Meet The GI Guy

The secret to successful treatment is personalized care. I always take the time to work one-on-one with patients during their program. My patients know that I am always available for them. I explain everything I do and encourage patients to ask questions. In the end, they aren't just healed, they're educated, too.”

Kurt Vernon MD

Kurt Vernon, MD is a Board-Certified gastroenterologist and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American Anti-Aging Academy with over 20 years experience.

Dr. Vernon possesses the expertise and advanced technology to accurately diagnose and treat any digestive problem you may be experiencing. When you add in his bedside manner and caring personality, it’s easy to see why over 90% of his patients come from referrals.

Many of our patients are physicians and medical professionals as well.

Fellow: American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, American Anti-Aging Academy

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology , Internal Medicine, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine

MD: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Residency: Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C


Professional Memberships: American College of Gastroenterology, American Medical Association, American Gastroenterology Association, National Medical Association, A4M, North Carolina Medical Society

Impressive Credentials

Dr. Vernon has undergone rigorous testing and is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, signifying high achievement in both fields. This advanced training has given him the expertise to give his patients the care they need and deserve.

Extensive Abilities

Throughout his years in practice, Dr. Vernon has made every effort to perfect his skills and use the latest medical techniques. His training has made him uniquely qualified to treat a vast array of colon, liver, digestive, and rectal conditions including, cancer screenings, abdominal pain, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and heartburn/reflux.

Cynthia Burkes PA-C

BA-HS micro/cell biology minor in chemistry

Graduated Cum Laude

Methodist College   Fayetteville, NC

Member:  American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

Cologuard Technology



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Vernon Receives Recognition – North Carolina Gastroenterologist



The practice of Kurt Vernon, MD, The GI Guy, is proud to announce that we have received a ‘Tier 1 Designation”, a high quality recognition from one of the nation’s largest health insurers – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.  BCBSNC Tiered Network utilizes administrative claims data to identify high quality, low cost providers and Read More…