AuthorLaura Vasquez, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Laura Vasquez, MSN, APRN, NP-C, is a nurse practitioner at the Overland Park location of the Riordan Clinic. Her focus integrative Integrative Oncology and other complex conditions. She provides support to patients in all phases of their treatment.

In her nursing years, Laura worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Saint Luke’s Health System managing critical care patients with multiple comorbidities and cardiac disease. As a nurse practitioner, Laura specialized in preventive cardiology focused on helping patients achieve metabolic wellness and reduce disease states such as obesity, diabetes and, vascular inflammation. Laura provided her patients with education, support, and specialized medical plans that included conventional and integrative protocols to reverse disease and prevent further damage.

When Laura was in her early 20’s, she developed an interest in integrative health modalities. She learned more about alternative health principles through continuing education courses, research, and by incorporating new healing techniques into her own life. Over the years, her passion for integrative health has continually grown as she sees the value of natural therapies in the changing landscape of modern medicine.

Laura pursued further training in functional medicine and incorporated the principles into her practice. Her experience includes helping patients with a variety of chronic diseases through in-depth lab testing and treatments such as bio-identical hormone replacement and IV nutrient therapy. She helps her patients heal from chronic disease by looking at underlying contributors like inflammation, infections and environmental toxins. Laura has vast experience with intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet plans, lifestyle education, accountability programs, and IV nutrients and antioxidants.

Laura is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, The Institute for Functional Medicine, and The Society for Integrative Oncology. In 2014 she received Saint Luke's Health System’s Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award. In her role as a cardiology nurse practitioner, Laura was recognized in 2019 as a member of the top 10% of providers nationwide for patient satisfaction by Press Ganey Associates.

Laura desires to provide patient-centered care that bridges the best of both worlds of medicine, and hope and healing for the patients at the Riordan Clinic.

While not pursuing her passions in medicine, Laura’s first love is spending time with her family. They enjoy cooking food, playing sports and having a home full of non-stop energy.