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Dr. Douglas G. Brooks
Dr. Brooks was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, attended college in Lancaster and, upon graduating, moved west to Kansas City. He entered medical school in the summer of 1983 and married his wife, Chris, the following summer.
She was the driving force behind their move to Kansas as she was still in college at the time. Just prior to finishing medical school, they were blessed with the addition of their first child Caroline. That summer he started in a family-medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in downtown Kansas City, MO.
By early 1988, the decision was made to close that residency. He chose to continue serving his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana beginning the following summer. Once he graduated from residency, the family moved back to Kansas.
He took a job in Olathe, KS and has been practicing in the general vicinity ever since. He and Chris added to their family in early 1995 with the exciting arrival of Jonathan. In 1997 they moved to the country and have lived the farm life ever since. In late 2000 the family grew again with the wonderful addition of Drew.
Dr. Brooks is a big Pittsburgh Steelers and a huge KU Basketball fan. He and his family are active members of Park Woods Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He considers the Lordship of Christ in his life to be vital to his ongoing practice of medicine. Finally, he wants to publicly thank his family for putting up with him through all the “craziness” of life in medicine.
Treasurer, Olathe Medical Center Medical Staff, 1997
President-elect, Olathe Medical Center Medical Staff, 1998, 1999
President, Olathe Medical Center Medical Staff, 2000, 2001
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Olathe Medical Center Medical Staff, 2004, 2005, 2006
Douglas Gilchrist Brooks’s Practice has been recognized as one of the top Olathe Family Medicine practices.
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Finalist, Rainbow Medical Student Teaching Award, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, 1994
Licenses and Certificates
Active license to practice medicine, State of Kansas, since 1990
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine, re-certified in 2003
Curtis Beall, DNP
Curtis was born and raised in Lansing, Kansas. The first two years of his college career, Curtis played basketball at Johnson County Community College, soon after attending the University of Kansas and getting his Bachelor’s in Nursing Science at The KU School of Nursing. At this point in life, he married his college sweetheart, Maggie, who is also a nurse.
Curtis began his nursing career at Children’s Mercy Hospital, working with children who suffer from chronic kidney and liver disease. He stayed in this role for 5 years before ultimately graduating from Pittsburg State University as a Nurse Practitioner with his Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). One of his primary focuses while in school was his Doctoral Project, which centered on a low carb, high fat diet to combat type 2 diabetes. It was also during his schooling that, by the grace of God, he crossed paths with Dr. Brooks. Curtis went on to spend one year doing clinicals with Dr. Brooks, attempting to take in every ounce of his extensive knowledge in medicine.
Curtis’ clinical interests include the utilization of nutrition as a means to prevent and reverse chronic disease, the combination of traditional medicine with functional medicine, and the science of longevity. He places a special focus on increasing life span, while improving health span; living as healthy as you can for as long as you can. Curtis hopes to begin courses to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Institute of Functional Medicine very soon.
Curtis and Maggie have a two-year-old daughter, Gianna, who loves digging in the dirt, long walks in her wagon, and Daniel Tiger. He and his family reside in Lenexa, KS and attend Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Curtis is an avid fan of the Chiefs, Jayhawks, Royals. His interests outside of healthcare include cycling, reading, and desperately trying to become good at golf.
From the first day he spent with Dr. Brooks, Curtis recognized Dr. Brooks’ approach to medicine was different than most. Dr. Brooks ability to find the right balance of traditional medicine with functional medicine in order to successfully treat his patients is second to none. Curtis couldn’t be more excited to begin this journey with Dr. Brooks and the rest of the staff at Brooks Family Care.
Tammy Messmer, MA
Tammy has been Dr. Brooks’s nurse for more than 20 years. There really are no words to describe her and we mean that in the best way possible. She’s a very important and special person in our practice.
Missy has been an employee of Dr. Brooks’s for over 20 years at his previous practices. She is a kind and wonderful addition to the Brooks Family Care team using her expertise and knowledge to run the front office.
Caroline graduated from school with a degree in Graphic Design. She decided to use her skills in the family business to help create the Brooks Family Care brand. She works alongside Missy in the front office.
A 2012 high school graduate that recently joined the army. Jonathan is a kind and generous young man that enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and making others laugh.
Benefits of Direct Care Medicine
- Greater feeling of wellness
- Low service fees
- Unparalleled physician access
- 24×7 Access to Dr. Brooks
- Low Annual or Monthly Member Fees
- All-inclusive member plans available
- Thorough, unhurried visits
- Access to low cost medications