About Us

The group now known as Kansas City Physician Partners has been in continuous practice since the 1960s when Dr. John K. Layle established the first rheumatology practice in Kansas City. Allergy and Immunology was added in 1989, followed by Neurology in 2023. In addition to Dr. Rola Mahmoud, our new neurology partner, we have three allergy/immunology specialists, eleven rheumatologists, and two advanced practice providers. All of our physicians are board certified. We organize regular internal conferences to stay up-to-date on the medical literature, confer on challenging cases, and review radiology studies. In addition to our outpatient practice, we teach medical residents and consult on critically ill patients at the flagship hospital for the Saint Luke’s Health System. We have five offices around the Kansas City metro area, each equipped with lab capabilities and an infusion suite. We also offer bone-density testing and X-ray imaging. Comprehensive allergy services are offered at most of our offices. Clinical research trials provide access to cutting-edge treatments, as well. After 60 years as an organization, our current clinicians bring decades of collective experience to bear on diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, autoimmune disease, allergies, immunodeficiency, and neurologic problems.