Nohemi Alvarez-Landa, FNP
Family Nurse Pracitioner
Nohemi Alvarez-Landa, NP-C will begin enrolling patients shortly for a July 1 start date. Once enrollments start, you may become her patient by enrolling here.
Nohemi Alvarez-Landa, FNP (pronounced no-AMY) brings expertise in family medicine to KCDPC with a particular focus on chronic disease management, helping patients identify habits contributing to illness and strategizing with patients to modify those behaviors. She earned her BSN in 2008 from Truman State University and then worked in various specialties: ICU, step-down unit, pediatrics and travel nursing. She earned her MSN in 2013 from Graceland University and has worked as a nurse practitioner since that time serving the underserved in several local FQHCs. She is fluent in Spanish and passionate about working with diverse populations. She lives in Lawrence with her family and enjoys the balance that working at KCDPC provides for her to watch her son grow up and conquer the world every day. She also loves salsa dancing, cooking, going on hikes, biking, and traveling abroad. Though she is surrounded by coffee drinkers here at KCPDC, it gives her palpitations, so she avoids it; juicing is her morning pick-me-up!
Hazen Short, MD
Primary Care Physician
Dr. Short is accepting new patients! Become his patient by enrolling here.
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 very much enjoys coffee.
Lauran Gress, RN
Registered Nurse | Lab & Dispensary Director
Laura Kitchie, RN
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.
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)!
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
fax: (913) 553-4272