Lauren Gorence, PA-C, MPAP has always been passionate about helping people in need. She realized early in her career that her compassion for others was a gift, and one that she wanted to share through her professional work. She began her clinical career at a non-profit women’s health center in Boulder, Colorado. It was in this position that she truly began to appreciate her ability to teach and connect with patients.

Lauren obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder, with a double major in Women’s Studies and Business Administration. In 2011, Lauren received her Master’s degree from the Physician Assistant Program at the University Of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine.

Lauren currently practices family medicine alongside her supervising MD., Dr. Ruth Sorotzkin in Santa Monica, CA. She has been with The Doctors of Saint John’s since October 2011.

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The Doctors of Saint John's (MDSJ)
1811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 566-6330
(310) 566-6320


  • Physician Assistant
Clinical Interests
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Teen Health
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Family Medicine


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Access Medical Group IPA
  • So Cal Childrens Health Network
  • UCLA Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Doctors of Saint John's