Laurie Powers, PA-C, CAQ – Psych, CCMS
Certified September 14, 2020.
Laurie Powers, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with 30 years of experience. She graduated from Duke University in 1990 and is board-certified in primary care and has a Certification of Additional Qualification in psychiatry. After years of being passionate about preventative medicine, she became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, having trained through the Culinary Medicine Specialist Board from 2018-2020. She provides both a holistic-style behavioral health clinic and a nutrition clinic inside Rainbow Pediatrics, a large local pediatric practice, which offer in-office and telehealth office visits. With an emphasis on prevention and wellness, the behavioral health clinic stresses lifestyle modifications to improve mental health, and medication is prescribed if applicable. The nutrition clinic is available to all overweight children, underweight children, and children needing support due to medical diagnoses such as celiac disease, pre/NIDDM, HTN, hyperlipidemia, chronic constipation, food allergies, eczema, iron deficiency anemia, and autoimmune diseases, and focuses on a plant-based diet. Because of the holistic style involved, the behavioral health and nutrition clinics are typically blended. Labs are ordered/interpreted and deficiencies treated. These services are offered only to children who receive their primary care at Rainbow Pediatrics.