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Primary Care That Makes You Primary

Your Wellness Experts

Located in Independence, we are here to help you be your very best! K. Gay Purcell, M.D. has over twenty years of experience working with patients to optimize their nutrition, manage weight, and develop exercise and training plans. All of this is done in a comfortable and friendly environment dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Our program includes a comprehensive annual examination designed to give you and Dr. Purcell the information needed to pick the very best plan for YOU. Explore our site to find out more about how we can help!

Our Program:

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Nutrition Guidance

One on one meal planning based on comprehensive body analysis, your personal preferences, and your wellness goals

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Weight Loss

We can help you achieve your goals through a combination of nutrition counseling, meal planning, training plans, and even weight loss medications. 

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Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Let us help you take control over your hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses! Our goal is to help you taper off as many medications as possible. 

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Primary Care

This is truly primary care that makes you primary! Let us help coordinate medical care with your specialists, manage medication, and be your hospital advocate when you’re ill. As a member of our wellness program, you will have same day or next day appointments when you need to be seen. Office visits are a minimum of thirty minutes long. We can make house calls when needed as well. We’re happy to see ages twelve and up. 


Walk with the Doc

Join Dr. Purcell and her staff for scheduled walks at the park! Bring your spouse, friend, kids, or pets. This is a fun community building activity that you’ll want to attend on a regular basis. 

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Annual Wellness Program

The Annual Wellness Program is the cornerstone of our practice. Each year you’ll have testing that examines your heart, lungs, circulation, vision, hearing, and more. It includes a specialized panel of bloodwork as well. All of this is designed to give us information that helps you live a long, productive, and happy life!

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Join us in our new yoga studio! We’ve created a wonderful space for our patients to attend yoga classes. There is no additional fee for patients enrolled in our wellness program.  Current classes include Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yoga 101, and Yoga Basics & Beyond. Classes are available by reservation.

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Speaker Series

New in 2022!

A series of educational talks to bring knowledge and inspiration to your healthcare journey.

Speakers will be experts from the Greater Kansas City Area as well as various parts of the country. 


The Lounge

Make yourself at home in our lounge, and help yourself to a cup of coffee! Better yet, feel free to take a snack or bottle of water for the road. Peruse our Little Library, where patients can exchange books! Take a book, or leave a book for someone else to read. 

May Events

  • Monday, 5/6, 5:15 pm - Yoga Basics w/Leah

  • Thursday, 5/9, 4:30 pm - Walk with the Doc @ The Little Blue Trace Trail Head- Behind Saints Pub (Open to the public)

  • Wednesday, 5/15, 5:15 pm - Chair Yoga w/Karen

  • Monday, 5/20, 5:15 pm - Gentle Yoga w/Karen

  • Monday, 5/27, - Memorial Day- OFFICE CLOSED

  • Wednesday, 5/29, 5:15 pm- Chair Yoga w/ Karen

  • Thursday, 5/30, 5:30 pm- Wine & Paint w/ Dr. Purcell *Currently on a waitlist*


Unless stated above, all events are for enrolled patients only. Please call our front desk to RSVP.


K. Gay Purcell, M.D. grew up in the Kansas City area and received her medical degree from the six-year medical program at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where she graduated with honors. She stayed on at UMKC for residency, where she received the Hedgepeth Award for the Most Outstanding Resident. She is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as a Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has been in private practice for over twenty years, and loves working with patients one on one. Prevention and wellness are her passion!  She delivers high quality, compassionate care in a friendly, comfortable setting. She enjoys giving back to the community and recently was awarded the prestigious HCA Frist Humanitarian Award. She sits on the Board of Directors for both Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City and MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). She has also recently joined the Board of Directors for the charitable MDVIP Foundation.  An avid runner, yogi, and weight lifter, she loves the outdoors and can be found camping and kayaking in our national parks many summers. In her spare time, Dr. Purcell is also an artist at Vital Lines Art. She and her husband became foster parents in 2012 and adopted  both of their children, Sophia and Jacob, from the foster system. It’s the best thing they’ve ever done. She looks forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals!


  • KC Pitch Magazine, Best Physician in Kansas City, 2023 Finalist

  • KC Pitch Magazine, Best Weight Loss Clinic/Counseling, 2023 Finalist

  • KC Pitch Magazine, Best Physician in Kansas City, 2022 Finalist

  • KC Pitch Magazine, Best Health Clinic in Kansas City, 2022 Finalist

  • KC Pitch Magazine, Best Weight Loss Clinic/Counseling, 2022 Finalist

  • KC Pitch Magazine, Best Physician in Kansas City, 2021 


  • HCA Frist Humanitarian of the Year Award, Centerpoint Medical Center, 2014

  • On Time Doctor Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018​

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

  • Patient's Choice Award, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018

  • The Sirridge Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance, Resident of the Year, 1999

  • George Hedgepeth Award for Outstanding Resident, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2000

  • Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Arms Award for Internal Medicine, 1996



Dr. Purcell Discusses Wellness

Dr. Purcell joins Dr. Mark Gomez of "Health 360 with Dr. G" to discuss how to be successful at setting goals and achieving them.


Athena Patient Portal

If you're already a patient, use the link to our Athena Portal below to send us messages, pay bills, and more.

Please note that this is best accessed from a laptop or desktop computer. 

Please note: The Athena Portal is for current patients only. 


Contact Us

Our success is measured by your level of wellbeing. Contact us to find out more information about pricing. Our program is reimbursable by HSA and FSA as well. Get in touch today to find out how we can help set you on the path to better health!

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1325 S Noland Road, Independence, Missouri 64055






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