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ProPartners featured in Look to Leawood Magazine’s Spring edition

ProPartners Healthcare has spent the last twenty plus years serving the Leawood Community and looks forward to the future serving even more people in the greater Kansas City area with their unique and improved model of healthcare.

They’ve been a part of the Leawood business community this whole time, and when their lease came up, they choose to remain in town. Founder and Medical Director, Dr Troy Burns, MD, said opening and keeping the company based in Leawood after 22 years has been a great decision.

“Our location is an advantage because we are in a residential community,” said Dr. Burns. “So we have a lot of patients who live in the area and they know us. And so they’re very comfortable with coming to see us.”

The office was originally opened as a primary care practice for men. Since 2013, ProPartners has expanded into a family practice providing comprehensive Direct Primary Care (DPC) services for an affordable flat monthly fee. As one of the first fifty DPC practices in the country ProPartners DPC practice model has been proven to improve the quality of care, increase patient satisfaction and reduce overall healthcare costs.

Since 2001, they have partnered with employers to improve the health of their employees by guaranteeing direct access to their personal ProPartners primary care physician, at any time of day.

ProPartners model guarantees that patients will have access to their doctor directly. Typical insurance models that have doctors who are responsible for thousands of patients, making it difficult for patients to get in depth care based on an ongoing relationship. Employees highly value the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their doctor is always available. There are never any office visit charges, copayments or deductibles.

“Our flat membership fee gives our patients unrestricted access. It is always your doctor on call for you. You are not getting a random physician who you’ve never met,” Dr. Burns said. “Even if you call at two in the morning or 10 at night, you’re calling your own doctor that has a context of care for you.”

DPC models are so rare that patients are amazed by the service they receive with this kind of healthcare. Many people experience healthcare as an expensive and inconvenient endeavor, being limited to in-network doctors, long waits, and unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.

By contrast, the DPC model allows patients to always reach their doctor for any questions or concerns. Since the physicians at ProPartners are not responsible for thousands of patients, they can address ongoing health concerns and make plans to prevent future ailments.

So while firmly anchored in Leawood, the office serves patients from neighboring communities like Liberty, Shanee, Overland Park, and Lenexa. Dr. Burns contributes this to patients’ willingness to go out of their way for ProPartners distinctive care.

“We are also conveniently located near several shopping centers, restaurants and grocery stores,” Dr. Burns said. “We are unique, we do things differently than other practices. So, they are willing to make the drive.”