Dr. Harish Ponnuru (“Dr. P”)
Dr. Ponnuru comes from a long line of doctors in his family and is proud to carry on that tradition. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, as well as his medical degree. His Internal Medicine Residency was completed at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During his residency, Dr. Ponnuru won the Humanitarian of the Year Award, Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, and served as Chief Resident for one year. Prior to joining Menorah Medical Center in 2004, Dr. Ponnuru worked at Barnes Jewish Hospital and in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. He has a special interest in diabetes.
In his spare time, Dr. Ponnuru enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He also enjoys doing volunteer work and has served on medical mission teams in Honduras and Guatemala.
Awards and Certifications:
• Patients Choice Award (2011-2014)
• Top Doctor Award (2011-2013)
• Top Ten Doctors in Internal Medicine (2013, 2014)
• America’s Most Compassionate Doctors (2011-2013)
• Named to 435 South Magazine Top Doctors (2013)
• Served as president of the Menorah Medical Center medical staff in 2012
• Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Kelli Park, Front Office Supervisor
Kelli joined Total Primary Care in 2014. She has worked for Dr. Ponnuru’s family since 2004. Kelli is originally from St. Joe, but has resided here in KC with her family for the past twenty-three years. She is the friendly face you see when you come into the office. She has a true passion when it comes to patients and getting to know them. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children, and their family pets.
Christina Underwood, RN
Christina joined Total Primary Care in 2016 as our RN. She has experience in a variety of outpatient care settings, prior to coming here. She really enjoys working with patients and getting to know them. She grew up in Kansas City and is pleased to contribute to the care of the community.
In her free time, she enjoys crafting and spending time with friends and family.