Nurse Practitioners

Janice Needham-Gagne APRN

Janice Needham-Gagné, APRN

Nurse Practitioner
Internal Medicine with Dr. Pratip Patel

Jay received her Master’s from the KU School of Nursing with specialization in the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program in 2000. She received her APRN certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2001. During the time she was attaining her master’s degree, she worked in the Medical and Surgical ICU and has over 20 years experience. She has been employed by Dr. Pratip Patel for a little over 13 years. Her passion for nursing has led to a second generation registered nurse, her daughter.


Thuy Le APRN Thuy Le, APRN

Nurse Practitioner
Internal Medicine with Dr. Koduri

Thuy Le graduated from Graceland University with honors in 2012 with a Master's of Science in Nursing.  She also received a post Master's nursing certificate in nursing education.  She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Prior to starting her career as a nurse practitioner, she was an associate professor teaching nursing students.  She also has background in cardiac nursing and long-term care.


Michelle Fernandez APRN

Michelle Fernandez, APRN

Nurse Practitioner
Gastroenterology with Dr. Pravin Patel

Michelle Fernandez is a board certified family nurse practitioner (ANCC) who is specialized in Gastroenterology.  She has worked with United Medical Group since 1998 in various capacities with the group as front office coordinator, MA.  In pursuit of education she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. She continued to work with the group as RN while still continuing her quest for education and then earned her Master of Science degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She enjoys working with patients with hepatitis C, IBD, IBS, health promotion and nutritional education.