Dr. R. Alan Grimes is a private practice pediatrician in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from UMKC in 1994, followed by residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He worked as an employed physician then as an academic pediatrician at CMH before opening his own office (Priority Care Pediatrics, LLC) as a solo practitioner in 2004. e-MDs was selected after a 2-year review of EHR products and was implemented in 2004. Since then, the office has grown to 13 providers and has been certified by the NCQA as a level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home and has achieved Meaningful Use status. Dr. Grimes is a member of Parkville Presbyterian Church and enjoys travel, reading, and soccer, among other activities. He serves as the Missouri representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics in-office research and newborn hearing programs, also serving on the steering committee for each.