Saint Joseph Family Medical Care
Newly Recognized as a Patient‐Centered Medical Home
Mary Ryan, DNP
Dr. Mary E. Ryan received her undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State
University in 1978, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University
of Kansas in 1995. She received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2012
from the University of Kansas, and is certified in Family Practice by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Dr. Ryan has a special interest in Rheumatology, completing advanced rheumatology
coursework with the American College of Rheumatology and the University
of Kansas, and worked previously in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
as well as research as a sub investigator for clinical trials. She has
been affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center since 1980, and in practice
as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner since 1995.
Dr. Ryan is a speaker on a variety of healthcare topics and presents across
the country for physician and nursing continuing education events as well
as seminars and special topics. She provides educational seminars to rural
areas in Kansas in affiliation with the Area Health Education Committee
with the University of Kansas. In addition, Dr. Ryan is on the medical
advisory board for “Arthritis Today” magazine, and is on the
Resident Advisory Committee for Tallgrass Retirement Community in Overland
Park, KS. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners
and the American College of Rheumatology Allied Health Providers.
Dr. Ryan and her husband have four adult children, and enjoy sports including
running, swimming, reading, and chasing after grandchildren.
Rene Bollier, MD
Dr. Rene Bollier is a family physician who was born and raised in the Kansas
City area. He grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas and graduated from Shawnee
Mission East High School. During his school years, Dr. Bollier was active
in scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Bollier graduated
from Kansas State University in 1980 and earned his medical degree from
the University of Kansas in 1984. He and his wife, Barbara, lived in Houston,
Texas, from July 1984 until June 1987, while completing their medical
residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. The Bollier's then
moved back to Kansas City with Dr. Barbara practicing anesthesiology and
Dr. Rene, family medicine.
Dr. Bollier values the relationships he has had with his patients and colleagues
over the years. He has been active with the medical staff at St. Joseph
Medical Center since 1987, serving as medical staff president from 2017
to 2018. Dr. Bollier is compassionate, hard-working, and is recognized
by his peers and patients as a very capable physician. His hobbies include
hiking, skiing, fishing, yard work, and taking long walks.
Dr. Bollier has a wonderful family. Dr. Barbara Bollier is a Kansas Senator
who serves the state with skill and integrity. Their daughter, Anne-Marie,
completed her master’s degree in public health and is an accomplished
artist currently residing in Melbourne, Australia. Their son, Robert,
is currently in law school in Washington, DC.
Nora Gomez, MD
Dr. Nora P. Gomez is a board-certified Family Physician and has been a
diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine since 1999. She has
been in private practice in the Kansas City area for the past 18 years,
and she proudly joined the St. Joseph Family Medical Care Clinic in 2014.
Dr. Gomez completed her combined BA/MD at the University of Missouri-Kansas
City School of Medicine. She then completed her Family Medicine residency
training at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, (a suburb
of Chicago) alongside her husband who is also a physician. They then returned
to her hometown of Overland Park, Kansas, and have been busy raising their
children and caring for their patients. Dr. Gomez values providing comprehensive,
compassionate care for her patients while also promoting health wellness
and disease prevention. She also has taken interest in providing added
aesthetic medical services.
Dr. Gomez is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians
and the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine.
She serves on the St. Joseph Medical Center Medical Executive Committee
as Chairperson of the Family Medicine Department.
In her free time, Dr. Gomez enjoys spending time with her family. Having
two busy teenagers, the best times are now the evenings when everyone
is home and just relaxing or watching movies together. Also, she enjoys
attending sports events, especially supporting the Kansas City Royals!
Patient‐Centered Medical Home
The Patient Centered Medical Home concept has introduced a very favorable
alternative to insurance companies, employers, government entities, patients,
Healthcare can be a fragmented and costly experience for the patient. Patients
in medical homes receive the right care, in the right amount, at the right
time. This increasingly popular delivery system modernization leads to
safer and better care, empowers patients and renews the patient‐provider
The Healthcare Provider’s Role:
- Working with you in setting healthcare‐related goals and help you in meeting
- Providing you information on services, classes and/or support groups to
provide you with more information about your goals or managing chronic
- Collaboratively working with you, sharing in making decisions for your health.
- Acting as the director of your care team, coordinating care within our
practice and with outside specialty care.
The Patient’s Responsibilities:
- Ask questions about your illness and take an active role in your care.
- Give a detailed and honest history of your entire family.
- Give an update of any changes in your health each visit.
- Keep us informed of any allergies or newly identified conditions since
your last visit.
- Take all medications prescribed as directed by your provider, and provide
information about OTC and Herbal Medications that you are taking.
- Follow any agreed‐to care plan discussed with your provider.
- Keep all scheduled appointments with your provider and other specialist(s).
- Bring Specialist’s report to any follow‐up visits or advise specialist
to forward report to your primary care provider.
- Discuss and be involved in your treatment plan with your provider, follow
orders as given.
- Call your provider first with non‐emergency medical problems.
- Avoid using the Emergency Room in non‐emergency situations. Instead use
Urgent Care Facilities: lists available upon request.
- Bring all discharge papers from Emergency Room & Urgent Care visits.
- Inform your provider of all self‐referred visits, or special test(s). Bring
documents when available.
- Provide personal email address for easy access and easy contact.