Lauren Certo

Lauren Certo, PA-C

Primary Care Provider


Lauren Certo is a Physician Assistant with Mid-Atlantic Long Term Care who strives to serve her patients and community. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Lauren was a CNA in high school and always had a passion for geriatrics. She received her undergraduate degree in Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She then worked as an EMT both in the field and in the Emergency Room for additional experience, gaining knowledge about acute patient care. Lauren was accepted to Drexel University Physician Assistant Program and received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies after 27 months of rigorous training. Lauren has experience working in Virginia with several different specialties, including hospital medicine, emergency medicine, family practice and pediatrics. She loves the diverse population of Southeastern Virginia and is happy to give back to the community where she trained.
Lauren holds her license to practice as a physician assistant through the Virginia Department of Health Professions, as is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Lauren lives locally in Newport News. She enjoys the beach, exercising, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.