Laura Longwell, D.O., was inspired to enter the medical field after witnessing the support and comfort a family member received from health care workers after a life-altering stroke. "I knew I wanted to be part of that caring. I still remain grateful," said Dr. Longwell.
As a physician, Dr. Longwell believes her most important role is to encourage patients to gain more understanding and awareness of their health concerns. "I want to help my patients know their role as leaders in their health care," she says.
After receiving her medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va., Dr. Longwell completed her internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.
Dr. Longwell was born and raised in West Virginia and she and her partner are excited to explore the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, she enjoys reading, backpacking and traveling - the highlight of which was spending two months in Sierra Leone in Africa during medical school.
Areas of expertise
Internal medicine, COPD, diabetes, chronic disease management
Medical degree: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W. Va.