Lauren (Lala) Roles, MD
Dr. Lala Roles wants to help patients live their best lives. She focuses on enabling people to identify and reach their health goals so that they can do everything they want to do.
Dr. Roles cares for patients of all ages but has special training in helping older adults with complicated health problems. She enjoys being able to create tailored plans for each individual, taking into account their unique conditions, concerns, and hopes. She believes that the key to practicing medicine well is to really listen to the needs of patients.
Dr. Roles earned a bachelor of science in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She earned a doctor of medicine from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. She completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
A homebody at heart, Dr. Roles loves nothing more than reading a good science fiction or fantasy novel. Her Goldendoodle is named Samwise after The Lord of the Rings character. Her cat, Na’Vi, is named for the blue people from Avatar. Dr. Roles is also fascinated by evolutionary biology and is building her own tiny collection of dinosaur fossils. One day she hopes to participate in a real dig.