Meet our team at Village Pediatrics! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.
At Village Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child’s primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.
A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.
Your child’s health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent pediatric care in the Kansas City area.

Lance B. Slaymaker,  DO, MHA, FAAP

Dr. Slaymaker received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and received his masters in Health Administration from Duke University. He graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri and completed his residency at Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Slaymaker is the medical director of the SIDS network in Kansas. Dr. Slaymaker is married and has four children and enjoys spending time with his family.


Amanda M. Hostetler,  MD

Dr. Hostetler received her undergraduate degree from University of Kansas. She graduated from the University of Kansas school of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas and completed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Hostetler is a member of The American Academy of Pediatrics and The American Medical Association. Dr. Hostetler is married with three children and resides in Prairie Village.


Marion S. Pierson,  MD, FAAP

Dr. Pierson received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her internship/residency at Georgetown University Children's Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is licensed to practice medicine in both Kansas and Kentucky. Dr. Pierson is married and has two children. Dr. Pierson is a bee keeper and is passionate about honeybee conservation in urban areas.


Lara Sullivan, MD

Lara Sullivan, MD grew up in the Kansas City area and received her B.A. at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She went on to receive her M.D. at the Kansas School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children's Mercy Hospital in 2001. Lara is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been an urgent care physician for 17 years, beginning her career at Children's Mercy South and then opening After-Hours Pediatrics urgent care in 2006. Lara is married with four children and one grandchild.