With 21 years in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, and Ambulatory Care, Laveda Lynn Roberts is a force to be reckoned with. Prior to St. Hope Foundation, Roberts managed retail clinics, providing care to pediatrics +adults, and owned Skilled and Long-Term practice. She also served as an adjunct clinical professor for Texas Woman’s University in Critical Care and Trauma and lectured at NCNP on the treatment of hypertension. Much of her career she has focused on cardiac diseases including hypertension, cardiovascular, especially with co-morbid illness of diabetes.
Prior to nursing, Roberts had a career in financial analysis and network communications. She is married, has 3 adult children in Oklahoma, 2 chihuahuas and 1 cat.
What inspired you to become a physician?
As a Nurse in challenging environments where I see the beginning and the end I life, I knew I wanted to have the optimal skill level to help my patients. I want to be as well educated and trained to help them.
What is your philosophy on patient care?
I am native American and all my family has diabetes and heart disease, plus being from a rural community, I recognized the hardship it is for patients to go to specialists, patients want their healthcare in a warm environment where someone knows their name and talks to them in the language they understand. My philosophy formed from the experiences I saw from childhood. My philosophy is that by providing education and medical care to those with higher genetic propensity and greater socioeconomic risk of chronic illnesses, we can help them to overcome the amputations of diabetes, dialysis, CHF of chronic cardiovascular disease, etc.
What brought you to St. Hope?
Opportunity to grow and be a part of a growing organization that really cares!