About Family Care of Independence
The physicians of Family Care of Independence are your community doctors, serving Independence and the surrounding areas in Eastern Jackson counties. With more than 50 years of combined experience our physicians are making sure you and your family have close-by access to quality healthcare from doctors you know and trust.
As part of our commitment to providing quality healthcare, we have a fully integrated electronic medical record system allowing our physicians access to patient information 24/7, even during emergencies. Additionally, we are able to send e-prescriptions directly to participating pharmacies.
Please call (816) 503-3700 to schedule an appointment. For cancelations, please provide a 24-hour notice.
Samin Akhtar, MD
Family Care of Independence internal medicine physician, Samin Akhtar, MD, is board certified with nearly 10 years of patient care experience. In addition to her internal medicine background, Dr. Akhtar also has training in surgery and nephrology. Additionally, her research on pulmonary conditions has been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Akhtar received her medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan and... More
Karmel Carothers, MD
Dr. Carothers is an internal medicine physician. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Carothers completed her residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is board-certified by the American College of Physicians. More
Jennifer Patterson, MD
Dr. Jennifer Patterson obtained her medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Research Family Medicine Residency Program. She is board-certified and has been practicing medicine since 2008. Her professional interests include pediatrics, women's care, and simple dermatologic procedures. More
Amy Rieder, NP
Amy Rieder, MSN, APRN, is a licensed and board-certified nurse practitioner with Family Care of Independence. Amy offers comprehensive family care for patients of all ages within the communities of Eastern Jackson County. She has more than 15 years of patient care experience and her background includes treating patients in primary care environments and assisted living and rehab facilities as well as extensive experience in hospital emergency room... More
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition is the most widely adopted model for transforming primary care practices into medical homes. Patients in medical homes receive the right care, in the right amount, at the right time. This increasingly popular delivery system modernization leads to safer and better care, empowers patients and renews the patient-provider relationship.
Oct 07, 2015
So you’re planning on not getting the flu shot? You need to listen to Chandra Woods. She made that mistake last year and became extremely ill. Need more encouragement? This year’s vaccine protects against four flu strains and is expected to be much more effective than last year, says Dr. Samin Akhtar with Family Care of Independence.