Dr. Avery Abernathy, DO

Dr. Avery Abernathy, DO

Family MedicineMaleAge 43

Accepting new patients

Dr. Avery Abernathy, DO is a Family Medicine Specialist in Kansas City, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as North Kansas City Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abernathy to book an appointment.

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Meritas Health Park Plaza

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(816) 533-3144
Meritas Health Park Plaza6450 N CHATHAM AVE Kansas City, MO 64151
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. A is one of the most personable doctors I have ever had. He listens, provides professional medical advice, solutions, suggestions, excellent care, and personally follows up on our health and well being. You can tell he truly cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jacquie Hove – Oct 27, 2021
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I followed him to this practice because he always takes time to listen and discuss a plan of needed.
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Dlm – Oct 05, 2021
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Dr. Abernathy is very down to earth and caring. He took his time and valued my input. I strongly recommend him as a primary care physician.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Repeat Last Order – Aug 09, 2021
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I have gone to Dr Abernathy for a few years now and have referred many people to him. I love his way of explaining things and helping me understand my options. He is caring, kind, and willing to listen.
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Garrett – Jun 28, 2021
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I have seen Dr. Abernathy a few times. One time was for some mental health reasons. He listened to my concerns and spent a large amount of time with me regarding my options. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 07, 2021
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He seemed biased toward me since his assumption for my appointment was that I had STD concerns versus the real reason of just needing a preventative wellness check (annual exam). He made me feel dumb for coming in and that my own family history health concerns were irrelevant. It seemed like he had better things to do. He was not personable and did not seem interested in my personal health goals. For a provider who's bio referenced a great interest in fitness, he did not acknowledge my fitness goals and plans. He recommended that I not return until I was 35 years old (years from now). - This did not create a good report with me and I would prefer to see someone who acknowledges the importance of preventative health and who will help me reach my personal health goals.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 29, 2021
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At this moment I would NOT recommend this doctor. He isn't good at all w/ communication or follow up lately. When messages are sent via patient portal I get absolutely no response back. When tests are performed I get no follow up except the bills and I'm always have to reach out to him. I'm just not too pleased at the moment and feeling like I don't matter as a patient. It's probably time to move on to another doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Feb 11, 2021
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Dr. Abernathy listens to his patients and doesn't talk down to us. Very knowledgeable and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LS – Dec 19, 2020
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My whole family have been patients of Dr. Abernathy for 5 years now. I have never had such an attentive and caring doctor. I never feel rushed and he really listens to what I have to say. He responds quickly to any questions I may have and actually has called me personally. Even though his practice moved to a location that is a lot farther for me and getting in to see him takes a little longer, he's totally worth the trip and wait.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jacqueline Perdue – Mar 08, 2020
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Dr. A is an outstanding physician & has become our family's favorite! We have been cared for by Dr. A for the past 5 years. His comprehensive, engaging approach to patient care is second to none. A huge "THANK YOU" to Dr. A for his years of care for our family!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Dec 29, 2019
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I like Meritas and had good care with prior doctor there. However, for this new doctor I had a 50 minute wait to see him for 5 minutes. He checked my ears and throat, but didn't even check my breathing. He wasn't going to give me any medicine unless it was steroid prednisone (too many side effects for me). I finally suggested a specific antibiotic and talked him into giving me a prescription.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 05, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr Abernathy for over two years and find him to be a genuine caring physician. He focuses solely on you when you are in his office and respects your opinion for a treatment plan. I would recommend him highly to anyone.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr. Abernathy is great. He is caring & I have complete confidence in him. He has referred me to several specialists & the ones he has chosen have been spot on. He has been my primary physician for 2 years & I feel so blessed to have found him. His office is in the clinic inside St. Luke's Hospital Smithville & is a part of the St. Luke's system. Any other St. Luke's facility he sends me to can see my entire medical record instantly. I have more confidence in my medical care than I have ever had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Platte City, MO – Jun 02, 2017
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Dr. Abernathy's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Swine Flu
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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About Me

Care Philosophy

With his professional, yet relaxed, informative and engaging style, Dr. Abernathy empowers his patients to achieve their health goals. He provides the...Read more

Biography

As a former collegiate soccer player, he enjoys closely following Sporting KC and spends his free time with his wife and three children.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Education

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Avery Abernathy, DO?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (816) 533-3144, and for other questions, call (816) 741-5542.

Does Dr. Avery Abernathy, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Abernathy has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Avery Abernathy, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Abernathy frequently treats Bursitis, Tobacco Use Disorder, and Mammography. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Abernathy treats.

Where is Dr. Avery Abernathy, DO's office located?

Dr. Abernathy's office is located at 6450 N CHATHAM AVE, Kansas City, MO 64151. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Abernathy is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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North Kansas City Hospital

North Kansas City, MO

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Saint Luke's North Hospital - Barry Road

Kansas City, MO

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)