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The doctors are in

The doctors are in

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April 19th, 2018
Tallgrass Creek medical center physician Royce Dunn, M.D. (left), meets resident Sharad Gavankar at a recent open house hosted by the medical center. Sharad, also a physician, practiced psychiatry before retiring.

Tallgrass Creek medical center physician Royce Dunn, M.D. (left), meets resident Sharad Gavankar at a recent open house hosted by the medical center. Sharad, also a physician, practiced psychiatry before retiring.

When Dot Kleikamp has an appointment with her doctor, she doesn’t need to worry about traffic, parking, or weather. The Tallgrass Creek medical center, where her doctor practices, is just a short walk from her home at the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community.

“It’s so close and handy,” says Dot. “I can get an appointment quickly, and the doctor always spends plenty of time with me.”

Medical Director Royce Dunn, D.O., heads up the medical center, which also includes physician Sally J. Bruns, D.O. Both are board-certified in internal medicine. Licensed Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Byers is also part of the team.

Additionally, the clinic partners with cardiologist Kevin Bybee, M.D., audiologist Stacey Baldwin, M.D., and physical medicine and rehabilitation provider Stephen Rosenberg, M.D., each available by appointment.

Different from others

Tallgrass Creek community members gathered in the medical center earlier this year for an open house hosted by the center’s staff. Residents chatted with medical personnel over cookies and punch, and toured the spacious facility.

According to Bruns, the Tallgrass Creek medical center is unique.

“Most retirement communities have doctors who practice at several communities and float between,” says Bruns. “It’s wonderful to practice just at Tallgrass Creek with a staff dedicated to residents here.”

Both Bruns and Dunn joined the medical staff last year and have enjoyed getting to know their new patients.

Dunn, who formerly practiced in Olathe, recently chalked up an unusual distinction when he was listed in the annual “Top Doctors” edition of 435 Kansas City Magazine. The tribute resulted from a vote among area doctors naming the most skilled physicians in different medical specialties.    

“I can see why he made the list,” says resident Phyllis Chamblin. “I’ve seen Dr. Dunn several times, and he’s personable and so helpful.”

The medical center staff also includes three certified medical assistants and a practice administrator.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

“It’s comforting to have the medical center right here,” says Phyllis. “It makes a big difference.”

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