The physicians of Centerpoint Physicians Group are your community doctors, serving Independence and the surrounding areas in Jackson County Missouri. 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) 373-0655 to schedule an appointment. For cancelations, please provide a 24-hour notice.
Kathleen Alm, MD
Dr. Kathleen A Alm is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in endocrinology and metabolism. She has been in practice for more than 20 years and is a member of the Jackson County Medical Group. Dr. Alm is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Saint Luke's... More
John Connolly, MD
Dr. Connolly is an internal medicine physician. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Connolly completed his residency at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. More
Tracy Giese, NP
Tracy Giese, NP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) with the Centerpoint Physicians Group, treating patients in the Independence, Mo. area. Tracy most recently served in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Centerpoint Medical Center and has five years of critical care experience. She has treated patients of all ages and in settings ranging from urgent care to physician practice to acute care. Tracy is committed to collaboration with... More
Marjon Gillbanks, MD
Marjon Gillbanks, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine specialist with Centerpoint Physicians Group in Independence, Missouri. Dr. Gillbanks earned her medical degree at Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. More
Louis Orlando, MD
Dr. Orlando received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his residency at the University Missouri-Kansas City-St. Lukes Hospital. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the AMA, American College of Physicians and the Metropolitan Medical Society. More
Vinod Velakaturi, MD
Dr. Velakaturi received his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency at the Kansas University Medical Center. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the AMA More
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