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Dr. Gaffney has been providing care for adults with special needs since 1996. Dual certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, she is uniquely qualified to provide specialized care to patients of all ages. Dr. Gaffney focuses her practice on adults with special needs and has earned numerous awards for excellence in patient care. While she is no longer accepting traditional primary care patients, she is currently accepting new primary care patients through the SPAN program.


SpecialtiesPediatrics, Internal Medicine, SPAN, Primary Care Physician
Experience24 years
EducationMedical School – University of Missouri – Kansas City
ResidencyInternal Medicine and Pediatrics – University of Missouri – Kansas City
CertificationsAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
InterestsFamily, Gardening, Reading, Spirituality, Travel

Authored by Laura Gaffney, MD

AdventHealth Medical Group Primary Care at Shawnee Mission

7450 Kessler Street, Suite 300 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

Patient Ratings & Comments

4.9 out of 5 •385 Ratings
  • Apr 24, 2020Dr. Gaffney is great. She spent time with me and made me feel like we had a relationship and NOT at all like I was part of assembly-line healthcare.
  • Apr 13, 2020Very good treatment as usual.
  • Mar 31, 2020Dr. Gaffney is a gem. I'm so grateful to have found her when I moved to Kansas, 5 years ago!
  • Feb 28, 2020Exceptional doctor who takes time to listen & help & guide the patient through the process
  • Jan 28, 2020Dr. Gaffney is the most engaged and caring physician I have encountered both as a patient and registered nurse. She appears to stay very updated in medical literature and treatment.
  • Jan 14, 2020Excellent experience it once
  • Nov 5, 2019Dr. Gaffney is the most personable, caring, and knowledgeable physician I have ever had! She takes time to answer questions and asks me comprehensive questions in order to figure out what the best course of action is for me. She knows me personally and makes me feel like an individual and not a number. I wish all doctors could be like Dr. Gaffney!
  • Nov 5, 2019I cannot rate Dr. Gaffney high enough. She has been amazing to my family and myself. I would have a lower co pay if I went to another provider but I will not switch from Advent because of her. She is AMAZING!!
  • Oct 21, 2019Dr. Gaffney is a wonderful doctor. we have been very lucky to have her for our doctor.
  • Oct 16, 2019Very pleased & much improved over passed visits.
  • Oct 16, 2019Dr. always gives perception of being "rushed." I don't know if there's internal pressure, scheduled too tightly or what, but the impression of "lack of value" shown by the rushed perception is not good.
  • Oct 14, 2019I have recommended Dr. Gaffney and my friend is very pleased with her and her call backs.
  • Sep 23, 2019Excellent care!
  • Sep 20, 2019I have just switched to Dr. Gaffney after years with a less than satisfactory primary care doctor. She rocks.
  • Sep 12, 2019Dr Gaffney is one of the finest doctors I have worked with