Dr. Lauren Hacker is a Naturopathic Doctor who believes that great health is measured by the vitality of one’s body, mind, spirit and community. Born and raised in Centennial, Colorado, Dr. Lauren feels fortunate enough to have grown up in such a beautiful state where a connection to nature is easy to achieve.
She truly does believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is why she chose to pursue a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine: a field leading the way in patient-centered natural care.
Prior to attending Bastyr University, one of the nation’s top schools in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Lauren finished her undergraduate studies in English and Chemistry at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. She loved her small-town, western-slope education and hopes to one day retire to a rural community. These days, she’s grateful to be giving back to higher education as an adjunct faculty member in the Integrative Healthcare program at MSU Denver in addition to her private practice.
Dr. Lauren is also an avid book nerd, weightlifter, swing dancer, and animal lover with a penchant for education. True to her Colorado roots, when she’s not in the office or reading books, you can find her outside in the Colorado sunshine hiking trails with friends. She also enjoys spending time with her family and creating hands-on learning opportunities for patients and healthcare professionals alike!
Dr. Hacker is also a member of her state and national associations, the AANP and COAND, and previously served as Secretary of the Association for Naturopathic Revitalization, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating nature-based experiential conferences for patients and naturopathic practitioners.
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