Mercy Adds Ortho-spine Specialty Clinic

July 26, 2012

Mercy Hospital has partnered with the Kansas Joint and Spine Institute (KJSI) of Wichita to bring specialty spine care services to Independence.

A group of four fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in total spine care will rotate to Independence to provide a clinic on the first Friday of each month, beginning Aug. 3.

“I am thrilled about this partnership,” said Eric Ammons, president of Mercy Hospital Independence. “I love these opportunities to announce that Mercy is continuing to grow and expand the scope of quality, specialty services we can provide to folks right here at home.”

Drs. Brent Adams, Kris Lewonowski, Alan Moskowitz and Camden Whitaker will offer evaluations and diagnostic care related to spinal diseases and disorders. Providing both surgical and non-surgical care, the physicians treat patients of all ages with conditions including degenerative disorders, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and infections, deformities, trauma and conditions related to aging.

In the Independence clinic, the physicians will provide exams and pre– and post-surgical consults, as well as any diagnostic testing that can be performed locally.

Patients may be referred to the Kansas Joint and Spine Institute physicians by their primary care physician, or may schedule directly by calling 316-858-1900. Monthly clinics will be offered at Mercy Clinic Primary Care, 800 W. Laurel, Independence.

The KJSI physicians join a variety of other specialty physicians from Kansas and Oklahoma who provide clinics at Mercy on a monthly or weekly basis. Other specialties offered include Cardiology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Endocrinology; Physical Medicine/Physiatry; Neurology; Urology; and Oncology provided through the Cancer Center at Mercy, a satellite clinic of the Cancer Center of Kansas.