Practice Management

A Culture of Quality

Sound Physicians, a growing hospitalist group, looks for top-notch recruits.


KMC Dermatologists Pursue Goal of Serving Patients Statewide

The growing practice has developed a unique fellowship program to achieve an audacious mission.


West Side Surgery

Jerry Gaston, DO, promotes surgery and medical options on Wichita’s west side.


KMGMA Conference Provides Ideas, Networking for Practice Managers

Revenue cycle, engaging patients and active-shooter preparedness were among the many topics office managers discussed.


Raising the Bar for Stroke Care: Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center Not Content to Rest on Its Laurels

For Wichita’s Via Christi Hospital St. Francis to earn certification last year as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, it had to demonstrate it had the specialized stroke care team and protocols in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to care for even the most complex strokes.


Reducing the Headaches of Pain Management

For many physicians, the CDC’s tightened pain management standards are a real headache.


Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center Marks 20 Years of Excellence

For nearly three years, orthopedic surgeons Ely Bartal, MD, David McQueen, MD, and administrators of what today is Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph would end their workday by meeting in the basement of Dr. McQueen’s Wichita home, making plans far into the night to start a specialty hospital of their own.


South Central Kansas Medical Center Partners with Local Clinic to Form South Central Kansas Clinic, LLC

In an effort to better serve the community, South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) recently announced its partnership with Summit Clinic, both located in Arkansas City. The new medical practice, South Central Kansas Clinic, includes Kamran Shahzada, MD, internal medicine; Rhonda Green, MD, family medicine; Eric Thomson, MD, family medicine; and Angela Ziegler, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.


Pioneering New Models of Care: Via Christi Drs. Hett, Mills Lead Development 
of ACO, Patient-centered Medical Home

Ed Hett, MD, and Terry L. Mills, MD, CPE, FAAFP, are partnering to pioneer new models of care for Via Christi Health, the largest provider in Kansas.


Breaking Medical News: A New Tool for Busy Physicians

The information age has facilitated a more informed patient walking through the doors of physician practices. Patients are now aware of the latest medical research and expect their physicians to be, too. Yet keeping up with recent developments and continuing medical education (CME) requirements is more difficult for physicians as practices cope with more hectic schedules, greater documentation requirements and the need for increased patient throughput.