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James Allen, MD

Independence, Leawood

Dr. Allen is a board-certified dermatologist, practicing since 1982 and joining KMC in 2014. Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Allen completed medical school, his internship, and residency from the University of Louisville after a stint in the US Army. Dr. Allen enjoys mentoring new dermatology PAs and APRNs. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Kansas Medical Society, and Johnson County and Wyandotte County Medical Societies. 

Fun Facts: "I have for many years been a "workout" fanatic and have competed in "body building" events for several years. Yes, in my 60's and early 70's!

My wife and I have traveled extensively around the world and will continue to do so. I LOVE being a dermatologist and will continue to work as long as possible."

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Ms. Caldwell is a nurse practitioner in dermatology. Her background includes graduating from Walden University with her Masters of Nursing, where she was an active member of Sigma Theta Tau. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANPCP) as a family nurse practitioner. She has diverse experience in family medicine, neurology, and her passion of dermatology. Ms. Caldwell strives to provide compassionate and patient-centered care in all aspects of both general and cosmetic dermatology.

Fun Facts: "I used to be a radio DJ for 98.9 the Rock...and "won" the first man on The Bachelor. 

I love most spending time with my family, travel, art, music, tennis, hiking."

Amanda Caldwell, APRN

Independence, Leawood

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Ms. Aremu started her nursing career as a CNA in 2008 providing in-home care. In 2009, she started nursing school and working at the University of Kansas Hospital. There, she worked on the cardio thoracic step-down unit for five years. Ms. Aremu transitioned to KU's urgent care when she became a nurse practitioner in 2016. Her goal as a provider is to treat patients across their lifespan and to provide follow-up. She sees patients for medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Fun Facts: "I love food and will always spend money on good food over clothes and jewelry.

I would love to do more medical mission trips in the future. I’ve only done one to Jamaica and it was an incredible experience."

Bukky Aremu, APRN

Independence, Shawnee