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The doctors at Mental Health Partners realize that it is often very difficult to get an appointment with a psychiatrist in the Kansas City area in a timely manner. We want to help as many patients as we can possibly help. In order to avoid giving incorrect information about the potential wait for an appointment, we typically keep a waiting list and call patients in the order that they have been placed on the list when new appointments actually become available. While times vary extensively depending on the situation, it is typically taking more than 2-3 months from the time a patient requests to see one of our doctors until they are able to be seen. If you cannot wait for one of our doctors to become available, please feel free to look into our "Crisis Information" page under the "Patient Information" tab at the top of this page for some other potential resources.
Doctors at Mental Health Partners have been providing psychiatric care to Kansas City area patients for over four decades. Inpatient (hospital) care was part of the practice up until 2001. The doctors now specialize solely in outpatient psychiatry and see patients of all ages.
Warren G. Phillips, M.D. founded the practice in 1967 along with G. R. Wurster, M.D. after finishing their psychiatric residency training at The University of Kansas Medical Center ("KU Med").
John L'Ecuyer, M.D. joined the practice in 1993 after finishing his psychiatric residency training at KU Med. Judy K. Martin, M.D. and Richard R. Brewington, M.D.--both graduates of KU Med's psychiatry residency as well--joined the practice in 2008. Jaclyn Legg, D.O., another KU Med residency graduate, joined the practice in 2020 and has moved on to open her own private office in 2021. Rachael James, APRN also joined the practice in 2020.
A guiding principle uniting all of the doctors practicing at Mental Health Partners is a focus on listening carefully to each patient. This involves spending more time with each patient. Follow-up appointments are typically 25 to 45 minutes in length, according to each patient's needs and preference.
The practice was located in Prairie Village from it's founding in 1967 until moving to Westwood, KS in late January 2020. The current location is in the State Line 47 building, which sits on the Southwest corner of 47th Place and State Line Road and is close to the Plaza, KU Medical Center, and the original Oklahoma Joe's Barbeque (Joe's KC Barbeque). The address is 1901 West 47th Place, Suite 220, Westwood, KS 66205.
Beginning 3/23/2020, the doctors at Mental Health Partners are seeing all patients for follow up visits via telemedicine whenever possible and telephone if that is not possible to help reduce the spread of this pandemic. Telemedicine is preferred as this should allow you to be seen with the same coverage that you normally have with your health insurer and telephone calls may not be covered. For patients that pay for their visits themselves, the same visit fees apply (including any discounts) as would normally happen for in person visits. For telemedicine appointments, you can use a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone as long as they have a webcam with microphone. Preferred web browsers include Google Chrome and Safari 11+. You can also try to login to the doctors wait room ahead of time to see if you are able to get it working. Whenever possible, using a "wired" connection from a computer that has a cable connecting it to your internet source is the best and then wifi or cellular depending on the strength of your signal (cellular may be better if there is a lot of wifi setup near your location such as apartment complexes or if you can't be near the internet source). Once you click on the proper link below, please input a name that will allow your doctor to know who you are (only your doctor will see that you are in the waiting room) and then the doctor can connect when they are ready.
1901 West 47th Place,
Westwood, KS 66205