ABOUT MOBILE ANESTHESIA CARE

The MAC team is staffed by board-certified physician anesthesiologists who have, combined, more than 75 years of experience in the operating room, and 20 years combined in office-based anesthesia. We specialize in both office-based Anesthesia services and Ketamine infusions. Meet our team below!

CASSIE DIETRICH, M.D.

Medical Director & Chief

Cassie Dietrich, MD, is the Medical Director & Chief of Mobile Anesthesia Care and has thoroughly enjoyed focusing her practice on office-based anesthesiology (OBA). After completing her anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Clinic, she worked in a busy community hospital in Tucson, AZ. It was there that she developed the OBA department for her private practice group. She returned to the Kansas City area in 2014, where she was excited to join MAC and help it grow into the region’s premier group of office-based physician anesthesiologists specializing in high quality of care for pediatric and adult patients.

Dr. Dietrich values the importance of advocating for the specialty of anesthesia and dedicates her time to several organizations on the national and state levels.

She is involved in the American Society of Anesthesiologists, serving as its liaison to the Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Surgical and Procedural Anesthesia. Dr. Dietrich is an officer of the Missouri Society of Anesthesiology and a member of the Kansas City Medical Society Board of Directors.

Outside of work, Dr. Dietrich loves outdoor sports and adventures with her two young children.

Degrees:
B.A. Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
M.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Residency:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certification:
American Board of Anesthesiology

KATHRYN WEESNER, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Kathryn Weesner, M.D. is Director of Pediatric Office-Based Anesthesia, Chief Medical Officer, and a founding member of Mobile Anesthesia Care (MAC).  She has personally cared for over four thousand pediatric and adult patients in the office-based setting, where focus on patient safety, quality of care, and patient/client satisfaction are paramount.  

Her level of skill and expertise has been instrumental in spearheading tremendous expansion of clinical services to new clients and markets.

Dr. Weesner is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary and completed her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.

She began her anesthesiology career with the United States Air Force as Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia, 59th Medical Wing, and directed anesthesia services for the 29-bed labor and delivery unit at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

After completing her active duty service in 2004, Dr. Weesner joined Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City and was on staff as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital for over 15 years. She was actively involved in research with her surgical colleagues, and taught numerous anesthesia residents while an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at UMKC School of Medicine.  Dr. Weesner is board certified in both Anesthesiology and the sub-specialty of Pediatric Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Outside of private practice, Dr. Weesner serves as a Flight Surgeon with the Missouri Air National Guard.  She enjoys hiking, skiing, and water sports with her family and friends.

Degrees:
B.S., The College of William and Mary
M.D., Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University

Residency:
Anesthesiology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center / SAUSHEC
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Science Consortium

Fellowship:
Obstetric Anesthesia, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School

Board Certifications:
American Board of Anesthesiology – Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology – Pediatric Anesthesiology

MINDY BROWN, M.D.

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Mindy Brown, M.D. has been an anesthesiologist for over 25 years with a majority of her years spent caring for patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH). While at CMH she served as Vice Chairman of the department; Chairman of the Staffing Committee: GI and Spine team liaison; and cardiac, complex spine and transplant team member. After creating and managing the call schedule for years she also worked closely with a software company to create and implement a unique cloud-based call scheduling solution for the department.

Dr. Brown is a more recent addition to MAC and is thoroughly enjoying the atmosphere and challenges of Office Based Anesthesia. When away from the procedure room she enjoys cycling, hiking, and pickleball, and has appreciated the opportunity to serve on the Midwest Region Advisory Board for Pastor Serve.

Degrees:
B.A, University of Kansas
M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine

Residency:
Anesthesia, University of Kansas Medical Center

Fellowship:
Pediatric Anesthesia, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Board Certification:
American Board of Anesthesiology – Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology – Pediatric Anesthesiology

CARRIE CLARKE, M.D.

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Carrie Clarke, M.D. is the newest pediatric anesthesiologist to join the Mobile Anesthesia Care team after serving over 15 years at Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH). During Dr. Clarke’s time at CMH, she served in various leadership roles including Vice-Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Director of Liver and Kidney Transplant Anesthesia and Chair of Professional Practice Committee for the Department of Anesthesiology. Additionally, Dr. Clarke served as a member of the Cardiac Anesthesia team for more than a decade. During that time, she focused much of her practice on caring for critically ill children with congenital heart disease.

Outside of pediatric anesthesia, Dr. Clarke enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys time spent outdoors or watching Duke basketball.

Degrees:
B.A, Duke University
M.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Residency:
Anesthesia, Duke University

Fellowship:
Pediatric Anesthesia, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Board Certification:
American Board of Anesthesiology – Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology – Pediatric Anesthesiology

Holly O’Hare, RN, BSN, CPN
Practice/Nurse Manager

Holly O’Hare, RN, BSN, CPN is the Practice/Nurse Manager for Mobile Anesthesia Care. She has over 14 years of nursing experience, with most recent 10 years specializing in pediatric nursing.

Solomon Mills
Chief Anesthesia Technician

Solomon Mills has twenty-eight years of experience working for a major tertiary care hospital, the last sixteen of which as an Anesthesia Technician.

Shannon Henkel
Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Shannon Henkel brings over a decade of Emergency Department experience to the MAC team. As an ER nurse, she has worked extensively with adults and children.

Nichole Brouse
Registered Nurse

Michelle Cox
Registered Nurse

Amber Fullington
Registered Nurse

Katie Koch
Registered Nurse

Sandi Peterson
Registered Nurse

Stephanie Wathen
Registered Nurse

Tara Yoder
Registered Nurse

April Burgroff
Patient Scheduling Coordinator

Kelly Campbell
Patient Account Specialist

Melissa Hunt
Patient Account Specialist

Julie McGovern
Patient Account Specialist

Nichole Brouse
Registered Nurse

Michelle Cox
Registered Nurse

Amber Fullington
Registered Nurse

Katie Koch
Registered Nurse

Sandi Peterson
Registered Nurse

Stephanie Wathen
Registered Nurse

Tara Yoder
Registered Nurse

Kelly Campbell
Patient Account Specialist

April Burgroff
Patient Scheduling Coordinator

Melissa Hunt
Patient Account Specialist