Lauren Golfer, WHNP

Board Certifications: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Lauren Golfer is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for caring for the whole patient. Her approach is informed by a belief in a strong patient-provider relationship. Her focuses include gynecologic disease management, family planning, trauma, and LGBTQ care.

Lauren began her career in marketing and grant writing, and received a degree from the University of Maryland, as part of the College Park Scholars Program. She soon realized she wanted to work directly with patients at the ground level, and went back to school to study nursing at New York University. She spent several years working in Ob/Gyn before entering the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Here, she was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Downstate Community, as well as graduate speaker at Convocation. Her graduate research focused on racial disparities in maternal morbidity.

She is a member of various professional organizations, including: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; NPWH, the premier organization for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health; and ACOG, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormal Uterine/Vaginal bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Irregular Periods/Menstrual Cycles
  • Pre-Pregnancy Counseling
  • Routine Gynecology
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Women's Health

Academic Appointments

  • Nurse Practitioner

Administrative Titles

  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Primary
1790 Broadway
Floor 12
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology