Mrs. Laura Record-Halpern

Laura Record-Halpern
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Mrs. Laura Record-Halpern's Biography

Type Of Business:
Health care center
Marketing Area:
Southern California
Expertise:
Patient care and diagnosis; Clinical research; Mentoring physician assistants, nursing students and medical students; Family and internal medicine
Major Product/SVS:
Family and internal medicine; Infectious disease and immunology services
Favorite Business Publication:
The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Family Practice, AAPA Journal, PA Journal, Clinical Reviews, and the Prescriber's Letter
Hobbies/Sports:
Salsa and jazz dancing; Listening to music; Touring museums; Watching TV and movies; Caring for dogs; Reading; Interior design; Traveling; Taking day trips with her family
Education Degrees:
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Health Sciences, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Summa Cum Laude
Affiliations Awards:
Fellow, American Academy of Physicians Assistants; Fellow, California Academy of Physicians Assistants; Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice Physician Assistants
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles
Children's Names:
Drew Jacob
Work History:
Alzheimer's Disease Bench-Work, Laboratory Research, University of California, Los Angeles Brain Research Institute; Pharmaceutical Research Coordinator and Manager, Clinical Trials, Neuroscience Department; HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Supervisor, Krause Medical Partners; Colorectal and Lymphoma Data Research Coordinator, University of California, Los Angeles Johnson Comprehensive Cancer Clinic; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Physician Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Rheumatology Division, Workman's Compensation Physician Assistant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Ambulatory Care, Urgent Care, PA-C, Megan Medical Center; Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, PA-C, Laser Touch Medical Center; Urgent Care PA-C for the Under-Served Latino Population, Clinica Medica de San Miguel; Internal Medicine PA-C, First Choice Medical Associates
Spouse's Name:
Troy
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career was being named valedictorian of a class of almost 700 and speaking at the Greek Theater for her high school graduation, then subsequently achieving dean's list status at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Beyond achievements on paper though, she considers all of her patients' accolades for the time she spent caring for them, and for being a good listener and communicator, among her greatest career achievements. Mrs. Record-Halpern always tries to make herself available to their needs.
Charity:
American Diabetes Association; Union Rescue Mission; Alzheimer's Association; AIDS Foundation; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Feed the Children; American Breast Cancer Foundation; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Autism Speaks
Number Of Years In Profession:
30
Number Of Years In Current Position:
18
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her determination, work ethic, and her passion for helping people, all taught to her with tenacity by her determined, single, working mother, Ruth.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because of her personal experience with chronic illness in her family, and her dedication to educate herself to treat diseases. Mrs. Record-Halpern also had a propensity for math and science in school.
Extended Bio Profile:
Mrs. Record-Halpern has spent more than 10 years in college as a postgraduate student in professional medical education. She has spent more than 20 years performing medical research, clinical care and mentoring within the workforce. She considers gaining the trust, respect and admiration of her patients to be one of her greatest career achievements. Mrs. Record-Halpern considers being a keen listener with good follow-through and attention to detail essential to being a successful medical practitioner. She also has multiple medical journal publications.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Specializing in family and internal Medicine; Evaluating patients using physical exams and medical histories; Prescribing medication; Reading and evaluating x-rays; Coordinating clinical research protocols; Educating patients on preventive health maintenance, including vaccination schedules, women's health issues, psychiatric evaluations, nutritional and fitness counseling, and alternative medicine modalities
Education Certifications:
Certified Physician Assistant, College of Allied Health, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science; Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support
Awards/Honors:
Dean's List, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (1999); Charles W. Buggs' Academic Achievement Award; Valedictorian, High School; Scholarship, California Academy of Physician Assistants; Scholarship, American Academy of Physician Assistants; Scholarship, Physician Assistant Journal
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Mrs. Record-Halpern hopes to grow professionally by doing more research in the fields of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, which are both diseases that her mother was afflicted with. She would also like to teach other physician assistants at a local university.
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