UMKC School of Medicine
Community and Family Medicine
The UMKC Department of Community and Family Medicine excels in:
- Providing top quality patient care
- Serving our patients and community with compassion
- Training students, residents, and fellows in the full scope of Family Medicine
- Contributing to Scholarship in our profession
- Treating each other with respect and care
Lane Wilson, MD
Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Community & Family Medicine, UMKC
We want to know….
Why Family Medicine? I love the intellectual challenge of an undifferentiated problem and being the first physician with the opportunity to make a diagnosis. Taking evidence-based principles from the literature to the exam room is also something I think family physicians are uniquely positioned to do in a patient-centered way. There is always something new to read, apply, investigate, and debate! Nothing else offers the breadth of experience like Family Medicine.
If not Family Medicine? I actually have a degree in music, but my French horn professor would probably tell you it’s best that I pursued other interests! I would probably pick something similarly broad and widely applicable as Family Medicine. I could see myself researching the psychology of decision-making and how people weigh risk and benefit. In a parallel universe, coaching Sporting Kansas City would be fun.
What books do you read? I try to read a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction but my favorite genre to come back to is a good fantasy series. My favorite book I’ve read in the last several years is Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr – it’s a combination of historical, contemporary, and science fiction that is beautifully done.
It’s official! We have rebranded. We are now UMKC Family Medicine at University Health Lakewood Medical Center. Watch this video to learn more about our continued dedication to patient care and cooperative medical education
University Health has all the things you expect from a great health system. With two acute care academic hospital locations, the largest, most comprehensive behavioral health program in the area, a long-term care facility and multiple primary care practices, UH provides care from birth through your senior years. We are the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, so our doctors are academic specialists who teach tomorrow’s doctors the very latest updates in their respective specialties.
Diversity & Inclusion
University Health’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion and what we have accomplished so far.
UMKC Diversity Commitment
UMKC DEI Booklet
UMKC DEI Newsletter
Congratulations to the winners and finalists in the 2022 Best of Eastern Jackson County competition. Every year The Examiner newspaper that serves the area of Independence and Eastern Jackson County sponsors the nomination and selection of winners in many categories of businesses that serve the residents of the area. One of the categories of voting is Health Care. We are always grateful at University Health Lakewood Medical Center to be thought of so highly by the people we serve. Our continued goal is to bring excellence in academic medicine to the residents of Jackson County.