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Preceptorship, Kansas City

Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care


Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care (FHC), a non-profit safety net clinic provides healthcare and supportive services for a medically underserved population in the urban core of Kansas City since our founding in 1989. Family Health Care focuses on caring for poor and uninsured, underinsured individuals with chronic diseases (including HIV, Diabetes, and Hepatitis C) and on caring for pregnant women.  FHC’s service area is Wyandotte County, Kansas, which is the poorest county in Kansas and ranks dead last in health status.


For over twenty-five years, FHC has provided a "medical home”- a stable source of care for the uninsured and underinsured poor. The majority of individuals served at FHC are uninsured, individuals with HIV, Hepatitis C, diabetes, and other serious chronic diseases.   Family Health Care uses a comprehensive medical care model that provides team-based preventative assessments, acute care, and chronic disease management, on a sliding fee scale.  We emphasize early screening, diagnosis, treatment, and patient education which results in improved quality as well as years of extended life for patients.


Family Health Care provides medical, dental, mental health and other supportive services to special populations (currently we provide care for >600 individuals with HIV and about 200 with Hepatitis C).


(Family Health Care utilizes the University of Kansas Medical Center for hospitalizations and specialty services.)  

STEP HIV Preceptorship at Family Health CARE includes morning study and chart review coupled with clinical hands-on experience during afternoon visits with a minimum of five patients daily.

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Preceptor- Sharon Lee, MD


Dr. Sharon Lee is the Director of Family Health Care in Kansas City, Kansas. She earned  her M.D. from the University of Kansas in 1982. After completing her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri, Truman Medical Center, Dr. Lee founded Family Health Care and other initiatives in Kansas City to serve the poor.  She currently provides not only general Family Medicine care to her community, but has also specialized in HIV and Hepatitis medicine and provides care for several hundred individuals with HIV and/or Hepatitis Infection.  In 1993, Dr. Lee returned to the University of Kansas and is now a Clinical Professor. Dr. Lee is on national boards and speaks nationally and internationally on topics including women's health, substance abuse, HIV disease, and medical care for the poor. She has received several awards for her clinical and humanitarian work and was recently inducted into the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame. 

 KC Lodging Options (close)

Oak Tree Inn
501 Southwest Blvd    

Straightforward lodging with a pool, a whirlpool & a fitness room, plus free Wi-Fi & breakfast.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3932 Rainbow Blvd 


100% non-smoking Kansas City hotel offers contemporary guest rooms, high speed Internet access, 32-inch flat panel HDTV and amenities including daily hot breakfast buffet. The facility is also equipped with an indoor heated pool, fitness center, and 24 hour business center.

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