Dr. Laura Ruby is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with over 25 years of healthcare experience. She is the owner of the Optimal Wellness Center in Westminster, Maryland which specializes in functional and lifestyle medicine. In additional, she has specialized in the field of endocrinology for the past 12 years focusing on women with metabolic disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, diabetes and thyroid disorders.
Dr. Ruby obtained her nurse practitioner education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and her clinical doctorate (DNP) from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She has previously served as an adjunct faculty for Widener University's Family Nurse Practitioner Program and honorary faculty for University of Maryland's Adult Nurse Practitioner Program.
Dr. Ruby is known for her visionary approach to women's health and wellness. She developed the concept of "Peeling the Onion" to increase women's awareness chronic symptoms and to offer solutions to help women achieve optimal health and balance. She is a passionate speaker on various topics related to women's health and published an article in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners entitled Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: An evidence based approach to managing hormonal and metabolic consequences. Dr. Ruby believes that many of the chronic issues that women experience are either caused by or exacerbated by our inflammatory American diet, nutritional deficiencies, stress and other environmental factors. Because of this belief, she is transitioning her professional focus to offer a more holistic, integrative approach to helping her clients achieve optimal health and wellness.
Laura brings her services to our worksite offering hope to countless female employees who suffer every day. In addition, she is our consultant in the area of female health/wellness and authors educational topics on such for our "Wellness Works" health education.