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
Laurin Myers, PBT-ASCP
Medical Assistant | Laboratory Director
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
Shaun Riley, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Lisa Sanders, FNP-BC, WCC
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.
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