Dr. Laura Rues
I used to hate broccoli.
I grew up with my parents ingraining the mantra “finish your plate”, and inevitably, vegetables were battles. Even as I got older, I would rather reach for a cookie over a second helping of salad.
While working in a hospital in my hometown, I provided care for chronically ill patients, many of whom plateaued or declined in their health. In those moments, I realized that I wanted something better. That’s when I began eating broccoli.
I studied biology and psychology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO and then attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, obtaining my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, graduating with honors.
I moved back to Kansas City and founded Kansas City Integrative Health. Now, I continue my journey. I have a passion for providing healthcare for women that goes above and beyond the standard of care. I believe in digging deeper to what truly works for each person, not just "a pill". I want to change the way you receive medical care. I want to change the way you see your health.
I have a passion for understanding and explaining the intricacies of hormones, and how they impact (and are impacted by) so many other facets of the body. I spend time with my patients to teach how to take control of their health and their hormones. My passion is to provide the tools for you to become a steward of your own health.
I’m a bit of a bookworm as I love to read. But when I’m not curled up in a good book, you can find me painting, hiking, running, and laughing with my friends at every possible opportunity.
I look forward to working with you on your journey to health.
Primary Areas of Focus
General Naturopathic Medicine for Women
Irregular menstruation & anovulation
Poor egg quality and/or quantity
Recurrent pregnancy loss
Recurrent implantation failure
Women's Health and Hormones
Conjunctive Care for IUI/IVF, including Acupuncture
Dr. Audrey Schenewerk
A curiosity to understand how things work, and why they often do not, eventually led me to naturopathic medical school. There, I learned how to address the root cause of a patient’s concerns, like a medical detective.
Before naturopathic medical school, I completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and was involved in biochemistry research. This expanded my knowledge of our body’s diverse biochemistry and physiology, and I became interested in the balance of how to treat and address the whole person. I received my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and currently, I hold licenses to practice naturopathic medicine in Kansas, Washington, and Montana.
Prior to moving to Kansas City, I practiced in Washington. I also graduated from a two-year accredited residency in naturopathic primary care, completed in Montana. My training has provided me diverse experience in managing disease, with and without pharmaceuticals, and optimizing disease prevention including recommended screenings. I have gained advanced training in women’s health, cardiovascular disease and diabetes care, problem-solved digestive dysfunction, and chronic disease while developing a love of primary care and preventative medicine. Additionally, I have completed courses in visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapies. I have learned so much from my patients and I enjoy teaching and working with them in achieving their optimal health.
It turns out, we are what we eat! Learning more about food, nutrition, and the culture around food has become a passion of mine. I enjoy integrating what I learn into my life and love sharing knowledge and experiences. Through many modalities and evidence based medical training, I enjoy collaborating with patients and their healthcare team, while educating about physiologic and biochemical function leading to long lasting health benefits.
Being born and raised in Kansas, I am happy to return, practice the type of medicine I love, and spend more time with my family.
Education and Training:
Gustavus Adolphus College, BA, Chemistry
University of Minnesota, MS, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Bastyr University, Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Naturopathic Primary Care residency
Primary Areas of Focus:
Environmental exposures (mold, heavy metals, chemicals, allergies, asthma)
Pain management & Opiate withdrawal support
Optimizing wellness & Preventive medicine