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Kara Boutwell, CRNP

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of South Alabama
Master of Science in Nursing: University of South Alabama
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner: Family Practice

Sees Patients:
Springhill Medical Center Location

“Hello, I’m Kara, nurse practitioner. I’ve been with Southern Cancer Center since 2014.

I have three boys and so we do a lot of stuff with football, sports, sleepovers. I have two in middle school and one in college. We travel a lot. We do a lot of outside activities. Whitewater rafting, North Carolina, Tennessee. I like doing stuff outside. I have a dog. He is a little bit important. I have a long-haired Dachshund named Lego who’s about 18 pounds, but he thinks he’s about 50 pounds. He’s a big bully.

Well I love shoes and most of my shoes are high heels. I make a lot of noise, so everybody when I go to the door they go ‘I knew you were coming because I heard your shoes’. I just like all kinds of shoes. I like boots. I like high heels. I like flip-flops. There’s no different types of shoes. I mean I like all different kinds.

Anything I do for my patients, I would do for my family, for my mother, for my dad. And so every day when I talk to patients, that’s my attitude. That I want them to be like my family. We’re very focused on our patients and making them have a good day. So if I can make a difference in people’s lives and make them smile or laugh, make them have a better day with their chemotherapy or their treatments, then then I’ve done a good job for the day.

My number one goal for every patient is for them to be confident in our services, know that we’re here for them, that we have their best interest in mind and that we’re here to take care of them and to make them feel like our family.”