Welcome to Ascentist Healthcare

We are a physician-led, team-focused, progressive organization committed to exceptional patient care.

We Are Greater Kansas City's Premium Healthcare Provider

Welcome to Ascentist Healthcare, where exceptional care meets diverse expertise! As a premier multi-specialty healthcare group, we pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive medical services across a spectrum of specialties. Our team of dedicated professionals, comprising top-tier physicians, specialists, and healthcare practitioners, is committed to providing personalized, high-quality care to our patients.

At Ascentist Healthcare, we understand the importance of holistic well-being. Whether you seek routine check-ups, specialized treatments, or preventive care, our state-of-the-art facilities and compassionate staff are here to address your healthcare needs.

With a focus on innovation and patient-centered care, we offer a wide range of medical specialties, from cardiology and orthopedics to neurology, oncology, and beyond. Our collaborative approach ensures that each patient receives tailored, evidence-based treatment plans designed to optimize health outcomes.

Beyond our commitment to medical excellence, we prioritize patient comfort and convenience. We strive to create a welcoming environment where you can feel at ease while receiving the highest standard of care.

Explore our website to learn more about our services, our dedicated team, and how we can partner with you on your journey toward better health. Thank you for considering Ascentist Healthcare as your trusted healthcare provider. Your well-being is our priority.

We accept many major insurance plans, including:

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At Ascentist Healthcare you are sure to find the right physician to help diagnose and treat your condition.

While the history of Ascentist Healthcare goes back nearly 80 years, our values and commitment to patients that were established by the founding physicians continue to be embedded in our strategic mission and day-to-day operations. Our practice has grown exponentially to include Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Audiologists. We have grown from a small ENT and Audiology practice to a multi-specialty healthcare group that includes ENT, Audiology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, Sleep Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Pain Management.

In 2013 our practice introduced a portal for our patients. This allows our patients to securely communicate with our office electronically as well as request appointments, ask questions, and make online payments.

Nick Aberle, MD


William Andrews, MD


Quintin Cokingtin, MD


Mark Covington, MD


Doug Cowan, MD


Robert Cullen, MD

Otology & Neurotology

Sid Devins, MD


Jay Dunfield, MD


Spencer Eagan, MD

Plastic Surgery

Thomas Eyen, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jeffrey Foster, DO

Interventional Pain Management

Mauricio Garcia, MD

Interventional Pain Management

Mark Hechler, DO


Frank Holladay, MD


Missy Journot, DPM


Colleen Johnson, MD


Joshua Karlin, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Kyle Kimura, MD

Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery

Brian McCroskey, MD

Vascular Surgery

Rod McCalla, MD

General Surgery

Jeff Markey, MD

Plastic Surgery

Caroline McFeeters, PA-C


Stan McClurg, MD, FARS


Amit Mohan, MD

Primary Care

Thomas Muelleman, MD

Otology & Neurotology

Danny Neuman, DO

Interventional Pain Management

Andrew Palmisano, MD


Heather Peña, MD

Plastic Surgery

Jennifer Phillips, DPM


Christopher Rose, MD


Ray Rizzi, DPM


David Rudman, MD


Brad Seaman, MD


Jason Showmaker, MD


Dan Sleve, MD


Jeff Straub, MD


Joe Ursick, MD

Otology & Neurotology

Kelvin Walls, MD


EJ Wilkinson, DO


Nick Wirtz, MD


Marjorie Wongs, MD

Infectious Disease

See what patients are saying about Ascentist Healthcare.

“Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and professional. I was extremely early to my appointment, and they were able to get me in sooner, which was unexpected and lovely. The building itself was very swanky.”
Emeline F., Merriam, KS
Emeline F.
Merriam, KS
“Loved this place for our 3 year old!! We did originally have her tubes done elsewhere and will not be going back due to loving Ascentist so much!”
Jessica M., Kansas City, MO
Jessica M.
Kansas City, MO
"People with allergies and or anything that deals with your sniffer, should come to this place. Our daughter had surgery here but its relatively quick and not too painful. Staff was very nice. If it helps your loved ones, check into it."
C., Lee’s Summit, MO
Lee’s Summit, MO
"The care, compassion, professionalism, and friendliness from the doctors and staff are hard to beat. I enjoy each visit and a piece of me will be saddened that I will no longer need to go into the office much longer (because he listens and is great at his job), Dr. Foster listens, cares, and is ready to tackle my concerns. I am grateful to be referred to Dr. Foster and hope others are receiving the same experience!"
Sharon R., Ascentist Healthcare patient
Sharon R
Merriam, KS

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From primary care to major surgery and everything in between, Ascentist Healthcare brings specialists and physicians together in one place to provide comprehensive healthcare for our patients.