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Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell, P.A.-C.

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  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery

Provider Type: Physician

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http://www.midmichigan.org/mpg

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Biography

Laura Mitchell, P.A.-C., is a certified physician assistant who specializes in vascular surgery. She works with Vascular Surgeon Enrique Criado, M.D., and is a member of MidMichigan’s comprehensive heart and vascular team. This team includes cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, structural heart specialists, as well as vascular, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons.

“I grew up with a dad who is a surgeon and have always loved watching surgical procedures. Throughout my whole time in physician assistant school, I knew that I wanted to have a job in the surgical field,” she said.

Philosophy of Care

“I always try to advise and treat my patients as if they are a member of my family, no matter what treatment is required,” said Mitchell. “I also like to get to know my patients as much as I can, so that I can effectively evaluate them and come up with a plan that works best for them. I want to create a trusting relationship where my patients can trust the advice I give them, and know that each decision is ultimately up to the them. I can give them options and tell them which one I believe would be best for them, but in the end, I leave the decision making up to the patient.”

According to Mitchell, building relationships with patients and seeing how much of a positive impact she has made on their lives is the most satisfying aspect of her work.

“I enjoy spending time getting to know my patients and making sure they are comfortable with whatever plan is chosen,” she said. “I also make sure that every question is answered before the patient leaves our office or goes into surgery. “

Special Interests and Procedures

In the area of vascular surgery, Mitchell finds special interest in carotid endarterectomies, endovascular aortic aneurysm repairs and treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome.

Mitchell feels like the ability to fix an abdominal aortic aneurysm through an endovascular approach is one of the more exciting developments that has happened in the field of vascular surgery. “With this development, the patient has less pain, the healing process is a lot faster, and patient is generally only in the hospital for one night,” she said.

In the summertime Mitchell enjoys helping her two brothers fly their hot air balloons. “It is something that I absolutely love because of the camaraderie within the sport,” she said. “I also enjoy kayaking and spending time with family.”

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2016

Board Certified

  • Physicians Assistant

Languages

  • English

Education

Education

2016
Indiana State University, MASTER OF SCIENCE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Philosophy

"I enjoy spending time getting to know my patients and making sure they are comfortable with whatever plan is chosen."

Participating Insurances*

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid
  • TriCare Prime
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - SC Johnson
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • TriCare Standard & Extra

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery (all types)

Employed By

MidMichigan Physicians Group

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