Michael E. Monaco, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have strived to create a practice environment that is unhurried, friendly and comfortable where my patients feel welcome and never rushed.  My practice style has always been to try to provide comprehensive medical care to my patients by listening to all of their concerns while demonstrating compassion and patience.  Ten years ago, the US healthcare system was declared "broken" and it has not improved.  Fixes that are needed have not materialized.  Premiums are increasing and the hassles for both patients and physicians keep rising.  We all know how medicine should be.  I invite you to see how medicine can be and is being practiced everyday at my office.
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Physician Profile


University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1984
Medical School
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO
Doctorate of Medicine 1987
University of Missouri, Kansas City Consortium of Hospitals
Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri, Kansas City Consortium of Hospitals
Kansas City, MO
Internal Medicine 1988 -1990

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Docent, Ass’t. Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine 1991-present
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, University of Health Sciences School of Medicine 1999-present
Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine, Goppert Family Practice Residency Program 1992-1992
Elected House Staff Vice President, Truman Medical Center, West 1989-1990

Hospital Affiliations

Menorah Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Patients’ Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2010
Nominated to serve on Student Task Force 1985 to assist with redeveloping medical student experience of Psychiatric Rotation at Western Missouri Mental Health Center
Physician’s Recognition Award 1995–2002
Member of the Board of Directors – Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society1997-2006
Physician’s Recognition Award 1998–2001
President of the Board, Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society 2005-2006
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Menorah Medical Center 2005-2006
President of the Board, HMCC JCHC IPA 2006-2007
Top Doctor, Internal Medicine by peers, Published in KC Magazine January 2009
Consumers’ Checkbook Top Doctor 2009

Published Works

Southern Medical Journal, October 2009, Volume 102, Issue 10, pp 1003-1006 Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase in Current National Football League Players: Correlation with Cardiometabolic Syndrome Markers, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance Selden, Michael A.


Chairman and President of the Board, Heart of America Youth Ballet1994–present


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Elizabeth

    Very caring ... competent ... and hears everything...those things said and not said. Provides care with your values in mind withou...

  • Member: Charlie

    To us, we've found a friend and partner in this crazy fast paced medical world. Dr. Monaco knows and understands our histories an...

  • Member: E. Whitney

    When I first met Dr. Monaco, I was the 68-year-old son of a father who died at age 54 with heart disease. My numbers were not goo...

  • Member: Ricki

    On a Sunday, my mother was having a problem. So I picked up the phone to call Dr. Monaco. When I called him, I suddenly realized...