Lara Rivera, APRN, CNM, DNP

Gynecology, Midwifery, and Obstetrics

Accepting new patients.

4.9 / 5 (Based on 66 Reviews)

Lara Rivera joined Lawrence OB-GYN Specialists in March 2017.  She earned a bachelor of science in nursing in 2003 from the University of Kansas.  She also holds a master's degree in nurse midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky, and a doctor of nursing practice degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.  She previously worked as a labor and delivery nurse and as a certified nurse midwife in Topeka and Kansas City areas.  She has served 20 years in the U.S. Army and Navy Reserves, and now is a midwife in the U.S. Navy Reserves.  She also has taught in an undergraduate program at Washburn University School of Nursing in Topeka. 

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone 785-505-4950

LMH Midwives Website

Medical Areas of Expertise


Teaching or Professional Positions

2010-2017 Washburn University School of Nursing, Topeka, KS - Lecturer, School of Nursing Clinical Faculty

2016-2017 Birth and Women's Center, Topeka, KS - Certified Nurse Midwife

2014-2016 Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee, KS - Certified Nurse Midwife Hospitalist Program

2015-Present United States Navy Reserve, KCMO - Non-Commissioned Officer 312th Army Band

2004-2010 Saint Francis Hospital Staff Nurse/Labor and Delivery

2003-2007 Providence Medical Center, KCKS - Staff Nurse/Family Centered Care

Professional Memberships

American College of Nurse-Midwives, Kansas Chapter

Board Certified

American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse Midwife

Advanced Practice Nurse, State of Kansas

Registered Nurse, State of Kansas

BLS, NRP, TNCC Certified

Nexplanon Clinical Training Certification

Lean Six Sigma Certified

Team STEPPS Master Trainer Certified 

  • Lawrence OB-GYN Specialists
    330 Arkansas
    Suite 300
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Phone: Main 785-505-4950

Provider Review Comments

March 29, 2022
She was fantastic, not rushed and really open to all questions and concerns.
July 01, 2021
Lara is quite literally the best.
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