4951 W. 18th St.
Lawrence, KS 66047

(785) 841-6540

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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. 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

Chad JohanningDr. 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.

Dr. Kyle Miller

Kyle MillerDr. Kyle Miller, a board certified family physician, grew up in Derby, Kansas. He attended Newman University where he received a biochemistry degree and then received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Miller then graduated from the Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency in Salina, KS where he served as the chief resident. Dr. Miller enjoys seeing patients of all ages from pediatric patients to the elderly.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and loves to run and practice different types of yoga - especially Ashtanga Yoga. He is married to Dr. Amanda Miller and has one son.

Dr. Amanda Miller

Amanda MillerDr. Amanda Miller joined our team in the fall of 2017. She is originally from Derby, Kansas and attended KU Medical School. She completed her residency training along with her husband at Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency in Salina, Kansas. Her practice encompasses all age groups including Obstetrics. Her and her husband, Dr. Kyle Miller have one young son who they enjoy spending most all their free time with. Dr. Miller enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring all the diverse and unique eateries of Lawrence.

Dr. Blake Phipps

Blake PhippsRaised as a Jayhawk by Drs. Brad and Carla Phipps, who have a legacy of providing quality health care for 30 plus years at Lawrence Family Practice Center, Dr. Blake Phipps considers it a dream come true to be joining the practice.

Dr. Phipps, a board certified family physician, enjoys seeing patients of all ages but has a special interest in obstetrics. He attended undergraduate and medical school at The University of Kansas and his residency was in Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX. It is the largest Family Medicine program in the country and is ranked as a top 5 program nationally. He stayed an additional year to complete a fellowship in Maternal Child Health, which provided training in higher risk pediatric and obstetrical medicine. This included training in obstetrical ultrasounds, cesarean deliveries, tubal ligations and a variety of other skills tailored to women’s health and family planning- even vasectomies. Although he has a focus in obstetrics Dr. Phipps enjoys procedures of all kinds including endoscopy (EGD’s and colonoscopies) as well as outpatient lump and bump removal. He takes pride in doing and seeing it all.

Dr. Phipps is a diehard KU fan. He enjoys cooking, hunting and fishing with his father and of course spending time with his wife Ashley and their two dogs, Oliver and Maggie."

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