Lara Williams, MD

Areas of Focus: 
Full Spectrum Obstetrics: including VBAC, High Risk & Twins
Vaginal and Vulvar Dermatology
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (including "Bioidentical")
Traditional & Complimentary Approaches to Overall Health

About Me

My philosophy is to work in partnership with women in promoting physical and emotional health through nutrition, exercise and medicine, exploring both traditional and alternative routes.

- Lara Williams, MD

Dr. Lara Williams grew up in Houston, Texas as the oldest of four children. She still regularly travels home to see her family. She is a certified pilates instructor and GYROTONIC instructor as well. She and her husband have two children that keep them busy. She also enjoys the outdoors, reading, gardening, and fishing with her husband. She is also volunteers with the Girl Scouts off Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Dr. Williams speaks fluent Spanish.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education & Training: 
  • BA, Biochemistry and History, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1996
  • MD, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX, 2000
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2000-2004
  • Certification, Acupuncture, Pain Management Institute, 2012
  • Diploma, Clinical Homeopathy, 2016
  • Fellowship, Institute for Functional Medicine, In Progress
  • Fellowship, American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, In Progress
  • Managing Partner, The Oregon Clinic - Everywoman's Health
  • Vice Chair, OB/GYN, Legacy Emanuel Hospital
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Rice University, 1992
  • President's Honor Roll, Rice University, 1993
  • Seligman Humanitarian Award, University of New Mexico, 2003
Volunteer Activities: 
  • Fund Development, Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
  • Chairman, Emerald Circle Scholarship Committee
Other Activities: 
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008 to current
  • Member, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, 2007-Present
  • Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society, 2007-Present
  • Member, International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, North American Chapter, 2009-Present
  • Member, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, 2010-Present
  • Member, Oregon Medical Society, 2004-Present
  • Member, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, 2007-Present
  • Member, Portland Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008-Present
  • Member, Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2011 - Present
  • Member, American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, 2016 - Present
  • Member, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2016 - Present
  • Member, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, 2017 - Present