Education & Experience
Dr. Charisse is a gynecologist with over 20 years of experience and a special interest in functional and integrative medicine. A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine, she went on to complete training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1996.
After joining one of the busiest obstetrics and gynecology practices in Chicago’s north suburbs, which she enjoyed for many years, she eventually narrowed her scope to office gynecology, and later integrative health, wellness, and aesthetics for women.
As a faculty instructor, advisor and mentor at Chicago Medical School, she remains engaged in continuing medical education and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Healthier & More Natural Treatment Options
Inspired by her patients' frequent requests for healthier and more natural treatment options, Dr. Charisse pursued extensive study of integrative and functional medicine. Impassioned with the goal of meeting their needs, she founded Aesthetics and Wellness for Women, LLC, to provide personalized care for women seeking hormonal, nutrient-based and mind-body solutions to difficult conditions.
Passionate About Helping You
If you feel your symptoms have been misunderstood, overlooked or overmedicated, if your condition has not responded to conventional therapies or if you are simply seeking to supplement or find healthy alternatives to prescription drugs and surgical options, Dr. Charisse is eager to help. She will address the root cause of your symptoms and create a treatment plan customized to your unique needs. Restoring hope and natural healing is her passion. Helping your achieve your best health - body, mind, and spirit - is her goal.
Community and Charitable Involvement
Stepping Stones Network is a not-for-profit, 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to educate and engage the community in order to end and prevent human trafficking and to provide comprehensive, restorative care to survivors.
Dr. Charisse's compassion for victimized women and children led her to partner with Stepping Stones Network in their commitment to providing restorative services to survivors of human trafficking by offering health and wellness awareness education to women in need.
To learn more or to join in supporting their efforts, please visit their website or Facebook page.
In her free time Dr. Charisse enjoys group fitness, tennis and spending time with her husband and their four teenaged and young adult children. She has always loved books, seeing them the door to success and the window to the world. She looks forward to actually seeing the world first-hand, through future travel and medical missions to Africa, South America and the Caribbean.