Hazen Short, MD

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Short is accepting new patients!

Dr. Hazen Short went into medicine to help patients by building meaningful relationships. Family Medicine encompasses his passion in health care: wellness, prevention, and continuity of care. His professional interests include evidence based medicine, mental health care, hospital medicine, and pediatrics. Originally from Manhattan, KS, Dr. Short attended Kansas State University for his undergraduate degree in Biology and minor in Leadership Studies. He then attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. He completed residency at Research Medical Center located in Kansas City, MO. He joined KCDPC in the summer of 2019; in addition to working at KCDPC, he works part time as an emergency physician in critical access hospitals. He volunteers as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas, and is an eagle scout, a singer, plays cello and guitar, and loves to play ultimate frisbee, soccer, and disc golf. He is a father and a husband who loves to spend time with family. He also very much enjoys coffee.

Allison Edwards, MD

KCDPC Founder | 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. Her professional interests and areas of expertise include public health, women’s health, preventive medicine, and emergency medicine. 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 and is currently board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition to providing care at KCDPC, she volunteers at the JayDoc Free Clinic 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. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and pursuing hobbies including photography, travel, gardening, cooking, being outdoors, and reading the newspaper over a cup of coffee.

Lauran Gress, RN

Registered Nurse | Dispensary Director

Lauran graduated with her BSN in 2018 and is the RN 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, interestingly, also likes coffee.

Laurin Myers, PBT-ASCP

Medical Assistant | Laboratory Director

Laurin is trained in phlebotomy and has taken on the role of both Lab Director and Medical Assistant at KCDPC. She is eager to continue her education in the healthcare field and has aspirations to enter into nursing school in the future. She’s often the first point of contact for patients and loves that the direct primary care model allows her to get to know all of the KCDPC patients on a personal level. Similar to the rest of the KCDPC crew, Laurin also enjoys a hot cuppa coffee.

Our full-time staff, above, is supported by a wonderful group of Nurse Practitioners who work with us on a part-time basis.  They step in to see patients when Dr. Edwards is out, when our schedule gets busy (cold & flu season!), or to help with our fee-for-service offerings.   

Nohemi Alvarez, FNP-BC

Nohemi Alvarez, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Nohemi is a dedicated bilingual family nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of settings — from urgent care to working in a federally qualified health center, from trauma and intensive care to general pediatrics. She is a organized, an excellent communicator, and is dedicated to using the best evidence to guide her decisions.
Shaun Riley, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Shaun Riley, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Shaun is  certified as both a women’s health and a family nurse practitioner. She has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings: transplant medicine, county jails,  retail, obstetrics,  and community health. She is delighted to serve in the direct primary care model. Shaun looks forward to expanding her knowledge and career by caring for the patients using the direct primary care model. Shaun is a semi-retired ballroom dancer. Her hobbies are cooking,  exercising and spreading time with her family.
Lisa Sanders, FNP-BC, WCC

Lisa Sanders, FNP-BC, WCC

Nurse Practitioner

Lisa graduated with her MSN from the University of Mobile. She is an experienced FNP, having worked in urgent care, correctional care, employee health and primary care offices. She believes that everyone has a right to quality healthcare and this is what attracted her to KCDPC. She believes people should have wellness of mind, body and spirit to truly enjoy life and she enjoys working with patients to achieve these goals. She enjoys drawing and painting, anything crafty. She loves being outdoors, but sailing is her favorite outdoor adventure with her family.

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’s a big fan.

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 national labs — like UniPath, 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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