Areas of Interest:

I am board certified in Family Medicine. I have special interests in Women's Health and Pediatrics but enjoy caring for the entire family and their medical needs.

Why I became a doctor:

I was a competitive gymnast growing up and spent a lot of time at the orthopedic surgeon's office. I was always amazed at how he could take something that was broken and fix it. From this experience, I knew that I would pursue being a physician. And, when I delivered my first baby, I knew that I wanted to practice family medicine with obstetrics and pediatrics.

Core beliefs about practicing medicine:

I am overwhelmed on a regular basis by being given the privilege of being invited into the most personal parts of my patients' lives. In order to honor that privilege, I believe it is critical to understand that there must be a mutual trust and respect between doctor and patient. I believe that every patient deserves to be a in a partnership with a provider who they feel connected to and feel they can trust with their life. Each patient has the right and responsibility to be fully involved in their healthcare, giving me the opportunity to practice medicine with my patients, not for my patients. By treating the whole patient with warmth, understanding, and compassion; my goal is to ensure a more positive outcome for everyone.

My Favorite Quote:

"Be who you are, say what you feel. Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Suess 

Sarah Wallace, APRN

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Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Laura Ray, M.D.

(Bio to come)

Owner of Compassionate Family Care

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Areas of Interest:

Family Practice, Women's Health, and Neonatal Care

Why I pursued a career in healthcare:

I have always been interested in the medical field but ultimately fell in love with the world of nursing many years ago as a young nurses' aide caring for the aging population. It was this initial experience that led me to pursue a life of helping others by becoming a nurse. Upon completing my nursing degree, I discovered another vulnerable population in need of a voice: premature and critically-ill infants. While my job as a neonatal nurse stated I was a nurse to infants, I quickly learned that I was a nurse to their families as well. It was because of this realization, that I made the decision to broaden my scope of expertise and become a family nurse practitioner. 

Core beliefs about practicing medicine:

I feel the main role of a provider is to listen, advise, and encourage patients to be the healthiest version of themselves. While I have completed the schooling to treat the human body, ultimately it is the patient who decides what is best for his or her life. Whether it is maintaining health or treating chronic disease, it involves cooperation between the provider and the patient to develop treatment plans and goals to achieve optimum health. I am passionate about encouraging healthy lifestyles and it is an honor for me to be a "cheerleader" and empower each patient who strives to be healthy.

Outside of Compassionate Family Care:

I married my high school sweetheart 9 years ago and we recently welcomed our daughter, Eleanor, in March 2016. In addition to learning our new role as parents, I enjoy running, digital scrapbooking, cooking, and cheering for the Chiefs. 

Areas of Interest:

Family Practice, Women's Health, and Pediatrics

Why I pursued a career in healthcare:

I knew from a young age I wanted to be a nurse. I always had a desire to help others and a desk job just didn't seem to suit me. After becoming a nurse, I wanted to expand my role and further my education to develop personal, long-lived relationships with my patients. I became a nurse practitioner and I absolutely love my job.

Core beliefs about practicing medicine:

It is important for me to practice medicine with my patients, nor for my patients. I believe the patient can and should actively participlate in their health care. Each patient knows themselves and has a right to help decide their plan of care. I also feel that education is a key part of my practice. Knowledge leads to better health.

My Favorite Quote:

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -Henry David Thoreaupe