Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Although our doors will remain open amidst the rising concern over COVID-19, in an effort to keep our patients and staff healthy, we are taking precautions to avoid further spread of the virus.

If you have an upcoming visit and identify with the following statements, please call us to reschedule.

  • Fever greater than 100.4º
  • Respiratory symptoms or difficulty breathing
  • Exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • Placed in self/hospital quarantine by medical doctor

We are offering telemedicine or phone call visits in place of office visits. Our office will remain open for our infusion center patients.

To limit any potential exposure, we ask that you do not bring anyone with you to the appointment. We continue to update our protocol to ensure safety for everyone. This includes expanded measures to disinfect our office and compliance with recommendations from the Missouri Department of Health and The Center for Disease Control.

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James M. Walden, Jr., MD, and Gregory A. Schnell, MD, are gastroenterologists practicing in North Kansas City, Missouri. Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the digestive system and its disorders such as intestinal problems, colon disease, irregular bowel habits and many more. Treatments and procedures performed by gastroenterologists include endoscopy, colonoscopy, heartburn treatment, GERD treatment, IBD treatment, colon cancer treatment, colitis treatment and more. Gastrointestinal Associated Specialists serve the communities of Clay, Platte and Jackson counties, and see patients from as far away as Smithville, Kearney, Excelsior Springs and Independence.


Gastrointestinal Associated Specialists

1300 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 150  •  Kansas City, MO 64150  •  816-527-0031

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