About Us

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Don’t worry, you’re in safe hands.

We are constantly making changes to meet our patients needs.

Our practice started in the 1960s and was originally located in the heart of Kansas City, MO. Over time we have expanded with additional offices serving Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, North Kansas City, and Lenexa/Olathe. 

The healthcare industry is changing rapidly. It is our goal to provide the best care to our patients as well as their families. As board-certified rheumatologists, we have advanced training and keep up-to-date with the latest research. And because we have been practicing as a group for many years, we can easily join with other physicians to cooperatively provide the best care for you. 

Fun Facts

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One Big Family

We now have about 100 wonderful employees throughout our various offices. Some have been with us for more than 15-20 years. We are so thankful for all their dedication and loyalty!

Founding Father

Dr. John Layle founded this practice in the 1960s after completing his rheumatology training at the Cleveland Clinic. He was the first rheumatologist in Kansas City.


We serve on the faculty at UMKC Medical School and train internal medicine residents in rheumatology. In addition, we regularly provide lectures in rheumatology for the training program.