Chair’s Welcome


Beth Rosemergey, DO, FAAFP

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Community & Family Medicine, UMKC SOM, University Health Lakewood Medical Center


I am honored to lead the Department of Community and Family Medicine here at UMKC/University Health.  Our Department has been the central driving force at University Health Lakewood Medical Center since its inception over 40 years ago. We take that privilege seriously and partner with our health care system, medical school, community, and specialty/interdisciplinary peers to deliver excellent care to our patients, advance scholarship in the discipline of family medicine and develop adaptable, purpose-filled family physician leaders who can serve their chosen communities best.

A few details about who we are:

Within our department we have over 40 faculty from several disciplines who provide a diverse scope of practice and life/leadership experiences.

Our Family Medicine Residency Program is a 12 /12/12 program based at our community hospital. Residents are trained in an environment that focuses on excellence in comprehensive, full-spectrum family medicine. We have graduated over 400 family physicians who serve a wide variety of communities.

We offer longstanding, excellent Fellowships in Sports Medicine, Geriatrics and Advanced Obstetrics.

Our Department has multiple practices in Eastern Jackson County, MO which extends our care to patients/communities beyond our hospital-based clinics. Clinics are found in Grain valley, Independence and Raytown as well as 2 quick care options within Hy-Vee grocery stores in Independence. Additionally we offer multiple family medicine run clinics at our hospital site that target specific niches (Sports Medicine, Maternity Care, OMT, Skin Conditions – to name a few) and also support the Jackson County Health Department.

As a community, our Department takes great care to offer a safe place where everyone can thrive through being inclusive to all, supportive of each other and finding joy through our common purpose to provide excellent patient care for all.

The University of Missouri Kansas City Department of Community and Family Medicine invites you to explore our website and get to know our community. Please reach out if you would like more information.