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.
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
I feel I have come full circle. I graduated with a nutrition degree from Truman State University, and found myself working in sales and moonlighting as a waitress in a greasy Mexican Restaurant… I was frustrated!! I quickly decided to go back to school to become an RN. I thought I was going to be able to help people attain health, but really, I worked in an ICU and watched too many very young people pass. This wasn’t what I was looking for. I want to impact lives before it gets to this point. So, I became a Nurse practitioner, looking forward to earlier interventions and health promotion, but instead I found myself handing out a prescription for every symptom instead of fixing them. I wasn’t helping patients at all! I was just covering up a sign from the body that something was wrong. During that time, with the fast pace and long hours, I too got sicker and sicker. By the end of each long exhausting week, I had no energy left for my family. I felt miserable. I wasn’t living my authentic life anymore, and I definitely wasn’t thriving.
That’s when I realized that I had to change, I could do more. So, now, I work with patients to get to the root of the problem and figure out what works, not just hide symptoms. There is more to health than having to take a prescription for all of your diagnoses. There is more to life than settling for feeling miserable day in and day out.
I help people achieve their optimal health, and I get to do this every day. Nothing makes my heart sing more than hearing a patient say how much better they feel after making a simple change.
I’m Angela. I love life. I love helping people. And I’m so excited to be able to help you from wherever you are, get to wherever you want to be.
- Truman State University, BS, Pre-Nutrition
- Research College of Nursing, BSN
- The University of Kansas Medical Center, Masters in Nursing
- The Institute of Functional Medicine, Certified Practitioner
Primary Areas of Focus
- Athletic performance
- Acne, Eczema, Hives
- Diabetes, Weight Loss Goals
- Heart Disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Children's Health (over the age of 2)
- Thyroid health
- Men's Health
Michael Showalter, MD
I am a Kansas City Native and received my undergraduate degree (BA in Chemistry) and M.D. degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and performed a residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.
I have practice Emergency Medicine in the Kansas City area for many years. I hold board certification in Internal Medicine and Emergency
Education & Medical Training
- Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Residency , Internal Medicine
- University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine
Dr. Showalter acts only as a collaborative physician and does not perform direct patient care.
Dr. Marisa Williams
My goal is to promote healing through the wisdom of nature with gentle, evidence-based therapies to achieve balance for your best you.
While I studied botany and the medicinal plants in the Ozark Mountains at the University of Arkansas, I began to realize the potential and great need for Naturopathic medicine with my research. After finishing my pre-med biology degree and Master of Science, I attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine to pursue my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. This allowed me to complete the knowledge to fully support the healing process and teach individuals that have been looking for a positive change in their health.
*Dr. Williams is not currently accepting new patients