• Dr. Kathryn Hembree

Dr. Kathryn Hembree

When Dr. Hembree founded Northland Eye Specialists with Dr. Carney, she swore that the eye care practice would never lose sight of its priority – comprehensive family eye care. At a time when many eye care centers are rushing patients in and out the door meeting appointment quotas, Dr. Hembree still believes that patient care and building relationships in a relaxed atmosphere comes first and foremost. For her, the practice’s focus on patients and their vision is still the most satisfying part of her over two-decade long career. “Helping people see better makes the biggest difference in their lives. Sometimes it’s a 7-year-old getting glasses and seeing the smart board. Other times it’s performing a cataract surgery on someone in his seventies and he can read the newspaper again. Many times, these patients are related. We take care of generations of families at the same time. And let’s not forget the sense of instant gratification after laser or implant surgery and a patient’s eyesight is immediately restored,” she explains.

Board Certification

American Board of Medical Specialties

Medical School

University Of Missouri–Kansas City School Of Medicine
Kansas City, MO, United States

Residency Hospitals

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center
University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Cataract surgery
Eyelid surgery
Cataract/intraocular lens implants

Interesting Tidbits

2011 Patients’ Choice Award
Best of the Northland: Eye Doctors
Past president of Clay/Platte Medical Society