Lawrence Urology Specialists | John Heeb, MD & Douglas Klingler, MD

Lawrence Urology Specialists

At Lawrence Urology Specialists, we combine extensive experience and compassion in addressing urological concerns. Using the latest techniques and technology, we provide state-of-the-art, minimally invasive care for a wide variety of conditions.

We understand that urological conditions are often some of the most intimate and personal issues a person will ever face, so we maintain the highest privacy standards and treat each individual case with the utmost discretion. We believe in partnering with our patients to provide effective, personalized care, and patient education is central to our practice.

Our Physicians

John Heeb, MDJon J. Heeb, MD

Dr. Heeb is certified by the American Board of Urology and has been in urological practice in Lawrence since 1997. After earning his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City in 1992, he performed his surgical internship at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City (1992-1994) and completed specialty training in urological surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1997.

Dr. Heeb was a pioneer in the use of the Greenlight Laser for treatment of enlarged prostate (BPH). He was the first private practice physician to use the laser in the Midwestern United States in 2002 (when it was called the Niagara laser). Since then, he has successfully performed several hundred laser procedures and trained a number of other physicians in the technique.

Dr. Heeb's other primary areas of expertise include the evaluation and treatment of female pelvic floor prolapse and urinary incontinence, prostate cancer, kidney stones, and general urology. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the South Central Section of the AUA, the American Medical Association, the Kansas City Urological Society, and the Douglas County Medical Society. He served as Chief of Surgery at Lawrence Memorial Hospital from 2002 to 2004.

Douglas Klingler, MDDouglas Klingler, MD

Born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, Dr. Klingler earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas in 1997, then completed a one-year surgical internship at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his urology training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2005 and practiced urology in Dallas, Texas until 2007, when he moved back to Kansas and joined Lawrence Urology Specialists (formerly Lawrence Urology). Dr. Klingler is certified by the American Board of Urology and a member of the American Urological Association, the South Central Section of the AUA, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Kathy Ramirez, ARNP Lawrence UrologyKathy Ramirez, ARNP

Kathy Ramirez joined Lawrence Urology Specialists in 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in nursing, both from Washburn University in Topeka. Before joining Lawrence Urology Specialists, she worked as a pre- and post-operative nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She is member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Phi Kappa Phi honor society and Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing.

Call 785-505-5045 for an appointment today.

Our Location

Lawrence Urology Specialists
330 Arkansas Street, Suite 205
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

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Conditions We Treat

We offer evaluation, counseling, and expert treatment options for men and women with urological concerns. Conditions we commonly treat include:

Bladder & Kidney

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bladder control problems
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bladder Stones
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary bleeding

Genital & Reproductive

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Female pelvic floor prolapse 
  • Hydrocele
  • Male infertility
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Phimosis (tightening of the foreskin)
  • Testicular cancer
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Varicocele
  • Cystocele


  • Elevated PSA
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Prostatitis
  • PSA Abnormality
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Patient Information

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Your insurance card
  • Physician referral forms if required by insurance
  • A list of current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including dose and frequency
  • Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
  • Any recent X-rays or appropriate records you may have
Insurance and Payment Information

Lawrence Urology Specialists is a provider for Medicare and most major insurance plans. We provide insurance billing. Anything not covered by insurance is the patient's responsibility.

We request payment at the time of your appointment for services that are not covered by insurance. Your insurance company may also require you to pay a co-payment at the time of your appointment. When necessary, our staff will work closely with patients who require a payment plan.

If you have any questions regarding which insurance plans we accept or any patient billing concerns, please call us at 785-505-5045. Questions regarding your coverage and benefits should be directed to your employer or insurance company.