Heather Gessling, M.D.



Dr. Gessling’s interest in medicine started when she was five. Her interest in Family Medicine started when she was a 3rd year medical student.  She realized taking care of all ages and tackling a variety of problems everyday was exactly what she wanted to do. She loves building relationships and problem solving, so she couldn’t imagine a more perfect fit.

Bio for Heather Gessling

Dr. Gessling trained at the University of Missouri-Columbia for medical school and residency. She has lived in Columbia for almost 20 years and loves the town. She has a wonderful family in Columbia, a strong church family, and her children are blessed to attend Columbia Public Schools. Her son will be attending Hickman High School and is a competitive long distance runner. He is a part of their cross country team and will be doing track in the spring. Her oldest daughter proudly attends Midway Heights Elementary and her youngest is in preschool. Family is incredibly important to her. Keeping Columbia families healthy, happy, and productive is her main goal. This community is strong and continues to grow. Primary care needs have increased and she plans to provide accessible care for Columbia that is comprehensive and excellent; Columbia deserves it.


Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine – 2007

Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia


Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine