The Field of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, and Internal Medicine

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to learn about our excellent medical practice. We have 9 Rheumatologists, 3 Allergist/Immunologists, as well as experience, having served Kansas City for over 35 years.


Experienced Board certified Rheumatologists


Onsite X-ray, Bone Density, Phlebotomy and Infusion Services


Proudly serving Kansas City for over 30 years


If you are having symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath please reschedule your appointment by calling or messaging through our patient portal. Please continue to wear masks, perform good hand hygiene, and practice social distancing as recommended.


Currently, we are not aware of any compelling reason for our patients to avoid these vaccines. We always weigh potential risks and benefits of any therapy and in this case, we think vaccination to protect against getting COVID-19 and to end this terrible pandemic is paramount.  Most of our medications can be continued without pause while obtaining any vaccination.

If you take the following medications, and your rheumatologic disease is doing well, please HOLD your medication for 1 week after each dose of COVID-19 vaccine:

Methotrexate, Xeljanz, Rinvoq, Olumiant

If you are taking any of the following medications, please contact your Rheumatologist to discussing the timing of your vaccination:

Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide (Intravenous), Orencia

Our physicians and office staff continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation closely and understand that new information arrives daily.

Our goal remains to provide the best care to all of our patients. We continue to implement strategies to achieve this goal of patient care while being mindful of pandemic precautions. At all of our offices we continue to:

  • Frequently disinfect all contact surfaces
  • Removal of unnecessary surfaces that present unique risks to the spread of contagion (i.e. toys, magazines, coffee makers)
  • Pre-screening phone calls for patients and rescheduling appointments if symptomatic
  • Requiring masks and proper hand hygiene while visiting our offices
  • Temperature screening upon arrival to clinic
  • Maintaining social distancing recommendations in our waiting rooms and infusion areas

We have also implemented telehealth visits for any patients who would prefer to not have an in-person visit.

Available On-Site

Covering All Grounds

Experience. Collaboration. Accountability.

Our physicians have trained all over the United States, with decades of experience.

We routinely meet as colleagues to review cases, explore the latest treatments, and collaborate for the good of our patients.

We help train and mold future physicians as adjunct UMKC School of Medicine professors.

Meet Our Newest Physicians

Jennifer Kendall, M.D.
Board Certified Rheumatologist

Dr. Jennifer Kendall is the newest addition to our Rheumatology team. Dr. Kendall grew up in Maine, and attended medical school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She fell in love with Kansas City while completing her internal medicine residency at The University of Kansas. Dr. Kendall worked for two years in outpatient internal medicine before realizing her passion for bone, joints, and autoimmune diseases! She subsequently completed her fellowship at The University of Kansas. Dr. Kendall enjoys being active outdoors with her family. She will be seeing patients at our South and West Offices.  

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Jeremy Sharp, M.D.
Board Certified Rheumatologist

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is returning home to Kansas City after training in California. He completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Saint Louis University. He did his Internal Medicine residency in San Francisco’s Kaiser Permanente Medical System. He is an avid sports and outdoor activity enthusiast. He is accepting patients at our West office and Plaza locations.

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Neha Patel, M.D.
Board Certified Allergist/Immunologist

Dr. Neha Patel is our allergist/immunologist who is open to see patients at our Plaza and West locations. Dr. Patel completed her Allergy/Immunology fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital right here in Kansas City. She went on to work for Children’s Mercy on staff before we were fortunate enough to have her join us.  She grew up and went to medical school in London, UK (University College London).

Travis Sifers, M.D.
Board Certified Allergist/Immunologist

Dr. Travis Sifers is the most recent addition to The Center for Allergy and Immunology. He was born and raised in the Kansas City metro area. He comes from a family of physicians and other medical professionals and practicing medicine has been a life-long goal. He completed his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the New York University (NYU) and is excited to return home to raise his own family.

Plaza Primary Care and Geriatrics Location Change

Our long time primary care affiliation, Plaza Primary Care and Geriatrics, has moved!

The Plaza Primary Care office has moved into a new office at 4177 Broadway Blvd, Suite #200, Kansas City MO, 64111

Soon, our Rheumatology practice will be moving into their location in March. Stay tuned for updates!

Premier Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic

Visit Our Allergy & Immunology Partner

The Center for Allergy & Immunology

Our respected Allergists/Immunologists have created their own website. You can use their website for online new patient referrals, messaging forum, etc.  For more information about our Allergy Department, visit

Our Team

Meet Our Physicians

K ``Kwas`` Huston, M.D.

Board Certified Rheumatologist

Christopher D. Koenig, M.D.

Board Certified Rheumatologist

Mike W. Smith, M.D.

Board Certified Rheumatologist

Ann E. Warner, M.D.

Board Certified Rheumatologist

Local knowledge with global experience

Whatever your challenge, our goal is to help turn complex situations into successful outcomes