Lindsay Byrnes, M.D., knew two things for sure. First, she wanted to move back to her native Kansas and, second, to practice her dual specialty in medicine. The first goal was reached recently when she returned home and the second is on the horizon.
Dr. Lindsay Byrnes started seeing patients October 1, 2012 at a newly formed combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics specialty at Siena. She will work alongside her Pediatric and Internal Medicine colleagues at Siena and in the hospital. Byrnes will also be part of the NBICU, Nursery and Pediatric inpatient team.
“Siena Medical Clinic and St. Catherine have a respected, experienced staff in both the Internal Medicine and Pediatric departments,” Byrnes said. “They provide a broad range of services compared to other facilities and the NBICU is a valuable asset to the community.
“The collaboration among clinic and hospital professionals is remarkable,” she continued. “The other healthcare providers in the community are strong partners, which allows for the highest patient experience.”
Dr. Lindsay Byrnes’ dual-specialty lends itself to the care of complex medical conditions across the lifespan, she noted. This is especially true with respect to patients with congenital conditions and those who survived severe childhood illnesses.
In addition, Byrnes is interested in medically supervised weight management and will offer a formal program for obese patients. She will collaborate with a nutritionist and physical therapists at Siena in the care and treatment of these patients.
Dr. Lindsay Byrnes is a Holcomb native and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed combined residency training in internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; she served as chief Internal Medicine resident at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
While in Minnesota, Byrnes completed training in global health and worked with physicians focused on travel and immigrant medicine.
“I look forward to continuing in this area in my practice,” she said. “We can provide patients with pre-and post-travel advice, as well as new immigrant health screenings.”
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.
Her husband, Matthew, who was born and raised in Wichita, is a general surgeon at Siena and St. Catherine. They have two young sons, Mattie and Mikey.
“We are happy to return home to Kansas to raise our children and contribute to the medical community,” she said. “I always wanted to come back to this community that I love and to be near family and friends.”
Scott Taylor, St. Catherine president and chief executive officer, said Dr. Lindsay Byrnes is a great asset to the hospital and the community.
“We are delighted to bring yet another of Finney County’s finest young professionals back home to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to the region,” Taylor commented. “We appreciate Lindsay’s dedication to her home state and her desire to return. She is an invaluable part of the next generation of medical care in Garden City and western Kansas.”