Blue River Family Medicine Opens Primary Care Clinic in Manhattan

on June 28, 2018

Blue River Family Medicine is opening a primary health care clinic July 11 in Manhattan. The new practice was formed by Manhattan Surgical Hospital to help fill a need left by a shortage of primary care providers in the area. The clinic will offer a wide range of services for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors.

“We’re thrilled to offer more primary health care options for our growing community. In addition to treating our patients, we hope to become a home for family medicine practitioners wanting to serve Manhattan, Wamego and the entire region,” said Chris Stipe, CEO of Manhattan Surgical Hospital.

The practice’s physicians include Dr. Karen Graves, D.O., and Dr. Steffen Shamburg, M.D. Dr. Graves earned her degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been practicing in Manhattan since 2004. Dr. Shamburg joins the practice from Hiawatha Community Hospital, where he has been practicing since 1999. Both doctors are certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Graves is also certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Myra Wilson rounds out the clinic staff as the physician assistant. Myra obtained her training from Wichita State University in 2017 and has been practicing in Topeka. The clinic plans to add more providers after its opening.

Services include general wellness and Medicare wellness visits; school, camp and sports physicals; work physicals; worker compensation visits; drug and alcohol screening; immunizations and vaccinations; injections, lab specimen collection and X-rays; annual obstetrical visits; and same-day acute visits.

The clinic participates in most major health insurance networks and plans.

“The Manhattan Surgical Hospital board and investors were extremely proud to make this strategic decision to expand primary care capabilities in the area. We look forward to providing direct health care, as well as prevention and wellness services and information to our community,” Stipe said.

The clinic will operate at 1133 College Avenue, Building A, Suite 213, until construction is finalized at its permanent building on Highway 24 next year. For more information, visit their website at or call 785-587-0570.

About Blue River Family Medicine

Blue River Family Medicine is a wholly owned affiliate of Manhattan Surgical Hospital, a world-class, physician-owned and -directed surgical, endoscopy and pain management facility in Manhattan, Kansas.  

The Manhattan Surgical Hospital has a strong heritage of making patients and patient care the focus of everything they do. Blue River Family Medicine intends to carry on that legacy by putting patients first, every day and in every way. Its mission is to provide high-quality, patient-focused health care to those in Manhattan, Wamego, and the surrounding communities.