About Kimberly Essner


Kimberly Essner brings more than 13 years of experience in family practice and pediatrics to our SoutheastHEALTH team, with special expertise in practicing adult and pediatric medicine along with women’s health. Kimberly dedicates herself to service on and off the job, serving as director of the Dexter Booster Club, teaching children's church at Liberty Hill Church, and as a member of the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and the Regional Healthcare Foundation. When she has a quiet moment, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family (camping, traveling and exploring nature) and running (she has completed two half marathons). She's also something of a fashionista, and loves keeping up with the latest trends.


Primary Care


Family Practice

Office Locations

1200 North One Mile Road
Dexter, MO 63841    Maps & Directions
Phone: 573-624-7575
Office Hours:

Tuesdays & Fridays: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

500 North Douglass
Malden, MO 63863    Maps & Directions
Phone: 573-276-2221
Office Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM



  • Basic Life Support
  • DOT Medical Examiner
  • Disability Determination Examiner


  • 2004, Missouri State University, MSPA
  • 2002, Missouri State University, BS

Professional Affiliations

  • Dexter Booster Club
  • Beta Sigma Phi
  • Regional Healthcare Foundation
  • Missouri Association of Physician Assistants


Kimberly Essner, physician assistant with the Southeast Malden Clinic, explains pneumonia and what you should know about this serious illness.