Kansas City's Most Holistic Providers Accepting Insurance
Meet the Providers
Trey Bennett, NP
Adults | Ages 13-100
Trey is a Nurse Practitioner double Board-Certified in Adult-Gerontology and Lifestyle Medicine with over 15 years of experience in health care. Primarily in the hospital, this experience gave him a unique perspective. Now, he is working to help people prevent the illnesses that land them in the hospital. Not impressed with the direction health care is headed in America; he established Vitality Lifestyle Medicine to be the change he wanted to see in health care.
Dr. Mike Showalter
Mike has over 20 years of experience in Medicine. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Mike is an avid runner and he has competed in the Boston Marathon multiple times.
To promote and engage the health and well-being of citizens in the Kansas City Metro area by providing accessible, high quality Lifestyle Medicine that exceeds patient expectations.
To restore the health in Health Care.
To improve the health, quality of life, and longevity of our patients by providing evidence-based solutions to prevent, treat, and reverse acute and chronic health conditions.
Aetna, Ambetter, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cerner, Cigna, Coventry, Humana, Medicare, Sunflower Health Plan, Tricare, United Healthcare, and others.
In support of our Mission to provide accessible care to our patients, we accept most major insurance, Medicare, and Kansas Medicaid.
For any out-of-pocket costs, we accept payment by cash, check, and card including Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, and Care Credit.
Conditions Prevented, Treated, & Often Reversed
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Arthritis, Anemias, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Autoimmune, Cancer, Constipation, COPD, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Dysbiosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Fatty Liver Disease, GERD (acid reflux), High Cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), High Blood Pressure (hypertension), Heart Disease, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leaky Gut, Lyme's Disease, Migraines, Overweight, Obesity, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Osteoarthritis, Prediabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis.
Among many others, this is a short list of the most common conditions we address.
The Vitality Difference
Who We Are
We aim to take better care of fewer patients
We are proactive and preventative
Direct communication with your provider
Prescriptive authority utilized to minimize medication dependence
We spend more quality time with patients
We provide vaccine counseling
Our visits are thorough and educational
Open-minded yet evidence-based
Who We Are Not
Medication - first prescribers
Controlled substance prescribers
Why We Care
I started in health care in 2004 seeking the satisfaction that comes from helping people each day.
After 10 years in hospital health care, my passion for health care grew to finding ways to prevent those chronic diseases and conditions that landed people in the hospital.
Just before I graduated Nurse Practitioner school, my Father passed away out of town in an ICU. My father was my healthcare cheerleader and by all measures an excellent patient. I had so many questions...
Where did he go wrong? Why did he die at a relatively young age? Were there other treatments or options that may have saved or extended his lifespan?
He had been following medical advice, taking his prescriptions religiously, and never missed a check-up. After more research I realized that his medical care, and the care of so many Americans is more reactive than proactive.
Had I known then, what I know now, I may have been able to change the outcome. I want to help those people, like my father, who are tired of adding another pill to their routine or surgery to their list.
After searching for a position in the Integrative and preventative field of Medicine; I settled on a job at an Integrative Health office, but I was not satisfied.
I realized I had to set out on my own to truly treat patients as I would want to treat my friends and family.
- Trey Bennett,
Nurse Practitioner, Founder
Integrative Health Providers & VLMKC