New OB/GYN Clinic Opens in WyCo

The University of Kansas Hospital opens a new obstetrics and gynecology office at 21 N. 12th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The Women's Health Specialty Clinic will be headed by Kari Farris, D.O., along with a midwife and other health professionals. It will offer a full array of obstetrics and gynecology services, including many gynecological procedures.

It will be the second obstetrics and gynecology clinic the hospital has in Wyandotte County, with the hospital's main campus being the other clinic. Five other clinics around the metro offer specialized services for women ,including advanced reproductive medicine, primary obstetrics & gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, advanced fetal care and high risk pregnancy

"We believe it is vital that we improve access to essential women's care in Wyandotte County. We have the largest obstetrics and gynecology practice in the metro offering advanced medicine to women throughout the area. It is part of our mission to reach out to women in our home county," said Carl Weiner MD, the K.E. Krantz Professor and Chairof obstetrics and gynecology, at The University of Kansas Hospital.

The gynecology program at The University of Kansas Hospital the only one in the region nationally ranked on the U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals list. The program ranks 38th based on measureable achievements in quality of patient care.

Dr. Farris says the clinic will play a key role for women in the area surrounding the clinic