Dr Rayl graduated from Iowa State University and completed Medical school through the University of Des Moines. He completed residency at St Francis Medical Center in Illinois, and has been a Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician since 1998. He is an experienced Suboxone provider and has a high level of passion for those struggling with addiction. He is also highly knowledgeable about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and completed his own series of treatments after struggling with depression since the age of 9. He is a great resource and has a wealth of information for those who have struggled with long-term depression and addiction, thus and he looks forward to providing Suboxone and TMS services at the clinic.
NP Laura Hickman is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree and St Louis University for her Master’s Degree in Nursing. She is currently in the process of completing her Doctoral Degree through Abilene Christian University. She has 6+ years experience working in community mental health and opened her own private practice in January 2018. She sees patients from ages 6+ and through the senior adult years and specializes in Depression, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and anxiety. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge by providing preceptorships for nurse practitioner students. NP Hickman will continue to provide all services in psychiatry, to include: Psychiatric Evaluations, Suboxone, Genetic Testing, and Medication Management.
According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCBSN), Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are governed by the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) consensus model- a set of regulations outlining the preparation, accredited education, licensure, and certification required prior to becoming independent practitioners. According to the consensus model, “all APRNs are educationally prepared to provide a scope of services across the health wellness-illness continuum as defined by nationally recognized role and the population-focused competencies.”
There is abundant evidence that NPs provide high quality healthcare. In fact, AANP’s Quality of NP Practice article summarizes evidence that patients under NPs have higher satisfaction, fewer unnecessary ER visits, fewer hospital readmissions, and fewer preventable hospitalizations compared to patients under physicians.