Meet Dr. Laura Anders, the August Provider of the Month.
Dr. Anders attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She joined the
U.S. Air Force while in residency training at Creighton and was stationed in Florida before coming to Gillette in 1997. Dr. Anders is Board Certified in Family Medicine and practices at
Frontier Family Medicine.
Her grandparents’ death when Dr. Anders was about 16 had a big impact on her decision to become a doctor. “I decided I wanted to do something that would make a difference,” said Dr. Anders. She chose family medicine because she could care for patients on a more personal level, getting to know whole families and how those family dynamics can affect a patient’s health and mental state. She believes in spending time with her patients and helping them understand their disease process. “It helps them feel more comfortable and make good, informed decisions about their treatment,” she said.
The biggest change Dr. Anders has seen in healthcare since she began her practice is the use of the electronic medical record (EMR). It can be cumbersome and generally takes more time, but it also puts more information, especially historical patient data, at the doctor’s fingertips.
When she isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Anders enjoys reading, playing cards and spending time with her three grandchildren, who live in Sheridan. Her parents still live in Torrington, and she has siblings in Wyoming as well.
“It’s neat to watch my grandchildren grow,” said Dr. Anders. “It seems like they grow faster than my own kids did.”
Thank you Dr. Anders, for providing our patients with excellent care.