About Lauren Ponder, MSN, APN, FNP-C
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Education and Training
Lauren Ponder, MSN, APN, FNP-C, received her BSN, RN, from Saint Louis University in 2010. She worked in Trauma, Surgical, and Burn ICU at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, for six years before moving back to Peoria, IL, where she was born and raised.
Most recently, she worked in Trauma Surgical ICU at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center until receiving her MSN, FNP, from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in December 2019. She completed her gynecological training at Illinois Cancer Care- Gynecology-Oncology division and with Dr. Michele Couri at the Couri Center.
In addition to routine gynecology, Lauren is excited to nurture her experience in women’s health and is passionate about integrative wellness and hormone replacement therapy.
On the Personal Side
Lauren and her husband Zach reside in Peoria, IL, with their three-year-old son, Will. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, and watching or attending a variety of sporting events.