Laura grew up in Fritch, Texas and says she knew in high school she wanted to enter the medical field, and that a neighbor helped turn her towards her career as a nurse practitioner.
“Growing up we had a good family friend who was an RN while I was in school. I watched her and listened to her stories and thought what she did was the coolest thing in the world. I wanted to be like her and help impact people’s lives in a positive way,” Kane explained.
It was that career pathway which first led her to Southwest Medical Center in the early 1990s, where she worked full-time in the medical-surgical unit and obstetrics unit while taking part-time nursing classes in Garden City. Kane went on to complete her bachelor of science in nursing from Fort Hays State University before earning her master of science in nursing from the University of Kansas in 2008.
Upon receiving her family nurse practitioner certification, Kane returned to caring for patients in Liberal where she worked in clinics with Dr. Ian Yeats, Dr. Brandi Boller, Dr. Gurpreet Randhawa and most recently Dr. Juvenal Jabel. Kane also has experience serving as a nurse practitioner at the Stevens County Medical Clinic in Hugoton and on the Emergency Physician Services team at Via Christi in Wichita.
Laura explains that as a long-time resident of Liberal, she’s had the chance to become familiar not only with Southwest Medical Center, but the many patients throughout the community that she has served over the years. Kane added that for her and her husband, Scott, Liberal is their hometown of choice.
“I will always be in service to this community,” she said. “I don’t ever see us leaving – I like Liberal and I think it’s a great place to live.”
Laura Kane, APRN, is now seeing patients at the 15th Street Family Care Center located at 555 W. 15th Street in Liberal, Kansas. Kane is accepting new patients of all ages and accepts most insurances, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Kansas and Oklahoma Medicaid. To schedule an appointment, please call (620) 624-0702 or visit www.swmccare.com.