Welcome to MARC - Mid-America Rheumatology Consultants, P.A.

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 8am to 430pm
  Contact : 913-661-9980

Mid-America Rhematology Consultants P.A.

Mid-America Rheumatology Consultants P.A. is a consultative specialty practice. After you are referred by your primary care physician.

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Services We Offer

Onsite laboratory services are available Monday - Friday. Our lab technologists and nurses are skilled in phlebotomy and specimen processing.

X-ray Services

We are equipped to perform basic X-rays onsite. MARC has four skilled radiology technicians to make the process of obtaining X-rays convenient and efficient.

Qualified Doctors

MARCKC has completed training in Internal Medicine and sub-specialty training in Rheumatology. They specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and medical management of various forms of arthritis and rheumatologic diseases.

Infusion Services

Patients who require medications that are given through an infusion have the option of receiving this treatment right in our office.

Meet our Rheumatologist Specialists

A rheumatologist is a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment, and medical management of various forms of arthritis and rheumatologic diseases.

Sarah D. Vodopest, MD

Sarah D. Vodopest, MD is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and rheumatic disorders. She received her medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Iowa-Des Moines, and then completed her Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vodopest is currently Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

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Carrie A. Mihordin, D.O., F.A.C.R.

Dr. Mihordin received her medical education at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed Internal Medicine residency, an additional year as chief medical resident, and fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Mihordin is currently Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She holds memberships in the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the Midwest Rheumatology Association, and the Kansas Medical Society. She is also an active member of the Leadership Council for the Arthritis Foundation's Kansas City chapter. What is a D.O.?

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Kathryn E. Welch, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Dr. Welch received her medical education and completed her post-graduate education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Welch is a Diplomate Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Rheumatology. Dr. Welch has served as the Director of the Rheumatology Training Program. Dr. Welch holds membership in the American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology and the Midwest Rheumatology Association.

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Matthew Svoboda, MPAS, PA-C

is a physician assistant specializing in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. He received his masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the Univierty of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in P.A. studies at Union College in Lincoln, NE. Matt holds membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. Prior to his P.A. studies, he was a high school science teacher for six years. What is a Physician Assistant?

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Dawn Petty, MS, ANP-BC

Dawn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Wichita State University in 1995. She worked primarily as an ICU nurse for about 15 years in Wichita, Kansas and the Kansas City area, specializing in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and post-surgical care. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 2011. As an Adult Nurse Practitioner she has specialized in the care of Pulmonary and Rheumatology patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Rheumatology.

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What patients say About MARCKC

As a new patient, the doctor will want to obtain as much information about you as possible. To obtain an accurate diagnosis, there are certain laboratory and x-ray procedures.

  • Dr. Mihordin is a great doctor. She listens, she cares, she's thorough, and she actually pays attention to what the patient has to say. She's no nonsense and she wants to get to the root of the problems. She works with the patient as much as the patient works with her If you want coddled, this isn't the office for you. If you are willing to put in the effort required the patient and want answers and to feel better, this is the place.

  • I have been going to Dr. Welch-Rheumatologist for four years now and couldn't be happier. I've had severe systemic lupus for 21 years and she's the best Rheumatologist I've ever had. She's thorough and takes the time to answer any questions or concerns I might have. The rest of the staff is always caring and professional. I highly recommend this clinic.