What kind of Doctor is a culinary and integrative neurologist?


Lauren Middleton, D.O., CCMS

Culinary and Integrative Neurologist

  • Undergraduate: Baylor University, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Neurology Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Integrative Medicine Fellowship: Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
  • Culinary Medicine Specialist Certification:  Tulane University at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine

Dr. Middleton’s osteopathic training inspires her to focus on prevention of disease. She was drawn to neurology, but realized many of her patients desired a more holistic approach. She took on a fellowship in Integrative Medicine to this end. She enjoys her traditional neurology practice, but felt many medical practices have prioritized profits, margins, and “quantity over quality” patient care. 

It was from this context that MIND was created- the Multidisciplinary Institute of Neurological Disorders. She provides quality care by listening and respecting autonomy. She believes medicine could be focused toward prevention, healing, education- the goal of which is to restore wellness with a focus on lifestyle changes. All initial consultations are scheduled with her. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, hiking, and biking. She has a passion for cooking and baking great food, and suspects this is because she was raised by strong Southern women who knew how to make a fantastic Pound Cake.  She enjoys trips to the beach and loves chocolate. Above all, she believes you should never sacrifice flavor when cooking healthy meals.