Lauren Woodruff Rasmussen, PsyD, ABN
Dr. Rasmussen is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment planning of neurological diseases and disorders and health-related conditions. Dr. Rasmussen has been recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as being a competent forensic provider. As such, she has served as an expert witness in many cases involving traumatic brain injury, competency, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other psychological conditions as part of a claim involved in litigation.
Dr. Rasmussen also specializes in workers’ compensation claims and often provides second medical opinions on injuries/damages in question. She has a special interest in fitness for duty evaluations for individuals looking to return to work or whose capacity to complete their workplace duties are being questioned.
From a clinical perspective, Dr. Rasmussen frequently evaluates patients who are concerned about their memory or who have been diagnosed with progressive neurocognitive conditions. She also assesses for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities in adults (and for accommodations needed on standardized testing or in the classroom), psychiatric conditions, and presurgical clearance. Dr. Rasmussen often works with bariatric surgery candidates and patients who need presurgical clearance for major spinal surgeries and implantable devices such as spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps.
Outside of the office environment, Dr. Rasmussen enjoys rigorous fitness endeavors, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and traveling. She is also involved in consultation work with several neurorehabilitation hospitals throughout the state of Louisiana and occasionally has the privilege to serve as an adjunct faculty member at LSU.