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KMC DERMATOLOGY
Independence

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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."

James Allen, MD

Independence, Leawood

Laura Badami, APRN

Independence, Leawood

Ms. Badami is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She attended Saint Luke’s School of Nursing and graduated with honors in 2013. She then worked in neurology, dermatology, nephrology, and rehab as a Registered Nurse. After obtaining her nurse practitioner degree at Maryville University in 2019, she worked in a short stay physical rehab facility. Ms. Badami decided to get back into dermatology and joined KMC where she completed a one-year fellowship. She is now seeing patients in Leawood and Independence.

In her free time, Ms. Badami enjoys spending time with her husband, their 3 dachshunds, and family. She also enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time outdoors. Prior to working in the medical sector, she was an avid ping pong player and was awarded the children’s volunteer of the year award at Rose Brooks Women’s Shelter for her time volunteering. Ms. Badami feels a great honor being able to help care for patients within the dermatology scope of medicine and hopes to provide exceptional patient care.

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