ENT Associates expands to Harrisonville Medical Clinic

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

The physicians of ENT Associates of Greater Kansas City will begin providing services at Harrisonville Medical Clinic located on the Cass Regional campus starting Monday, Dec. 3. The doctors will assume the practice of Dr. Mary A. Luce, who is retiring after 36 years at Cass Regional.


An ENT specialist will be in the clinic Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the group will assume on-call responsibilities. The physicians from ENT Associate

s of Greater Kansas City who will practice at Harrisonville Medical Clinic are Brandon Johnson, MD; Kelvin Walls, MD; and Nicholas Wirtz, MD. Johnson recently finished residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Johnson grew

up in Washington, Mo., a small town near St. Louis, before attending Saint Louis University to earn his undergraduate degree. He spent the next several years working in the medical device industry before pursuing a career in medicine. Since earning his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Johnson has lived and worked in the Kansas City area, and will treat the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat related conditions.


Walls is board certified in ear, nose and throat surgery, with over 20 years of e

xperience working in Jackson County. Walls is a native Missourian who grew up in southeast Missouri and earned undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed his surgery internship at Jewish Hospital (now Barnes Jewish Hospital) in St. Louis, and his ENT residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Walls appreciates the flexibility that his specialty provides, allowing him to care for both children and adults.


He will be available for appointments in general ENT, with emphases on sinus and allergy care. Wirtz is a fellowship trained otolaryngologist (ENT)/head and neck surgeon specializing in the management of cancers of the head and neck. A native of Blue Springs, he earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri, graduating summa cum laude with honors. He completed residency at the University of Minnesota, and was awarded Outstanding Resident Clinician, an honor given to the top chief resident.


He furthered his training by completing a fellowship in advanced oncologic head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. In addition to Johnson, Walls and Wirtz, there will be two audiologists, Danielle Barton, Au.D, CH-TM, CCC/A, FAAA and Kelly Spiller, Au.D, CCC/A, FAAA, who will also provide care for Cass Regional’s ear, nose and throat patients.


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