Lauren Feder, M.D.
Lauren Feder, M.D. was a nationally recognized physician who specializes in primary care medicine, pediatrics and homeopathy. Known for her holistically minded approach and combining the ‘best of both worlds,’ Dr. Feder was a frequent lecturer for parents and professionals and was been seen nationally on various health-oriented television and radio programs including most recently Oprah and Friends interviewed by Dr. Mehmet Oz. She is the president of the Holistic Pediatric Alliance, author of Natural Baby and Childcare, The Parents’ Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations and The Natural Pregnancy. She founded the Center for Natural Family Medicine in Los Angeles. Lauren was raised by her parents, Ellie Davis a devoted stay-at-home mother and the late Dr. Robert J. Feder a renowned ear, nose and throat surgeon and voice specialist. During her teen years she underwent two thyroid surgeries and was placed on daily medicine. While doing her residency in Los Angeles a decade later, Lauren consulted with a holistic practitioner and was able to discontinue her thyroid medication altogether. The results astounded her, and led her on a path of discovery in the field of holistic healing and homeopathy for herself and her patients. Lauren was married to chiropractor, Dr. RenéHaarpaintner. They had two sons who were born at home with midwives. Lauren passed from this world on November 28, 2014 after a brief and intense battle with bone cancer. You can read a tribute to her work here.