Allison Edwards, MD

KCDPC Founder & CEO | Primary Care Physician

Dr. Allison Edwards aims to change the manner in which healthcare is delivered, putting the emphasis on keeping people well rather than solely stepping in and treating the sick. Originally from Lawrence, Dr. Edwards spent her undergraduate years at Drake University in Des Moines, IA before returning to Kansas City for medical school at the University of Kansas. From there, she completed her residency and served as Chief Resident at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. In addition to running operations at KCDPC, she provides locum tenens coverage for rural hospitals and ERs across the Midwest as a board-certified family physician and serves as a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas and a Volunteer Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado, allowing her to continue to educate the next generation of healers. She also provides consulting services for healthcare technology startups (Sesame is a proud example), writes for the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is a nationally featured speaker on the subject of healthcare reform. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and pursuing hobbies including travel, gardening, cooking, being outdoors (backcountry camping and skiing are top choices), and enjoying a cup of coffee, ideally while reading the (real! printed!) newspaper. 

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Primary Care Physician

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Lauran Gress, RN

Registered Nurse | Lab & Dispensary Director

Lauran graduated with her BSN in 2018 and works part time at KCDPC. Before going into nursing, Lauran had a career in social work where she served both children and families. She has loved being a part of the direct primary care model and believes it allows for patient-centered care that’s transparent and fair. She looks forward to continuing her career with KCDPC, growing in medical knowledge, and assisting patients with their needs. Lauran enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants.  She is a big fan of her morning cup of (black) coffee and has been known to panic when the clinic runs out!

Behind-the-Scenes Staff

Zach Brower

CFO

Zach received his BSBA in finance and management from Drake University. He enjoys all things outdoors: from pickup games in the park to skiing fresh powder across the Mountain West to backcountry adventures in the National Park System. He takes care of the back office, accounting, and billing and enjoys being part of the solution to the healthcare problem confronting the US. Zach likes coffee too; he takes it black and believes it’s the secret to a long and healthy life (but he’s not a doctor, so take that with a grain of salt)!

Our Partners

We partner with leading local, regional, and national vendors to provide our patients the best healthcare at the lowest price. From our partnerships with local and national trade organizations — like the Direct Primary Care Alliance and the Midwest DPC Alliance — to partnerships with ancillary services vendors — like local radiology groups, Quest, and LabCorp — we make sure our patients receive the best care at the right price at the right time.

Kansas City Direct Primary Care provides superior health care and wellness via a direct relationship between the patient and physician paid for with a transparent, monthly fee and enhanced by clear, frequent communication.

2016 W 43rd Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103

(913) 730-0331
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