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Neurology Consultants of Kansas moving to The Collective

WICHITA — After more than a decade near the St. Francis campus, Neurology Consultants of Kansas is moving east to J.V. Johnston's Collective at K-96 and East 21st Street.

"We are going to be building a new 10,000-square-foot building for outpatient neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine," says Tally Bell, a nurse practitioner and administrator for the group.

"We've really outgrown our space," she says.

Bell says new patients often have to wait five or six months to be seen.

"We're going to try to better meet that need," she says.

That means the practice will be adding another physician at some point for a total of five.

Bell says the group will take its time finding one.

"It's very important to us that we keep . . . . what we think is a good mix," she says. "We've got such a good mix right now."

There also are two nurse practitioners, and a third is a possibility.

Along with more room for procedures, outpatient hours will expand as well to keep up with what Bell calls "unmet needs in the community."

"It's way ahead of us, so to speak," she says.

Construction will begin in late July or early August.

Simpson & Associates is the contractor, and WDM Architects is the architect.