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MEETINGS

Quarterly (Mondays)


Every other Month (Sundays)



GROUP

Mid-Missouri




Eastsiders Lunch Bunch




Kansas City




Kansas City North




Springfield




St. Louis​​




St. Louis (Coffee with a Coordinator)

MEETINGS

3rd Monday of the Month


Quarterly

TIME

6:30 PM




11:30 AM-1:30 PM




10:00 AM-12:00 PM




12:00-1:30 PM




6:00- 7:30 PM




10:00-11:30 AM




​10:30-11:30 AM

MEETINGS

Quarterly




3rd Wednesday of the month




Quarterly (Saturdays)




Every other month (Thursdays)




Quarterly




Quarterly (Saturdays)​




Last Thursday of Every Month

What makes the MGA different? Our programs and services have been built to support patients and families impacted by MG on a personal level. Whether you are in search of a new neuromuscular provider or looking for someone to relate to as you go through the diagnostic process; the MGA is here to guide you through your MG journey with compassion and care.

Onsite Clinics

TIME

10:00-12:00 PM

LOCATION

Topeka & Shawnee County Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis
929 N Saint Francis
Wichita, KS 67214

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

NEBRASKA

Programs & Services

CONTACT

the MGA office

816-256-4100
info@mgakc.org

Larry or Dana Paxson
316-269-9120
dkptiffany@gmail.com

GROUP

Topeka




Wichita

MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5K   -   Cy’s Crown Town Trivia Night (annual benefit with auction)   -   MGA Snowflake Shuffle 0.1K   -   Annual Meeting & Educational

MEETINGS

Odd number of Months (Saturdays)​

MISSOURI

University of Kansas Medical Center MG Clinic || Kansas City


 Young Friends of MGA || Kansas City, MO


 Quarterly meetings


 6:00 PM


 RSVP:

 Allison Foss
 913-940-3065
 allisonfoss@mgakc.org


St. Louis University Hospital MG Clinic || St. Louis

CONTACT

allisonfoss@mgakc.org


Roger Huff
479-790-3022
jrhuff1@cox.net


Young Friends of MGA || Saint Louis, MO 


Quarterly meetings 


6:00 PM 


RSVP:

Meridith O'Connor 
816-256-4100 
meridithoconnor@mgakc.org 


​LOCATION

TBD




TBD




St. Joseph Medical Center, Comm. Center D 

1000 Carondelet Drive

Kansas City, MO, 64114


Primrose Retirement Communities
8559 North Line Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64154


Residence Inn by Marriott

1303 E. Kingsley Street

Springfield, MO 65810


Glendale City Hall Auditorium

424 Sappington Road

St. Louis, MO 63112​​​


Kaldi's Coffee

120 S. Kirkwood Road

Kirkwood, MO, ​63122

Community Events

At the MGA, we host a variety of events that not only bring people with MG together, but offer opportunities for friends, family, and other people in surrounding areas to support patients, learn about myasthenia gravis, and build communities.


Below is a list of some of our featured events! Click the button below to learn more about past events and upcoming events that you can participate in.

​​​KANSAS CITY, MO

St. Luke’s Hospital- Country Club Plaza | 2 Clinics
Clinic 1
Established in 2000 in partnership with Dr. Michael Schwartzman
Clinic Schedule: Every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of the month
Patient Care Specialist: Catherine Singleton

Dr. Michael Schwartzman is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UMKC School of Medicine practices at Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in Kansas City. The MG clinic with Dr. Schwartzman was built with the support of Diana Wilmoth, a registered nurse and a patient living with MG. Diana served as the clinic volunteer coordinator for the MGA and assisted in the operations of this clinic for over 20 years.

Clinic 2
Established in 2022 in partnership with Dr. Nathan McGraw
Clinic Schedule: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Patient Care Specialist: Catherine Singleton
More info to come.


University of Kansas Medical Center
Established in 2002 in partnership with Dr. Richard Barohn
Clinic Schedule: Every Tuesday and Thursday
Patient Care Specialist: Catherine Singleton

Dr. Richard Barohn is the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Missouri and a professor in the Department of Neurology. At the time of this clinic’s establishment, Dr. Barohn was Chair of the Neurology Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Currently, the University of Kansas Medical Center MG clinic operates under the leadership of a dedicated team of neurologists including Dr. Swathy Chandrashekhar, Dr. Mazen Dimachkie, Dr. Constantine Farmakidis, Dr. Vernita Hairston, Dr. Duaa Jabari, Dr. Omar Jawdat, and Dr. Mamatha Pasnoor. To learn more about these physicians, head to our medical advisory committee page.



SAINT LOUIS, MO

SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital
Established in 2020 in partnership with Dr. Ghazala Hayat, MD, FAAN, FANA
Clinic Schedule: Every Tuesday
Program Coordinator: Meridith O’Connor, MSW

Dr. Ghazala Hayat is the Director of Neuromuscular Services and Clinical Neurophysiology and a professor of neuromuscular diseases in the Department of Neurology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is also the Director of the ALS Center of Excellence. Dr. Hayat specializes in clinical neurophysiology, nerve conduction studies, electromyography, electroencephalograms, and spasticity and headaches. The MGA collaborated with Dr. Hayat as there was a growing need for MG patient support in the St. Louis and surrounding area.

 
SPRINGFIELD, MO

CoxHealth- Jared Neuroscience Center
Established in 2022 in partnership with Dr. Tania Papsdorf
Clinic Schedule: One Wednesday every month dependent upon the physician’s schedule
More info to come.

Information regarding our Young Friends Groups will be communicated through email and social media.

Details regarding locations and times can also be found on our calendar.

Support Groups

Resources

CoxHealth-Jared Neuroscience Center || Springfield

TIME

5:30-7:30 PM



1:00-3:00 PM

​​​GROUP

Central Arkansas


Springdale


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LOCATION

Calvary Lighthouse Church
2941 North 80th Street
Omaha, NE 68134

GROUP

Monthly Meet-Up


MGA Youth Group

CONTACT

info@mgakc.org


allisonfoss@mgakc.org

MEETINGS

Quarterly




Quarterly (Saturdays)

ARKANSAS

CONTACT

Jonni Sutton
573-825-6031
jonnikayes@icloud.com


the MGA office
816-256-4100
info@mgakc.org


the MGA office
816-256-4100
info@mgakc.org


Sandy Gardner
816-716-9681
imsandyg@aol.com


the MGA office
816-256-4100
info@mgakc.org


the MGA office
816-256-4100
meridithoconnor@mgakc.org


the MGA office
816-256-4100
meridithoconnor@mgakc.org

Young Friends of MGA

TIME

5:30-7:00 PM


2:30-4:30 PM



TIME

6:30-7:30 PM


TBD

GROUP

Omaha

LOCATION

Virtual


Virtual

LOCATION

Courtyard by Marriott, Little Rock


Schmieding Center for Senior Health
2422 N. Thompson, Suite B
Springdale, AR 72764

St. Luke's Medical Center || Kansas City

CONTACT

Dianna McCarty
402-426-8006
dmccarty@huntel.net


Our staff is committed to engaging with MG patients, their families, and their care teams every day at the MGA. Whether someone has been recently diagnosed with MG or has been managing this autoimmune disorder for the majority of their life, our team work diligently to ensure people with myasthenia gravis are supported.  In clinic, we take a collaborative approach, working directly with the neurology teams and patients to promote comprehensive care. Ultimately, the role of the MGA is to serve as another tool in an MG patient's toolbox, encouraging patients to approach their MG holistically and assist in the management of living with this chronic disease.


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