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Cheryl Dobson, MD

Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
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After spending time teaching Spanish and staying home to raise a family, Dr. Cheryl Dobson was looking for a change.

“Unlike many of my peers, I did not grow up knowing that I wanted to be a doctor – my journey was very non-traditional,” she said. “I became interested in medicine after navigating the healthcare system while raising my children.”

It wasn’t until she read an article nearly 10 years ago about a new expansion at The University of Kansas School of Medicine that would allow future doctors to be able to complete all four years in Wichita, that she knew she could make a difference.

“With the support of my family, I returned to college to complete the science prerequisites needed to become a physician and was accepted into KU School of Medicine,” Dobson said.

She began medical school in 2013 and graduated from residency in 2020. Part of that time, she spent right here at Newton Medical Center.

“Working at the NMC ED is my dream job,” she said. “I fell in love with NMC when I did an ER rotation here as a medical student with Dr. Dillard.”

Dr. Dobson strives to provide compassionate medical care for those who come to the emergency department sick, hurting or injured. She feels that being able to be there for people during that time is truly a privilege.

“I make a point to really spend time explaining a patient’s diagnoses, lab/imaging results and medications,” Dobson said. “I feel like this is just as important as correctly diagnosing and treating them, and is very empowering for a patient on his/her journey to healing.”

When Dr. Dobson isn’t at work, she enjoys anything that allows her to spend time with her family. She can be found outside gardening and biking. Dr. Dobson is also involved with Boy Scouts of America and has enjoyed volunteering in different capacities for many years. She served on the medical staff at Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Dr. Dobson has lived in the Wichita area for 20 years, but was born in Indianapolis, IN. She also lived in Kansas City during high school. Dr. Dobson plans to eventually settle down just outside of Newton.

Medical Education
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Via Christi Family Medicine, Wichita

Undergraduate Education
Northwest Missouri State University (Bachelor’s Degree)


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Sunflower Cafe Refresh Project

Exciting news! NMC Health’s Sunflower Café will be getting a
refresh starting Friday, December 3. When the Sunflower Café reopens, you will
see new flooring, new surfaces on the service lines, freshly painted walls, and
some changes to the layout.

Why a refresh?

  • Some of our older surfaces need updates to ensure they comply with current
    infection control standards
  • A more flexible design, will allow us to provide better service and new
    options in the future

How does this impact me?

During the renovation, there will be no disruptions to
regular patient room service or Meals on Wheels protocols. The regular
cafeteria space will be closed (see image below). Because of this, you will see
the following temporary changes:

  • Use the hallway by the Board Room and Adrian Room to enter the Cafeteria.
  • Food will be served from the Osage Room and South Dining Room.
    • IMPORTANT – On Friday, December 3, breakfast sandwiches and cold lunches will be served from the North Dining Room. Dinner service will not be available December 3. Service will end at 1:30pm on December 3 to allow for the moving of equipment.
    • There will be NO FOOD SERVICE on Sunday, December 19. The cafeteria will be closed to allow for the moving of equipment. Please plan accordingly.
    • All other Cafeteria hours will remain the same.
    • Both hot and cold food options will be available during the renovations.
    • The free Beverage Center will be closed 12/3 – 12/19. Vending machines will be available. Please plan accordingly.
    • Staff members will be able to access the Osage Room after hours for grab & go options.
    • Microwaves may be temporarily unavailable. We’re working on a solution, but plan for them to be inaccessible.
  • Seating in the South Dining Room will be limited, but the North Dining Room will
    be available.

On Monday, December 20, we plan to return to normal Sunflower Café services. There will be one permanent change.

  • Fountain beverages will no longer be available for purchase from the Sunflower Café.
    This equipment is being permanently removed to improve visibility for our
    servers and cashiers. Bottled sodas may be purchased from the drink cooler
    or vending machines. 
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