A small yet well-established pediatric practice in Wyandotte County will soon be closing its doors –after serving the community for more than 30 years– on Friday, June 14.
Dr. Debra Tickles is retiring, and Dr. Tracey Miller has opted to work as a Children’s Mercy Urgent Care pediatrician. That leaves more than 5,000 families needing to find care elsewhere.
According to Amy Falk, CEO, Health Partnership Clinic (HPC) stands ready to care for these patients and their parents.
“We serve all ages, and we’re conveniently located in Shawnee Mission, Kan. on the campus of Shawnee Mission Medical Center (now AdventHealth), as well as in Olathe. To accommodate the additional patient appointments, we have ramped up staffing at our Shawnee Mission location. Families are invited to tour any of our clinic sites. HPC also has clinics in Paola, Ottawa and a School-Based Clinic for Shawnee Mission School District students.
“Our overall goal is to fill the gap when Drs. Tickles and Miller close their doors and make the transition as smooth as possible for their patients,” Falk said. “Health Partnership will become the custodian of medical records, and all records will be transferred on June 18. We are honored that both doctors have put their patients’ health in our competent hands.”
As patients of HPC, families will enjoy additional services including pediatric dentistry and behavioral health as well as a sliding fee discount for those who qualify. Health Partnership Clinic (HPC) provides comprehensive, quality health care services, including medical, dental and behavioral health, for children and adults, regardless of socioeconomic status.
“Drs. Tickles and Miller have served this community with distinction and compassion, and they will be missed,” Falk said.
- Information from Catherine Rice, vice president of marketing and outreach with Health Partnership Clinic