Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Education: MPAS – University of Colorado School of Medicine, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program, Aurora, CO
I strongly recommend fully vaccinating kids against preventable diseases on the schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I do not support nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
I believe that the best medical care is holistic, involving the entire child, and delivered within the context of a trusting, open, and honest relationship between the provider, patient, and their family. I believe that this relationship should evolve as the child evolves and ages, adapting to meet their needs as they develop from infant to child to adolescent.”– Laura Schley, PA-C
From a young age, Laura was interested in how the human body works. In college, she studied nutritional science, or how food choices affect our health, inspiring the idea to prevent lifestyle diseases. When she later learned what physician assistants do, she knew she’d found her path! As a PA, Laura loves practicing medicine, partnering with patients and families to improve their health outcomes, and the ability to work in every specialty and setting, though she’s pretty attached to pediatrics.
Pediatric primary care is the ideal convergence of Laura’s two greatest passions: prevention and the joy of working with children. She loves helping patients and their families learn how to care for themselves and develop healthy habits early in life. She marvels at seeing patients grow and parents become more confident in their ability to help their children become their best selves. Working with teen patients is equally amazing, as they develop their personal identities, become more confident in expressing their opinions, and take charge of their mental and physical health. Overall, she adores pediatric patients for their silliness, curiosity, resilience, and ability to say exactly what they mean without any sugarcoating!
When not helping little patients heal, Laura is running around with her hubby and two kids. They love to travel together and play outside, whether hiking, camping, or cross-country skiing. Their family goal is to learn to speak Italian and become fluent! Laura also loves to read and cook, often sourcing local ingredients for her recipes, or attempting to grow her own. New to the Pacific Northwest, Laura’s family is having fun getting to know the area. After living in the dry Colorado climate for many years, they’re fans of the rainy weather so far!
We’d love to welcome you into the Metro Pediatrics family!