Lauren Lewis, M.D., joins Women First of Louisville
As she talks, Dr. Lauren Lewis works to comfort her eight-week old baby and keep an eye on her two-year-old. Dr. Lewis is the newest OB/GYN doctor at Women First, and it’s clear she understands the joys and challenges of pregnancy and parenting. She’s living that life herself.
Prior to joining Women First, Dr. Lewis was an OB/GYN physician and assistant professor at Duke Women’s Health Associates, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a native of Durham, North Carolina, married to a Louisville native, and is now happy to call Louisville her home.
“Women First is exactly what I was looking for in a practice,” she says. “It’s very appealing to me that they all are women who are moms themselves, they’re very passionate about their work, and yet they have a great work-life balance. They’re also very well-respected in the community, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them from their patients, so I’m excited to join them.
“Dr. Lewis enjoys every aspect of obstetrics and gynecology, with special interests in OB (pregnancy, delivery and post-partum care), minimally invasive surgery, and health issues across the lifespan. “What attracted me to OB/GYN are the long-term relationships you can have with your patients,” she says. “It’s fun when you take care of a woman in pregnancy and then you see her mother and, later, her daughters. You can develop relationships with whole families through the years.”
Dr. Lewis and her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, are enjoying spending time with family in Louisville since moving here recently. “We’re an active family and enjoy being outside. I played soccer and did triathlons in college, and I’d like to get back into that. But mostly we like to hang out with the kids on the weekends,” she says.
It’s that experience of having children that has informed her practice more than anything she learned in school, Dr. Lewis says. “The aches and pains of pregnancy, the experience of breastfeeding, postpartum issues … you just don’t realize what it feels like until you’ve experienced it yourself,” she notes. “That’s what’s great about joining Women First—it seems like they’re all moms and they’ve all been through it themselves. It’s expert care, but at its core, it’s just women helping women.”