Dr. Yvonne Saunders-Teigeler was born and raised in Illinois. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency program in June 2001. Her identical twin sister had moved to Las Vegas, Nevada while Dr. Teigeler was in residency so after graduation she moved to Nevada to be near her twin. The improved weather was also a strong motivating force to move out west as well.
Dr. Teigeler received honors while in her residency program including Chief Resident status in her third year. Dr. Teigeler opted into the obstetric and rural tracks in order to be better prepared for practicing in a rural area which was her dream. While in residency Dr. Teigeler did an elective surgery rotation on the Navajo Indian reservation in Chinle, Arizona. Dr. Teigeler conducted a successful 3-year vaccine research project and was published in the SIUSOM honors journal.
A few years after graduating from her residency Dr. Teigeler opened her own medical practice in an underserved area of Las Vegas, Nevada. She grew a successful and busy practice in Las Vegas and was happily settled there for a total of 17 years until her husband, who is active military, got stationed at McConnell Air Force Base. He is a pilot and they have two sons who are 3-year-old twins.
Dr. Teigeler loves the Wichita area. She and her family have already enjoyed several travel trailer trips with their family dog throughout the state of Kansas and beyond.
Dr. Teigeler is a vestry member and a lay Eucharistic minister at her church in Derby. She is currently writing a Christian book about salvation in her spare time.
Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Graduate Degree: St. George’s School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
Degree of Fellow – American Academy of Family Physicians
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Newton Medical Center | North Amidon Family Physicians
3443 N. Amidon Ave., Wichita, KS 67204