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CMT SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Michael Monaco

Dr. Michael Monaco works the sidelines at a Chiefs game in Kansas City.

Michael E. Monaco, MD

Medical Specialty

Internal Medicine

Member Since

1995

Medical School

University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1987

Internship

Truman Medical Center West

Residency

Truman Medical Center West

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine – 1991

University Affiliation

University of Missouri – Kansas City University of Kansas

Dr. Monaco and 24 others were recognized as “Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine in 2018” as well — A Biennial Recognition, Meet The Who’s Who In Concierge Medicine Throughout The U.S. In 2018 by industry trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today. READ MORE …

From the Jays to the KC Chiefs for Dr. Michael Monaco

By The News Tribune | Circa September 16th, 2013 Dr. Michael Monaco has moved to the sidelines from his high school football career many years ago.But that’s not all that’s changed. Monaco’s focus also has shifted from winning games to keeping players in good health.Monaco, a former captain of the Jefferson City High School Jays football team, is in his 19th season as team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs, caring for players on the sidelines and on the road all season long.”I’ve seen the good, the bad and hopefully the good again,” Monaco said. “It’s been a great, fun career to have.”Monaco, who graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1980, said he became the team physician in 1994, after being asked to take on the responsibility a second time. He said he was offered the job in 1991, but turned it down because of financial reasons and other responsibilities. When the job was offered again, Monaco said he was happy to be able to take it.As team physician, Monaco said his job is to make sure the Chiefs players are safe to play.”We deal with all their health problems,” Monaco said. “On game day … make sure they don’t get dehydrated … we’re also on the sidelines.”From being poked in the eye to any potential neurological issues, Monaco treats and examines the players, whether it’s at their home stadium or on the road.Being on the road, Monaco traveled quite a bit while his two children were growing up. But though he may have been gone some times, he said his children enjoyed Monaco’s job as team physician.”It’s a double-edged sword,” Monaco said.

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