Dr. Kylie Vannaman, MD
Dr. Kylie Vannaman, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine doctor who is passionate about restoring the doctor-patient relationship built on trust, communication and mutual respect.
Dr. Vannaman grew up in Raymore, MO and attended undergrad at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where she graduated early with her Biology degree and Summa Cum Laude distinction in December 2000. Following a semester abroad with her husband, she returned to Columbia, MO where she attended 4-years at the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School and was elected Class President during her final year. During medical school, she was involved with international health initiatives and was elected President of Students Interested in Global Health for Tomorrow (SIGHT) and helped to organize a medical trip to rural Haiti through Maison de Naissance, which provides care for pregnant women and their children through clinic and home visits.
She completed her 3-year Family Medicine Residency at MU in 2008. During residency, she practiced at the Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center, serving the needs of the underserved, which honed her clinical diagnostic skills since extraneous labs and imaging were often unavailable or financially unfeasible for her patients. She also spent time working with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Crown Point, New Mexico as well as completing an elective rotation in Dr. Andrew Weil's Integrative Medicine program in Tucson, Arizona. These experiences helped shape the type of medicine that Dr. Vannaman practices, particularly by utilizing low-tech interventions with emphasis on treating the whole person in context of their life experiences and situations.
In her final year of residency, Dr. Vannaman was elected Chief Resident by her peers. She greatly enjoyed the organizational and teaching opportunities this provided.
Following residency, she and her family traveled to New Zealand for a 6-month rural locum tenens assignment, which evolved into a 3 & 1/2 year adventure. During most of this time, Dr. Vannaman worked as a General Practitioner (GP) at the Hastings Health Centre, further developing her love for a system that encouraged primary care and her broad Family Medicine skills, which included care of all ages, women's health, urgent care, hospice and home visits.
After returning to the States, Dr. Vannaman worked in a traditional primary care practice for over a year and a half before determining that there was a better way forward for her that provided the patient-centered care she feels so passionate about. In 2015, she co-founded Health Suite 110, a Direct Primary Care clinic in Overland Park, KS with her Internal Medicine colleague, Dr. Haseeb Ahmed.
Dr. Vannaman lives in Kansas City, MO with her husband, son, daughter, father-in-law and one sweet, spoiled cat. She enjoys baseball, reading, travel, photography, yoga, ukulele, hiking, and cooking classes.