Meet Lauren Layson, PA-C

Meet Lauren Layson, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Lauren, a highly experienced and certified Physician Assistant, possesses a deep-rooted belief in the innate healing potential within each individual. With a decade of expertise in neurology, primary care, and functional medicine, she actively collaborates with patients to identify imbalances and optimize their health through nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management. As an advocate for community connection and purpose-driven living, Lauren considers these pillars crucial for overall well-being.

Lauren’s extraordinary journey began on Guam, moved to Iloilo in the Philippines, and continued in the United States at the prestigious University of California, Irvine. Excelling in Biological Sciences and Anthropology, she pursued a Master of Physician Assistant Practice at the renowned Keck School of Medicine of USC, further enhancing her expertise. With diverse education and unwavering dedication, Lauren is a true professional in her field.

Lauren’s dedication to personal growth is fueled by weekly meditation classes, yoga, and volunteer work. As a lifelong learner, is currently working on her certification with the Institute for Functional Medicine. Join her on this transformative journey towards holistic well-being.

Get to know our incredible team better! We asked our staff some questions to better showcase who they are

What is your why? Why do you wake up every morning and do this work?

I believe that everything starts with intention. When I wake up, I try to see every day as an opportunity to practice cultivating positive states of mind and body so that I can be a healing force in the world. Similar to the way an EMT must stock and maintain an ambulance to save the lives of others, I believe in caring for my own body and mind so that I can realize my full potential and empower others to do the same.

If you could give one piece of advice to every single person in the world about their health, what would that be?

The greatest healer is already within you and can be accessed in part by regularly creating peace and stillness in the mind. Within that mental space, you gain the ability to get in touch with your inner wisdom, core values and a higher sense of purpose. For me, it’s this intuition, connection and purpose that will inspire a healthy lifestyle in you. Instead of constantly straining, you will start to be naturally guided to eat well, meditate, pray, move more, prioritize rest and deepen your connection with others. From this, everything will start to feel in alignment and healing will come more easily.

If you could snap your fingers and be anywhere in the world, where would that be?

Near Lucerne in the Swiss alps – there is something truly humbling, inspiring and deeply relaxing looking out across those mountains and into a beautiful, seemingly endless landscape.

What are you reading? What is your favorite podcast?

I enjoy reading books with a focus on personal growth! I am currently reading “The Myth of Normal” by Gabor Mate and “The New Eight Steps to Happiness” by the meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

The podcasts I enjoy listening to are largely centered around health and wellness. Currently, The Commune of podcast with Jeff Krasno and The Drive with Dr. Peter Attia are my favorites. I also love listening to the Living Clearly podcast for inspiration and practical wisdom to help navigate the challenges of daily life.

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