Cobblestone Family Health: Meet Our Healthcare Providers
The talented and dedicated healthcare providers at Cobblestone Family Health in Liberty, Missouri have been serving the Northland community since 1993. Each is board certified in their chosen area of specialization.
Dr. John Amick founded Cobblestone Family Health in 1993 in his hometown of Liberty, Missouri. He was joined by Dr. John Burroughs in 2000 and Nurse Practitioner Sherry Panzica in 2009.
In addition to providing healthcare in the office, Dr. Amick and Dr. Burroughs treat patients at Liberty and North Kansas City Hospitals as well as four area nursing homes. Both Dr. Amick and Dr. Burroughs are Board Certified in Family Medicine. Sherry Panzica is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She collaborates with our physicians and treats patients in the office and nursing homes.
Dr. John H. Amick, D.O.
Since 1983, Dr. John Amick has cared for patients in Liberty, MO and the surrounding area with the belief that medical management of diseases and health risk reductions will promote optimal health and prevent the future development of illness. He founded Cobblestone Family Health in 1993 and continues to practice the time-honored tradition of family medical care that includes periodic health-maintenance exams, in-office labs, x-rays, and a staff to coordinate medical referrals and testing.
Dr. Amick graduated from Liberty High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from William Jewell College. He attended medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his internship at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center. His is a member of the Psi Sigma Alpha Scholastic Fraternity for Academic Achievement. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and serves on the medical staffs of Liberty Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital. He is also the medical director of three local nursing homes.
Dr. Amick and his wife have called Liberty and the Northland home for over 30 years. They raised their daughters and watched Liberty grow while maintaining its small-town appeal. Similarly, his practice has grown staying current with the medical technology while keeping the values of a small family practice.
Dr. John A. Burroughs, MD
Dr. John Burroughs joined Cobblestone Family Health in the summer of 2000. He had been in private practice outside of Boise, Idaho before moving to Liberty with his family.
After graduating Cum Laude from Duke University, Dr. Burroughs earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University. Dr. Burroughs received residency training at the University of Utah where he was named Chief Resident for his final year of training.
Dr. Burroughs enjoys teaching and tries to incorporate this into his practice. He believes that the doctor-patient relationship should be one of partners working toward improved health. He uses a focus on evidence-based medicine to counsel his patients and involve them in making decisions for treating acute illness as well as for preventive care visits.
Family medicine provides a wonderful and exciting variety of challenges every day in the office and in the hospital. Dr. Burroughs loves the opportunity to work with patients of all ages: from newborns to ninety-year olds (and beyond). He was drawn to family medicine by the opportunity to prevent chronic disease (such as heart disease, diabetes and emphysema) andpromote lifestyle changes (such as weight loss and smoking cessation). By seeing entire families in a practice, the family physician often gains a more complete understanding of the obstacles (and assistance) that a patient may have in obtaining their goal of excellent health.
Dr. Burroughs is a member of the medical staffs of Liberty Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital. He is a medical director of two local nursing homes as well as Crossroads Hospice. He serves as a volunteer physician for Liberty High Schools athletic teams. He stays active outside of the office keeping up with the schedules of his four children and coaching youth soccer. He plays soccer and is traveling the country (slowly) running marathons.
Alicia Muller, FNP
Alicia Muller, FNP grew up in Eureka, Kansas and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Wichita State University. She has worked in a variety of hospital settings since 2005. She later graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2012. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed by the state of Missouri to provide family-centered health care to patients of all ages. Her scope of practice includes diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems.
Alicia joined Cobblestone Family Health in January of 2013. In the office Alicia manages acute and chronic health problems, well woman exams, sick visits and annual physicals. She believes that providing good quality, compassionate and efficient care in a relaxed environment is important to help patients attain a better understanding of their condition and treatment. Doing so enables her to meet the holistic needs of patients and improve their quality of life.
When she is not at work, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her husband, being outdoors, and playing volleyball.
Sherry Panzica, FNP
Sherry Panzica, FNP has been working in the nursing field since 1995 in office, nursing home and hospital settings. She earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed by the state of Missouri to provide family-centered health care to patients of all ages. Her scope of practice includes diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems.
Sherry joined Cobblestone Family Health in the summer of 2009. In the office Sherry manages acute and chronic health problems, well women exams, sick visits and annual physicals. Sherry also collaborates with Dr. Amick and Dr. Burroughs providing services at four area nursing homes.
When not at work Sherry and her husband are kept busy attending their children's sports and school activities. Sherry also enjoys family camping vacations exploring new and exciting destinations in their camper.
Round-the-clock access to Cobblestone Family Health:
Our healthcare providers work together to furnish round-the-clock coverage for our family clinic patients. Our 24 hours / 7 days a week answering service keeps them in touch with the hospitals, emergency calls from our patients, and nursing homes. To provide continuity of care after office hours, the providers are able to access office medical records through the use of an electronic medical records system.