COVID-19 Guidelines

CU Doctors are here for you!
Our clinics are open and able to serve you during this time for urgent in-person visits as well as virtual health services. Please call our clinics directly to schedule an appointment for both in person and virtual health.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, their family members, as well as our health care team. To honor this commitment we have implemented the following procedures:

  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be converted to telehealth visits or rescheduled if telehealth is not feasible.
  • Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear. Patients checking in must tell staff if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Adult patients may be allowed one asymptomatic person (at least 17 years old) for support; however, we reserve the right to deem a support person unnecessary at any time.
  • Pediatric patients may be allowed one asymptomatic adult (i.e. parent, guardian) for support.
  • For pediatric patients, please check the Children's Hospital Colorado website for updated COVID-19 related patient information.

Please call us about your current health care concerns. Please take care in following current public health guidelines. Please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website, for more information.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and healthy!

Melanie Merrill-Kennedy, PA-C
Instructor, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Physician Assistant, Digestive Health Institute
Clinic 720-777-1234
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Gender: Female
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Campus (Sierra Building)
9399 Crown Crest Blvd
Suite 300
Parker, CO 80318
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Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System
  • Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
Clinical Interest for Patients
I am interested in caring for children with abdominal pain, constipation, encopresis, reflux, celiac disease, IBS, short bowel syndrome, and liver conditions.

Care Philosophy
I am passionate about the health and well being of children and have dedicated my professional life to providing the highest quality of care to my patients. As a mother of a chronically ill child, I understand how important it is for your child to be treated as an individual and not let their condition or disease define them. I strive to help your child achieve optimal health through promoting healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, snow and water sports, hiking, and spending time with my husband, our family dog, and my two very energetic sons.

Volunteer Activities
Because my son is an organ transplant recipient, I am dedicated to the promotion of organ donor awareness. I have served as an ambassador for local organ procurement agencies, participating in educational fairs, lectures and fundraising activities. As a former foster parent to our adopted son, I am passionate about foster care reform and have previously served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Public Speaking
Regulatory Compliance in Transplant Medicine, Organ Donor Awareness


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