Lashawnda P. Doster, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am the oldest of two daughters who were raised by loving parents in middle Georgia. I was a kid who knew what she wanted to be at an early age and my pediatrician inspired me to go into the medical field. I remember being hospitalized for pneumonia as a five-year-old. Despite being in that strange environment, I knew that I was going to be okay because "my doctor" was there to take care of me. The caring demeanor exhibited by my pediatrician is what I hope to convey to the families that I see in our office.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to learn from formal training, colleagues, continuing education and the families that I serve. I am becoming a better pediatrician each day by watching my daughter grow and develop. My experiences with her help me relate even more to our members and their families.
About my practice
I am proud to say that I am a pediatrician. Working in primary care is something that I thoroughly enjoy. I truly appreciate the relationships that I get to form with patients and their families. I believe that practicing medicine is a service that we, as physicians, are privileged to bestow. When I see a member, I want that experience to be one of learning for both of us. I like to include my patients and their families in the decision-making process during visits. I believe that the outcomes are better when we work together. In the Kaiser Permanente Pediatrics Department, we work as a team to make sure that our members receive the most high-quality care possible.
How I thrive
The person that I am today is because of the support that I continuously received from my family and friends. The endless love that I get from my husband and daughter keep me motivated to be a better person. If asked, my husband would easily tell you that my interests/hobbies include travel and photography. My goal is to travel to all seven continents (wish me luck!). I love to take photographs too; you never know when you might see something interesting or inspiring. I also enjoy learning new skills. I started taking swimming lessons as an adult. I can now swim! I hope to inspire and encourage others to rise to any challenges that they encounter and thrive.