Lauren Rice, PA-C
Lauren Rice is a certified physician assistant who lives locally with her family. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and graduated with her Master of Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University. She works with Dr. Birkedal and helps care for patients in the Center for Bariatric Medicine and Surgery. Lauren works with patients before and after surgery, providing education and patient care, as well as assisting Dr. Birkedal in the operating room.
Lauren believes that each patient that is a part of her practice is establishing a lifelong relationship as they work together to treat obesity as a disease. She believes in individualized care and recognizing the special attributes that makes each patient a distinct individual.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling with her family, DIY projects, CrossFit, and