Laura Hafez is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Nutrition from Arizona State University in 2014, Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Arizona in 2017 respectively. Not settling for the typical level of education for practicing nurses, Laura decided to continue her education and pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner role to provide better care. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Post Masters Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in family practice in 2019. Laura is a current member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, as well as Sigma Theta Tau.
Laura believes in the promotion of health and well-being, alongside patient education to achieve the best outcomes. She believes in education and research, and applies this to her patient base, making certain her treatment protocols are truly the latest, most effective, and proven remedies available. Laura is passionate about her belief in applying preventative medicine to her patent population, reducing the incidence of disease, both in the short term and later in life.
The world of nursing is by far the most rewarding career path. It enables the practitioner to heal, treat, and better understand the world around them. Being a nurse practitioner puts one at the front lines to change a patient’s life, one person, at a time. My education, as well as personal experiences, have shown me how important nursing is to the well-being of communities. Having the ability to positively affect each life that one comes in contact with has inspired me to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
I am a valley native and loved my childhood growing up in Tempe, Arizona. When not working I treasure spending time with my husband and 2 children. It’s a busy life but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love to travel, hiking, snowboarding, and sightseeing.
Courtney has excitedly followed a path of science and healthcare for many years. She now holds her Doctor of Nursing Practice and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She first completed her Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Adams State University in 2017. She continued on directly into nursing school where she graduated from Brookline College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing 13 months later. Working in the Intensive Care Unit, Courtney decided to continue to grow her foundational nursing knowledge and expertise and continued on to receive her Doctorate and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2023.
She is focused on establishing relationships with her patients that will allow for the best care. She is dedicated to being a receptive and attentive provider that is available and approachable. She is driven to provide education and knowledge and believes that primary care is truly the best preventative care for long-term patient outcomes.
A message from Courtney…
How incredibly exciting it is to reach the pinnacle of the nursing profession and to be able to disseminate knowledge and care to patients. My time in critical care helped me to understand that primary care is truly primary prevention and requires a team-based approach. I strive to provide all-encompassing patient care that allows for autonomy and patient-directed decision-making. I am excited to truly learn about my patients and to listen to them. I understand how intimidating healthcare can be, and I am honored and excited to join a clinic that is so focused on positivity impacting patients’ lives and health.
I am originally from Colorado, but years of freezing cold weather have been gladly traded for boiling summer months and beautiful scenery. I spend a lot of time exercising, attempting to become a baker or a chef Gordon Ramsay would not yell at, and spending time with friends and family.