Conway Obstetrics & Gynecology welcomes Dr. Lauren Nolen to its practice. She will begin treating patients on July 18th at the College Avenue location.Dr. Nolen is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed her residency there in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her mother a nurse and father a physician, Dr. Nolen's interest in medicine started at a young age. Her interest in women's health piqued during medical school. She was drawn to obstetrics and gynecology because it is uniquely different from any other specialty. She especially loves the day to day variation from clinic to the operating room to deliveries. Dr. Nolen considers women to be the greatest patients and looks forward to creating long-term relationships with her new patients at Conway OB/GYN."I said I wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what originally drew me to medicine, but I never wavered from my desire to pursue medicine as a career. There are so many things about medicine, and in particular, obstetrics and gynecology that I love. The meaningful way in which I get to connect with others and help patients is so special. Being able to treat illnesses that affect women is a great part of medicine, but having the ability to impact women's lives by prevention of some of those conditions is even more important to me. The variation from day to day keeps things interesting, and there is nothing I love more than bringing a new life into the world! I feel like God has a plan for me, and I am so thankful it involves practicing obstetrics and gynecology here in Conway." Dr. Nolen said. Raised in Perryville, Dr. Nolen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas in 2008. She is a member of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Arkansas Medical Society. While at UAMS, Dr. Nolen was awarded the Barton Scholarship for a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society.Dr. Nolen and her husband, Chase Bender, have been married for five years. Both graduates of the University of Central Arkansas, they look forward to "coming home" to Conway. Dr. Nolen spends her free time with family and friends and also enjoys summers on the lake, working out and reading. "I feel so fortunate to have been blessed with this opportunity to start my practice in Conway. Conway is a growing town but still has the small town feel and charm that I love. I don't think I could ask for more supportive partners and staff as I have been given in Conway OB/GYN. From the time I first met them, I knew this was where I wanted to be."