Lauren has dedicated her career to helping facilitate wellness and empowering her patients’ to take an active role in their health. She has a particular interest in helping her patients’ get to the root cause of health problems by listening, asking detailed questions and understanding that the majority of health problems are in large part due to our past experiences. Through guidance and patient education she is able to give her patients the tools to heal, stay well and thrive.
Daughter of a Neuroscientist and Nurse, Lauren has always been interested in science and medicine, but quickly learned that laboratory based research was not well suited for her–she loved connecting and talking with people too much!
She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. She then earned her Nursing Degree, Master’s in Public Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority in the state of Texas.
Lauren devotes time to continuing her education in functional and integrative medicine; as well as continuing to stay up to date on current medical research and best practices. She is currently a candidate for certification from the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Lauren lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Sam, an Attorney, and their three children Hazel (7), Harrison (3) and Holland (1). She loves anything outdoors– hiking in the mountains, around Austin or the beach, live music, cooking nourishing food, and dancing two-step with her husband.