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Doerfler, Lauren, MD
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March 21, 2023
Lauren Doerfler, MD
Tanana Valley Clinic
Lauren Doerfler, MD is the daughter of a retired anesthesiologist. His medical career, combined with her love for math and science, with the desire to serve others sparked her interest in a career in medicine. She has loved working with babies, kids, and teenagers since the age of 9 when she began watching newborn twins for her neighbor. She received her MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, performed her residency at the University of Utah/Primary Children's hospital and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
She truly enjoys every age group she works with as a pediatrician. Dr. Doerfler aims for a "whole person care" approach, and enjoys teaching parents and patients about their bodies, medical conditions, and medications. She strives to make each visit as kid-friendly and fun as possible and believes firmly in incorporating parents into their children’s care plan.
Interests & Activities
Dr. Doerfler enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, fishing, and generally enjoying the beauty around them. They were thrilled when they found out they were moving to Alaska, where her husband is stationed at Eielson Air Force Base.
She has sought opportunities throughout her life to volunteer and give back to children in her community including things like mentoring pregnant and parenting teens, mentoring young men in a youth probation camp, participating in elementary school career days, and serving in the nursery at church.
For personal wellness, she practices what she preaches by eating well with fruits, vegetables, and adequate protein. She also strives to drink plenty of water, limit sugary beverages, get enough sleep at night, and exercise a regular basis. She enjoys spending time with good friends and family for fun and to also help share one another’s burdens.
- Medical Degree:
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA
- Undergraduate studies:
Pepperdine University, B.S. Biology, magna cum laude
University of Utah/Primary Children’s Hospital
American Board of Pediatrics
Affiliations, Awards, Recognition
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
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