Lauren Takata is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, who completed additional certification and training with The Institute of Functional Medicine. She has 16+ years of clinical experience as a PA in a variety of settings including Internal Medicine/GI at a private practice in NYC, Kidney and Liver Transplant at Mount Sinai NYC, General Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai NYC, Emergency Medicine in Juneau Alaska, Spine Surgery Keck Hospital USC Los Angeles, to Integrative and Preventive medicine here in Los Angeles.
After having first-hand experience of how integrative medicine was able to find the WHY behind the health issues of her family, she shifted her focus on personalized lifestyle medicine. Lauren has a keen curiosity in environmental toxins, nutrient deficiencies, gut health and stress and how they disrupt the health of an individual. She has a special interest in treating eczema, allergies, gut issues, and mold illness. She enjoys bridging the gap between allopathic and holistic medicine and focuses on the body’s innate ability to heal from within. She believes that the role of the practitioner includes educating, engaging, and empowering patients through the compassionate delivery of integrative and functional medicine.
Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her husband and four daughters. She loves the mountains, hiking, and living a healthy lifestyle.