Karen Yax, NP

Family Medicine

Thompson Health Family Practice Honeoye


  • BA in History/Education, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1984
  • BS in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude, Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, 1994
  • MS in Nursing, With Distinction, Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, 1997

Work History:

  • Staff Nurse, Emergency Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1994-1997.
  • Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, IRA Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY, 1997-1998.
  • Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1998-1999.
  • Nurse Practitioner, LeRoy Family Medical Care, LeRoy, NY, 1999-2000.
  • Nurse Practitioner, Honeoye Family Practice, Honeoye, NY, 2000-present.


  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Professional Nurse.


Karen was raised in Penfield and currently resides in Canadice.  She is married and has two children.  Aside from her professional endeavors she enjoys most sports (as a participant or spectator), reading and craft work.

Pride In Diversity

While all Thompson Health primary care locations welcome members of the LGBTQ community, Nurse Practitioner Karen Yax is the provider of choice for LGBTQ patients. Karen can help make confidential LGBTQ-specific referrals.

Karen has done extensive work with regard to LGBTQ issues, advocates for related causes through her church and also participates in the Pride parade.

Honeoye Family Practice

~Part of F.F. Thompson Hospital

3 Honeoye Commons
Honeoye, NY 14471
Phone: 585-229-2215