Holly Prather, a Kansas City native, is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Avila University in 2013 and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University in 2018.
Holly previously worked at The University of Kansas Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unity (NICU) before joining Lee’s Summit Physicians Group in 2014 as a pediatric registered nurse. In 2019, she transitioned to the provider role, and started working as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.
Holly chose pediatric medicine because she adores children and their resilience despite illness. She enjoys interacting with children and adolescents and hopes to empower parents to play an integral part in the diagnosis and treatment of their children. Keeping her patients physically and emotionally healthy, as they grow, learn, and achieve is very rewarding to Holly. She is honored that parents trust her with their most prized possessions—their children—and feels privileged to be a part of her patients’ families.
Outside of work, Holly enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with family and friends, and staying active. She is a busy-body so to-do lists are a must. Though she prefers warm weather, she loves anything pumpkin flavored because it makes her think of fall. She and her husband, Cole, are overjoyed to welcome Baby Prather in December 2019!
Learn more about Holly with the Q&A we had recently:
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Cook like a pro. I’m serious: I want Gordon Ramsay’s skills but not his temper. I’ve always enjoyed trying new dishes and finding hidden-gem restaurants, but I’ve never taken the time to actually learn to cook. Now that I’m not in school, I’m confident I have the time to Google-search and YouTube my way to becoming a ninja in the kitchen.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Make it rain. My passion is medicine and helping children so I would donate to a deserving organization. I’d also enjoy traveling and seeing where and how else I could put the money to good use. Traveling gives me so much perspective, I feel it’s fitting to do more of that and make a difference in other people’s lives along the way.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
I’m currently trying to master the activity called relaxing. As former student athletes, my husband and I thrive on on-the-go schedules. I can think of at least three vacations when we’ve made a conscious effort to slow down—it lasted only 15 minutes before we headed off to do the exact opposite. We enjoy snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, and holding up traffic while scootering around small islands.
What is your favorite thing about working at Lee’s Summit Physicians Group?
Serving my community. As a Lee’s Summit resident, I’m proud to do my part by ensuring that my community is a healthy place for children. My role allows me to have a direct impact in my community by engaging in meaningful programs, opportunities, and partnerships that improve the lives of my patients and their families.
What is one thing that the rest of the staff at Lee’s Summit Physicians Group doesn’t know about you?
My colleagues likely know that I played college volleyball. It’s possible that they know that I married my high-school sweetheart. They might even know that I’m slightly obsessed with my niece and nephew. However, it’s unlikely that they know my husband and I will be welcoming our first baby in December. We feel so incredibly lucky and cannot wait for this next adventure!