Shawn Wadsworth, D.O.
I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised for most of my life in Kansas City. I graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School and attended Avila University on a baseball scholarship. At Avila I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry and a minor in mathematics. I was also awarded the Fred Geer Cup, which is awarded annually to the varsity athlete with the highest accumulative G.P.A.
I then graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine, a Master of Science in biomedical sciences and a Master of Arts in bioethics. I attended residency in Kansas City at UMKC Family Medicine, where I trained at Truman Medical Center – Lakewood, Truman Medical Center- Hospital Hill and Children’s Mercy Hospital. Upon graduating from residency I became board certified in family medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine and by the American Osteopathic Academy of Family Physicians. I now live in Wichita, KS with my two beautiful daughters, Addison and Isla.
I became a family doctor to take care of the whole family from infant to grandparent. I believe in providing excellent care in an accessible way that is personal, affordable and efficient.
Healthcare should be patient centered with the cornerstone being the patient-physician relationship. I have spent much of my training being forced to see more and more patients in a single day. By the end of my training I was seeing 20-24 people per day, which allowed for about 10-15 min of face time per patient. It became very difficult to build relationships and provide the care I wanted to. It was difficult to address multiple concerns and procedures that would be easy to perform in the office, but had to be referred due to time limitations. Along with time restrictions, the care for patients was constantly interrupted by third parties, such as insurance companies, administrators or others. I knew there had to be a way to provide excellent personalized care without these limitations and that’s when I found Direct Primary Care and Atlas MD.
Alas, other physicians who have similar views about family healthcare and have a model that allows for excellent, personalized care for the whole family. The ability to spend time with each patient and be available on a daily basis allows for the development of that patient-physician relationship. I am very excited to be a part of the Atlas family and provide affordable, personalized family care in Wichita.