4951 W. 18th St.
Lawrence, KS 66047

(785) 841-6540

Billing OFFICE
(785) 832-2865 x 250

(785) 841-3129

Medical Staff

Welcome to the Lawrence Family Practice Center where our specialty is you! All of our physicians are Board Certified Family Physicians. Our doctors have been trained to provide a wide spectrum of services, including obstetrics, to people of all ages.

Our mission at Lawrence Family Practice Center is to provide comprehensive, high quality, compassionate care to patients of all ages, with an emphasis on promoting healthy behaviors and developing long–term relationships with our patients and their entire family. We strive to provide these services in a competent, professional manner, treating our patients as we would want our own family members treated, with dignity and respect.

Dr. Carla Phipps

Carla Phipps

Dr. Carla Phipps is a Board-certified Family Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School and completed her residency at University of Kansas Family Practice Residency. She completed an additional Obstetrical fellowship at Truman Medical School, enabling her to provide c-section delivery. She provides comprehensive primary care to the community including obstetrics, pediatrics, and menopause management.

Dr. Phipps is Director for the Laser and Cosmetic Center, whose mission is to help people feel their best at every age. The profits from this center go towards funding her other passion, missionary service. She staffs a medical clinic in Falmouth, Jamaica, has helped with Kids Alive International in the Dominican Republic, and contributes to the Mufundi Orphanage in Tanzania.

Dr. Phipps is a frequent volunteer for Health Care Access and is on the Endowment Board at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Birthright of Lawrence. She is married to Dr. Brad Phipps, a physician here, and they have three children. When not working she loves golf; her handicap is "herself."

Dr. Bradley Phipps

Brad Phipps

Dr. Bradley Phipps, a Board-certified Family Practitioner, graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School and completed his training at University of Kansas Family Practice Residency. He provides comprehensive primary medical care to the community.

Dr. Phipps chose family practice because he enjoys taking care of all ages and treating a variety of medical problems and concerns. He likes knowing the whole family.

An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Dr. Phipps enjoys fishing, hunting, boating, and golf. He is married to Dr. Carla Phipps; they have three children.

Dr. Kimberley McKeon

Kimberly McKeon

Dr. Kimberley McKeon graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1998. Dr. McKeon chose to complete her residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in order to receive well-rounded training in Family Medicine. She relocated from Warrensburg, Missouri, where she had been in practice for three years before moving to Lawrence. Dr. McKeon is Board-certified in Family Medicine and provides comprehensive primary care to the community including obstetrical, pediatric, and cosmetic laser services.

Dr. McKeon chose family practice because she enjoys treating patients of all ages. She especially enjoys providing obstetrical services to her patients and care for their newborns. She also has special interests in preventative medicine and patient education.
In her free time, Dr. McKeon enjoys relaxing with her husband and two sons, cooking, reading, and gardening.

Dr. Melissa Kalb

Melissa Kalb

Dr. Melissa Kalb, a board certified Family Physician, grew up in Lawrence. She attended Kansas State University for her undergraduate degree and the University of Kansas School of Medicine for her medical degree. Dr. Kalb recently graduated from Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency in Salina, KS. She enjoys offering obstetrical services to her patients. Dr. Kalb chose family medicine because she enjoys caring for patients of all ages.

Dr. Kalb enjoys spending time with her husband and son in her free time. She also likes to bake, cook, and run.

Dr. Chad Johanning

Brad PhippsDr. Chad Johanning, Board-certified in Family Medicine, grew up in Atchison, KS. He is a proud Jayhawk and two-time graduate with degrees in Biology and Medicine from the University of Kansas. Dr. Johanning completed his residency training at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita where he received extensive procedural training in addition to Family Medicine. Prior to joining Lawrence Family Practice Center in June 2014, Dr. Johanning practiced in Atchison, KS for over 6 years. Dr. Johanning enjoys obstetrics, including high risk and c-section deliveries, pediatric and well child care, colonoscopy screenings and everything about being a family physician.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Johanning volunteers at the KU Family Medicine residency program in Kansas City and is involved with state leadership for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. During his time in Atchison, Dr. Johanning was instrumental in founding Atchison Community Health Clinic which provides services to individuals unable to afford health insurance. 

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Interests include running, golfing, skiing and traveling to new and exciting places.

Heather Yates, PA-C

Brad PhippsIt is with both excitement and sadness that I am announcing my resignation from Lawrence Family Practice Center. I have accepted a position as a clinical professor at the UMKC Physician Assistant Program. It has been a goal of mine to pursue a career in education, and teaching the next generation of PAs will allow me to support the profession I have enjoyed for twenty years. Effective August 5, 2016, I will no longer see patients.

I am confident you will continue to enjoy excellent medical care and support from our doctors and nurse practitioner at LFPC. Our staff will help accommodate your needs in order to make this transition as smooth as possible. They look forward to caring for you and your families!

It has been an honor to serve you, and I wish you all health and happiness.

Heather E. Yates, PA-C

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