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Lauren Athay, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
Dr. Athay's special interests include lactation medicine and childhood obesity prevention and treatment.
Personal Information
Outside of her practice, Dr. Athay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Pediatrics, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, 2004
Residency
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, 2009
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Athay was professional, her communication skills with my son was excellent. As a parent, Iam very happy with her.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
We love &Dr. Athay! She has calmed our concerns each visit & always gives us options & things to try. She listens & works with us to parent our way & help raise strong, healthy, happy kids.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
*Dr. Athay continuously exhibits the upmost professionalism, and listens to what parents say.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
*Dr. Lauren Athay is extremely kind, thorough, and my family is very thankful for her connection with our boys! She is the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
*Dr. Athay is very detailed and efficient. Care she shows my kids is very admirable. We love her!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Our son absolutely LOVES *Dr. Athay as do we! We moved our son's primary care to VM after meeting *Dr. Athay!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
As a 12 year old, my daughter was wanting to switch from a male to female doctor. Dr. Athay came highly recommended from friends who see her as well as Dr. Fox and she did not disappoint! She took the time to talk to my daughter about her comfort level with a female doctor being very normal and told her that she was happy really excited to start seeing her. Both my daughter and I left feeling very at ease with the choice.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
*Dr. Athay confirmed what we suspected and discounted our second concern within two minutes of the visit. She then focused on other issues that we were not there to discuss. She did not listen to our concerns, only forced her own. She also asked questions about her concerns except for one. Did not look into other factors or causes. Was very condescending.