Lisa M. Billars, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. Since graduating from high school, I have lived in Nebraska, Southern California, South Dakota, Maryland, Georgia and New York. My husband and I have finally settled back in Atlanta, and we feel right at home. I cannot recall a time I did not want to be a physician, and I feel grateful each day that I am fortunate enough to be practicing medicine. My husband and I are blessed to be the parents of three children who keep us on our toes! Together we enjoy drawing, building forts, reading stories, singing and doing just about anything outdoors. Finding the right balance of work and family is a joyful and imperfect struggle I welcome each day. Thankfully, I have a supportive spouse who enjoys the challenge as much as I do!
About my practice
I am board certified in neurology, and I have completed fellowship training in sleep medicine. I treat patients with sleep disorders, headache, epilepsy, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders, just to name a few. I am also chief of the Kaiser Permanente Neurology Department.
How I thrive
Being healthy and strong is such a gift. I try to take care of myself and my family by eating well and living an active lifestyle. My hobbies include running and yoga, which give me balance. I have also found that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. My husband and I love to go for walks with our kids. Our days end with reading, relaxation and reflection. Of course, we could not live life to the fullest without a good night's sleep! Upon learning I was pregnant with my second child, one of my patients told me, "The days are long, but the years are short." My family and I try to appreciate every moment together and keep that perspective in mind.