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    Meet Dr. Henschel!

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Dr. Henschel graduated from medical school in 2000 from the University of Kansas Medical School, and completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2003. Dr. Henschel joined Lee’s Summit Physicians Group in 2003.

    Meet Dr. Daniel Gershon

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Finding the right pediatrician is important for both children and parents. Not only do children require the highest level of care, but parents should also be able to comfortably discuss their questions and concerns. That is why Lee’s Summit Physicians Group staffs only the most capable and compassionate pediatricians.

    Dr. Daniel Gershon is a pediatrician who has found his calling in caring for children. A father himself, Dr. Gershon intimately understands the special treatment and bedside manner that children need when sick or injured. A graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Gershon has been with Lee’s Summit Physicians Group for the last 10 years.

    Would you like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gershon? Then call Lee’s Summit Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600. You can also receive more information about our pediatric care services by calling Raintree Pediatrics at (816) 525-4700 or Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520.


    Meet Kim McNerney!

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Kim earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Graceland University in 2009 and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2013. Kim joined the staff of Lee’s Summit Physicians Group as a registered nurse in 2011, and made the switch to provider upon completion of her Master’s degree in 2013. Kim enjoys being able to develop a personal relationship with families from the day their child is born. Kim enjoys flying with her husband in their two-seater experimental plane.

    Answers to Your Questions About Nursing

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Nursing is an integral part of raising a healthy infant. It not only provides essential nutrients that a growing baby needs, but also presents a wonderful opportunity for you to bond with your child. Yet nursing is not always an instinctual process for mothers and their babies. The following questions and answers can make sure that your nursing efforts offer the maximum benefit for your infant.

    When Should You Nurse?
    Especially when your baby is a newborn, you may be nursing multiple times throughout each day. Very young babies may take some time to adhere to a schedule, so until your child settles into an eating pattern, you can expect to feed him every couple of hours. He likely will wake up several times during the night to be feed as well. To help you get the sleep you need, you may want to prepare bottles of breast milk that your partner can give to the baby as you rest.

    What is the Proper Technique to Nurse?
    Key to successful nursing is making sure that your baby is properly suckling. To help your child latch onto your breast, press him against your nipple when his mouth is open. To make the nursing process comfortable for both you and your infant, you can lay him on a bed and lean over him, hold him in the crook of your arm, or cradle him across your chest.

    How Long Should You Nurse?
    Let your baby dictate how long he wants to feed. It may vary from one nursing session to the next. If your baby is tired, he may even fall asleep as he nurses, which can extend the time it takes to feed him. If your baby appears hungry after feeding from one breast, you may want to offer him the other as well. Once your baby is full, he will likely pull away from your nipple or otherwise indicate that he no longer wants to nurse.

    Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, Blue Springs Pediatrics, and Raintree Pediatrics offer comprehensive pediatric care for children in the Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, and Independence communities. To set up an appointment at Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, call (816) 524-5600. If you would like to contact Blue Springs Pediatrics, call (816) 554-6520. For Raintree Pediatrics, please contact us at (816) 525-4700. 

    Meet Julie Kirkpatrick!

    Last updated 18 days ago

    Julie graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Julie worked at Egelston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta and Children’s Mercy Hospital before pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Julie has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Lee’s Summit Physicians Group since 2005. Julie very much enjoys providing care to children and finds her discussions with them often give her encouragement and sometimes a good laugh. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.


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