Lee's Summit Office
Walk-In Hours available for Established Patients at Main and Lee's Summit locations
Our Mission Is: To be the preeminent caregivers for patients with allergic diseases and asthma.
Meet Our Specialty Trained Physicians
We 'thank you" for the opportunity to be part of your care team. KCAA celebrates over 30 years as Kansas City’s preeminent provider of quality state of the art care and research for allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases. Since 1979, KCAA has been serving the KC-metro as the largest and leading provider of allergy and asthma care.
KCAA allergists treat both pediatric and adult patients and are each board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Board certified allergists are physicians with extensive training. Their advanced training covers pinpointing the problem or problems and prescribing the most effective treatment to give you the relief you need.
We appreciate your confidence in us and pledge to provide you with exceptional care and service.
As a child, Dr. Frankel suffered from severe allergies and asthma, and continued with milder issues as an adult, prompting him to enter the field of Allergy & Immunology. Areas of interest include severe asthma, allergy and sinus disease, and the unique vocal problems affecting singers and others involved with public speaking. Dr. Frankel earned his M.D. at Washington University School of Medicine in 1979. After an Internal Medicine residency at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, he completed an Allergy & Immunology clinical and research fellowship at Barnes Hospital/Washington University. Dr. Frankel has been recognized as a top physician by three national publications (Regional Top Doctor in America's Top Doctors, 2006-2007, listings in Guides to America's Top Physicians, 2006 and Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors, 2002). In 2007, he was again honored and chosen by other Kansas City allergists to receive the Allergy & Immunology “Super Doctor” award and published in KC Magazine. He was the first allergy and immunology specialist to receive this special designation in KC; for each year 2010, 2011and 2012 he has been identified again as a "Super Doctor" by KC Magazine. Dr. Frankel has also been selected by patients for the second year in a row to receive "The Patient's Choice Award" for 2009, a designation provided by Castle & Connolly. Local 435 South magazine lists him, by a vote of his peers, as a Top Doctor in Kansas City. He has been in practice with Kansas City Allergy and Asthma Associates, P.A. since 1984.
Dr. Wald specializes in research to find new medications to help treat asthma, allergies and related diseases. He is interested in the education of physicians, nurses, and patients about asthma and allergies, and helps run support groups for adolescents with asthma to help meet their educational and emotional needs. Dr. Wald has worked closely with schools and has been personally responsible for getting peak flow meters and Epi-Pens into several local school districts. His undergraduate degree was earned at Stanford University in 1975. He graduated from Medical School at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980, then trained in internal medicine at Washington University from 1980-1983. From 1984 through 1986 he studied Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at the National Jewish Hospital in Denver. He practiced in the Department of Allergy in Southern California Permanente Medical Group before joining Kansas City Allergy & Asthma Associates, P.A. in 1989. In 2008, the Consumer Research Council of America identified Dr. Wald as a Top Doctor. He also was named a "Super Doctor" as published in KC Magazine and again for 2010, 2011 and 2012 he has earned the designation as a "Super Doctor". In November 2010 Dr. Wald received a 2010 America’s Top Physician award. In 2010 he also received "The Friend of Education Award" by the Blue Valley School System for his volunteer and education work. Dr. Wald spends his off-duty time SCUBA diving, snow skiing, and gardening with his wife and three children.
Dr. Wald has volunteered his time and services to the following:
Dr. Neustrom specializes in the treatment of asthma and allergic disease in adults and children. He has special interests in eosinophilic esophagitis, chronic urticaria (hives) and hereditary angioedema. He is also a Certified Principal Investigator for clinical trials and has been a principal investigator in clinical trials at KCAA in chronic urticaria and hereditary angioedema. Dr. Neustrom received his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University in Zoology. He received his D.O. medical degree at Des Moines University in 1983 and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of South Dakota in 1987. After spending two years as Assistant Chief of Ambulatory Care at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD., Dr. Neustrom did his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He moved to Kansas City in 1994 and joined KCAA. In 2011, he received "America's Top Physicians" status from the Consumer's Research Council of America and "Top Doctor" from Castle Connelly/US News and World Report. Dr. Neustrom enjoys reading, exercising, fine wine, the Kansas City Symphony, playing the cello and cheering on his Iowa State Cyclones with his wife Mary and son Danny.
Dr. Neustrom has served with the following organizations:
Latex Allergy committee, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Board of Directors, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)-Kansas City Chapter
Dr. Ward specializes in the treatment of asthma and allergic diseases in children, adolescents, and adults. He has special interests in the evaluation and treatment of food allergy, anaphylaxis, and hives. Dr. Ward studied allergy, asthma, and immunology at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, right here in Kansas City. Dr. Ward joined Kansas City Allergy and Asthma Associates in July 2007, after the completion of his training. Dr. Ward is a life-long sufferer of allergies himself, and, therefore, has great interest in teaching patients and their families about their allergies and asthma. He strives to help them have a better understanding of their disease and to, ultimately, improve their quality of life. Dr. Ward earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology, in 1997, from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He then attended medical school at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL, where he earned his M.D. degree in 2001. After the completion of his Internal Medicine residency, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Ward moved to Kansas City for his allergy, asthma, and immunology training. In November 2010 he received a 2010 America’s Top Physician award. Dr. Ward is currently the President of the Greater Kansas City Allergy Society. Dr Ward enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and spending time with his wife, son and two greyhounds in his free time.
To schedule an appointment at any one of our three offices, call 913-491-5501
We offer our patients convenient office hours Monday through Saturday. New patients must schedule an appointment in advance and can usually be seen the same week. More information for new patients can be found HERE.
NOTE: New patients being skin tested must stay off antihistamines for four days prior to their appointment.
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