Signature Medical Group welcomes two practices in Kansas City area

Signature Medical Group (SMG), one of the largest physician-owned medical practices in Missouri, is pleased to announce that Associated Podiatrists and Independence Surgical Clinic have joined the organization effective May 12015.

Associated Podiatrists offices are located at 8919 Parallel Parkway, Suite 550, Kansas City, KS, on the Providence Medical Center Campus. The practice is comprised of two board certified podiatrists: Donald A. Gentry, D.P.M and Daniel J. Shead, D.P.M. The physicians provide diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle including arthritic and tendon pain, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and heel pain. They also treat skin conditions including ingrown and fungal toenails, rashes and warts. They also provide diabetic wound care and treatment for diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy, as well as perform surgical procedures for most foot pathology.

Independence Surgical Clinic is located at 19550 East 39th Street, Suite 325, in the Centerpoint Medical Building, Independence, Missouri.  The practice is comprised of three general surgeons certified by the America Board of Surgery: Pascal E. Spehar, M.D., FACSJared B. Smith, M.D., and Mindi S.T. Beahm, M.D.. Dr. Spehar and Dr. Smith are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and Dr. Beahm is a member of the America Society of Breast Surgeons. The surgeons treat a broad variety of conditions, including but not limited to hernias; breast, colon and skin cancer; chronic, slow- or non-healing wounds and gallbladder disease. They employ the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopic surgery as well as cutting-edge therapy in robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System.

According to Jan Vest, CEO, of SMG, “Signature Medical Group welcomes the addition of Associated Podiatrist and Independence Surgical Clinic. This addition allows us to continue our work to organize physicians for the benefit of patients, while providing physician leadership in the quest for cost containment and safety in patient care. We’re enhancing our ability to provide cost-efficient services to our special group of patients, while strengthening our status as an independent, private-practice physician group.”

Signature Medical Group is comprised of more than 130 multi-specialty private-practice physicians, providing orthopedic, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal, allergy, pediatrics, neurosurgery, colon and rectal surgery, podiatry, urology and surgical services. Physicians at SMG’s 28 medical practices see patients at 38 locations in the St. Louis area; Bolivar, MO, and the Kansas City area. SMG physicians perform more than 470,000 patient visits and deliver more than 3,000 babies annually. Findings from recent studies show evidence that SMG physicians outperform other physicians by providing episodes of care at 20-30 percent less cost with excellent quality outcomes.