Meet our Providers


Merle J. "Boo" Hodges, MD

A Salinan since 1966, Dr. Hodges graduated from Salina Central High School in 1976 where he was an all-league left tackle on the football team. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Kansas in 1979 and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1983. Upon completion of his OB/GYN residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in 1987, Dr. Hodges joined his father’s practice in Salina. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Hodges also serves as a clinical instructor to medical students at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina.


Christopher R. Graber, MD

Originally from Newton, Kansas, Dr. Christopher Graber graduated from Newton High School in 1996. He attended Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas for his undergraduate education, graduating in 2001. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Dr. Graber completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Graber joined the Salina Women’s Clinic in 2009. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at KU School of Medicine-Salina. He also serves as the Assistant Clerkship Director for OB/GYN clerkship at University of Kansas School of Medicine - Salina. He is a board certified fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


Natalie Davis, MD

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Dr. Davis completed her undergraduate work at Trent University in Nursing in 2009. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse, before embarking in 2010 to Medical School. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Carolina in 2018. Dr. Davis loves to travel, spend time with family, run, eat and cook. She, along with her husband and four kids, are happy to call Salina home.

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Emily Budden, MD

Dr. Budden's journey into medicine is deeply intertwined with Salina, having grown up here. The daughter of Dr. Gary and Susan Williams, Dr. Budden learned the significance of health and well-being at a young age from her father, a community family medicine physician. This served as the catalyst for her journey into the field of medicine. Dr. Budden earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.

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Shanda Schroeder, APRN


Master of Science in Nursing, Bradley University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kansas Wesleyan University


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)