Expertise of Laura A. Gaffney, MD

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Laura Gaffney, MD, is an internist and pediatrician who focuses much of her patient care on adults with special needs. She is the medical director of AdventHealth Medical Group's Special Pediatric-to-Adult Need (SPAN) program. SPAN is Greater Kansas City’s only primary care program that provides comprehensive, patient-focused care for adults with a chronic condition that persists from childhood to adulthood.

NOTE: Though Dr. Gaffney is not currently accepting new patients for standard primary care, she is accepting new patients in the SPAN program. If you or someone you know is an adult with special needs who would like to schedule a new-patient appointment with Dr. Gaffney, call the SPAN scheduling line at Call913-632-SPAN (7726). Visit for additional details.

Dr. Gaffney has been providing care for adults with special needs since 1996. With dual Board certifications in pediatrics and internal medicine, she is uniquely qualified to provide specialized care for patients of all ages. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency.

Dr. Gaffney has been with AdventHealth Medical Group (formerly Shawnee Mission Physicians Group) since 1997, during which time she has earned numerous honors for excellence in patient care.

Personal Interests

Family, gardening, reading, spirituality, travel.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Gaffney prioritizes listening to her patients. She is passionate about getting to know each patient while working to meet all of their health needs.

She'll work closely with you and a team of multidisciplinary physicians, when needed, to ensure you achieve your treatment goals so you can live your best life.

Areas Served
Shawnee Mission, KS | SHAWNEE MISSION, KS
Languages Spoken

University of Missouri - Kansas City


Pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Internal Medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Medical Organization Memberships and Committees

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association

Board Certification

Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics

Internal Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine

Ages Accepted

Insurances accepted by Laura A. Gaffney, MD


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  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health-KS Medicaid
  • BCBS-Kansas City
  • Beech Street
  • Century Health Solutions
  • Champus
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • GEHA
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Home State Health Allwell Medicare Advantage
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