Elaine Kennedy, MD

Internal Medicine
404 Maine Street
Lawrence, KS 66044 Get Directions
Elaine Kennedy, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months **
900.00 every 6 months **
1,800.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Having practiced internal medicine for over 30 years, I have learned that the relationship held between the physician and patient is the most important aspect of providing excellent care. The subtleties of presentation often are key to the diagnosis of an illness. Early diagnosis is the cornerstone of excellent medical treatment.

Knowing my patients well has been a joy and has helped me with their care. Wellness, planning and preventive medicine will become even more of a focus as more time will be available with each patient as an MDVIP physician. We will have time to reason together to decide the path for each individual.

I am an attending physician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. As your private doctor who knows you best I will be able to manage your care during any hospital stays. Specialist consultations will be arranged for you and I will follow up with the consultant to provide unified care.

I have special training in sleep medicine and have provided care in this area for over 25 years. Having a degree in pharmacy has helped open interesting therapeutic avenues over the years. Other interests include women's health, integrative medicine and preventive care. I enjoy studying comparative features of veterinary and human medicine and am always working to improve my Spanish.

Dr. Kennedy's Credentials

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Stanford University, Dr. Laughton Miles
Palo Alto, CA
Sleep Medicine 1987

St. Vincent Hospital
Indianapolis, IN
Internal Medicine 1983-1985

Medical School:
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Doctorate of Medicine 1982

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy 1978

American Board of Internal Medicine
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
English and Spanish
Vice-President, Reed Medical Group 1987-present
Clinical Instructor, University of Kansas, School of Medicine 1987-present
Clinical Instructor, Wichita State University 1987-present
"Epinephrine in Rat Hypothalamus: Antagonism by Desipramine of 6-hydroxydopamine-included Depletion"; Brian Research, September 29,1978; 153(3); 615-7. Tessel, R.E.; Kennedy, L.E.; Burgess, S.D.; and Borchardt, R.T.

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Kennedy

from Mary in KS April 4, 2020 for Elaine Kennedy, MD

Indeed, Dr. Kennedy is the best physician that I have experienced in my eighty years of life. In the various medical appointments I have had with her, she has been consistently empathetic, smart, kind, and very knowledgeable. She also has a fine sense of humor, which is most welcome. She listens very well and answers questions thoroughly, like both a colleague and a good friend would do. I was… See more

from Chris in KS March 13, 2020 for Elaine Kennedy, MD

I’ve been seeing Elaine Kennedy for more than 30 years, signing on not long after she started practicing.. One of the things I love most about her “style” is she is nor afraid to say “I don’t know. “ She’s not admitting failure, she’s admitting humanity. She’s not arrogant like so many doctors. That’s a bedside manner that I find insulting, among other things.

She also listens to me.… See more

from Jane in AZ March 11, 2020 for Elaine Kennedy, MD

We live most of the year in Tucson, but our doctor is in Lawrence, KS. We see her in the summertimes when we arrive in Kansas to spend time with family. But even when we're far away, our doctor checks in with us. If something goes wrong, we connect, send photos (in the case of my shingles) and get a diagnosis and meds called in within an hour. Our doctor is a trained pharmacist, and… See more

from Mary in CO March 14, 2018 for Elaine Kennedy, MD
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Im so glad Dr. Kennedy is my primary care doctor again. Shes absolutely the best, and I cannot express adequately the depth of my appreciation for her kindness, professionalism and care. Given my health issues and her persistence in addressing them, I can honestly say Dr. Kennedy continues to contribute to my superb quality of life.

from Duane in KS February 28, 2018 for Elaine Kennedy, MD

I can't imagine a better relationship than what I have with Dr. Kennedy. We have been together for a very long time and she takes the time to get to know each of her patients as people not just an illness. She is totally patient focused and personally invested in their well being. Her caring attitude is obvious to all and reflected in all her staff as well.