As a highly qualified specialty Nurse Practitioner, Lauren works alongside Dr. Krause and Dr. Justice to provide world-class infertility care, helping patients across the region to conceive their family dreams.
She has dual master’s of science nursing degrees in women’s health and family practice, along with 14 years of experience providing women’s healthcare, primary healthcare and pediatric nursing care to underserved areas of Louisville and surrounding counties. She previously served as Fertility and Endocrine Associates’ Third-Party Reproduction Coordinator (oocyte donation, embryo donation and gestational carrier selection) from 2014 until 2020.
Lauren also has personal experience with infertility — she has premature ovarian and failure and underdeveloped uterus as a result of cancer treatments when she was a child. She and her husband have a beautiful son thanks to an egg donor and a gestational carrier. Her personal fertility journey gives her a deep well of compassion for patients who are facing what is often an emotional and challenging time.
Lauren holds her Infertility Nursing Certification through American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Infertility Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and CNMs, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.