Passionate about helping patients be in charge of their health
Dr. Taylor has been caring for patients in the Kansas City metro area since 2015.
She feels that a patient’s autonomy in their health care is of the utmost importance and is passionate about helping them be the key decision makers in their medical decisions. The relationship between a physician and a patient is a collaboration, considering all aspects of patients’ lives.
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
Well-Woman Exams & Pap Smears
Treatment of Abnormal Pap Smears
University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS (Medical Education)
University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO (Residency)
Awards & Recognitions
STEMMY Award, 2020
Interview in the Shawnee Mission Health Magazine, 2018
Resident Research Award, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 2011
ACOG John Gibbons Medical Student Award, 2006
Cultural Competency Award, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, 2005
Overcoming Adversity Award, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, 2005
Dr. Crystal Taylor moved to Kansas City to pursue her education at the Kansas City University of Medicine. She fell in love with the city and stayed for residency at The University of Missouri – Kansas City
She initially pursued medicine because she wanted to be a surgeon but along the way fell in love with women’s health. It’s such a unique but diverse population that requires careful attention from infancy to adulthood and beyond. She enjoys every aspect of this field but mostly being someone patients can confide in and also acting as a voice and advocate for them is the most fulfilling. She has a special interest in pediatric gynecology as well as helping patients navigate pelvic pain. She also feels very passionate about helping patient’s achieve a family centered delivery whether vaginally or by cesarean.
My goal is to make patients feel heard.
I want to create a comfortable and accepting environment so that patients feel they can discuss anything and everything. I want to foster a relationship of trust and compassion. I hope to express humility and grace during our patient-physician collaboration.
Outside of Work
Her absolute favorite thing in the whole world is spending time with her 2 daughters. “I love watching them turn into little people”. She enjoys long distance running and hopes to complete her bucket list marathons NYC and Big Sur. “It’s getting a lot harder to put in the time to train as I get older and my kids get busier, but I set a goal a long time ago and I’m determined to do it. I want my girls to see me accomplish something great!”
Favorite Local Organizations / Favorite Spots in KC
Kanas City Current, The Kauffman Center