Charlie J. Matteson, M.D. Leads Care Team

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Kelly Cannon

KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 1, 2018) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Shawnee Mission Health are pleased to announce the opening of the newest Spira Care Center, located in Shawnee, Kansas. Charlie J. (CJ) Matteson, M.D., has joined the Spira Care Team and will see members at Spira Care Shawnee beginning today.

Dr. Matteson is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who brings more than a decade of experience to Spira Care Shawnee. He will lead a dedicated Care Team who will deliver high-quality, patient-focused and personalized care to eligible Blue KC members with no copays, deductibles or additional costs provided at the Care Center.*

"As we look to expand our Spira Care offering in the region, finding the right leadership is one of our top priorities," said Greg Sweat, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue KC. "Dr. Matteson's focus on treating the total health of his patients makes him the perfect fit for the Spira Care philosophy. We are thrilled to be working with him to deliver personalized care for our members."

Spira Care is a combined primary care and insurance offering created by Blue KC. It was developed through months of hands-on collaboration with members and patients to design a health plan and dedicated Care Center that's easy to use and understand.

"Spira Care's focus on improving the healthcare experience for both patients and physicians is what I consider to be the future of medicine, and I look forward to bringing this innovating thinking to life in Shawnee," said Dr. Matteson.

Dr. Matteson joins Spira Care Shawnee from Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, Kansas and previously served as Clinic Medical Director and Family Medicine Physician at Urgent Care of Olathe – part of the Olathe Health System. After earning his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Matteson has dedicated his career to improving the quality of life for families of all stages through primary care.

The two Spira Care Centers are in Olathe, Kansas (15710 W. 135th Street) and Shawnee, Kansas (10824 Shawnee Mission Parkway). Future Spira Care Center plans, including locations in Missouri, are forthcoming and will be announced later in 2018. Visit to learn more.

*Services received outside of the Care Center from providers in the BlueSelect Plus network will be subject to the plan deductible. After the deductible is met, services received from BlueSelect Plus providers are covered at 100 percent. Members will also have the nationwide coverage of the BlueCard network outside the 32-county Blue KC service area. Non-emergency services received from non-network providers will not be covered under the plan.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to use our role as the area's leading health insurer to provide affordable access to health care and to improve the health of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit its website at

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