Laurie Raffety is a native of the Memphis area and currently resides in Lakeland. She attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and completed her undergraduate training with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis in 2010. She completed her medical training at the University of Memphis where she received a Master of Science in Nursing FNP-C in 2016.
Laurie has over 11 years of experience caring for patients, having served at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis prior to joining Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic in 2016. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor International Nursing Society and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Laurie is married to her husband, Andrew, and they have 2 children and a golden retriever. When not caring for patients, Laurie enjoys running, reading, and traveling. She faithfully accomplished “Road Warrior” status with the MRTC Road Race Series and has run in several St. Jude Memphis Marathons and Germantown Half Marathons. Laurie dedicates her time and volunteer efforts by serving as Committee chair of Cub Scout Pack 455 in Lakeland alongside her husband, who is Pack Cubmaster.
Laurie takes pride in providing individualized, patient-centered care. She works to build open channels of communication with her patients and encourages them to do what they can and take things one day at a time. She strives to find unique ways to help her patients achieve their goals by continually learning and staying up to date on new medicines and devices on the horizon. As a patient of Laurie’s, one can expect to be provided with not only emotional support but with exceptional care.
“Providing care for others is the ultimate fulfillment. I place as much energy as possible into helping my patients achieve their goals and live a healthy lifestyle physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is humbling to have the capability to change people’s lives.”