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R. Alan Grimes, MD, FAAP

R. Alan Grimes, MD, FAAP
UMKC School of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For 24 years, I have focused on creating innovative opportunities while maintaining staff and patient satisfaction. I’m energetic and happy. I love traveling and making cheesecake. My favorite childhood book was The Fire Dog.
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Alejandra Beardman, MD, FAAP

Alejandra Beardman, MD, FAAP
UMKC School of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For 18 (21 if you count residency) years, I have been helping kids live their happiest and healthiest lives. I value family above all. I love trying new gadgets and really enjoy it when my patients tell me silly jokes. I reread The Harry Potter series and Pride and Prejudice every year.
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Raymond A. Cattaneo, MD, MPH

Raymond A. Cattaneo, MD, MPH, FAAP
UMKC School of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For over 10 years, I have worked as a pediatrician. I am punctual and passionate. One of my hidden talents is that I can triple roll my tongue. The Little Engine That Could was my favorite childhood book.
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J. Scott Rogers, DO, FAAP

J. Scott Rogers, DO, FAAP
KC University of Medicine & Biosciences; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Since 2003, it has been my joy and privilege to partner with families as their pediatrician. I love being with my family, walking in faith, and having fun. I am passionate about cycling and exercising. The Little Engine That Could was my favorite book as a child.
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Bonnie Jones, MD, FAAP

Bonnie Jones, MD, FAAP
University of Nebraska College of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Since 2001, I have been keeping kids healthy and thriving. I’m a proud adoptive mother, pacifist Mennonite, and science fiction fanatic. I love crafting and decorating, and especially enjoy artwork made by and for kids. Where the Wild Things Are was my favorite childhood book.
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Lily Nguyen, DO, FAAP

Lily Nguyen, DO, FAAP
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For 14 years, I have taken care of patients and help them to grow happy and healthy. I am conscientious, empathic, devoted. I love being silly with kids. Little Women was my favorite book to read while growing up.
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J. Bryan Wohlwend, MD, FAAP

J. Bryan Wohlwend, MD, FAAP
KU School of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
I have been a pediatrician for 17 years. I am an avid traveler, sports fanatic and movie aficionado. I enjoy volunteering and reading. The Dark is Rising trilogy and The Hobbit were both my favorite childhood books.
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Alexandria Bahr, MD, FAAP

Alexandria Bahr, MD, FAAP
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Pediatric Residency
For 17 years, I have worked as a general pediatrician on an as-needed basis. I am enthusiastic, authentic, loyal. I love cooking, mentoring, and reading. My favorite childhood book was The High King from The Chronicles of Prydain.
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Jennifer Neitzel, DO, FAAP

Jennifer Neitzel, DO, FAAP
Oklahoma State University; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For 12 years, I have cared for kids and their families. In my free time, I enjoy making quilts and cooking. My favorite childhood book was Green Eggs and Ham because my mom would make green eggs and ham!
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Brandi Morrison, DO, FAAP

Brandi Morrison, DO, FAAP
KC University of Medicine & Biosciences; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For 9 years, I have focused on the health, safety, and overall well-being of my patients. I’m enthusiastic, compassionate, honest. My favorite childhood book was The Laura Ingles Wilder series.
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Lori Falcone, DO, FAAP

Lori Falcone, DO, FAAP
KC University of Medicine & Biosciences; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Since 2007, I have enjoyed working to provide quality, evidence-based care to children. I am energetic, organized, and caring. I love spending time with my family, traveling, and cooking. One of my hidden talents is making specialty birthday cakes for my family. My favorite childhood book collection is the Berenstain Bears series.
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Lisa Avery, MD, FAAP

Lisa Avery, MD, FAAP
UMKC School of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For 11 years, I have been helping kids and families navigate through health and illness. I strive to provide compassionate and comprehensive medical care to all of my patients. I enjoy baking and eating chocolate chip cookies with my family. My favorite book to read to my kids is I Love You, Stinky Face. My favorite childhood book was Strega Nona.

Rory Tompkins, MD
Rory Tompkins, MD, FAAP
University of Missouri School of Medicine;
University of Missouri School of Medicine

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Megan Fraker, MD, FAAP

Megan Fraker, MD, FAAP
UMKC School of Medicine; Orlando Health-Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Children’s Mercy Center for Sports Medicine
I’ve been helping young, active patients safely participate in sports and activities since 2004. My favorite childhood book is Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. Other than my job, I enjoy spending time with my kids and traveling.
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Samantha Wiemann, MD

Samantha Wiemann, MD
UMKC School of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospital
Since 2015, I have been helping children stay safe, happy and healthy. I am family-oriented, compassionate and enjoy the outdoors. I love being a toddler mom, playing fetch with our dog and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Jodi VanGundy, MD

Jodi VanGundy, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine; Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics
Since 2015, I’ve been connecting with families and children to provide the best pediatric medical care. I’m compassionate, hard-working and fun-loving. Outside the office, I spend time coaching my daughter’s basketball team.

Nurse Practitioners

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Kathy Mahoney, APRN, CPNP

Kathy Mahoney,
APRN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, University of CO Health Sciences Center; Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
For 25 years, I have
worked with kids and families as a pediatric nurse practitioner. I am caring, fun, and smart. My favorite childhood book was Bridge to Terabithia.
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Martha Richardson, APRN, CPNP

Martha Richardson,
APRN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis University; Children’s Medical Center of Texas
For 13 years, I have worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner focusing on kids with asthma and primary care. My favorite book growing up was Gone With the Wind.
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Grace Palen, APRN, CPNP

Grace Palen, APRN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis University; University of Missouri at Kansas City
For 11 years, I have been caring for children and their families. I am family-oriented, compassionate, trustworthy. I enjoy cooking with my kids and experimenting with new recipes. I am an avid reader. My current favorites are any books my kids love to read, such as Goodnight Moon and anything by Dr. Seuss.
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Lindsey Hibler, APRN, CPNP

Lindsey Hibler, APRN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri; UMKC
For 8 years, I have been providing family centered, evidence based care for children with acute illnesses. I am family-oriented, determined, and a dedicated Christian. I enjoy the outdoors, playing golf, and decorating. My favorite childhood book was any of the Little Critter Collection, which I now enjoy reading to my son.
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Kim McNerney, APRN, CPNP

Kim McNerney, APRN, CPNP
Graceland University; University of Missouri-Columbia
I have been working in pediatric primary care since 2005. I strive to provide quality, evidence-based care for each of my patients. My favorite childhood book is Love You Forever, which holds a big place in my heart.

Mental Health Team

Regina Lopez, MD
Regina Lopez, MD
Pediatric Psychiatrist,
UMKC School of Medicine;
Rush University Medical Center

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Scott Brown, PhD

Scott Brown, PhD
Psychologist, University of Missouri – Kansas City; McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School
For 32 years, I have worked with children and their families as a psychologist. I am playful, curious and caring. I enjoy motivating groups in methods to improve their lives. My favorite childhood book was Huckleberry Finn.
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Brittany McCrary, LMSW

Brittany McCrary, LMSW
Behavioral Health Consultant,Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work
For over 3 years, I have assisted patients and families with necessary behavior modifications to improve patient’s health condition. I am compassionate, resourceful and eclectic. My favorite childhood book was Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor.