Lauren S. MacKenzie, CNM, MSN - Nurse-Midwife, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

Lauren S. MacKenzie, CNM, MSN



Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Provider Bio

Lauren MacKenzie, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

About the Provider

Lauren loves midwifery because it allows her to help women understand the changes they undergo during very important times in their lives. She enjoys being a resource of information and experience, and hopes for all her patients to feel empowered enough to decide which path is right for them. Lauren's interests also include working with teens, with a focus on family planning and healthy choices, and working with underserved populations. She has volunteered internationally with Doctors Without Borders as well as locally with the Opening Doors and Project Network programs.

Lauren is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two young daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, music, traveling and loves the outdoors.


  • Certified Nurse-Midwife, American Midwifery Certification Board, 2003


  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 2002

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Reed College, 1999


  • American College of Nurse-Midwives


  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2019
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2017
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2016
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2015

Patient Survey Responses (37)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.69 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.68 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.68 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.67 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.65 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.41 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.56 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.78 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.68 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.76 out of 5
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