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Meet Lauren


Lauren Karnesky


Lauren is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner originally from Metro Detroit and made her way down to Austin by way of Chicago and then Nashville. Lauren has always had a passion for working with children - she has found that they are the demographic of people she relates to most. She believes that children are truly our future and deserve kindness, compassion, and access to the best medical care.

On her way to becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner, Lauren has learned from remarkable mentors and is excited to put her education into practice at PAA. She made her way down from the Midwest, earning her bachelor’s degree in human biology from Michigan State University and master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Roosevelt University. She then completed herMaster of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University specializing in pediatric primary care. Lauren has diverse clinical experience leading to her role as a PNP with special interests and training in pediatric mental health. She desires to provide therapeutic, evidence-based treatment and health care for all patients.

When Lauren is not having fun at the office, she enjoys spending time with her nephews, traveling, figure skating, reading, working out, visiting family and friends, and exploring Austin (she would love to hear all your favorite recommendations)! Lauren is grateful to be working in such a fun, supportive environment, doing such meaningful work every day.


1600 W. 38th St., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 512-814-1616
Fax: 512-458-2030

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