Lauren Golfer, NP

Nurse Practitioner
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Lauren Golfer is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for caring for the whole patient. Her approach is informed by a belief in a strong patient-provider relationship. Her focuses include gynecologic disease management, family planning, trauma, and LGBTQ care.

Lauren began her career in marketing and grant writing, and received a degree from the University of Maryland, as part of the College Park Scholars Program. She soon realized she wanted to work directly with patients at the ground level, and went back to school to study nursing at New York University. She spent several years working in Ob/Gyn before entering the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Here, she was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Downstate Community, as well as graduate speaker at Convocation. Her graduate research focused on racial disparities in maternal morbidity.

She is a member of various professional organizations, including: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; NPWH, the premier organization for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health; and ACOG, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormal Uterine and Vaginal Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Birth Control
  • Contraception
  • Contraceptive Care
  • Family Planning
  • General Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Exams
  • Gynecologic Hormonal Disorders
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) and Contraceptive Implant Placements and Removals
  • Irregular Periods/Menstrual Cycles
  • Menopause
  • Miscarriage
  • Pap Smear
  • Pre-Pregnancy Counseling
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Reproductive Health
  • Routine Gynecologic Care
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
  • Women's Health

Academic Appointments

  • Nurse Practitioner

Administrative Titles

  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
5 Columbus Cir
Floor 12
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology