Dr. Rob Karas
Dr. Rob grew up in a small town outside of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He spent his youth playing sports and hunting with his brothers. He graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan with a double major in German and Finance. After Graduating, he volunteered for 18 months teaching English in Thailand for the government school systems. While working as a volunteer, he changed his career choice from business to health-care.
He graduated from medical school at Indiana University in 1998 and then completed a 3 year residency in Family Medicine. After residency, Dr. Rob worked more than 5 years in a busy emergency room where he served as Director of the ER. He and his family moved to Arkansas to be closer to his wife’s family in 2000. He initially worked in the emergency rooms at Washington Regional, St Edwards and St Mary’s since moving to Arkansas.
In October 2008 he opened his first walk in clinic in Lowell and the Fayetteville clinic opened in 2012. In 2015 he changed the name from Karas Urgent Care to Karas Health Care, as the clinic became the Health Care primary care provider for most of our patients. In 2016 Karas Health Care took over the contract for medical services of the Washington County Detention Center and now have over 30 full time employees.
Initially Dr. Rob’s goal with medicine was to be a missionary doctor overseas. However, that has evolved into a two-fold mission right here, 1) Taking care of patients like they are family and 2) creating a joyful work environment by taking care of his own coworkers like family and knowing that by taking good care of our coworkers, we are taking the best possible care of our patients.
Veronica Dockery, PA-C
Veronica Dockery PA-C is a NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Family Practice and Urgent Care. Veronica earned her Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science at Harding University in 2004, and graduated from Missouri State's Physician Assistant Program with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006. She has been working with Dr. Karas since 2014.
Veronica lives in Fayetteville with her husband and they are blessed with three children. In her free time, Veronica can be found enjoying Ultimate Frisbee, Triathlons, SCUBA diving, hiking, and camping.
Mindy Kazery, APRN, NP-C
Mindy Kazery, MNSc, APRN, FNP-C, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Mindy obtained her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas in 2010, then her Masters of Nursing Science through the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences in 2015. She is a member of Golden Key National Honors Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing. Mindy has been working with Dr. Karas since 2015.
Mindy lives with her husband, two children, and step-daughter in Fayetteville. She enjoys spending quality time with her family outdoors, making crafts, cooking, and shopping locally. She also loves music, reading, movies, and binge-watching her favorite shows!
Kelsey Camp, APRN, NP-C
Kelsey Camp, APRN, FNP-BC, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in health and wellness throughout the life span. Kelsey completed a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Harding University, and graduated from UAMS with a Masters of Nursing Science. She has been working with Dr. Karas since 2015.
Kelsey lives in Centerton with her husband and two kids. She enjoys reading, biking, and is a Ben & Jerry's aficionado.
Abby Rudolph, APRN, NP-C
Abby Rudolph, RN, BSN, CCTC, MSN, FNP-C, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Abby obtained her Bachelor of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2005, then her Masters of Nursing Science through Concordia University of Wisconsin in 2016. Abby worked as a thoracic transplant coordinator in Milwaukee, and then moved to Fayetteville in 2011. Abby has been working with Dr Karas since 2016.
Abby lives with her husband and four children in Fayetteville. She enjoys spending time with her kids, running, boating on beaver lake, camping, hiking, trying new foods and restaurants, and traveling.
Lauren Harrison, APRN
Lauren Harrison, APRN, FNP-C, is a board- certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Lauren obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from BryanLGH College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2011, then her Masters of Nursing Science through UAMS in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2018. She has experience working in the Emergency and Intensive Care Units, as well as primary care. She has been working with Dr. Karas since 2019.
Lauren lives outside of Fayetteville with her husband and two children. She is an active member in her church and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, drinking coffee, and taking naps!