EDMOND, Okla. – As a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Lauren Kenney Garabelli believes in not only addressing parents’ concerns, but also engaging her pediatric patients in their health care visit.
“I believe it is important to give the children a chance to talk and be a part of the visit to gain their trust and build a strong doctor-patient relationship,” said Garabelli, who recently joined Mercy Clinic’s primary care office on Santa Fe Avenue in Edmond. “I want every parent to feel comfortable asking me any question and have confidence that I will get to the bottom of any concerns they have regarding their child.”
In her new role at Mercy, she is excited about caring for patients from childhood to adulthood.
“I look forward to working with families and standing by their side as they experience all the stages of childhood,” she said. “I hope to promote wellness among children through routine well child visits and anticipatory guidance, and to help families work through the challenges that accompany many illnesses.”
Garabelli received her bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She then completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and trained at Texas Children’s Hospital. She has worked as a pediatrician since 2009 at practices in Baytown, Texas, and in the Oklahoma City area.
Garabelli, a native of Oklahoma, is married and has two young children. In her spare time, she enjoys going on walks, swimming, and taking trips to the park and zoo with her family. She also loves cookouts with family and friends.
To make an appointment with Garabelli at Mercy Clinic Primary Care - Edmond Santa Fe, located at 1575 N. Santa Fe Avenue in Edmond, call 405-285-0660.