In recent years, she has worked as a Nurse Practitioner, dedicating her service to vulnerable populations in underserved regions of North Carolina. Kara frequently encounters heart-wrenching stories from parents who have lost their children to overdoses, particularly due to Fentanyl. Many of her patients are long-term users of opioids, with only a few having sought treatment. She vividly recalls a patient who spoke about how suboxone had saved his life, leading to a positive transformation in his job and family life, including the regaining of custody of his children. Kara aspires to assist others in rewriting their stories in a similar uplifting manner.
Kara's personal connection to addiction medicine is profound, as substance abuse has affected her family for generations. She is committed to offering empathetic, supportive, passionate, and patient care to those struggling with this devastating disease, drawing from her own experiences on various sides of the issue.
Kara is a mother of three young children and her personal interests include participating in sprint triathlons and the art of gardening.
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