Charisse Symmonds, DO

Charisse Symmonds, DO
Internal Medicine

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Internal Medicine
1301 West 12th Avenue.
Suite 205
Emporia, KS 66801


Charisse Symmonds, DO, is a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in primary care and diabetes management. She is currently accepting patients as an internal medicine/primary care physician at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners.

Dr. Symmonds is a 6th generation native of the area and graduated from Northern Heights High School in Allen, KS. She is a mother of four including twin girls that were born at Newman Regional Health.

“I understand that every person is unique and I try and listen and take care of patients on an individual basis. I strive to provide the best patient care to every patient that I come into contact with.”

Dr. Charisse Symmonds.

She has worked at Cotton O’Neil Emporia/Stormont Vail and Ransom Memorial Hospital Ottawa. She has a Doctor of Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and a Master of Science from the same university. She has also completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Emporia State University. She was part of the Women’s basketball team at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS.

She has also served as the medical executive staff president at Newman Regional Health and as the EMS medical director at Franklin Co EMS.

Dr. Symmonds is the co-owner and medical director of High Plains Wellness, LLC.

Dr. Symmonds loves to travel with her husband and family and once responded to an inflight medical incident that caused the airplane to make an emergency landing to allow the patient to undergo advanced care.

Charisse Symmonds, DO Credentials and Education

  • Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL, Co-Chief Resident
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine and Biosciences, Doctor of Medicine
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Masters of Science
  • Emporia State University, Bachelor of Science: Biology with Minor Chemistry
  • Baker University, understudies and Women’s Basketball Team

Charisse Symmonds, DO

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certified

Charisse Symmonds, DO Licensure

  • Kansas State Medical License

Charisse Symmonds, DO

  • Internal Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin pump management
  • Continuous glucose monitor management
  • Weight loss management

Charisse Symmonds, DO Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • Newman Regional Hospital, Board of Trustees (voting member)
  • Medical Executive Staff President – Newman Regional Health, 2022
  • Credentialing committee – Stormont Vail.
  • EMS Medical Director – Franklin Co EMS
  • Quality and Compliance Committee, Newman Regional Health
  • Finance Committee, Newman Regional Health
  • Medical Executive Committee, Newman Regional Health
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Pathology and OMT tutor
  • RSU Cardinal Key Honor Society; Beta Beta Beta
  • RSU Biological Honor Society; President
  • ESU Pre-Med Club, President
  • Miss Kansas Organization, Miss Sunflower, Miss High Plains

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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801