Kansas Physician Group Expanding Primary Care Services with New Physicians

April 14, 2014

Kansas Physician Group Expanding Primary Care Services with New Physicians

WICHITA – Kansas Physician Group recently welcomed the addition of six new medical providers. Dennis K. Buth, MD; Sahar Hachem, MD; E. David Kirk, MD, FACP; Joseph Meek, MD; Michael W. Treweeke, MD; and Kristin W. Ewy, physician assistant, have joined the practice, adding primary care services such as internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes management and geriatric care.

“We are thrilled Kansas Physician Group is expanding with the addition of these skilled, experienced caregivers,” said Steve Edgar, Galichia Heart Hospital’s chief executive officer. “The clinic’s close location on our campus is a tremendous benefit, as our region’s population is increasingly in need of this type of care.”

In addition to primary care services, Kansas Physician Group offers a variety of specialty services in the fields of electrophysiology, vascular medicine, pulmonology and sleep medicine. The providers join the group’s current physicians Nader Eldika, MD; Hannah Lai, MD; Christos Mandanis, MD; and James Smith, MD.

New Providers:

Dennis K. Buth, MD

Dr. Buth received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. A recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Education by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is a clinical associate in the Department of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita and is an associate professor at Kansas State University. Special areas of practice include diabetes and gastroenterology.

Michael W. Treweeke, MD

Dr. Treweeke received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He served both his internship and his internal medicine residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Dr. Treweeke completed an allergy fellowship at Wilford Hall in San Antonio, Texas. He is a recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award for Continuing Education by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

E. David Kirk, MD, FACP

Dr. Kirk received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Kirk is a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita and a member of the Kansas Medical Society. Specializing in geriatrics, his special areas of practice include Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss disorders.

Sahar Hachem, MD

Dr. Hachem received her medical degree from Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon, and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a certified clinical densitometrist from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, and she is also certified in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration biopsy by the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Hachem completed a three-year internal medicine residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, and she completed fellowships in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Saint Louis University in St. Louis.

Joseph Meek, MD

Dr. Meek is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been on the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine for more than 40 years and is a clinical professor of medicine. Dr. Meek has served as the dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita and as president of the Kansas Medical Society. His special areas of practice include thyroid or parathyroid disease.

Kristen Ewy, PA-C

Kristen received her Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant degree from Wichita State University. She has worked as an occupational therapist aide at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita and as a physician assistant at the Wichita Osteopathic Clinic, where she also completed her preceptorship. Ewy’s clinical experience includes family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/GYN and orthopedic surgery.

Kansas Physician Group, a WesleyCare clinic, is operated by Hospital Corporation of America Physician Services. Both Wesley Medical Center and Galichia Heart Hospital are operated by HCA. Kansas Physician Group’s practice is located on the Galichia campus. To learn more about Kansas Physician Group, please visit www.kansasphysiciangroup.com

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912.  As a leader in Overall Recommended Care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region.  Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER.  Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WesleyCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.