medical services. Referrals to specialists, while generally not necessary due to the breadth of services provided by our family physicians, are arranged through your Family Medicine provider, who often manages follow-up care as well.

Bess Truman Family Medicine Clinic at Lakewood is staffed by 42 licensed physicians who are participating in the UMKC School of Medicine’s (SOM) Department of Community and Family Medicine three year residency program. These residents are supervised by over 30 highly capable UMKC SOM Community and Family Medicine faculty and TMC physicians. Included among the faculty are family physicians specialized in sports medicine, geriatric medicine, integrative medicine, and women’s health.This team approach to your care supports continuity in medical care and assures you have access to someone familiar with your family’s medical history and needs.

Truman Medical Centers has achieved Level 3 recognition from the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 program. The NCQA PCMH Recognition program identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, rather than treating patient care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is delivered by clinician-led care teams that provide all health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.