Dr. Alan Kessler, DO

Dr. Alan Kessler, DO

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Dr. Alan Kessler, DO is a family medicine specialist in Overland Park, KS and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Health Sciences, College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991 and specializes in family medicine.Read his story

6740 W 121st St Ste 300

Overland Park, KS 66209

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
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Dr. Kessler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stitches
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Dr. Kessler mission is to help patient to prevent certain diseases by educating the patient on health and to help, if needed, with weight loss. His goal is to  help the patient help themselves. At Premier Weight Loss Dr. Kessler is able to spend adequate time helping them fulfill their weight loss goals. 

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2016
Medical Bariatrics Of America
1996
University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1992
Rotating, Metropolitan General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Health Sciences, College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1985
University Of Kansas / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
2016
1996
1992
1991
1985

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Dr. Kessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kessler

4.3

Based on 48 reviews

5 Stars
79.16666666666667%
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4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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2 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
14.583333333333334%
(7)

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I don't know where some of these reviews are coming from? For example: - Blaming the communication between his office and the pharmacy? This is more than likely the insurance company causing this problem. -Feeling rushed out ? Never had this experience with him...ever Staffing- This is a challenge, across the board no matter what "flavor" of medicine you are dealing with.
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OK if all you need is an annual checkup but don't count on getting quality service. Closed on Fridays so if something comes up post 4:45 on Thursday you must wait until Monday to make an appointment for a few days later. Every interaction with both the front desk and nurses has been extremely unprofessional. You have to contact them to get your test results. You'll be doing the leg work to fix the communication between them and pharm. You'll never start an appt on time and you'll feel rushed out
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I wish he were the Dr Kessler he was 15-20 years ago. I no longer recommend him. He can’t keep nurses or front desk staff and mentally he seems very scattered. He missed several major diagnosis is for me so I left. They were serious diseases and easy for the majority of doctors to diagnose.
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I have gone to Dr. Kessler for almost 20 years. I was impressed from the start that I referred my ex and my daughter to him as a primary care physician. I don't know if it's the DO versus the MD, but as others have said, he talks to you about your issues. My only fear is that he decides to retire early.
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After nearly a decade, it's unfortunate to say that there has been a serious decline in patient service. Staffing has changed since moving into the new office and his new nurse has a very poor attitude. She's unfamiliar with medications and their usages, and she makes no effort to smile or engage patients in conversation; not to mention if you question her she's extremely rude. There's a lack of listening in the office in general. Perhaps private pay weight loss should be their only focus?
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Wow Sara, are you sure you were talking about the right doctor?? Dr. Kessler has been my primary care physician for over a decade. He is the most knowledgeable, compassionate, patient-oriented doctor I've ever known. My previous primary care doctor, who I had been seeing for 20 years, retired. I was distraught. I knew I would never find another doctor like her....that is until someone recommended Alan Kessler. I hope he never retires. He is one of a kind in today's medical world!
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Dr. Kessler was unprofessional. My husband and I both went to see him. During both visits, Dr. Kessler talked about other patients (didn't use names, of course) but randomly described their conditions. The office staff was efficient, but there are signs all over that say "If we don't call you with test results in a timely fashion, call us. No call does not necessarily mean good news." Not impressed with their CYA attitude.
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There are very few Doctors like Dr.Kessler. He’s never in a hurry & always listens to you. He understands the issues and treats you with respect. No hoops or stereotyping simply a great Doctor.
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Dr.Kessler is what every physician should aspire to. Seeing him doesn't feel like the traditional doctor experience or like you are at one of the corporate care facilities where they are just shuffling you through the process. He takes the time to listen to you and hear your concerns. He's extremely personable, funny and the best in the city. Can't say enough good things about him. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Kessler has been my family's doctor for years. He is kind, patient, caring, and extremely trustworthy! I recommend everyone I know to him, and wouldn't hesitate to do so.
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Best and most thorough Dr I have ever had. Easy to talk to and helps you understand what is going on. Wish he was not so far away from my home and work. He is definitely the best I have ever been to.
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I started seeing Dr. Kessler last year at the suggestion of a couple co-workers. My first appointment with him, during my exam he asked if I had been diagnosed with a condition. A condition I suspected I had, but I had not been diagnosed with it up to that time. He is probably the most thorough Primary Care Physician I have ever been to. He has an exceptional bedside manner, and makes you feel comfortable from the first appointment.
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Smart, funny, experienced, confident. I feel listened to and cared for. He is great.
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Never have I had such an amazing connection with a doctor on every level, he cares, he's funny, he's so real, he goes back to the old school of doctors that remember they are there to help people and he does, most awesome doctor ever, Awesome...
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He listens and gets to the bottom of the issue with a few bad jokes along the way.
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Best Doctor ever!!!
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He is just an amazing dr. He really cares about who is in the office and does what he can to help. He's not just about the dollar signs. He has a great way of making someone feel comfortable by joking around and keeping the situation a pleasant one. He's just outstanding
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He really listens to you. I don't mind him being late since he always takes the time for everyone.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CompCare
CoreSource
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Family Health Partners
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HCA Midwest Comp Care
Healthcare USA
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
New Directions Behavioral Health
PHCS
Preferred Health Professionals
Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
Premier Group Insurance
Savility
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
WellCare
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