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Rachel Walter, APRN


Professional Biography

Rachel is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2016 working in Pulmonology and Sleep since 2018 and Family Practice prior to that. As a registered nurse she worked in several ICUs for over 9 years and has experience in Neurology, Med/surg and Interventional radiology. She received her Masters from Graceland University and is nationally board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Rachel enjoys helping her patients find solutions to their sleep issues as well as treating patients with a wide variety of pulmonary issues.

She is an avid runner and has competed in 3 full marathons and countless half marathons, 10ks and 5ks. She loves being outdoors with her family, especially out on the lake or up in the mountains. She is married and has two daughters under 3 who keep her on her toes.


University of Missouri, Columbia, 2009
Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Graceland University, 2016
Masters of Science in Nursing


  • Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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“Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and professional. I was extremely early to my appointment, and they were able to get me in sooner, which was unexpected and lovely. The building itself was very swanky.”
Emeline F., Merriam, KS
Emeline F.
Merriam, KS
“Loved this place for our 3 year old!! We did originally have her tubes done elsewhere and will not be going back due to loving Ascentist so much!”
Jessica M., Kansas City, MO
Jessica M.
Kansas City, MO
"People with allergies and or anything that deals with your sniffer, should come to this place. Our daughter had surgery here but its relatively quick and not too painful. Staff was very nice. If it helps your loved ones, check into it."
C., Lee’s Summit, MO
Lee’s Summit, MO
"The care, compassion, professionalism, and friendliness from the doctors and staff are hard to beat. I enjoy each visit and a piece of me will be saddened that I will no longer need to go into the office much longer (because he listens and is great at his job), Dr. Foster listens, cares, and is ready to tackle my concerns. I am grateful to be referred to Dr. Foster and hope others are receiving the same experience!"
Sharon R., Ascentist Healthcare patient
Sharon R
Merriam, KS

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