Lauren Krueger, F.N.P.-C., M.S.N., specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She sees patients at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.
Philosophy of Care
“When I began my OBGYN rotation in college, I knew this was the area of nursing I wanted to focus on,” Lauren said. “I personally feel that women are constantly taking care of everyone and everything in their lives and tend to focus the less on themselves. Growing up in a rural part of Northern Michigan, I also saw there was a need for Women’s Healthcare providers.”
“My philosophy is to treat the patient as a whole, not just their symptoms or illness. What works for one individual may not work for another. It’s important to me that my patient feels comfortable with how we proceed with their care.”
“It’s important that patients feel they can be open and honest with me regarding their questions and concerns. Patients may be anxious when coming in for an office visit, and I want them to feel comfortable asking me anything relating to their health and wellness. When it comes to your health, there is no such thing as a silly question; all questions are important. I’m upfront and honest with my patients, as I want them to be well informed regarding their plan of care.”
“I also want patients to feel their questions have been answered during their visit. I understand the importance of their time and health. I want to be sure that we are addressing their concerns together when they present for a visit.”
“I really enjoy providing pre-natal care and education to patients. It is an incredible honor to help a patient through pregnancy and to be part of such a momentous time in her life.
“In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brian, and our yellow lab, Brimlee as well as hiking, running, reading, and paddle boarding.”
Special Interests and Procedures
- Contraception, including IUD and Nexplanon
- Pre-natal care and education
"When it comes to your health, there is no such thing as a silly question. I’m upfront and honest with my patients., as I want them to be well informed about their plan of care."