Nurse Practitioner of the Year 2017

Karla Smith-Lucas, DNP, PhD, FNPC

Dr. Karla Smith-Lucas is a healthcare expert, speaker, and a health advocate in the community. Dr. Lucas is a licensed certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in family health and wellness as well as mental health.

Dr. Lucas has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Arkansas, a Masters of Science from Texas Woman’s University, and a doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah. She has earned many certifications and received training from well-noted institutions.

Dr. Lucas has traveled to many countries on medical mission trips and loves helping others abroad. She is a member of the United Nations Association. Her passion is “helping others take better care of themselves and their loved ones.”