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CONTACT

Kathryn Clemens

kathrynclemens@mgakc.org


Kathryn Clemens

kathrynclemens@mgakc.org

Onsite Clinics

KANSAS


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.


St. Luke's Medical Center || Kansas City, MO

GROUP

Omaha

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
Community Program Coordinator: McKenna Fulton

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
Community Program Coordinator: McKenna Fulton

Dr. Nathan McGraw attended the University of Kansas Medical Center and did his residency at the University of Minnesota.  He returned to Kansas CIty and did his fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  During his fellowship he came to know the MG Clinic partnership between KU and the MGA and once he transitioned to St. Luke's Hospital, a clinic partnership was born with Dr. McGraw.


University of Kansas Medical Center
Established in 2002 in partnership with Dr. Richard Barohn
Clinic Schedule: Every Tuesday and Thursday
Community Program Coordinator: McKenna Fulton

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. Mazen Dimachkie, Dr. Constantine Farmakidis,  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
Community Program Coordinator: Kathryn Clemens

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.

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

CONTACT

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


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


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


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


Kathryn Clemens
816-256-4100
kathrynclemens@mgakc.org


Donna Whittaker

donnasjmo@yahoo.com



Kathryn Clemens
816-256-4100
kathrynclemens@mgakc.org


Kathryn Clemens
816-256-4100
kathrynclemens@mgakc.org

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

MEETINGS

Quarterly (Thursday)



Every other Month (Sundays)



CONTACT

Dianna McCarty
402-426-8006

​dmccarty@abbnebraska.com

Resources

MEETINGS

Monthly


Quarterly





Quarterly (Saturdays)

GROUP

Monthly Meet-Up


MGA Youth Group

TIME

10:00-12:00 PM

LOCATION

Group meets at different coffee spots monthly


Group rotates between meeting in Lawrence or Topeka

Wichita Public Library, Alford Branch

3447 S. Meridian Street
Wichita, KS 67214

University of Kansas Medical Center MG Clinic || Kansas City, KS


 Young Friends of MGA || Kansas City, MO


 Quarterly meetings


 6:00 PM


 RSVP:

 Allison Foss
816-256-4100
 allisonfoss@mgakc.org


OSAGE BEACH, MO

Lake Regional Hospital
Established in 2024 in partnership with Dr. Tania Papsdorf, MD, 
Clinic Schedule: One Monday a month
Executive Director: Allison Foss

Dr. Tania Papsdorf attended the University of Kansas Medical School and did her residency and neuromuscular fellowship at the University of North Carolina with

Dr. James "Chip" Howard.    Dr. Papsdorf also provides hopsital care to stroke and neurology patients at Lake Regional.  The MGA previously had a clinic partnership with

Dr. Papsdorf in Springfield, MO and have joined hands again to hold a clinic at the Lake Regional Hospital. 

​​​GROUP

Central Arkansas



Springdale



MG Pride Group                        Bi-Monthly                                                                              Virtual                                                                                          btbosch81@gmail.com           6:00 PM



​​​​

​LOCATION

Daniel Boone Regional Library

100 W. Broadway

Columbia, MO 65203


Blue Springs Terrace

312 SW 19th Street Terrace

Blue Springs, MO 64015


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


East Sunshine Church of Christ

​3721 E. Sunshine

Springfield, MO 65810


Rolling Hills Library, Belt Branch
1912 North Belt Highway
S.t Joseph, MO 64506

Glendale City Hall Auditorium

424 Sappington Road

St. Louis, MO 63112​​​


St. Louis Bread Co./Panera Bread

10221 Manchester Rd

Kirkwood, MO 63122


LOCATION

CAL Fletcher Library

823 N. Buchanan Street,

 Little Rock, AR 72205


Springdale Public LIbrary

405 S. Pleasant Street
Springdale, AR 72764


Young Friends of MGA || Saint Louis, MO 


Quarterly meetings 


6:00 PM 


RSVP:

Allison Foss
816-256-4100 
allisonfoss@mgakc.org 


Young Friends of MGA

MEETINGS

Odd number of Months (Saturdays)​

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

NEBRASKA

ARKANSAS

TIME

6:30-7:30 PM


TBD

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

TIME

9:30-10:30AM



5:30-7:00 PM



1:00-3:00 PM

MISSOURI

Community Events

CONTACT

info@mgakc.org


allisonfoss@mgakc.org

The MGA is proud to provide reliable resources that you can trust and depend on.

Click the button below to explore our resources page.

Programs & Services

GROUP

Mid-Missouri




Eastsiders Lunch Bunch




Kansas City




Kansas City North




Springfield




St. Joseph




St. Louis​​




St. Louis Coffee Club

MEETINGS

4th Monday of the Month


TBD

TIME

5:30-7:00 PM




11:30 AM-1:30 PM




10:00 AM-12:00 PM




12:00-1:30 PM




6:00-7:30 PM




2:00-3:30 PM




10:00-11:30 AM




​10:30-11:30 AM

MEETINGS

Quarterly




1st Wednesday of the month




Quarterly (Saturdays)




Every other month (Thursdays)




Quarterly




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.

LOCATION

TBD

CONTACT

the MGA office

info@mgakc.org


the MGA office

816-256-4100
mckennafulton@mgakc.org

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

GROUP

Kansas City Coffee Club



Lawrence & Topeka Area




Wichita

Lake Regional Hospital MG Clinic || Osage Beach, MO

LOCATION

Virtual


Virtual

TIME

5:30-7:00 PM


2:30-4:30 PM



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