Dr. Laura Bauer

Emergency Medicine Physician & Director of Food for Thought

Dr. Laura Bauer

Emergency Medicine Physician & Director of Food for Thought

Biography

Dr. Laura Bauer is an emergency medicine physician in Lynchburg, Virginia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Centra Lynchburg General Hospitaland Centra Specialty Hospital. She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.

Laura is also the Director of Food For Thought of Parkview Community Mission. Food for Thought is a backpack type of supplemental feeding program that provides food-insecure students with nutritious meals and snacks on Friday afternoons, to sustain them over the weekend. Hungry children have weaker immune systems, are sick more often, have difficulty paying attention in class, and are less successful academically. In addition, hunger limits social development, and is linked to behavioral problems related to stress and fatigue.