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
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
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
St. Vincent Hospital
Internal Medicine 1983-1985
University of Kansas
Doctorate of Medicine 1982
Stanford University, Dr. Laughton Miles
Palo Alto, CA
Sleep Medicine 1987
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy 1978
Clinical Instructor, University of Kansas, School of Medicine 1987-present
Clinical Instructor, Wichita State University 1987-present
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Kennedy
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
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
Dr. Elaine Kennedy has been my friend for most of my life and has been my physician for 15 years. I value her medical expertise to the utmost, and I am grateful for her positive personality and her friendship
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.
Dr. Kennedy delivers great medical care with knowledge, an open mind, humor, and compassion. She always goes above and beyond to make sure her patients get the best care.
Dr. Kennedy has been my doc for many years. She is excellent: thorough in every way and available when needed. I should think that statement covers all that a 5 doctor needs to have said of her. Kathleen and I and our family are very grateful to her.
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.