Little Flower Family Practice - Providers

For those unfamiliar with Nurse Practitioners:

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered professional nurses who are prepared, through advanced graduate education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of health care services, including the diagnosis and management of common, as well as complex, medical conditions to individuals of all ages. They are legally authorized to provide comprehensive care management, including prescribing medications.

James D Johns MD, FAAFP

Dr Johns graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1982. He completed his Residency in Family Medicine at Akron City Hospital in 1985. He opened his Family Medicine Practice in August of 1985 in the same location he is at now and four blocks from where he grew up.


Dr Johns also has attained Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine and has been the team physician for Canton McKinley Senior High School since 1985. In 2008 he was awarded the Ohio Outstanding Team Physician Award and in 2010 was inducted into the Canton McKinley Football Hall of Fame.

Sandra D Collier, CNP

Sandy started her health care career completing LPN training in 1986. She went on to receive her Associates Degree in Nursing from Stark Technical College and her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Malone College. During this time she worked as Director at Canton Health Care and in CCU at Mercy Medical Center.  She graduated with her Masters Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Malone College in 2005. She had precepted here at LFFP while in school and we were fortunate to catch her as she graduated and ask her to come join the family! Sandy has been working at LFFP since graduation in 2005 and is loved by her patients.


Sandy now works with the local colleges to precept other Nurse Practitioner students here at the office, as they rotate through their courses.



At our office we like to alternate visits between Dr Johns and Sandy. Patient information is shared between them as they review and evaluate plans of care.


          Kelly N Keniray, CNP
Kelly started her health care career as a home health aide after graduating high school. Kelly attended nursing school at the University of Akron, graduating in 2011 with her BSN. She worked at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron for a year before starting at Aultman Hospital where she worked for 6 years. Kelly graduated from Chamberlain College with her Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. During her schooling we had the privilege of having her train with Sandy and got to know her. We were thrilled when she agreed to come and join or team here at LFFP!

Kelly is working three days a week and has given us the opportunity to offer visits on Tuesday until 6:15 pm for those that cannot get here for earlier appointments.