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KANSAS CITY, MO., June 25, 2023 ― To better serve the needs of its patients, St. Joseph Medical Center recently hired Kevin E. Suttmoeller, DO, a Kansas-City based internal medicine specialist with more than 32 years of medical experience specializing in diabetes, chronic illness and medically managed weight loss. He is a board-certified bariatric physician practicing most recently at Encompass Medical Group in Lenexa, Kansas in Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Suttmoeller graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991 and is a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

In addition to his patient care, Dr. Suttmoeller served as an assistant professor of clinical medicine for the University of Missouri School of Medicine where he also helped design the bariatric medicine curriculum, and as an assistant professor of medicine at Andrew Taylor Still University in Kirksville, Missouri.

He has made numerous presentations to both physician and general audiences on his areas of expertise, and his work has been published in several peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the many leadership positions in hospitals where he was affiliated, Dr. Suttmoeller is actively involved in the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

“Dr. Suttmoeller is well-loved by his patients for his extensive knowledge and his thorough, caring and compassionate treatment,” says Jodi Fincher, CEO, St. Joseph Medical Center. “We are honored to welcome his practice here as he continues his ongoing commitment to improving long-term outcomes for his patients with bariatric, diabetic and other internal medical needs.”

Dr. Suttmoeller is accepting new patients at his office location at 1004 Carondelet Drive, Suite 300B, Kansas City, MO 64114-4801. For appointments, call 816-943-4700.

About St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith-based, 310-bed hospital providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services.  Key services include the Senior Care Services, St. Joseph Heart Institute, Breast Center and Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading hospital systems for clinical excellence. 

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