Get To Know Dr. Lauren Miltenberg
After earning her undergraduate degree from Yale University, Dr. Lauren Miltenberg completed medical school and pediatric residency in her state at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric with additional training in the clinical care of children with asthma.
Why do you enjoy working at The Youth Clinic?
One of the best things about being a physician with The Youth Clinic is the collaborative atmosphere throughout the clinic. I feel so fortunate to join a group that truly has a team approach. In a rapidly changing field, such as medicine, it is great to be able to assist each other in practicing up-to-date medicine.
What would you say your specialty is?
My husband and I have a 2-year-old as well as 6-year-old twins. Parenting twins can certainly pose some interesting (and exhausting) challenges. There are logistical issues like, – How do you alternate which side a twin infant is nursing on? – and sleep concerns – Do you always wake the other baby to feed? – that I have first-hand experience in navigating. While everyone’s parenting experience is unique, I often draw on my insights of balancing twins in helping families come up with new solutions. I often say I don’t think being a doctor ever improves my parenting skills, but I think being a parent helps me to be a more empathetic (and maybe better) doctor!
What is your favorite outdoor activity to do in Colorado and why?
My family loves living in Colorado and we try to take advantage of all of the opportunities to explore nature throughout the year. We have been skiing with our kids since they were two years old, so this season will be the 5th season for my twins and the first season for my 2-year-old. Obviously, skiing and other outdoor activities with young kids can be a lot of work, but it feels like such a great investment in our family. We enjoy being active together and this shared time helps us connect with each other in new ways. To keep the younger crew engaged during those early seasons, we pretended to be hot wheels cars racing down a mountain track, Paw Patrol characters rescuing different items throughout a run and my daughter still insists on bringing her back-pack so her favorite stuffed animal can ski with her and be available to cuddle during breaks! We splurge on dum-dums during lift rides, which is also a perfect time to share riddles, jokes or a game of “eye-spy”!