Emily Reznicek, MD
About Emily Reznicek
Where did you live while growing up?
I grew up in a small Kansas town of 2,300 people called Council Grove. It is located in east-central Kansas in the Flint Hills, which is beautiful ranch country. Side fact: my paternal grandfather is actually a Denver native!
At what moment did you know you wanted to practice medicine?
My father is a Family Medicine physician in my small hometown. I knew I wanted to practice medicine after I shadowed him and actually saw in-person what a difference he makes in his patients’ lives. I was inspired to see how much he knew about his patients as whole persons, as well as their families.
What most inspires you about being a physician?
The most inspiring aspect of being a family physician is the ability to take care of the whole patient. Specialists focus on a certain part of the body, but we are able to help our patients navigate their entire health.
What are the best skills you bring to your practice?
I feel I have a good therapeutic relationship with my patients. Patients need to feel listened to in order to have trust in their provider. I offer that good ear, which allows my patients and me to successfully execute our plans so they can live healthier lives.
What is your philosophy of care?
Science proves that patients are healthier when they regularly see a general practitioner. We also know that sometimes doctors can provide too much care and end up causing harm. My goals are twofold: to approach every patient individually to help them make the right decisions for their health and above all to do no harm.
What else should patients know about your practice?
I speak Spanish and was one of the only physicians in my previous clinic who could provide care, in Spanish, to Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Although I am not fluent, my patients generally prefer my Spanish to using a video or phone interpreter.
Dr. Reznicek is a general medicine doctor, trained to provide a full spectrum of medical care for all ages, including:
- Primary care for individuals and families
- Pediatrics & well-child care
- Obstetric / prenatal care
- Birth control and family planning, including IUD insertions and removals, and Nexplanon insertions
- Regular physical exams
- Preventive care
- Management of chronic disease
- Cancer and other health screenings
Education and Certifications
Residency — Swedish Family Medicine Residency - University of Colorado
Three-year training program. Obstetrics track.
Medical School — University of Kansas School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine. Cumulative GPA 3.68.
Undergraduate — University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology. Minor in Psychology. Cumulative GPA 4.00.