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Karen Rakers, MD

Co-host and Founder

Karen Rakers, MD

Dr. Rakers serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Next Level Health & Wellness at Next Level Urgent Care, providing management and oversight of 6 onsite employee health clinics.  She has clinical experience in both the urgent care facilities and the health and wellness clinics.  Prior to working at Next Level, Dr. Rakers worked for many years as a primary care physician and is passionate about preventive medicine and chronic disease management.  She also serves on the board of directors of the Houston Business Coalition on Health and is participating in The Path Forward for Mental Health initiative.  Dr. Rakers earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and then completed a family medicine residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois.  She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  In her free time, Dr. Rakers enjoys travel, attending her three daughters’ many extra-curricular activities, Camp Gladiator work-outs, participating in book club, and dining out with her husband. 

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