KU MedWest

KU MedWest

Welcome

You'll find the care you need in a single location at KU MedWest. This 60,000-square-foot facility offers comprehensive and convenient medical care, including primary and specialty care, complete diagnostic and imaging services, laboratory services, an outpatient surgery center and urgent care.

Our experienced primary and specialty care physicians and staff deliver a wide variety of healthcare services in a convenient location.

As a location of The University of Kansas Health System, we offer high-quality care backed by the expertise of the area's leading academic medical center.

Patient-centered care

Family practice, pediatrics and internal medicine at KU MedWest have earned Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home™ Accreditation, the highest ranking from the National Committee on Quality Assurance.

Location

Directions & parking


7405 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217

Directions

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  • KU MedWest is located off I-435 at the intersection of Midland Drive and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas. Take the Midland Drive exit and go east one block. Turn right (south) on Renner Road, and drive one-half mile to KU MedWest.

E-visit

Busy schedules often make it hard to see the doctor for a minor illness. If you are an established adult patient of KU MedWest Primary Care or another of our primary care locations, you can visit a nurse practitioner from your smartphone or computer.

Simply place your request in MyChart and complete a brief survey about your symptoms.

  • If you submit your request before 1 p.m. on a weekday, you will receive a response by 5 p.m. that day.
  • If you submit your request after 1 p.m. or on a weekend or holiday, you will receive a response by noon on the next business day.
  • It will include a diagnosis and a care plan – even a prescription, if needed.

Learn more about e-visit appointments.

Insurance accepted

  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry
  • Humana
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Occupational Health

Specialty care

Sometimes your primary care doctor needs to refer you to a specialist. At KU MedWest, that’s easy. Our specialists are right down the hall.

As part of the region’s premier academic medical center, KU MedWest offers experience and depth that only a true academic medical center can provide.

By having all of your specialists located in the same facility, you save the time of traveling from one doctor’s office to another.

This also eliminates the problems of insurance compatibility that are often associated with referrals in other medical settings.

Physician specialists also are available for appointments at this location.

Specialties include:

  • Audiology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Urology
  • Breast imaging


Primary care

Healthcare providers at KU MedWest understand that everyone needs a physician. And whether our patients are 9 days or 90 years old, our physicians are on hand to help take care of them. KU MedWest is a true family care practice dedicated to taking care of you and your family. Our licensed staff will assist you when a physician is unavailable, including after-hours on-call services.

Physicians provide primary healthcare for patients of all ages.

We offer services from physicians who specialize in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and geriatrics.

Our services include:

  • Primary care
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Medication management
  • Sick visits

Urgent care

Accidents happen. So does illness. Your child gets hurt at a soccer game. Your toddler has an earache. You have the flu. These are times when you really need to see a doctor.

That's why KU MedWest offers Urgent Care.

For illnesses or injuries that need immediate attention, yet don't require a trip to the emergency room, our board-certified physicians are ready to take care of you.

For those who need to see a medical expert right away, our board-certified physicians provide an effective and convenient alternative to emergency room care.

Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries includes:

  • Asthma and allergy symptoms
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Rashes and burns
  • Sprains and fractures

No appointment necessary.

Urgent care FAQs

  • Our urgent care centers allow you to see a physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse without an appointment. You should use urgent care for medical problems that require prompt attention, but are not serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room. These medical problems might include respiratory difficulties associated with asthma and allergies, sore throats, coughs, fever, rashes, minor injuries, headaches, vomiting and flu-like symptoms.

  • It is never necessary to schedule an appointment at our urgent care centers. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis or based on medical need.

  • Ages seen vary by clinic. Please check with the specific location you plan to visit. 

  • Since we don't take appointments, it's difficult to predict how long you will have to wait to be seen by a member of our urgent care medical team. Although we treat patients on a first-come, first-served basis, patients with severe breathing problems, who are bleeding or who may have life-threatening medical conditions will be seen first.

  • In some cases there is an additional "after hours" charge for urgent care visits, which is usually covered by most insurance carriers. Some insurance carriers may require higher copays. Please call the number on the back of your insurance card for questions about coverage. In addition, some medications, tests and/or medical supplies may not be covered under your plan and will be your responsibility.

  • Go to the emergency room for injuries that are serious or that may be life-threatening. These include:

    • Amputation of a body part
    • Electrical shock
    • Fractures that are open or angulated
    • Severe bleeding due to injury or trauma
    • Severe burns
    • Dehydration
    • Chest pains that could be related to heart attack
    • Severe abdominal pain

    Call 911 immediately if you have a medical emergency and need transportation to the hospital.

  • When you have tests done, there are 2 ways to get results. The preferred method to access your health information is through MyChart. Get more information on MyChart and learn how to sign up. Or, a clinical staff member will contact you regarding any abnormal results.

  • For billing questions, call 913-588-5820 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Occupational health

Occupational and physical therapy

We treat workers' compensation and nonwork-related injuries.

Hand therapy

Our certified hand therapist provides pre- and post-surgical therapy, custom splinting, strapping and casting.

Post-offer testing

We perform job-demand analysis, agility and fit-for-duty testing.

Ergonomic evaluations

Our ergonomics specialists provide individual worksite analysis, workflow analysis and injury prevention consultations.

Computerized functional capacity evaluations

Using the latest physical capacity tests, we assess a patient's overall function and compare it to a national database. We then determine disability and baseline functioning to establish pre- and post-operation capabilities.

Surface nerve conduction studies

We use innovative technology to detect neurological or muscular disorders.

Concussion therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation

Meet our experienced staff

Janet Brooks, RPT, Rehab Manager

Janet has more than 30 years of experience as an administrator and practicing clinical therapist. A registered physical therapist, Janet specializes in outpatient orthopedic injuries and workers' compensation injury management.

Brian Mills, MOTR/L, CHT, IFE, CEAS

A certified hand therapist, Brian specializes in hand and upper quarter and extremity therapy. He's also certified in ergonomics and is an international functional evaluator.

Jennifer Zentz, MPT

Jennifer is an experienced physical therapist and a certified ergonomics specialist. While working in the military, she developed programs for traumatic brain injury. She is also certified in vestibular rehabilitation and has experience in workers' compensation injury management.

Heidi Garcia, CPTA

A certified physical therapy assistant, Heidi specializes in outpatient therapy and has extensive knowledge of occupational health.

Micheal Johnson, CPTA

Micheal is a certified physical therapy assistant specializing in outpatient therapy. He's also proficient in Spanish.

Ryan Jones, DO

Dr. Jones' clinical practice is focused on occupational medicine and urgent care.

Same-day surgery

At KU MedWest Outpatient Surgery Center, you'll receive surgical care in advanced procedures in state-of-the-art surgical suites. The private preoperative room allows family members to stay with you before and after your procedure. You'll be able to return home the same day, usually within 2 hours of your procedure.

Expert surgeons provide same-day outpatient surgical care in a warm, comfortable setting equipped with state-of-the art technology. Surgical specialties include:

Sports medicine

We offer sports medicine physical therapy at our KU MedWest location. Our comprehensive outpatient physical therapy clinics specialize in athletic injuries in a professional, motivating and sports-oriented environment. By providing training and therapy in the same location, athletes more easily transition from rehabilitation back to training. The on-site rehabilitative, physical therapy bridges the gap between rehab and continued athletic activity, ensuring a safe and optimal return.

Services provided
Our sports medicine team at KU MedWest offers care to meet all your needs. Services include:

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatments
  • Sports medicine physical therapy
  • Post-injury education
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation