Red Bluff, California
Dignity Health

Pediatric Physician

Pediatric Physician In Cottonwood California

Laurie Wirthlin, MD

A Pediatrician since 1990, Dr. Laurie Wirthlin came to Lassen Medical Clinic in 2017 and works primarily in the Clinic’s Cottonwood location.

Prior to joining Lassen Medical Clinic, Dr Wirthlin worked in private practice at Eureka Pediatrics, and at the Pediatric Clinic at Open Door Community Health Center. Before coming to Northern California, she worked in the ER/UCC Department at Cook Children’s Medical Center and Cook Children’s Northeast Hospital (both in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area).

Dr. Wirthlin earned her medical degree in 1987 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock. She completed her internship and residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Throughout her career, Dr. Wirthlin has traveled on medical missions, offering care in underserved areas including Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Peru and Guatemala. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Humboldt County Medical Society.

When not working, Dr. Wirthlin enjoys sewing and knitting garments for her extensive antique doll collection. She is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, and she has also been a foster parent for Great Pyrenees dogs. Dr. Wirthlin spent childhood vacations with family enjoying Lake Almanor and Lassen National Park, and still finds herself drawn back to the area, which she calls her “Zen place.”

““I like to have warmth, caring and a bit of fun with my patients and their parents. By forming relationships based on trust, kindness and compassion, you connect with other humans on a deeper level. It’s that human connection that gives me great satisfaction. Life can be so serious and dramatic. Finding joy on a daily basis is key to being happy.” – Dr. Wirthlin

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Lassen Medical Clinic, Red Bluff
2450 Sister Mary Columba Drive
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: 530-527-0414

Lassen Medical Clinic, Cottonwood
20833 Long Branch Drive
Cottonwood, CA 96022
Phone: 530-347-3418

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