Taylor Raube, FNP-BC
Taylor Raube, FNP-BC, cares for patients at Lake Regional Sleep Medicine. She works closely with Sleep Medicine Specialist Philip Mataverde, D.O., MPH, to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apnea.
Raube knows first-hand the importance of being evaluated and treated for a sleep disorder. In 2013, while she was working as a nurse at Lake Regional, she underwent a sleep study and was diagnosed by Dr. Mataverde with sleep apnea. This disorder causes pauses in breathing that interrupt sleep.
“Lack of good restful sleep impacts every area of your health,” Raube said. “It can contribute to heart problems, diabetes, mood disorders and more. Getting treatment turned my life around. Now I wake up refreshed and ready to go.”
Raube has been a nurse for eight years. It was an unexpected career for her. Back in 2009, she was working on a law degree when her whole life changed.
“My husband, who was only 26 at the time, was diagnosed with bone cancer, and the chances were not good that he would survive five years,” she said. “We moved from California to Missouri to be closer to his family, and I switched to nursing so I could learn how to take care of him.”
Today, Raube’s husband, Dillon, a military veteran, is doing well. Raube, meanwhile, has thrived in her nursing career. After earning her Associate of Science in Nursing from Columbia College in Osage Beach, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Master of Science in Nursing from SCHOOL. Now she is just one semester away from earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Maryville University in St. Louis.
Through all of her experiences and education, one simple truth stands out.
“You have to listen to patients to know how to help them,” she said. “It’s so important, just to listen.”
Raube joined Lake Regional in 2019.
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|Facilities||Lake Regional Sleep Medicine|
|Undergraduate School||Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri – Columbia|
|Graduate School||Master of Science in Nursing, Maryville University, St. Louis|