According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, Mistee Richardson, M.D., board-certified in family medicine and practicing with Providence Medical Group-Family Medical Group, is among the 16 percent of family physicians who deliver babies in the United States. At Providence Medical Center, Dr. Richardson is one of only two—her medical partner, Michael Parra, M.D., also delivers babies at the hospital. All other deliveries are performed by physicians specializing in obstetrics.
Dr. Richardson, who has two sons, ages 11 and 9, says she decided to become a physician following the birth of her oldest son. “The births of my children were two of the most important events in my life. Based on my own experience, I felt I could empathize with my patients, listen to them, and provide them with a great experience.”
Though she contemplated specializing in obstetrics, Dr. Richardson decided on family medicine because of the broad range of care she could offer. “What I love about family medicine is that I see a wide variety of patients, and I have the opportunity to care for them even before they are born. I feel like it’s a real honor and a blessing to be part of such an important event in my patients’ lives.”
An added perk for women seeing Dr. Richardson is the comprehensive nature of the care she offers. “I provide prenatal care for my patients, deliver their babies, then can continue caring for the moms and their babies after delivery. There’s no need to find another doctor. I can address both mom’s and baby’s needs.”
Dr. Richardson delivers patients at the Providence Family Care Center who are planning a vaginal birth. Patients requiring a Cesarean section are referred to an obstetrician. “Providence offers a wonderful patient-centered experience close to home,” Dr. Richardson says.
Because of her extensive training in family medicine, Dr. Richardson also is qualified to treat most illnesses and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages and genders – from prenatal to seniors.
Dr. Richardson’s roots are in Kansas, where she lives and works. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She performed her residency in family medicine at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Richardson also serves as a physician in the National Guard, Kansas Medical Detachment.
She has traveled to the Dominican Republic for two medical mission trips, most recently through her church, Antioch Community Church in Overland Park, Kan. Dr. Richardson also enjoys spending time with her sons at their activities, and is a fitness enthusiast, participating in marathons, biking, rock climbing and body building.
Dr. Richardson practices with six other board-certified family medicine physicians: Michael Parra, M.D.; Russell King, M.D.; Margaret Killam, M.D.; Robert Jevons, M.D.; Sabrina Markese, M.D.; and Terry Simmons, M.D. All of the physicians are on staff at Providence Medical Center.
The practice is located at 8101 Parallel Parkway, Suite 100. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson, call 913-299-9200. For more information about primary care at Providence, visit www.providencekc.com.