ROSA TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALTH TEAM
LAURA ROBIN, DO, MPH
Dr. Laura is a traditionally trained Osteopathic physician. She was drawn to the Osteopathic Medical philosophy of the body’s interconnectedness to the mind, emotions, and spirit and the celebration of its innate ability to heal itself. Shortly into her career, Dr. Laura chose to dive into the prevention of illness and dis-ease. She was drawn to the immense opportunities to reverse the progression of medical conditions through early identification, then determining and addressing the causes on an individual basis. Further studies in Functional and Integrative Medicine techniques inspired the level of depth in which she now approaches the health of her patients.
Dr. Robin is a 1988 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and completed training as a Medical Epidemiologist through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She trained in Integrative Medicine through many courses, workshops and mentoring, and maintained a successful Integrative Medicine practice for 8 years in Bend, Oregon. For 10 years, she served as Medical Director for the Student Health and Wellness Center at Southern Oregon University. During that time, she served on the Jackson County Medical Advisory Committee and Public Health Advisory Board. She is currently completing certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Robin has been studying with various teachers and indigenous healers regarding the relationships between personal history, emotions, the body’s energetics, and physical wellness. In 2015, she joined forces with Dr. Mona Tara to adopt a model of care that would really work to support change in the health of their patients and address health issues from multiple perspectives.
Dr. Robin has lived in Oregon since 1995, and in Ashland since 2003. She has an teen-aged son, loves hiking and most things outside, loves to be social and silly, and also enjoys her quiet moments. She is currently putting much of her energy into her family and making the Rosa Transformational Health Program the best that it can be.
We chose to name our office after a teacher of ours named José Rosa. We have learned an enormous amount from José through his teachings and also through his actions. José was a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, and student of life. He was a brilliant, fast-moving man who loved the richness of life in all of its aspects. In his mid-50’s, he was given the diagnosis of end-stage pancreatic cancer. He was told by his western doctors to have immediate surgery and get his affairs in order. Instead, he sought the help of indigenous healers, who told him that he could heal himself of his cancer, but he would need to change many, many things: his ideas, his opinions, his habits, his food choices, and his lifestyle. He had a choice. He chose to ‘go for it’; to drop what was holding him back and to move forward. His ‘end-stage’ cancer resolved in a matter of months, and he became a leader and teacher for many of us who are facing the realization that we do, in fact, have control over many aspects of our own health and healing. Often we just need to get out of our own way, get the right help, and do the necessary work. We have dedicated ourselves to helping bring out the health in our patients in the way the José and his teachers have shown possible.