Location: Jennifer Frost, M.D., Medical Director, Northland, Wyandotte and West

Patients should know…

“Patients should know that I am really collaborative. Medicine can be very paternalistic and we as doctors are often trained to be paternalistic. But I’m not. I will listen to patients and help them figure out what they are able to change and what they want to change. I will work with them to maximize their health.”

Education

She received her medical degree from Brown University in Rhode Island. She also studied pre-medicine at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Penn.; and has a bachelor of arts from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt.

She completed a fellowship in women’s health services at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.; and her residency in family medicine at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.

Experience

Before joining Swope Health in January 2019, she had worked at the American Academy of Family Physicians where she developed clinical practice guidelines and health policy. Before that, she was the Director of Women’s Services and Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Research Medical Center. She has also worked at Truman Lakewood as a staff physician.

Earlier, she worked at Arroya Vista Family Care, a federally qualified health center in Los Angeles that provides healthcare for an underserved urban community. Dr. Frost is proficient in Spanish.

Background and passions

A native of Tacoma, Wash., she has lived in the Kansas City area for 15 years. Dr. Frost and her husband, a professor of U.S. History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, have two children. She enjoys photography and hiking and spends free time with family.

Dr. Jennifer Frost