Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD

Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary DiseasesFemaleAge 65

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Independence, MO. She is affiliated with medical facilities Centerpoint Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wurtz to book an appointment.

Locations

Jackson County Pulmonary Medical Group

Jackson County Pulmonary Medical Group19550 E 39th St S Ste 310 Independence, MO 64057
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Wurtz is affiliated with Centerpoint Medical Center Independence, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • 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. Wurtz's Reviews

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4.7

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My experience with Dr. Wurtz, and her staff was very positive. They showed great concern for my health problems and immediately put me at ease. Dr. Wurtz is down to earth with a great sense of humor while being very professional. I have made a good choice by selecting her as my physician.
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
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Roy G. Bell – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr Wurtz is a kind, professional and outstanding pulmonologist. She treated me as if I were her only patient, spending time with me to hear all of my questions and concerns. I did not feel like a number or rushed in any way. I am a Covid 19 survivor, I spend 15 days in the hospital, because of Dr Wurtz I am alive and thriving. She saved my life .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Abby Woolsey – Jun 02, 2020
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I was referred to Dr Wurtz by my PCP because of shortness of breath. The appointment went very well, even having to wait for awhile, maybe thirty minutes or more. she as very courteous and supportive and reassuring. I felt confident I had a good diagnosis when I left the office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 24, 2020
Dr. Wurtz and the office staff are very prompt and professional, yet not hurried or anxious to get to the next patient. Cpap usage report and updated prescriptions were available. Change in Cpap setting was submitted to provider and completed same day. Dr. Wurtz is very thorough and personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 13, 2020
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Dr Wurtz is talented and caring. So glad I found such a good Dr.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 03, 2020
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Dr Wurtz is awesome! She's kind, patient and always listens. My breathing has vastly improved thanks to her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Mar 31, 2020
The Office staff is awesome- considerate & Respectful- Dr Wurtz takes time & listens - I recommend her & office .
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Mary Jackson – Mar 23, 2020
Dr Wurtz is an excellent doctor. I have been a patient of hers for many many years and I am thoroughly pleased with her and have recommended her to my friends and family!
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Rose Roos – Mar 12, 2020
everything went very well. Dr. Wurtz spent quality time with me. She is a kind and compassionate physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Wurtz makes me feel very comfortable and explains things so well. I am so glad my health care advocate told me to see a Pulmonary Doctor and I couldn't have asked for a better one.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Joy Scribner – Jan 30, 2020
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I was seen at my appointment time. Dr. Wurtz was very attentive to my questions and took the time needed to answer me fully to my satisfaction.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lamona Berve – Jan 25, 2020
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Dr. Wurtz is very thorough, takes all the time needed during a visit, and she is very knowledgeable in her field. In addition, all of her office staff are friendly, caring, and professional and they make you feel like a welcomed guest.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Phillip Schrader – Jan 18, 2020
helpful staff, my appointment was on time and like Dr. Wurtz wit along with answers to my questions. I feel like I'm in good all around.
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Steve M. – Dec 30, 2019
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All the staff is very nice. Dr Wurtz was extremely patient & even asked about my daughter who had a heart attack just a few months before I saw her the last time. She asked a lot of questions about haw I was doing & answered all of my questions.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 27, 2019
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Very friendly staff. Easy appointment scheduling. Very knowledgeable and attentive Doctor who doesn’t keep you waiting around and give you the time needed for your appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robert Kluge – Dec 16, 2019
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Many years ago Dr. Wurtz was recommended to me. I was very happy to find her as she listens to my questions and informs me of new findings in the health world that relate to me and helped me with pulmonary issues. The office is always prompt with returning phone calls when I have needed answers. It would be wonderful if she never retires. She will deserve it someday.
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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JJ – Nov 23, 2019
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If you are in need of a caring Pulmonologist...look no further! Dr. Wurtz is caring and compassionate, she not only listens...but hears your concerns and needs and offers solutions! We have been with Dr. Wurtz for over 18 months and she has done wonders with the treatment plan she has put in place. I would recommend her or any of the doctors in her group. I am thankful to have found her!
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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Shiley in Independence, MO – Mar 13, 2019
A knowledgeable , caring professional. She listens to you. She talks to you , so you know what to do and why. Is up to date on procedures and medications . A very pleasant person to guide you . I am fortunate to have her as my doctor.
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
1 person found this helpful
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none – Feb 21, 2019
Dr. Wurtz and her staff are always very responsive and helpful. During my appointments, I feel Dr. Wurtz cares about me as a person. I feel I'm in great hands with my lung condition.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 26, 2018
I was pleasantly surprised with Dr. Wurtz. She is very thorough and easy to talk to. She took her time and listened to my questions and seemed genuinely interested in my care. I would highly recommend men’s her if you need to see a pulmonary doctor.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 25, 2018

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Missouri
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wurtz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wurtz treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Wurtz treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Respiratory Failure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wurtz treats Respiratory Failure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Wurtz treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wurtz treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Wurtz treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Wurtz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loffler's Syndrome
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ventilator Management
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(816) 339-9365

Dr. Wurtz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Family Health Partners
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HCA Midwest Comp Care
Healthcare USA
HealthPartners
HealthPartners HMO
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
MetLife
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Mutual of Omaha
New Directions Behavioral Health
PHCS
Preferred Health Professionals
Premier Group Insurance
Savility
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a member of HCA Midwest Health Physicians, an integrated group of primary care and specialty practices. We provide high quality, compassionate healthcare...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Mary M. Wurtz, MD, FCCP, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained pulmonary physician with more than 20...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonology

Education

Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University of Nebraska School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD?

Call (816) 339-9365 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Wurtz's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wurtz frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Respiratory Failure, and Sleep Apnea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wurtz treats.

Where is Dr. Mary Wurtz, MD's office located?

Dr. Wurtz's office is located at 19550 E 39th St S Ste 310, Independence, MO 64057. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Centerpoint Medical Center

Independence, MO

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Mary's Medical Center

Blue Springs, MO

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)