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The Woodlands

Adolescent Medicine
Phone: 936-267-6300


CHI St. Luke's Medical Arts Center I (MAC I)
17198 St. Luke's Way
Suite 630
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Lauren Bretz, MD, MEd

Assistant Professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Adolescent Medicine 2022
University of Houston Masters Masters in Education 2022
Texas A&M Medicine College of Medicine - Scott & White Program Residency Pediatrics 2016
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2016
Western Kentucky University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 2012


Dr. Bretz provides medical subspecialty care for teens and young adults at Texas Children’s Hospital. She believes that quality healthcare for adolescents is an investment in our future and is driven to empower patients and families to be well equipped as they face the challenge of transitioning from a preteen to an emerging adult. She works closely with Adolescent Medicine’s multidisciplinary team of nurses, dietitians, and psychologists to ensure patients receive coordinated, whole-person care. Dr. Bretz is engaged in medical education at various levels and believes that the best way to advance medicine is to raise up the next generation of physicians to be passionate life-long learners who are devoted to providing high quality care.

Clinical Interests:

Eating Disorders, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Mood Disorders

Research Interests:

Medical Education, Telehealth in Adolescent Medicine, Transition from Pediatric to Adult Based Care


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member

Selected Publications

Bretz LA, Raphael M, Wiemann, CM. Confidentiality and Patient Satisfaction in Adolescent Telehealth Visits, Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 70, Issue 4, Supplement, 2022, Pages S43-S44,

Beharry M, Bretz LA, Auerswald C, Warf C. Chapter 76: Youth Experiencing Homelessness. In: Katzman D, Gordon C, Callahan T, Chung R, Joffe A, Rosenthal S, Trent M, eds. Neinstein's Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide, 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2023 (in press)

Bretz, LA, Williams E, Enzler C, Zimmerman C, Garland B, Hergenroeder A, Wiemann CM. Factors Influencing Chronic Condition Self-Management During Middle Adolescence.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 2021-02-01, Volume 68, Issue 2, Pages S32-S32

Bretz LA, Mallet L, Beharry M. Health Outcomes in a “Teen-Tot” Clinic: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2020; 66(2). Doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.11.199.


Gold Humanism Honor Society Member

Fellow Medical Educator Excellence Award- Baylor College of Medicine- 2022

Chief Resident- Baylor Scott and White Pediatrics- 2018-19

John K. Blevins Award- Outstanding Resident in General Pediatrics- 2018-2019

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