Dr. Lauren West has more than 30 years of experience in emergency medicine and still appreciates the diversity and challenges in the emergency department.
In the Emergency Department, we're a team dedicated to taking care of each patient. We treat life threatening conditions such as heart attacks and pneumonia, as well as potentially life changing conditions like a broken wrist. We gather information from our patients and their families about the medical problem at hand and collaborate with all of the EvergreenHealth resources to come up with a best plan for each individual patient.
My interest in medicine germinated from an adult who encouraged me at a time when it wasn't common for women to choose medicine as a career. My spirit to work hard comes from my midwest parents. Thanks to my second major in college ? anthropology ? I enjoy people from all cultures. My husband and I enjoy working out to stay young at heart, and love spending time at our small cabin on a remote island in the South Puget Sound during the summer. Our Labrador retrievers add humor and love to everything.
University of Miami School of Medicine / Miami, FL