St. Louis Gastroenterology Consultants sponsors a support group for patients infected with hepatitis C, their families and friends. Started in 2004, our support group, organized by our hepatitis nurse, Mary Anne Gadell CGRN, is the only hepatitis support group in the St. Louis area.

Mission Statement

Our support group will provide counseling, education and emotional support for patients and families to enable well being both emotionally and physically. This will be accomplished by exchange of knowledge, personal experiences, and guest speakers. We wish to create a positive environment enhancing attitude and inspiration to overcome adversities.


In addition to Mary Anne, our dedicated team includes our physicians. Guest speakers include visiting physicians, nurse specialists, dieticians, pharmacists and mental health specialists to make our support group an outstanding resource for patients with chronic liver disease. We encourage all patients, including those not associated with our practice, to attend. Dinner is provided. For additional information including upcoming speaker information, contact Mary Anne Gadell at 314-543-5200 extension 5931. Meetings are held on the second Thursday during the months of Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec., from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at our main office located on St. Anthony’s Medical Center campus.