Kulnarin Gay Purcell, MD

Internal Medicine
1325 South Noland Road Suite C
Independence, MO 64055 Get Directions
Kulnarin Gay Purcell, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

475.00 every 3 months
950.00 every 6 months
1,900.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My passion as a board-certified internal medicine physician is to provide my patients with personalized care with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. My aim is to give you the tools and information that you need in your everyday life to make the right healthcare and lifestyle decisions for you and your family. I’m excited to spend more time with you in a primary care setting that will help you achieve your healthcare goals. It’s never too late to embark on a wellness journey! 

With over 20 years of experience in the Greater Kansas City and Eastern Jackson County areas, I have relationships with many specialists. As a runner and athlete, I have interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, women’s health and sports medicine. I also enjoy working with patients to formulate plans for their chronic illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. 

My MDVIP-affiliated practice offers conveniences like same- or next-day appointments and the ability to contact me during and after hours. I look forward to seeing you in a warm and welcoming environment that will allow plenty of time to delve into your concerns and medical issues. I speak English and Thai and have a special love for giving back to our wonderful community.

Dr. Purcell's Credentials

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University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Internal Medicine 1997-1999
Chief Resident 1999-2000

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Medical School:
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO
Doctorate of Medicine 1996

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1994

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
Centerpoint Medical Center
St. Mary's Medical Center
English and Thai
 - On Time Doctor Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
 - Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
 - Patient's Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018
KC Pitch Magazine, Best Physician in Kansas City, 2021, 2022 Nominee
KC Pitch Magazine, Best Health Clinic in Kansas City, 2022 Nominee
KC Pitch Magazine, Best Weight Loss Clinic/Weight Loss Counseling, 2022 Nominee
HCA Frist Humanitarian of the Year Award, Centerpoint Medical Center 2014
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
Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine 2014-present
Board of Directors, Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City 2018-present
Board of Directors, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) 2019-present
Missouri Women's Health Council, 2017 - 2019
American College of Physicians
Trail running, yoga, reading, art, cooking, sushi, camping, hiking, fishing, national parks and travel

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Purcell

from william in MO December 23, 2022 for Kulnarin Gay Purcell, MD
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over 20 years with Doctor, I will never change, I will either see her or no Doctor at all.

This beautiful woman has saved my life several times in the last 20 years, sometimes even when I did not want to live.
Her practice and her staff truly care about me as a person as well as a patience.

I wish there were words to describe her but none even come close to describing this… See more