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Lauren Athay, MD
Lauren Athay, MD
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

52 Patient Ratings

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Primary Care
Travel Health

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Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center


Federal Way Medical Center  (253) 838-2400

Pediatrics, Primary Care, Travel Health

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
5.0 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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July 2017
Dr. Athay has a twin sister, and she shared some personal experiences with my twin girls. I loved that.

July 2017
I loved that Dr. Athay shared a personal experience about being a twin herself with my twin daughters.

July 2017
Our child asked to witch to this provider after one visit. We have been pleased with her approach ever since!

July 2017
dr athay is so good with my son and he was very responsive to her. she really pays attention and even brought up things from last visit i did not think she would even remember. very impressed.

July 2017
Liked her so much I recommended her to my newborn niece.

July 2017
We love Dr. Athay - so glad we switched to her! Way better - friendlier -

July 2017
Dr. Athay is awesome, always provides support, guidance and great medical care.

April 2017
Dr. Athay showed concern for my daughter´s injury. She suggested my daughter be seen at Mary Bridge. I appreciated that!

March 2017
We love Dr. Athay! We have already recommended her to all our mom friends with little ones.

February 2017
Dr. Athay is an excellent provider which is why we travel all the way to Seattle to see her. She is kind to my daughter & has an excellent knowledge base.

December 2016
we are very confident in Dr. athay

November 2016
Dr. Athay is a great pediatrician my kids are so happy with her.

November 2016
Dr. Athay is wonderful! She is easy to work with and is dedicated to caring for my daughter. Very pleased with her.

September 2016
Dr. Athay is excellent. She always spends a lot of time with us and answers our questions. We lover her.

September 2016
Dr Athay is amazing and really listens to her patients. Was really good at Pulling info from my Tween daughter to help in addressing my concerns.

August 2016
Dr. Athay is very knowledgeable and personable. She has great energy and I feel my kids are in good hands.

August 2016
Dr. Athay is very personable and interested in my child´s life.

July 2016
very confident in Dr Athays ability to assess the needs of my daughter. she was extremely attentive and informative as well. Spent a lot of time getting to know us.

June 2016
Fantastic doctor. my kids love her and we are too.

April 2016
Love Dr Athay I recommended 2 other patients to her already!

March 2016
Dr. Athay has been the best provider we have ever had! She remembers all of my kids and takes the extra time to explain treatment when needed:).

January 2016
Both of my children were scheduled in one visit, one for a medical concern and the other was a well visit. I feel that she spent time discussing all of my concerns as well as our medical information since we were new patients.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Athay's special interests include lactation medicine and childhood obesity prevention and treatment.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, 2004

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, 2009

Personal Information
Outside of her practice, Dr. Athay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

On Patients
"As both a pediatrician and a mom, I believe that each child is unique with their own special gifts and challenges. It is my goal to partner with families to provide compassionate care and individualized guidance so that each child can grow up happy, healthy and achieve their potential."

On Specialty
"It is both a joy and a privilege as a pediatrician to be invited to participate in the life of a child as they journey through each developmental stage. The challenge of a pediatrician is to understand that children are not 'small adults' and that each developmental stage requires unique preventative care measures, distinct anticipatory guidance and even a different approach to the evaluation of illness. Because children are often unable to fully communicate, developing a trusting and mutually respectful relationship with each child’s family becomes imperative. The long-term relationship that develops with each patient and their family is undoubtedly what is most rewarding about a career in pediatrics."

On Virginia Mason
"The strength and dedication of Virginia Mason’s leadership along with the committed work force has allowed Virginia Mason to become a leader in providing quality and safe patient-care. Through a powerful new health care delivery concept that focuses on teamwork and continuous incremental improvement, Virginia Mason has shown that health care excellence is attainable. This vision of transforming healthcare is why I am proud to be a part of Team Virginia Mason."