There seems to be support waiting around every corner of North Kansas City Hospital’s 69-acre campus. Whether through their acute care facility, their accredited chest-pain center, a children’s learning center, or a pavilion dedicated to an array of inpatient and outpatient services, the healing center dispenses cures for ailments both big and small. In addition to fixing physical problems, such as a broken bone or a bad haircut, the hospital also offers support in the form of counseling and group fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and kickboxing.
In 1986, Dr. Vincinet Pennipede, O.D was fresh out of the military and opening up his first office off of Highway 69. There, he put in long hours and built a base of clients. Today, he oversees a team of eight optometrists and 35 qualified employees at five offices in the Kansas City area. Patrons peruse each warmly-lit furnished studio's collection of frames from high-end labels such as Silhouette and Coach. In-office labs create futuristic lenses of high-index plastic or hybrid Trivex quickly for patrons who need to return to work or judge a beauty pageant for snowflakes. Children protect their new specs with the store's Kid's Promise warranty, and adults consult with experienced doctors on the benefits of refractive surgery and restorative treatments for aging eyes.
At Highpoint Family Vision, Dr. Kinsey Honeyman and her staff help patients of all ages protect their vision with extensive optic care and designer eyewear. Optometrists screen eyeballs for high blood pressure and glaucoma during eye exams with full retinal imaging, or they perform precise diagnoses at any time of day with 24-hour emergency care. The practice has a room devoted to contact-lens styles, and a full lineup of frames from designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade encircle custom-made ultralight polycarbonate lenses in progressive bifocal, trifocal, and UV-protection compositions.
The staff at this rehabilitation center believe that everyone reacts differently to a medical treatment—what works for one person may not be the best for another. That’s why they use an array of tests, from blood work to kinetic-chain dysfunction exams, to determine each clients’ unique needs. The experts then formulate the ideal plan of action from the center’s repertoire of treatment options, which is then modified to work with the client’s individual needs. Adjustment techniques shift spinal columns into proper alignment, and soft-tissue treatments improve muscle function after napping upon a porcupine.
Though the emergency room can be a daunting place, The Urgency Room promises a comparable level of care without the stress of a hospital visit. The urgent-care clinic, staffed by board-certified physicians, quickly tends to illnesses and injuries such as broken bones, deep cuts, and everyday sicknesses requiring immediate attention. The staff also tackles standard physicals, drug and alcohol testing, vaccinations, and physical therapy. With a lab, an x-ray machine, and a pharmacy in-house, rarely does a patient need to venture off-site for treatment.
Barry Pointe Family Care's presiding quartet of doctors takes care of bodies from the inside out with a variety of health-care and cosmetic services, ranging from general physical exams to laser hair removal. Specializing in wellness for the entire family, the doctors provide meticulous exams for patients of all ages, from the cradle to the clown-school years, and are well versed in alleviating common chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. The clinic's resident aesthetician maintains skin health with rejuvenating chemical peels, IPL photofacials, Botox, and other treatments designed to divest visages of the effects of endless smooches from Father Time.