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.
Dr. Jacquelyn Lange-Halley
Dr. Jacquelyn Lange-Halley has been devoted to the NW Arkansas community for the past 5 years and is known affectionately to her patients as “Dr. Lange.”
Dr. Lange was born and raised in Galveston County, TX. She grew up in a large family and was the third child of the six Lange siblings. “As children, my parents really instilled in us a deep sense of family loyalty and cohesiveness and at the same time they championed our individuality and stressed the importance of self-reliance.” Dr. Lange believes that making the modern family an integral part of patient care leads to the very best treatment results.
Dr. Lange completed her undergraduate education at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, where she graduated with High Honors and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and completed her pre-medical studies. Dr. Lange then returned to Texas to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After receiving her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in San Antonio, she completed her residency training in General Psychiatry with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Lange moved to NW Arkansas with her family to complete her final years of residency in the specialized UAMS Community Psychiatry Track. She has been serving the NW Arkansas community since that time. Dr. Lange is Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
“I believe the two most important things I can do for my patients are (1) to listen, hear and understand what is affecting them and (2) to help them understand the symptoms they are having and the treatment options available.” Dr. Lange has a passion for teaching and makes the time to provide her patients with the education they desire and deserve. “It is important we treat mental health with a multi-factorial approach that involves strengthening support systems, educating, and providing the best treatment options for each patient. Medications are a powerful tool, but they CANNOT be the only tool in our tool box.”
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.
Alan Spears, APRN, NP-C
Alan Spears, MNSc, APRN, FNP-BC, is as board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Alan obtained his Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2009 and began his nursing career in the emergency department. During this time he obtained his Masters of Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences in 2014. He continued his career in the emergency department until 2017, at which time he joined Karas Health Care.
Alan lives with his wife and four children in Fayetteville. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children in their various activities. He enjoys going to Razorback games of all kinds and is a Hog fan no matter their record.