Yan Chen, MD, PhD



3800 South Whitney Suite 200

Independence, MO 64055

Open today 8 AM - 4:30PM
  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Performs Colonoscopies

DHS Consultants in Gastroenterology Independence Clinic

Gastroenterology in Independence, MO

DHS Consultants in Gastroenterology Independence Clinic

3800 South Whitney

Suite 200

Independence, MO 64055

Open today 8 AM - 4:30PM

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About Yan Chen, M.D.

Dr. Chen was born and raised in Beijing, the capital of People’s Republic of China where he obtained his medical degree from Beijing Medical University. After practicing orthopedic surgery for three years in Beijing, he moved to the United States in 1991 to complete his doctorate degree in physiology at Louisiana State University. He continued with his basic science research for two more years at University of Virginia in Charlottesville for IBD research.

Then, he returned to clinical medicine and finished internal medicine residency program at Yale-affiliated Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut in 2001, followed by gastroenterology training at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He then joined the Consultants in Gastroenterology in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2004. Dr. Chen is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Chen has great interests in various gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

His personal goal is to use the most up-to-date medical knowledge and the best available technology to solve clinical problems and serve patients in a most effective and efficient way. Dr. Chen loves to spend time with his wife and son. He also enjoys reading medical literatures, playing tennis, and playing classical guitar in his spare time.

Education & Awards

  • MEDICAL SCHOOL Beijing University Health Science Center
  • RESIDENCY Norwalk Hospital - Yale University School of Medicine
  • FELLOWSHIP Wake Forest University MEMBERSHIP American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


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A. Google

The staff was really great and went above and beyond to make me as comfortable as possible. The procedure was smooth and better than I expected

R.W. Google

It seems odd to type, but I had a great experience receiving my first colonoscopy. I had read a variety of negative things about how the procedure and preparation goes so I was not expecting a great experience. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff contacted me well in advance to provide guidance and explanation to make sure I understood all of my responsibilities during prep. On the day of the procedure I was greeted and checked in quickly, again receiving patient explanation of how the process would work. The nurse and orderly got all of the pre-procedure connections made and I was all set to go without any anxiety. The staff were all friendly and supportive. During the procedure two polyps were removed. The results and an explanation were provided by both Dr Chen and the nursing staff. I checked out quickly and got on my way. I had no post-op symptoms which suggests the polyp removal was done with skill and precision. I couldn't have asked for a better experience for a procedure that most find unpleasant or so I am told.

L.M. Google

Everyone in the office before and after my procedure were wonderful. Everything was explained before and after! Would definitely recommend!

J.R. Google

People were great, knowledgeable and quick. I didn't have to wait a long time like other Dr offices.

L.R. Google


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